Daniel Auteuil

1950-

Biography

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Daniel Auteuil was born in Algeria in 1950, when his parents, both opera singers were on a tour there. He began his film career in 1972 and, over the next ten years, would appear in a number of French thrillers and comedies.

Auteuil achieved stardom for his portrayal of the disfigured and reclusive farmer Ugolin in Claude Berri's 1986 film, Jean de Florette, a film that was an international box office phenomenon. For this touching role, Auteuil won a Best Actor César. He would reprise the role in the film's sequel, Manon des sources, where he co-starred with Emmanuelle Béart. Auteuil and Béart would have a 10 year relationship and have a daughter in 1992.

Following Jean de Florette, Daniel Auteuil became almost overnight one of France's most popular and well-paid actors. He was as successful in lavish period dramas, such as La Reine Margot and Le Bossu, as he was in romantic dramas, including La Séparation and Un Coeur en hiver.

In many of his films, Auteuil is cast as the solitary outsider or the unlucky inexperienced romantic, scarred by emotional traumas but capable of displaying great passion and warmth. This is the kind of role which the actor excels in and his performances seldom, if ever, lack depth and conviction.

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Filmography

Key: a = actor; d = director; w = writer

L'Agression (1975) [a]

La Nuit de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (1977) [a]

Monsieur Papa (1977) [a]

L'Amour violé (1978) [a]

À nous deux (1979) [a]

Bête mais discipliné (1979) [a]

Les Héros n'ont pas froid aux oreilles (1979) [a]

La Banquière (1980) [a]

Les Sous-doués (1980) [a]

Clara et les chics types (1981) [a]

Les Hommes préfèrent les grosses (1981) [a]

Les Sous-doués en vacances (1982) [a]

Pour 100 briques t'as plus rien... (1982) [a]

Que les gros salaires lèvent le doigt! (1982) [a]

T'empêches tout le monde de dormir (1982) [a]

L'Indic (1983) [a]

L'Arbalète (1984) [a]

Les Fauves (1984) [a]

P'tit con (1984) [a]

L'Amour en douce (1985) [a]

Palace (1985) [a]

Jean de Florette (1986) [a]

Le Paltoquet (1986) [a]

Manon des sources (1986) [a]

Quelques jours avec moi (1988) [a]

Romuald et Juliette (1989) [a]

Lacenaire (1990) [a]

Ma vie est un enfer (1991) [a]

Un coeur en hiver (1992) [a]

Ma saison préférée (1993) [a]

La Reine Margot (1994) [a]

La Séparation (1994) [a]

Une femme française (1995) [a]

Le Huitième jour (1996) [a]

Les Voleurs (1996) [a]

Passage à l'acte (1996) [a]

Sostiene Pereira (1996) [a]

Le Bossu (1997) [a]

Lucie Aubrac (1997) [a]

La Fille sur le pont (1999) [a]

Mauvaise passe (1999) [a]

The Lost Son (1999) [a]

La Veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000) [a]

Sade (2000) [a]

Le Placard (2001) [a]

Vajont - La diga del disonore (2001) [a]

L'Adversaire (2002) [a]

Après vous... (2003) [a]

Petites coupures (2003) [a]

Rencontre avec le dragon (2003) [a]

36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) [a]

Nos amis les flics (2004) [a]

Pourquoi (pas) le Brésil (2004) [a]

Sotto falso nome (2004) [a]

Caché (2005) [a]

L'Un reste, l'autre part (2005) [a]

Peindre ou faire l'amour (2005) [a]

L'Entente cordiale (2006) [a]

La Doublure (2006) [a]

Mon meilleur ami (2006) [a]

N (Io e Napoleone) (2006) [a]

Dialogue avec mon jardinier (2007) [a]

L'Invité (2007) [a]

Le Deuxième souffle (2007) [a]

15 ans et demi (2008) [a]

La Personne aux deux personnes (2008) [a]

MR 73 (2008) [a]

Je l'aimais (2009) [a]

Donnant, donnant (2010) [a]

La Fille du puisatier (2011) [a,d,w]

La Mer à boire (2012) [a]

Le Guetteur (2012) [a]

Avant l'hiver (2013) [a]

Fanny (2013) [a,d,w]

Jappeloup (2013) [a]

Marius (2013) [a,d,w]

Entre amis (2015) [a]

Nos femmes (2015) [a]




Awards

Daniel Auteuil won 2 Césars for: Jean de Florette (1987, Best Actor); and La Fille sur le pont (2000, Best Actor). He received 10 further César nominations for: Quelques jours avec moi (1989, Best Actor); Lacenaire (1991, Best Actor); Un Coeur en Hiver (1993, Best Actor); Ma saison préférée (1994, Best Actor); La séparation (1995, Best Actor); Le Huitième jour (1997, Best Actor); Le Bossu (1998, Best Actor); L'Adversaire (2003, Best Actor); Après vous... (2004, Best Actor); and 36 (2005, Best Actor).

He was also the recipient of 1 Festival de Cannes award for: Le Huitième jour (1996, Best Actor).

He also received 1 BAFTA for: Jean de Florette (1988, Best Actor in a Supporting Role).



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