Romain Duris
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Romain Duris
Romain Duris
Romain Duris 2014.jpg
Romain Duris in 2014
Born (1974-05-28) 28 May 1974 (age 46)
Paris, France
Years active1993-present
Olivia Bonamy

Romain Duris (French pronunciation: [m dy?is] ; born 28 May 1974) is a French actor, best known for his role in Cédric Klapisch's Spanish Apartment trilogy, which consists of L'Auberge Espagnole (2002), Russian Dolls (2005) and Chinese Puzzle (2013). He also appeared in the 2017 film All the Money in the World.


Duris is best known for his role as the French exchange student Xavier Rousseau in L'Auberge Espagnole and The Russian Dolls. He has a reputation for versatility, having played a thug in The Beat That My Heart Skipped. He has played a variety of roles ranging from gangsters as in Dobermann through romantic leads, Heartbreaker to action heroes in Arsène Lupin.

Personal life

Born in Paris, son of an engineer-architect father related to Armand-Gaston Camus, the French revolutionist and precursor of the Archives nationales, and a dancer mother, who herself descends from the Swedish painter Alexander Roslin,[1] Duris studied arts at university but decided to follow a career in music forming a jazz-funk band. Music remains a major interest. He was noticed in the street by a casting director whilst waiting in a queue in 1993 and was offered a part in the 1994 Cédric Klapisch film Le péril jeune. He has since worked with Klapisch regularly. His first role however was in a pop video for Princess Erika, Faut qu'j'travaille (I Need To Work), in which he plays the role of a small-time gangster.[2] His sister is pianist Caroline Duris, who performs on the soundtrack of the 2005 film The Beat That My Heart Skipped. Before going into acting, he started an acid-jazz band where he was a drummer. Duris lives in Paris near La Bastille with his actress girlfriend Olivia Bonamy with whom he has a son, Luigi, born 10 February 2009.


Year Title Role Notes Source
1994 Le péril jeune Tomasi
1994 Frères: La roulette rouge Marco
1996 56 fois par semaine Short film
1996 Mémoires d'un jeune con Luc
1996 When the Cat's Away Le joueur de batterie
1997 Dobermann Manu
1997 Gadjo dilo Stéphane Nominated - Acteurs à l'Écran for Best Actor
Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actor
1998 Déjà mort Romain
1998 Les Kidnappeurs Zero
1999 Peut-être Arthur Lumières Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actor
1999 Je suis né d'une cigogne Otto
2001 CQ Hippie Filmmaker
2001 Le Petit poucet Un garde de la reine
2001 Being Light Maxime Lecocq
2002 Filles perdues, cheveux gras Mathieu
2002 The Spanish Apartment Xavier Rousseau
2002 17 fois Cécile Cassard Matthieu
2002 Adolphe D'Erfeuil
2003 Pas si grâve Léo
2003 Osmose Rémi
2003 Schimkent Hotel Romain
2003 Le Divorce Yves
2003 Les Clefs de bagnole
2004 Exils Zano
2004 Arsène Lupin Arsène Lupin [3]
2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped Thomas Seyr Lumières Award for Best Actor
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor
Nominated - César Award for Best Actor
Nominated - European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated - NRJ Ciné Award for Actor of the Year
2005 The Russian Dolls Xavier Rousseau
2006 Dans Paris Paul
2007 Molière Molière Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor
2007 L'âge d'homme... maintenant ou jamais! Samuel / Leonardo da Vinci
2008 Paris Pierre
2008 Afterwards Nathan Del Amico [5]
2009 Persécution Daniel [6]
2010 Heartbreaker Alex Lippi Nominated - César Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated -Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor
2010 The Big Picture Paul Exben [7]
2012 Populaire Louis Echard [8]
2013 Mood Indigo Colin [9][10]
2013 Casse-tête chinois Xavier Rousseau [11][12][13]
2014 Démons Franck TV movie
2014 The New Girlfriend David / Virginia Nominated--César Award for Best Actor
Nominated--Lumières Award for Best Actor
2016 Odd Job Jacques [15]
2016 Ceasefire Georges Laffont [16]
2017 The Confession Father Léon Morin [17]
2016 Iris Max Lopez
2017 Madame Hyde Le proviseur
2017 All the Money in the World Cinquanta
2018 Isle of Dogs Rex French voice
2018 Just a Breath Away Mathieu
2018 Black Tide Yann Bellaile [18]
2018 Our Struggles Olivier Nominated - César Award for Best Actor
Nominated--Lumières Award for Best Actor


  1. ^ Romain Duris, descendant du fondateur des Archives nationales
  2. ^ Princess Erika. Faut qu'j'travaille. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Nesselson, Lisa (28 September 2004). "Review: 'Arsene Lupin'". Variety. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Roger Ebert (14 January 2005). "The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)". Reviews. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Vlessing, Etan (14 April 2007). "Malkovich, Lilly, Duris prep for 'Afterwards'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2007.
  6. ^ Felperin, Leslie (5 September 2009). "Review: 'Persecution'". Variety. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ van Hoeij, Boyd (16 September 2010). "Review: 'The Big Picture'". Variety. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ van Hoeij, Boyd (25 November 2012). "Review: 'Populaire'". Variety. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Barraclough, Leo (4 June 2013). "Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' to Open Karlovy Vary Fest". Variety. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ The Deadline Team (13 January 2014). "Drafthouse Acquires Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' For U.S." Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (24 June 2013). "Audrey Tautou's 'Chinese Puzzle' Gets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (24 June 2013). "Cohen Media Group Acquires 'Chinese Puzzle' With Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013.
  13. ^ Gant, Charles (28 October 2013). "London Film Review: 'Chinese Puzzle'". Variety. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ Rooney, David (10 September 2014). "'The New Girlfriend' ('Une Nouvelle amie'): Toronto Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (8 September 2016). "'Odd Job' ('Un Petit Boulot'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ Lodge, Guy (7 August 2016). "Locarno Film Review: 'Ceasefire'". Variety. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ Keslassy, Elsa and John Hopewell (6 January 2016). "SND Boards Romain Duris' 'The Confession,' Jean Reno's 'Family Heist'". Variety. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (16 May 2016). "Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Sandrine Kiberlain Boards 'Fleuve Noir' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2016.

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