Born in Paris, Marion Cotillard studied drama at Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Orléans and has been named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture.
Academy Award® winner, she is internationally renowned for her unbridled commitment to her art and for challenging herself with each new role.
Last year, we saw her at the Cannes Film Festival where Vanessa Filho’s film “Gueule d’Ange” was selected for the category Un Certain Regard.
Her recent filmography includes Nicole Garcia’s movie “From the Land of the Moon” based on the international best-selling novel by Milena Agus, Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts;” Xavier Dolan’s “It’s Only The End of The World;” as well as Guillaume Canet’s “Rock’n Roll.”
She also starred in “Assassin’s Creed,” a science fiction action adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name in which she re-teamed with director Justin Kurzel and Michael Fassbender after previously working together on the movie adaptation of “Macbeth”. She also co-starred in Robert Zemeckis’ “Allied”; alongside Brad Pitt.
In 2015, Cotillard garnered an Academy Award® “Best Actress” nomination for her performance in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Two Days, One Night,” as a mother who discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. Prior to this, Cotillard was seen in Jacques Audiard’s “Rust and Bone,” alongside Matthias Schoenaerts, Bouli Lanners and Céline Sallette. Cotillard’s lauded performance garnered wide critical acclaim including Best Actress BAFTA, Golden Globe, César Award, Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award nominations.
In 2008, Cotillard became the second French actress to ever win an Oscar®, and the first to win an acting award for a performance in the French language. The world-wide critical acclaim came for her riveting portrayal of legendary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf, in the film “La Vie En Rose.” For her role, Cotillard also received a Best Actress BAFTA, Golden Globe and César Award as well as a Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award nomination. In addition, she was named Best Actress by critics’ organizations worldwide, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the London Film Critics Circle.
Cotillard’s credits include the successful French “Taxi” film series, written by Luc Besson; Yann Samuell’s “Love Me If You Dare;” and Tim Burton’s “Big Fish.” She garnered her first Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “A Very Long Engagement.” Following that, she went on to star in Ridley Scott’s “A Good Year;” Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” and Rob Marshall’s “Nine,” the screen adaptation of the hit musical. Her performance in the film brought her Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominations, and she also shared in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance. Additional credits include Christopher Nolan’s “Inception;” Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” which garnered Oscar®, Golden Globe and SAG Award® Best Motion Picture Nominations; Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion;” Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises;” Guillaume Canet’s “Little White Lies;” James Grey’s “The Immigrant” which garnered her an Independent Spirit “Best Actress” nomination; Guillaume Canet’s “Blood Ties” as well as Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth.”
This year we saw her in the sequel of “Little White Lies”, “Nous Finirons Ensemble”, also directed by Guillaume Canet.