Gaspard Ulliel

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Gaspard Ulliel
Born(1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 29)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
Years active1997–present
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Gaspard Ulliel
Born(1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 29)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
Years active1997–present

Gaspard Ulliel (French pronunciation: ​[ɡaspaʁ yljɛl]; born 25 November 1984) is a French film 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.[1] He has a 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 says it increases his emotional acting abilities because it looks like a dimple.[2] Ulliel attended the 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 Les égarés director André Téchiné.

In 2007, he appeared on the cover of the January issue of French Vogue with 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 is scheduled to play Yves Saint Laurent in an upcoming biopic film of the late designer's career.[4]


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 A Very Long Engagement, which co-starred Audrey Tautou.


YearTitleRoleOther notes
1997Mission protection rapprochéeOlivier RousseauTelevision film
1998Bonnes vacancesJoelTelevision film
1999AliasNicolas TrajetShort film
1999bascule, LaLa basculeOlivier BaronTelevision film
1999JulietteNicolas DastierTelevision film
2000Julien l'apprenti14-year-old JulienTelevision film
2001Brotherhood of the WolfLouis
2001L'oiseau rareGaspardTelevision film
2002Summer ThingsLoïcNominated - Most Promising Actor at 2003 César Awards
Won - Most Promising Young Actor at 2003 Lumiere Awards
2003StrayedJean DelmasNominated - Most Promising Actor at 2004 César Awards
Won - Best Male Newcomer at 2004 Étoiles d'Or
2004Tulse Luper Suitcases, TheThe Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the SeaLeon
2004Very Long Engagement, AA Very Long EngagementManech LangonnetWon - Most Promising Actor at 2005 César Awards
2004dernier jour, LeLe dernier jourSimon
2005Nina's HomeIzik
2006Paris, je t'aimeGaspard
2007Jacquou le CroquantJacquou
2007Hannibal RisingHannibal Lecter
2007L'inconnuShort film
2008La troisième partie du mondeFrançois
2008Sea Wall, TheThe Sea WallJoseph
2009Premier Cercle, LeLe Premier CercleAnton Malakian
2009Vintner's Luck, TheThe Vintner's LuckXas
2010Princess of Montpensier, TheThe Princess of MontpensierHenri de Guise
2011The Art of LoveWilliam
2014Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent
YearTitleRoleOther notes
1999Le refugeQuentin"La Finette"
2004NavarroThierry Morlaas"La Machination"
YearTitleRoleOther notes
2012"Que faire de Mister Sloane?"Mister Sloane


  1. ^ Murnick, Carolyn (December 2004). "Gaspard Ulliel: heating up movies and heading for the front lines". FindArticles. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  2. ^ Murray, Rebecca (2007-02-05). "Gaspard Ulliel Talks About Playing Hannibal Lecter in "Hannibal Rising"". Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
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  4. ^ Sowray, Bibby (2012-11-05). " London Fashion Week". The Daily Telegraph (London). 

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