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Audrey Tautou

   

Birth name:

Audrey Tautou

Born:

9-Aug-1976

Birthplace:

Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France

Gender:

Female

Race or Ethnicity:

White

Sexual orientation:

Straight

Occupation:

Actress

Nationality:

France

Executive summary:

Amélie

Height:

5' 3" (1.60 m)

 
 

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Audrey Tautou - Biography

 

Audrey Justine Tautou, born 9 August 1976, is a French film actress, known to worldwide audiences for playing the title character in the award-winning 2001 film Amélie, Sophie Neveu in the 2006 thriller The Da Vinci Code, Irène in Priceless (2006) and Coco Chanel in Coco Avant Chanel. She, also, won the César Award for Most Promising Actress in Venus Beauty Institute (1999).

Tautou was born in the Puy-de-Dôme département of Auvergne, and was raised in Montluçon in nearby Allier, Auvergne. Her father is a dental surgeon and her mother is a teacher. Tautou showed an interest in comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at the Cours Florent. This theatrical institution is highly prestigious and she is one of several famous actors to have passed through its doors (others including Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil and Guillaume Canet). After graduating she went on to star in some of French cinema's biggest and most famous films.

In 1998, Tautou participated in a Star Search-like competition sponsored by Canal+ called "Jeunes Premiers" (The Young Debut) and won Best Young Actress at the 9th Béziers Festival of Young Actors. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshall, who gave her a role in the César-winning Venus Beauty Institute (1999, aka Vénus beauté (institut)). In 2000, she won the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as her country's most promising young film actress. Already well-known in France for her work in Venus Beauty Institute, in 2001 Tautou rose to international fame for her performance as the eccentric lead in the romantic comedy Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie). In June 2004 she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). She accepted the invitation and is still a member as of 1 September 2006.
In 2005, Tautou worked in her first full Hollywood production, opposite Tom Hanks, in the film version of Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard and released in May 2006. She acted alongside Gad Elmaleh in Pierre Salvadori's Hors de prix (Priceless), released 13 December 2006. The film has been compared to Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Tautou starred with Guillaume Canet (best known for his role in the film adaptation of The Beach) in Claude Berri's Ensemble, c'est tout in 2007, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Anna Gavalda.
Tautou played the lead role in the biopic of fashion designer Coco Chanel. Filming began in Paris in September 2008, and the film was released in France on April 22, 2009. The film is titled Coco avant Chanel, and is directed by Anne Fontaine. The script of the new movie is partially based on Edmonde Charles-Roux’s book “L’Irrégulière” (”The Non-Conformist”). As part of promoting the new Coco Chanel bio film in May 2008, Tautou was named as the next spokesmodel for Chanel No. 5, replacing Nicole Kidman. She will be directed in the advertisement by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with whom she worked on Amélie and A Very Long Engagement. The advertisement will be released in 2009 to coincide with the film's release.

Her favourite authors are Victor Hugo, Oscar Wilde, Paul Auster, and Timothy Zahn; and her favourite poets are Charles Baudelaire and Tristan Tzara. She was brought up attending church, though she has now stated that she is "not officially" a Catholic. She is fascinated by monkeys. She takes pictures of each reporter who interviews her and keeps them in a scrapbook. Tautou says she still considers France her base, and plans to pursue a career predominantly there rather than crossing over to the United States. As she told Stevie Wong of The Straits Times:
“I am, at the end of the day, a French actress. I am not saying I will never shoot an English-language movie again, but my home, my community, my career is rooted in France. I would never move to Los Angeles.”
After the premiere of the film Amélie (for which she received phenomenal amounts of paparazzi and press coverage) she travelled to the jungles of Indonesia to help with the preservation of a monkey sanctuary.
The Brand New song "Tautou", from the album Déjà Entendu ("previously heard") is named after her.

 

Audrey Tautou - Personal Quotes

 

"I wouldn't mind being in an American film for a laugh, but I certainly don't want to be in Thingy Blah Blah 3, if you know what I mean."

"I show through my movies that I can do something else. But I always play strong-minded characters. I think it's maybe because I'm like that. I love being by myself."

I'm a tomb when it comes to my personal life. I never give even a mote of dust of that away."

