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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
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
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Christian-Paul Peyron .... assistant location manager
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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Semi-Documentary? Heaven Forfend!, 21 July 2002

Director/writer/co-star Yvan Attal is actually married to co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg, an effervescent and shimmering bilingual (French/English) beauty. And they both can act.

This is a comedy with a dark but non-violent edge. Gainsbourg plays "Charlotte," a star of both French and English films who graciously dispenses autographs left and right and during dinner at restaurants. Attal plays "Yvan," a doting but increasingly disturbed sportscaster who wears down dealing with his wife's intrusive fans and, more critically, his mounting fears that she is having it off with her aging but still presumably babe-magnet co-star in a London studio filming, "John" (Terence Stamp)

Yvan apparently is underutilized at work because he has the time to brood deeply and split to London whenever his antagonistic feelings of longing for and suspicion of his spouse surface (which they do increasingly).

Stamp gives a delightful portrayal of an old actor whose wife doesn't understand him but he's straddling the pursuit of Charlotte with the subtle reality that he's getting a bit old for that sort of thing. Stamp brings a bemused actor's attempts at dalliance to life.

There's an extraneous sub-plot in which Yvan's sister, seriously Jewish, belabors her non-Jewish husband to agree to be circumcised as they await the birth of their first child. This irrelevant and uninteresting side story at least stretches the film out to a barely respectable 93 minutes, justifying the $10 admission.

There are amusing scenes, the best being when Charlotte negotiates with her frenetic director for terms on which to appear naked in a scene. The resolution is both predictable and hilarious.

While few of us have mates or lovers who are in the public eye as Charlotte is, Yvan's increasing jealousy will strike a familiar chord with many viewers. In real life happy endings to episodes of mounting distrust, approaching paranoia, are few.

A good, enjoyable film. But now I'm wondering about the real life marriage of Yvan and Charlotte.


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