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Marion Cotillard

Actor

Born: 30 September 1975
Birthplace: Paris, France
Best known as: The Oscar-winning star of La Vie En Rose
French actress Marion Cotillard has been a global star ever since she won a 2008 Oscar as best actress for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in the movie La Vie En Rose (2007, original title La Môme). Marion Cotillard grew up in and around Paris in a family of stage actors and began her professional career in her teens. Her breakthrough in France came with the comedy Taxi and its sequels (1998-2003), and she was introduced to American audiences in Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003, starring Ewan McGregor). She received rave reviews for her roles in Les Jolies Choses (2001, also called Pretty Things) and A Very Long Engagement (2004, starring Audrey Tautou), but her appearance in the Ridley Scott flop A Good Year (2006, starring Russell Crowe) went largely unnoticed. Despite a roster of European films and years of steady employment, Cotillard was treated like a new star in 2008, thanks to her stirring performance as the tortured chanteuse Piaf. She played Billie Frechette, the moll of gangster John Dillinger, in the 2009 film Public Enemies (with Johnny Depp as Dillinger). Her other films in France, America and beyond include the Woody Allen romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011), the drama Rust and Bone (2012), the magical drama The Immigrant (2013, with Joaquin Phoenix) and It's Only the End of the World (2016). She filmed the World War II drama Allied with Brad Pitt early in 2016; the timing made her tabloid fodder when Pitt filed for divorce from his wife, Angelina Jolie, later that year. Cotillard said on Instagram in September that she was pregnant with her second child, that the father was longtime boyfriend Guillaume Canet, and that she wished Jolie and Pitt "peace in this tumultuous moment." In 2014, Madame Figaro called Marion Cotillard "the most bankable French actress of the 21st century."
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Marion Cotillard has a son, Marcel, with the actor and director Guillaume Canet, her longtime boyfriend. Marcel was born on May 19, 2011… Marion Cotillard is 166 centimeters tall — just over 5’5″ — according to CelebHeights.com.

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