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Vincent Cassel Biography

Birth Name:
Vincent Crochon
Birth Place:
Paris, France
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Breakthrough role was as the angry youth Vinz in 1995's La Haine
  • First English-language film was the Merchant-Ivory historical drama Jefferson in Paris (1995)
  • Met his wife, actor Monica Bellucci, on the set of 1996 mystery L'appartement
  • Won a 2008 César Award for his role as notorious French criminal Jacques Mesrine in L'ennemi public no 1
  • His father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, was supposed to appear opposite him in L'ennemi public no 1 before he passed away; they acted opposite each other in three previous films

Awards

  • 2020César Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2017Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2017César Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2016César Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2009César Awards-Best Actor: winner
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2002César Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2001French Academy of Cinema-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1996César Awards-Best Actor: nominated

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