Gaspard Ulliel ( French pronunciation: ; born 25 November 1984) is a [ɡaspaʁ yljɛl] French actor and model. He began appearing in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then began to be known as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the movie . Hannibal Rising Life and career [edit ]
Ulliel was born in
Boulogne-Billancourt (a suburb of Paris) to a runway show producer mother and a stylist father. He has a [1 ] scar on his left cheek as a result of an attack from a doberman when he attempted to ride the dog like a horse at the age of six. He quipped that the scar increases his emotional acting abilities because it looks like a dimple. Ulliel attended the [2 ] University of Saint-Denis, where he studied cinema. He began acting while he was still at school, appearing in Une Femme En Blanc, a film for French television. He also performed at the Cours Florent, where he was discovered by director Les égarés André Téchiné.
In 2007, he appeared on the cover of the January issue of French
with Vogue supermodel Doutzen Kroes.
Ulliel is the current face of
Longchamp, a French leather and luxury goods company, along with Kate Moss.
Ulliel was chosen as the face of
Chanel for its new men's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. The film for the campaign was directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and debuted in August 2010. [3 ]
He portrayed French
fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic film . Saint Laurent [4 ] Filmography [edit ] Film [edit ]
Year Title Role Notes 1998 Bonnes vacances Joel Television film 1999 Alias Nicolas Trajet Short film 1999 bascule, La La bascule Olivier Baron Television film 1999 Juliette Nicolas Dastier Television film 2000 Julien l'apprenti 14-year-old Julien Television film 2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Louis 2001 L'oiseau rare Gaspard Television film 2002 Summer Things Loïc Prix Lumières for Most Promising Actor Nominated— César Award for Most Promising Actor 2003 Strayed Jean Delmas Étoiles d'Or for Best Male Newcomer Nominated— César Award for Most Promising Actor 2004 Tulse Luper Suitcases, The , Part 2: Vaux to the Sea The Tulse Luper Suitcases Leon 2004 Very Long Engagement, A A Very Long Engagement Manech Langonnet César Award for Most Promising Actor 2004 dernier jour, Le Le dernier jour Simon 2005 Nina's Home Izik 2006 Paris, je t'aime Gaspard 2007 Jacquou le Croquant Jacquou 2007 Hannibal Rising Hannibal Lecter 2007 L'inconnu Short film 2008 La troisième partie du monde François 2008 Sea Wall, The The Sea Wall Joseph 2009 Premier Cercle, Le Le Premier Cercle Anton Malakian 2009 Ultimatum Nathanaël 2009 Vintner's Luck, The The Vintner's Luck Xas 2010 Princess of Montpensier, The The Princess of Montpensier Henri de Guise 2011 The Art of Love William 2012 Mes amours décomposé(s) Corps Short film 2012 A Greek Type of Problem Balthazar 2014 Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent Television [edit ]
Year Title Role Notes 1997 Mission protection rapprochée Olivier Rousseau 1999 Le refuge Quentin 2004 Navarro Thierry Morlaas Episode: "La Machination" 2009 Myster Mocky présente Theatre [edit ]
Year Title Role Notes 2012 Que faire de Mister Sloane? Monsieur Sloane Awards [edit ]
Ulliel was nominated for a
César Award for the category Most Promising Actor in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, he won that award for his role in , which co-starred A Very Long Engagement Audrey Tautou. References [edit ] External links [edit ]