‘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.
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933
French-Polish film director
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Pom KlementieffPom Klementieff
03 May 1986
Actress

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
 

Eva GreenEva Green
06 July 1980
Model, Actress

Léa SeydouxLéa Seydoux
01 July 1985
Actress
Vanessa ParadisVanessa Paradis
22 December 1972
Singer & Actress

Max von SydowMax von Sydow
10 April 1929
Actor

Marion CotillardMarion Cotillard
30 September 1975
Actress

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

Sofia BoutellaSofia Boutella
06 April 1982
Dancer, Actress
Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943
Actor

Emma MackeyEmma Mackey
04 January 1996
Actress

Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer
Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971
Actress

Olivier MartinezOlivier Martinez
12 January 1966
Actor
Christopher LambertChristopher Lambert
29 March 1957
Actor

Eric CantonaEric Cantona
24 May 1966
Actor & Football Player

Jean RenoJean Reno
30 July 1948
Actor
Juliette BinocheJuliette Binoche
09 March 1964
Actress

Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966
Actress, Screenwriter, Director
Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983
Actress, Director

Golshifteh FarahaniGolshifteh Farahani
10 July 1983
Actress, Musician

Audrey TautouAudrey Tautou
09 August 1976
French actress

Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve
22 October 1943
French Actress
Emmanuelle SeignerEmmanuelle Seigner
22 June 1966
Actress
Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
03 December 1930
Film Director

Angelique BoyerAngelique Boyer
04 July 1988
Actress, Model

Leslie CaronLeslie Caron
01 July 1931
Actress

Tchéky KaryoTchéky Karyo
04 October 1953
Actor
Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt
22 October 1844
Actress

Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour
22 May 1924
Singer

Roger VadimRoger Vadim
26 January 1928
Screenwriter

Claudine LongetClaudine Longet
29 January 1941
Singer, Actress

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Morgane PolanskiMorgane Polanski
20 January 1993
Actress, Model
Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Valerie PerrineValerie Perrine
03 September 1943
Actress
Samuel BenchetritSamuel Benchetrit
26 June 1973
Writer

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

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969
Graphic Novelist
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899
Actor

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre
Jean RenoirJean Renoir
15 September 1894
Film Director, Actor, Producer

Julien KangJulien Kang
11 April 1982
Actor, Model

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
12 September 1888
Actor, Singer

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914
Diplomat

Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
25 March 1921
Actress
Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985
Actress

Patrick BruelPatrick Bruel
14 May 1959
Singer

Françoise DorléacFrançoise Dorléac
21 March 1942
Actress

Marie LaforêtMarie Laforêt
05 October 1939
Singer
Pierre CorneillePierre Corneille
06 June 1606
Tragedian

Anna HeldAnna Held
08 March 1872
Actress, Singer
Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director

Cecile BrecciaCecile Breccia
 
Actress, Model
Elvis PolanskiElvis Polanski
12 April 1998
Actor, Son of Roman Polanski

Julia KellyJulia Kelly
 
Actress
Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda

Gad ElmalehGad Elmaleh
19 April 1971
Stand-up comedian

Man in the Iron MaskMan in the Iron Mask
 
Luc BessonLuc Besson
18 March 1959
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Actor,

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

Vincent CasselVincent Cassel
23 November 1966
Actor

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

Saïd TaghmaouiSaïd Taghmaoui
19 July 1973
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Boxer,
Gérard DepardieuGérard Depardieu
27 December 1948
Film actor, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Isabelle HuppertIsabelle Huppert
16 March 1953
Film producer, Film actor, Stage actor

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

Carole BouquetCarole Bouquet
18 August 1957
Actor, Film actor, Model, Film director

Adèle ExarchopoulosAdèle Exarchopoulos
22 November 1993
Actor, Model
Romy SchneiderRomy Schneider
23 September 1938
Film actor, Stage actor

Guillaume CanetGuillaume Canet
10 April 1973
Screenwriter, Film actor, Actor, Film director

Donald PleasenceDonald Pleasence
05 October 1919
Actor

Claire DenisClaire Denis
21 April 1946
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, University

Michael VartanMichael Vartan
27 November 1968
Actor
Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
17 February 1929
Writer, Film director, Actor, Playwright,

Marie Thérèse of FranceMarie Thérèse of France
19 December 1778
 
DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model

CapucineCapucine
06 January 1928
Actor, Model

Omar SyOmar Sy
20 January 1978
Actor, Comedian
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
03 July 1964
American-French actress

François TruffautFrançois Truffaut
06 February 1932
Film director, Screenwriter, Film actor, Film
Frank DarabontFrank Darabont
28 January 1959
Film director

Thomas BangalterThomas Bangalter
03 January 1975
Disc jockey, Singer, Guitarist, Director,

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

Sebastian RochéSebastian Roché
04 August 1964
Television actor, Film actor, Stage actor
Jean-Paul BelmondoJean-Paul Belmondo
09 April 1933
Film producer, Actor, Film actor, Stunt performer

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,
David CharvetDavid Charvet
15 May 1972
Actor

Johnny HallydayJohnny Hallyday
15 June 1943
Singer, Actor, Composer

Dany BoonDany Boon
26 June 1966
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Jeanne MoreauJeanne Moreau
23 January 1928
Film actor, Film director, Singer, Screenwriter,
Laetitia CastaLaetitia Casta
11 May 1978
Actor, Model, Screenwriter, Film director