Guillaume Canet Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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. Eclectic and moving, Canet is also a successful director, he has directed movies like Tell No One (2006) and Little White Lies (2010)

In 2015, after 20 years of career, he received his first important nod as an actor for playing a serial killer in Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014). He was nominated to Cesar Awards but eventually lost to Pierre Niney. Before that, he received a nod as Breakout Actor in 1998.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Canet rocks

Spouse (1)

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

Trade Mark (1)

Trivia (23)

Briefly studied at the Cours Florent.
His parents were horse breeders.
His favorite actor is Patrick Dewaere.
As an actor, he hates auditioning
Good friends with soccer player Bixente Lizarazu.
Is a natural blonde.
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 two sisters.
Voted #11 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll. [June 2007]
Boyfriend of Marion Cotillard since October 2007. They had been friends since 1997, and in 2003, they starred together in the film Love Me If You Dare (2003).
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]
Marina Hands was his first girlfriend. After his divorce from Diane Kruger in 2006, he had relationships with 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 and daughter Louise Canet, born on March 16, 2017.

Personal Quotes (7)

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.
You need to feed yourself with emotions and life or you'll become empty.

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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