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Olivier Martinez Biography

Birth Place:
Paris, France

Fast Facts

  • Was originally a boxer like his father, but was encouraged by friends to pursue acting
  • Won the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor for his role in the 1993 French film Un Deux Trois Soleil
  • Was labeled the "French Brad Pitt" early in his career, a moniker he disliked because he wanted to be judged on his own terms
  • Dated pop singer Kylie Minogue for four years, during which time she successfully battled breast cancer; she has credited him for helping with her recovery
  • Says he did not film any nude scenes in the 2002 drama Unfaithful because he is shy and will not "play naked
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  • 1994César Awards-Most Promising Actor: winner
  • 1993French Academy of Cinema-Most Promising Young Actor: winner