Garrel at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||14 June 1983|
Laetitia Casta (m. 2017)
|Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (2007-2012)|
Louis Garrel (born 14 June 1983) is a French actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. He regularly appears in films by French director Christophe Honoré, including Ma Mère, Dans Paris, Love Songs, The Beautiful Person and Making Plans for Lena.
Garrel was born in Paris, France, the son of director Philippe Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy, and the brother of actress Esther Garrel. His grandfather, Maurice Garrel, and his godfather, Jean-Pierre Léaud, are also notable French actors. His mother is of Sephardic Jewish origin. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris.
In 2002, Garrel gained international recognition playing Eva Green's twin brother in The Dreamers. Director Bernardo Bertolucci found him on the first session of casting in Paris. Garrel has since starred in various French films, including Les Amants réguliers (2005), directed by his father Philippe Garrel. He was awarded the César Award for Most Promising Actor for his work in the film.
Garrel has collaborated five times with filmmaker Christophe Honoré in the feature films Ma Mère (2004), an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Georges Bataille starring Isabelle Huppert; Dans Paris (2006), alongside Romain Duris; Love Songs (2007), a film for which he also revealed his talent as a singer; The Beautiful Person (2008); Making Plans for Lena (2009) and finally, Two Friends (2015), where Honoré served as co-writer. He also appeared in Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's Actrices (2007), Rachid Hami's Choisir d'aimer (2008) and Philipe Garrel's Frontier of the Dawn (2008).
In 2008, he launched into directing with his first short film, Mes copains. Two years later, he directed a second short film, Petit Tailleur.
He appeared in Heartbeats, the second film by director Xavier Dolan, released in 2010. In 2011, Garrel directed a third short film, La Règle de trois, with Vincent Macaigne and Golshifteh Farahani, which he presented at the Locarno Festival.
In 2019, Garrel starred in An Officer and a Spy directed by Roman Polanski, which revolved around the Dreyfuss affair. The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August 2019, and was released in November 2019. That same year, he starred in Little Women based upon novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott opposite Saoirse Ronan.
Garrel was in a relationship with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi from 2007 to 2012. She is the elder sister of Carla Bruni, the wife of the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy. In 2009 Bruni Tedeschi and Garrel adopted a baby from Senegal, whom they named Céline.
|1989||Les Baisers de secours||Lo|
|2001||Ceci est mon corps||Antoine|
|2002||The War in Paris (La Guerre à Paris)|
|2005||Regular Lovers||François Dervieux||César Award for Most Promising Actor|
Etoiles d'Or for Best Male Newcomer
|2006||A Curtain Raiser (Un lever de rideau)||Bruno||Short film|
|2007||Love Songs||Ismaël Bénoliel||Nominated--Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor|
|2008||Frontier of the Dawn||François|
|2008||The Beautiful Person||Jacques Nemours|
|2009||Making Plans for Lena||Simon|
|2010||Le Mariage à trois||Théo|
|2010||Heartbeats||Guest in the final scene|
|2010||Diarchy||Short film written and directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino|
|2011||La Règle de trois||Louis||Short film (also as director and screenwriter)|
Prix Jean Vigo
|2011||A Burning Hot Summer||Frédéric|
|2012||Les coquillettes||Louis Garrel|
|2013||A Castle in Italy||Nathan|
|2014||Saint Laurent||Jacques de Bascher||Nominated--César Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2015||In the Shadow of Women||Narrator (voice)|
|2015||Mon roi||Solal||Nominated--César Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2015||Two Friends||Abel||Also as director and screenwriter|
|2016||From the Land of the Moon||André Sauvage|
|2017||False Confessions||Dorante||TV Movie|
|2017||Redoubtable||Jean-Luc Godard||Nominated--César Award for Best Actor|
Nominated--Lumières Award for Best Actor
|2017||Ismael's Ghosts||Ivan Dedalus|
|2018||Un peuple et son roi||Robespierre|
|2018||At Eternity's Gate||Aurier's Article (voice)|
|2018||A Faithful Man||Abel||Also writer and director|
|2019||An Officer and a Spy||Alfred Dreyfus|
|2019||Little Women||Friedrich Bhaer|
|TBA||The Story of My Wife||Post-production|
|2008||Mes copains||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2010||Petit Tailleur||Yes||Yes||Short film|
Nominated--César Award for Best Short Film
|2011||La Règle de trois||Yes||Yes||Short film (also as actor)|
|2015||Two Friends||Yes||Yes||Also as actor|
Nominated--Cannes Film Festival - Caméra d'Or
Nominated--Lumières Award for Best First Film
|2018||A Faithful Man||Yes||Yes||Also as actor|