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Marion Cotillard

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30 September 1975 Paris, France
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is an Academy Award winning French actress.Alongside Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau, Audrey Tautou or Eva Green, she is one of the most celebrated French actresses worldwide.Daughter of former mime and theatre director Jean-Claude Cotillard and of actress Niseema Theillaud, she began acting in the early 90s in one of her father's plays.Luc Besson cast her in her first big commercial role as "Lili" in the French box-office hit Taxi (1998/I). Due to the success of the movie, three sequels followed and Cotillard reprised the role of "Lili" in two of them.She received positive reviews from critics for her performances in Les jolies choses (2001), Lisa (2001) and Une affaire privée (2002).2003 marks an important year for Cotillard: She starred alongside Guillaume Canet in the comedy Love me if you dare (Jeux d'enfants), directed by Yann Samuell. The movie was a success in France and Italy.Also in 2003, Tim Burton introduced her to English-speaking audiences with her role in Big Fish (2003).In 2004, she won a César Award as Best Supporting Actress for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004) in which she played the murderous "Tina" and only appeared for about ten minutes in the movie.In 2006, she played the lead alongside Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's A Good Year (2006).As Édith Piaf in "La vie en rose" (2007)_ (original title _La Môme (2007)_), Cotillard was able to gain both critical appraisal as well as commercial success. For her powerful performance she has won numerous awards, including Oscar, Cèsar, Bafta and Golden Globe as best leading actress.In 2008, she started shooting Public Enemies (2009), directed by Michael Mann.
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