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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 April 1973Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Heart-throb Guillaume Canet is a top actor in France. Son of horse breeders, the young man spent his childhood in the countryside near Paris. In his youth, Guillaume wanted to be a horse-rider, and briefly followed a professional career in the sport. A bad fall broke his dreams, but is at the origin of his acting career, and success. After briefly studying acting, he started his career with the success we know. Often cast in roles of naive young men, Canet knew how to be hired for other parts. Chiseled features and real talent brought him to stardom quite soon. Eclectic and moving, Canet is also a successful director, he has directed movies like Whatever You Say (2002), Tell No One (2006), Little White Lies (2010) and Blood Ties (2013), the last one is his directorial-debut in Hollywood.

A star in France, well-known in continental Europe, Guillaume could become easily one of the greatest actors of the next decade.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Canet rocks

Spouse (1)

Diane Kruger (1 September 2001 - 2006) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Trivia (24)

Briefly studied at the Cours Florent.
At the age of 10 he was engaged in a circus.
His parents were horses breeders.
His favorite actor is Patrick Dewaere.
As an actor, he hates auditioning
Good friends with soccer player Bixente Lizarazu.
French citizen.
Supporter of the European Leucodystrophia Association.
Studied at Saint-Louis-Notre-Dame-Du-Bel-Air school, as a child.
One his favorite works of art is "The thinker" by Auguste Rodin.
His favorite's musicians are Janis Joplin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and Jacques Brel. He also loves music of the Blaxploitation.
Originally wanted to be a professional horse-rider, but after an accident at age 18 he stopped and became an actor.
Studied at the Cours Florent.
Former member of France's obstacle jumps horse riding.
Has 2 sisters.
Voted #11 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll (June 2007).
Companion of Marion Cotillard since 2007. They met years before starring together in the film Love Me If You Dare (2003) and were friends since the '90s.
Originally wanted to become a professional horseman but was forced to change his career aspiration after an accident.
Ranked #7 on Challenges list of France's highest paid actors (2007).
Has been romantically linked to Carla Bruni, Élodie Navarre and Louise Bourgoin.
Was hired by a circus at age 10.
Is very good friends with ex-wife Diane Kruger.
Guillaume and Marion Cotillard are expecting their first child in the Spring of 2011 [January 10, 2011].
Father, with Marion Cotillard, of son Marcel Canet, born on May 19, 2011 in Paris, France.

Personal Quotes (6)

I think that what I prefer about my job is meeting people because it usually leads to projects and creations.
I like to do things passionately, not under control.
The guy who really wants to gain people's attention needs to believe in himself and not wonder too much. Actually, I think he must follow his instincts and try to know who he is talking to and use this feeling to know if he is compatible with the person in front of him. If not, well, forget it: it really is about feeling comfortable. (on an acting career)
As for what I'd like to be in the future, it is easy : I'd like to be an actor who can choose the movies he wants to do. I don't want to do stuff that doesn't appeal to me, just for money. I want to be the one who chooses my roles.
"Jumping, it was my destiny. I lived for the horses". (about his brief horse-rider career).
[on Marion Cotillard] Most of the time, you work with actresses who are protecting themselves. They're scared of how they're going to look. Marion doesn't care how she looks or sounds. You can ask her to do anything and she'll follow you. I'm not saying this because I have a special relationship with her. I'm saying it because I mean it. She's really special.

Salary (7)

La clef (2007) €300,000
Espion(s) (2009) €800,000
L'affaire Farewell (2009) €800,000
Le dernier vol (2009) €800,000
Les petits mouchoirs (2010) €1,100,000 to write and direct
Last Night (2010) €39,000
La nouvelle guerre des boutons (2011) €869,000

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