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My Wife Is an Actress -- 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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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Charlotte

Yvan Attal ... Yvan

Terence Stamp ... John

Noémie Lvovsky ... Nathalie
Laurent Bateau ... Vincent

Keith Allen ... David, the film director
Jo McInnes ... David's assistant

Ludivine Sagnier ... Géraldine
Lionel Abelanski ... Georges
Valérie Leboutte ... Young sexy girl
Annette Hazanavicius ... Yvan's mother
Jean Abelanski ... Yvan's father
Marie Denarnaud ... Colette
Jean-Rachid ... Blaise (as Jean Rachid)
Céline Cuignet ... Lisette
Pascal Reneric ... Merlin
Edith Perret ... Theater teacher
Aurélie Babled ... Grimace girl
Raphaëlle Moussafir ... Girl who cries

Gilles Lellouche ... Policeman
Emmanuelle Lepoutre ... Journalist 1
Martial Courcier ... Journalist
Stephane Auvray-Nauroy ... Journalist
Laurent Debesse ... Journalist
Jeremy Nedjar ... Journalist

Eriq Ebouaney ... Club bouncer

Ophélie Winter ... Famous girl in the train

Roschdy Zem ... Famous girl's companion
Nagui ... Cameo at the restaurant
Catherine Lara ... Cameo at the restaurant
Marc Lavoine ... Cameo at the restaurant
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ... Photo man
Julie Lucazeau ... Photo man's girlfriend
Lucy Harrison ... Make-up artist
Patrick Albenque ... First assistant
Helen Later ... Coach
Gary Cowan ... Floor manager
Eddie Crew ... Electrician
Bruno Mary ... Electrician
Benoit Rigolage-Lessard ... Electrician
Rachel Williams ... Costumer
Gilbert Zind ... Grip
Alexis Bonnet ... Grip
Carine Comes ... Script supervisor
Elizabeth Ingham ... Trainee
Craig Cremin ... Trainee
Jean-Pierre Dubois ... Hairstylist
Joelle Edwards ... Camera assistant
Calum Fraser ... Cameraman

Robert Getter ... Sound recordist

Dimitri Michelsen ... Boom operator

Philip Schurer ... Property master
Ben Attal ... Little man
Faustine Chevrin ... Little girl
Florent Bigot de Nesles ... Man with ponytail
Harry Boujenah ... Gynaecologist
Jean-Yves Bouvier ... Nightclub manager
Jean-Michel Guerin ... Man in restaurant

Michel Hazanavicius ... Info Sport cameraman
Lionel Le Corre ... Taxi driver
Thierry Nzeutem ... Naked footballer

Emilie Ohana ... Georges' wife
Kelly Williams ... Hotel receptionist
Christel Garat ... Jogger
Virginie Aubeux ... Jogger
Fatoumata Diallo ... Babysitter
Madougo Traore ... Babysitter
Liliane Follain ... Woman in yellow
Rachel Queyrichon ... Rachel
Francoise Queyrichon ... Rachel's mother
Ginie Van Der Noort ... Player's wife (as Virginie Van Den Noort)
Stephanie Verrupen ... Smiling girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lee Delong ... (uncredited)
Emma-Élisa GasnierBamas ... Student (uncredited)
Mickaël Sabah ... Barman (uncredited)

Directed by
Yvan Attal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yvan Attal 