"Hollywood doesn't need me. After 'Amélie,' I didn't get any offers that interested me. I have very eclectic tastes, but it's important for me that a movie be sensitive, clever and subtle."

"Everyone thinks I have an ethnic origin, and could be from North Africa or parts of Asia, or Italy and Spain. But, as far as I know, I'm 100-percent French."

"I believe in God, but I am not sure to trust Him so much."

"I figured that maybe it would be interesting to try a blockbuster, but I never thought it'd happen to me."

 

Audrey Tautou - Filmography

 

Soins complets (2010)
... aka Full Treatment (International: English title)
Coco avant Chanel (2009) .... Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel
... aka Coco Before Chanel (UK) (USA)
Ensemble, c'est tout (2007) .... Camille Fauque
... aka Hunting and Gathering (Europe: English title)
Hors de prix (2006) .... Irène
... aka Priceless (International: English title) (UK) (USA)
The Da Vinci Code (2006) .... Sophie Neveu
Les poupées russes (2005) .... Martine
... aka Russian Dolls (Australia: DVD title) (UK) (USA: DVD title)
... aka Russian Dolls: Pot Luck 2 (UK: DVD title)
... aka The Russian Dolls (literal English title)
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004) .... Mathilde
... aka A Very Long Engagement (International: English title) (UK) (USA)
Nowhere to Go But Up (2003) .... Val Chipzik
... aka Happy End (France) (Germany) (USA)
... aka I Want to Be Famous (Singapore: English title)
Pas sur la bouche (2003) .... Huguette Verberie
... aka Not on the Lips (International: English title) (USA)
Les marins perdus (2003) .... Lalla
... aka Lost Seamen (International: English title: festival title)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002) .... Senay Gelik
L'auberge espagnole (2002) .... Martine
... aka Pot Luck (Canada: English title) (UK)
... aka Euro Pudding (International: English title)
... aka L'auberge espagnole (USA)
... aka The Spanish Apartment (USA)
... aka Una casa de locos (Spain)
À la folie... pas du tout (2002) .... Angélique
... aka He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (International: English title)
Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite (2001) .... Michèle
... aka God Is Great and I'm Not (USA: DVD title)
... aka God Is Great, I'm Not (USA: festival title)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001) .... Amélie Poulain
... aka Amélie (France: working title) (International: English title) (USA)
... aka Amelie (Australia) (UK)
... aka Amelie from Montmartre (International: English title)
... aka Amelie of Montmartre (International: English title: festival title)
... aka Die fabelhafte Welt der Amelie (Germany)
... aka The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain (USA: literal English title)
Le battement d'ailes du papillon (2000) .... Irène
... aka Happenstance (UK) (USA)
... aka Amelie 2 (Hong Kong: English title: DVD title)
... aka The Beating of a Butterfly's Wings (International: English title: alternative transliteration)
... aka The Beating of the Butterfly's Wings (International: English title)
Le libertin (2000) .... Julie d'Holbach
... aka The Libertine (International: English title)
Voyous voyelles (2000) .... Anne-Sophie
... aka Bad Girls (Australia: TV title)
... aka Pretty Devils (USA: new title)
... aka The Little Grifters (USA: cable TV title)
Épouse-moi (2000) .... Marie-Ange
... aka Marry Me (International: English title: festival title)
Triste à mourir (1999) .... Caro
Vénus beauté (institut) (1999) .... Marie
... aka Venus Beauty Institute (USA: literal English title)
... aka Venus Beauty Salon (UK)
Le boiteux: Baby blues (1999) (TV) .... Blandine Piancet
"Julie Lescaut" .... Tracy (1 episode, 1998)
- Bal masqué (1998) TV episode .... Tracy
Casting: Archi-dégueulasse (1998) .... Comédienne 1
Chaos technique (1998) (TV) .... Lisa
Bébés boum (1998) (TV) .... Elsa
La vieille barrière (1998) .... La jeune fille du quartier
"Les cordier, juge et flic" .... Léa (1 episode, 1997)
- Le crime d'à côté (1997) TV episode .... Léa
La vérité est un vilain défaut (1997) (TV) .... La standardiste
Coeur de cible (1996) (TV)

 

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