‘Lights, Camera & Action’ – With this begins a story that unfolds at various junctures, taking with it, its audience on a virtual tour of a paralleled world showcased by the actors. Films and stage shows are two of the most modern sources of entertainment that people today are glued to. Though all flashy and glamorous superficially, filmmaking is an intricate art that involves a lot of things than few people playing character actors. Right from director who conceptualizes a vision to screenwriter to pens the entire plot to art director who sets the look of each frame, action director who plans the fights and brawls to choreographers who make the artists dance to the tune and spot boys who help at various genres, there are a lot of artists involved in filmmaking. The French film industry, one amongst the world’s most renowned film industries, is home to some of the finest and most talented individuals who have helped French cinematic experience reach the zenith. With their strong sense of acumen, overpowering talent and insightful approach, they have managed to ring glory to French cinema. Some such personalities include Patrick Bokanowski, Anna Held, Audrey Tautou, Antonin Artaud, Avril Lavigne and so on. Check out this section for the life and works of French film and theatre personalities.
Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
01 July 1916
Actress
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933
French-Polish Film Director

Eva GreenEva Green
06 July 1980
Model, Actress

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Sofia BoutellaSofia Boutella
03 April 1982
Dancer

Vanessa ParadisVanessa Paradis
22 December 1972
Singer
Marion CotillardMarion Cotillard
30 September 1975
Actress

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Léa SeydouxLéa Seydoux
01 July 1985
Actress
Lindsay HartleyLindsay Hartley
17 April 1978
Actress

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Actress, Model
Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot
28 September 1934
Actress & Animal Rights Activist

Eric CantonaEric Cantona
24 May 1966
Actor & Football Player

Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer

Jean RenoJean Reno
30 July 1948
Actor

Emma MackeyEmma Mackey
04 January 1996
Actress
Golshifteh FarahaniGolshifteh Farahani
10 July 1983
Actress, Musician

Max von SydowMax von Sydow
10 April 1929
Actor

Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983
Actress, Director

Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve
22 October 1943
French Actress
Christopher LambertChristopher Lambert
29 March 1957
Actor

Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971
Actress
Pom KlementieffPom Klementieff
03 May 1986
Actress

Zahia DeharZahia Dehar
25 February 1992
Fashion Designer, Model

Juliette BinocheJuliette Binoche
09 March 1964
Actress
Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966
Actress, Screenwriter, Director

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943
Actor
Olivier MartinezOlivier Martinez
12 January 1966
Actor

Emmanuelle SeignerEmmanuelle Seigner
22 June 1966
Actress

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
03 December 1930
Film Director
Audrey TautouAudrey Tautou
09 August 1976
French actress

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Leslie CaronLeslie Caron
01 July 1931
Actress
Samuel BenchetritSamuel Benchetrit
26 June 1973
Writer

Angelique BoyerAngelique Boyer
04 July 1988
Actress, Model

Tchéky KaryoTchéky Karyo
04 October 1953
Actor

Adèle ExarchopoulosAdèle Exarchopoulos
22 November 1993
Actress
Roger VadimRoger Vadim
26 January 1928
Screenwriter
Morgane PolanskiMorgane Polanski
20 January 1993
Actress, Model

Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt
22 October 1844
Actress

Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour
22 May 1924
Singer

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker
Claudine LongetClaudine Longet
29 January 1941
Singer, Actress

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914
Diplomat

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899
Actor

Charlotte Le BonCharlotte Le Bon
04 September 1986
Actress, TV Host, Model

Anne ParillaudAnne Parillaud
06 May 1960
Actress
Valerie PerrineValerie Perrine
03 September 1943
Actress

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969
Graphic Novelist
Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
12 September 1888
Actor, Singer

Joséphine de La BaumeJoséphine de La Baume
08 October 1984
Actress

Jean RenoirJean Renoir
15 September 1894
Film Director, Actor, Producer
Nora ArnezederNora Arnezeder
08 May 1989
Actress

Julien KangJulien Kang
11 April 1982
Actor, Model
Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
25 March 1921
Actress

Françoise DorléacFrançoise Dorléac
21 March 1942
Actress

Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985
Actress

Anna HeldAnna Held
08 March 1872
Actress, Singer
Marie LaforêtMarie Laforêt
05 October 1939
Singer

Patrick BruelPatrick Bruel
14 May 1959
Singer

Pierre CorneillePierre Corneille
06 June 1606
Tragedian

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Emmanuelle BeartEmmanuelle Beart
14 August 1963
Actress

Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda
Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director

Cecile BrecciaCecile Breccia
 
Actress, Model

Julia KellyJulia Kelly
 
Actress
Elvis PolanskiElvis Polanski
12 April 1998
Actor, Son of Roman Polanski

Pio MarmaiPio Marmai
13 July 1984
Actor
Vincent CasselVincent Cassel
23 November 1966
Actor

Luc BessonLuc Besson
18 March 1959
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Actor,

Kristin Scott ThomasKristin Scott Thomas
24 May 1960
Character actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Alain DelonAlain Delon
08 November 1935
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Military

Clémence PoésyClémence Poésy
30 October 1982
Actress
Marcel MarceauMarcel Marceau
22 March 1923
Mime artist, Actor, Clown, Circus performer

Manuel FerraraManuel Ferrara
01 November 1975
Adult Film Star, Film director

Michael VartanMichael Vartan
27 November 1968
Actor

Gérard DepardieuGérard Depardieu
27 December 1948
Film actor, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Donald PleasenceDonald Pleasence
05 October 1919
Actor
Damien ChazelleDamien Chazelle
19 January 1985
Director

Omar SyOmar Sy
20 January 1978
Actor, Comedian

Isabelle AdjaniIsabelle Adjani
27 June 1955
Film actor, Stage actor, Singer

Guillaume CanetGuillaume Canet
10 April 1973
Screenwriter, Film actor, Actor, Film director
Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
17 February 1929
Writer, Film director, Actor, Playwright,

Julie DelpyJulie Delpy
21 December 1969
Screenwriter, Director, Film Actress, Television

Lambert WilsonLambert Wilson
03 August 1958
Actor, Singer

Mélanie ThierryMélanie Thierry
17 July 1981
Actor, Model

Henri CharrièreHenri Charrière
16 November 1906
Writer
Marie Thérèse of FranceMarie Thérèse of France
19 December 1778
 

Joséphine JobertJoséphine Jobert
24 April 1985
Actress
Frank DarabontFrank Darabont
28 January 1959
Film director

DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Jean-Paul BelmondoJean-Paul Belmondo
09 April 1933
Film producer, Actor, Film actor, Stunt performer