Benoît Magimel


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Son of a nurse and a bank employee, Benoît Magimel was born in Paris and grew up there. At age 12, he played Momo in Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988) by Étienne Chatiliez. He stopped his studies at age 16 to become an actor. But he had a dual personality: on one hand the man of low budget films like A Single Girl (1995), A Minute of Silence (1998)... See full bio »

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The Piano Teacher Walter Klemmer
(2001)
Thieves Jimmy Fontana
(1996)
A Girl Cut in Two Paul André Claude Gaudens
(2007)

Filmography

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 2021 Peaceful
Benjamin
 2020 Lovers
Léo Redler
 2019 Lola
Philippe
 2019 An Easy Girl
Philippe
 2019 Little White Lies 2
Vincent
 2016-2018 Marseille (TV Series)
Lucas Barres / Lucas Barrès
- Justice (2018) ... Lucas Barres
- Révélation (2018) ... Lucas Barres
- Capitulation (2018) ... Lucas Barres
- Résistance (2018) ... Lucas Barres
- Conquête (2018)
 2017 Carbon
Antoine Roca
 2017 Memoir of War
Pierre Rabier
 2017/I Money
Vincent
 2016 150 Milligrams
Antoine Le Bihan
 2016 Fast Convoy
Alex
 2015 Cafard
Jean Mordant (French version, voice)
 2015 We Were Young
Gérôme
 2015 Standing Tall
Yann
 2014 The Connection
Le Fou
 2013 For a Woman
Michel
 2012 My Way
Paul Lederman
 2011 Headwinds
Paul Anderen
 2011 Special Forces
Tic-Tac
 2010 Mon pote
Bruno Duchêne
 2010 Little White Lies
Vincent Ribaud
 2010 The Counsel
Léo Demarsan
 2010 Traceless
Étienne Meunier
 2008 Resolution 819 (TV Movie)
Jacques Calvez
 2008 Inju: The Beast in the Shadow
Alex Fayard
 2008 Possibility of an Island
Daniel
 2008 2 Alone in Paris
Le commissaire
 2007 L'ennemi intime
Lieutenant Terrien
 2007 24 Bars
Didier
 2007 A Girl Cut in Two
Paul André Claude Gaudens
 2007 Paris Lockdown
Franck (as Benoit Magimel)
 2006 Fair Play
Jean-Claude
 2006 Selon Charlie
Pierre
 2005 Sky Fighters
Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli
 2005 Duplicity
Matyas / Thomas
 2004 The Bridesmaid
Philippe Tardieu
 2003 Errances
Jacques
 2003 Strange Gardens
Emile Bailleul
 2003 The Flower of Evil
François / Gerard's son
 2002 The Nest
Santino
 2001 The Piano Teacher
Walter Klemmer
 2001 Lisa
Sam
 2000 The King Is Dancing
Louis XIV
 2000 To Matthieu
Matthieu Debris
 1999 Le saut de l'ange (Short)
 1999 Children of the Century
Alfred de Musset
 1999 Bonne Nuit (TV Movie)
Serge
 1998 No happy end (Short)
 1998 Warning (Short)
Sébastien
 1998 A Minute of Silence
Marek
 1998 Déjà mort
David
 1997 Papa (Short)
Marc
 1997 La première fois (Short)
Ludo
 1996 15 sans billets (Short)
 1996 Long cours (TV Movie)
Jeff
 1996 Thieves
Jimmy Fontana
 1995 A Single Girl
Rémi / Valérie's boyfriend
 1995 La Haine
Benoît
 1994 Jalna (TV Mini Series)
Eden
- Episode #1.8 (1994) ... Eden
- Episode #1.7 (1994) ... Eden
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Eden
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Eden
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Eden
 1994 Putain de porte (Short)
 1994 Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... (TV Series)
Pierre
- L'incruste (1994) ... Pierre
 1994 Le Chambon (TV Movie)
René
 1993 Le voyant (TV Series)
Le jeune homme
- Pleine lune (1993) ... Le jeune homme
 1993 The School Teacher (TV Series)
Félix
- Les chiens et les loups (1993) ... Félix
 1992 The Stolen Diary
Maurice
 1992 Les années campagne
Jules
 1992 Sweetheart
Thomas
 1991 Le Lyonnais (TV Series)
Robert Rodrigue
- Régis l'éventreur (1991) ... Robert Rodrigue
 1991 Les ritals (TV Movie)
Francois
 1991 Faux frère (TV Movie)
 1990 Les enfants de Lascaux (TV Movie)
Georges
 1989 Pause café, pause tendresse (TV Mini Series)
Gérard Nyzeures
- Les verres cassés (1989) ... Gérard Nyzeures
 1989 Papa est parti, maman aussi
Jérôme
 1988 Life Is a Long Quiet River
Momo Groseille
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Filming "All You Wanted to Break" with Kad Merad and Charles Berling.

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benoit Magimel

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Children:

Magimel, Hannah | See more »

Relatives:

Magimel, Arnaud (sibling)
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Trivia:

Benoît is the eldest of three siblings; he has a younger brother called Arnaud and they have a younger sister. She is 10 years younger than Benoît. See more »

Trademark:

His reputation is to be dark, serious, introverted

Star Sign:

Taurus

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