Produced by
Claude Berri .... producer
Pierre Grunstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brad Mehldau 
Cinematography by
Rémy Chevrin 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Augé 
Casting by
Gérard Moulévrier 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
Set Decoration by
Gérard Marcireau 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Bouchard 
Makeup Department
Isabelle de Araujo .... key makeup artist
Ghislaine Tortereau .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Aimeric Bonello .... unit manager
Michael Ermogeni .... unit manager
Nicole Firn .... production manager
Olivier Lagny .... unit manager
Christian-Paul Peyron .... unit manager
Jerome Pinot .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthieu de la Mortière .... second assistant director
Maia Etcheverry .... assistant director
Laurent Goldztejn .... assistant director (as Laurent Goldstein)
Pascal Roy .... first assistant director
Rebecca Sutton .... assistant director: England
Lorna Whittaker .... assistant director: England
Art Department
Alexandra Lassen .... assistant art director
Manuel Mougin .... property master
Frédéric Pesquer .... tapestry
Sound Department
Gurwal Coïc-Gallas .... assistant sound editor
Jean De Sagey .... adr recordist
Marc Doisne .... sound re-recording mixer
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Jean Goudier .... sound
Vincent Goujon .... boom operator
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound
Nathalie Letrosne .... sound editor
Pedro Marques .... synchronization sound engineer
Pascal Mazière .... sound effects editor
Didier Saïn .... sound
Visual Effects by
Pierre Blain .... Inferno artist
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Franck Barreau .... electrician
Florent Bazin .... first assistant camera
Marco Beaurepaire .... additional electrician
Eric Catelan .... steadicam operator
Arnaud Delannoy .... second assistant camera
Eric Dupressoir .... grip
Nathalie Eno .... still photographer
Francine Filatriau .... assistant camera
Nicolas Juge .... electrician
Philippe Lapicque .... key grip
Sébastien Leclercq .... additional camera operator
Vincent Plaidy .... assistant camera
Xavier Renaudot .... electrician
Samuel Renollet .... second assistant camera
Olivier Rodriguez .... gaffer
William Tracey .... gaffer: UK
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Garie Wetherill .... video playback operator: London
Casting Department
Shaheen Baig .... casting assistant
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Hervé Gouband .... color timer
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Location Management
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Christian-Paul Peyron .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Noah Hoffeld .... musician
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
Other crew
Sylvie Coen .... legal counsel
Claude Fenioux .... chief financial officer
Josh Fifarek .... production assistant
Rachel James .... uk production accountant
Daniela Romano .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Ma femme est une actrice" - France (original title)
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Rated R for language and nudity/sexuality
95 min | Argentina:93 min
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
France's sweethearts, 17 November 2001
Author: from Montfermeil, FRANCE

It's not the first time that cinema wants to make us share the intimacy of its stars, F.Truffaut in "La Nuit Américaine", had already given us a magic , almost documentary-like sometimes, film about life on the shooting of a movie, and the problems of stardom in private life. Closer to us "Notthing Hill" and "America's Sweethearts" (both with the Bubly Julia Roberts) had shown an almost fairy tale-like vision of romance between stars and "anonymous", very disapointing and quite uninteresting by the way! But this french romantic comedy is a miracle! It avoids all the obstacles on which the 2 previous movies had crashed, in breef, its strengh , sucess and personality come from its "frenchness", and also, but it's so obvious that I quite forgot to say it(!),from the couple in life starring the couple in the film (!!) : Charlotte Gainsbourg & Yvan (and not Yvonne as calls him Terence Stamp!!!!) Attal. Attal films his wife with intelligence, sensibility and simplicity, as if he wanted us to understand and to share his love for her, and, guess what......he suceeds!! We can't help loving her! We saw her growing, become a woman, an actress, with her style , at the same time like her mother (Jane Birkin) but also herself, more fragile, more beautiful, gracious and...rare. Attal as chosen her because she's his wife, but she is the only actress that could have brought to the movie such a fresh touch, and that could have provoked such an enthousiasm; for she is that actress everyone knows almost since ever. Yvan Attal plays Yvan , Charlotte's husband, a sports journalist that somehow lives in her shaddow, he had already chosen in his short movie on this theme to be a John Doe. This choice is catchy for like this he "embodies" the spectator, but it also gives him the opportunity to have a kind of naive vision of the seventh art world...but maybe he just doesn't consider himself has a real star and leaves the spotlight to his wife..... chivalrous, French and talented, what a catch Charlotte!!! To put in a nutshell the movie works perfectly, and its chemistry works so well, so easily, that "heaven, we're in heaven(!)" and Terence Stamp's guest star's appearing is just perfect, a slight touch of Britain...rejoycing!

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