My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
"Ma femme est une actrice" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 November 2001 (France)
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A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurent Bateau ...
David, the film director
Jo McInnes ...
David's assistant
Lionel Abelanski ...
Valérie Leboutte ...
Young sexy girl
Annette Hazanavicius ...
Yvan's mother
Jean Abelanski ...
Yvan's father
Marie Denarnaud ...
Jean-Rachid ...
Blaise (as Jean Rachid)
Céline Cuignet ...


Paris can boast a population of 2,125,246. Of these 1,153,000 are women and 10,000 are actresses. Yvan, a young sports writer, is married to one who is very well known - Charlotte. They try to live a normal life, but her fame makes it difficult - autograph hunters interrupt their dinners, cops about to serve traffic summonses let them off with a warning and a smile when they recognize her, and impossible-to-get restaurant reservations magically appear when Charlotte makes the calls instead of Yvan. All this threatens and challenges his male ego, but Yvan is able to take her stardom in stride. Until, that is, a man at a bar asks him if he gets jealous watching his wife make love in the nude to another man on screen. It has never seriously bothered him before, but the stranger sows the first seed of doubt in his head... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

14 November 2001 (France)  »

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My Wife Is an Actress  »

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Box Office


FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,263,683 (France) (16 November 2001)


$1,052,922 (USA) (8 November 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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funny movie
25 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. it doesn't have special effects or anything. it is just a basic story about a husband and wife. The acting is superb!!! The jokes are actually funny. The only thing I didnot like was the DP's work. Some of the shots could have been better angle.

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