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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 December 1947Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Francis Huster is born December 8, 1947 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. His father was a commercial director in important carmanufacturor. His mother owned a sewing atelier. But it was because of his grandmother, a real movie passionate, that Francis was captivated by cinema. His heroes on the big screen were John Wayne, Gary Cooper and Steve McQueen.

Aged 15 he decided to become an actor and studied Dramatic Art at the Cours François Florent. Some years later, Francis Huster was to become a teacher at Florent himself. Maruschka Detmers and his lifepartner Cristiana Réali were some of his pupils. In 1968 Huster went to the National Conservatory. Three years later in 1971, winning a couple of prices in the process, he entered the famous Comédie Française. From then on Huster plays some important roles like Lorenzaccio, Don Juan and Guy Blas. In the same period (1970) he also played his first movie, La faute de l'Abbé Mouret, directed by Georges Franju.

After 10 years he decided in 1981 to leave the Comédie Française in order to be more then just an old young romantic type. Only the cinema will be his next metier. His goal was to become a big star so he could play the big roles.

First he played 'Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David ?' in 1981. He starred in 'La femme publique', directed by Andrzej Zulawski. Further movies he played in were 'L'amour braque', 'Equateur' (directed by Serge Gainsbourg in 1983), 'Orphée moderne' and 'Parking' in 1984. In 1986 he directed his first movie 'On a volé Charlie Spencer'. In 1997, 'Le dîner de cons', directed by Francis Veber, was a big hit.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Aernout Fetter (apfetter@zonet.nl)

Spouse (1)

Cristiana Réali (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Huster and Réali played together in theatre in Molière and Corneille.
Huster chose a theatre career after a skiing accident ended a possible career as a soccer player and also because friends told him to follow theatrelessons to overcome his timidity.
Has supported Lionel Jospin's 2002 presidential campaign.
Francis Huster's partner is Brasilian actress Christiana Réali.
Partner is Brasilian actress Christiana Réali. Together they have two daughters (Elisa, born 4 May 1998 and Toscane, born 20 March 2003).

Personal Quotes (2)

Television is the paradise for actors.
A theatre text is to be seen. A theatre text is to be listened to. But is theatre text also for reading?

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