‘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
Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Pom KlementieffPom Klementieff
03 May 1986
Actress

Eva GreenEva Green
06 July 1980
Model, Actress

Vanessa ParadisVanessa Paradis
22 December 1972
Singer & Actress

Léa SeydouxLéa Seydoux
01 July 1985
Actress
Marion CotillardMarion Cotillard
30 September 1975
Actress

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Actress, Model

Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983
Actress, Director

Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot
28 September 1934
Actress & Animal Rights Activist
Emmanuelle SeignerEmmanuelle Seigner
22 June 1966
Actress

Eric CantonaEric Cantona
24 May 1966
Actor & Football Player
Sofia BoutellaSofia Boutella
03 April 1982
Dancer

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

Max von SydowMax von Sydow
10 April 1929
Actor
Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer

Emma MackeyEmma Mackey
04 January 1996
Actress
Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971
Actress

Christopher LambertChristopher Lambert
29 March 1957
Actor

Jean RenoJean Reno
30 July 1948
Actor
Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966
Actress, Screenwriter, Director

Olivier MartinezOlivier Martinez
12 January 1966
Actor
Juliette BinocheJuliette Binoche
09 March 1964
Actress

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943
Actor

Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve
22 October 1943
French Actress

Audrey TautouAudrey Tautou
09 August 1976
French actress
Lindsay HartleyLindsay Hartley
17 April 1978
Actress
Angelique BoyerAngelique Boyer
04 July 1988
Actress, Model

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
03 December 1930
Film Director

Leslie CaronLeslie Caron
01 July 1931
Actress

Joséphine de La BaumeJoséphine de La Baume
08 October 1984
Actress
Roger VadimRoger Vadim
26 January 1928
Screenwriter

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Golshifteh FarahaniGolshifteh Farahani
10 July 1983
Actress, Musician

Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt
22 October 1844
Actress

Adèle ExarchopoulosAdèle Exarchopoulos
22 November 1993
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
Morgane PolanskiMorgane Polanski
20 January 1993
Actress, Model

Tchéky KaryoTchéky Karyo
04 October 1953
Actor

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

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899
Actor
Emmanuelle BeartEmmanuelle Beart
14 August 1963
Actress

Zahia DeharZahia Dehar
25 February 1992
Fashion Designer, Model

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

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969
Graphic Novelist
Anne ParillaudAnne Parillaud
06 May 1960
Actress

Jean RenoirJean Renoir
15 September 1894
Film Director, Actor, Producer

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
12 September 1888
Actor, Singer

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914
Diplomat
Julien KangJulien Kang
11 April 1982
Actor, Model

Nora ArnezederNora Arnezeder
08 May 1989
Actress
Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
25 March 1921
Actress

Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985
Actress

Françoise DorléacFrançoise Dorléac
21 March 1942
Actress
Patrick BruelPatrick Bruel
14 May 1959
Singer

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

Pio MarmaiPio Marmai
13 July 1984
Actor
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
Kristin Scott ThomasKristin Scott Thomas
24 May 1960
Character actor, Stage actor, Film actor

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

Vincent CasselVincent Cassel
23 November 1966
Actor

Alain DelonAlain Delon
08 November 1935
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Military
Manuel FerraraManuel Ferrara
01 November 1975
Adult Film Star, Film director

Damien ChazelleDamien Chazelle
19 January 1985
Director

Clémence PoésyClémence Poésy
30 October 1982
Actress

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,

Gérard DepardieuGérard Depardieu
27 December 1948
Film actor, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Man in the Iron MaskMan in the Iron Mask
 

Henri CharrièreHenri Charrière
16 November 1906
Writer
Isabelle AdjaniIsabelle Adjani
27 June 1955
Film actor, Stage actor, Singer

Marie Thérèse of FranceMarie Thérèse of France
19 December 1778
 

Guillaume CanetGuillaume Canet
10 April 1973
Screenwriter, Film actor, Actor, Film director
Blanche GardinBlanche Gardin
03 April 1977
Actress

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
17 February 1929
Writer, Film director, Actor, Playwright,
Isabelle HuppertIsabelle Huppert
16 March 1953
Film producer, Film actor, Stage actor

Louis GarrelLouis Garrel
14 June 1983
Actor, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Film

Donald PleasenceDonald Pleasence
05 October 1919
Actor

Michael VartanMichael Vartan
27 November 1968
Actor
Saïd TaghmaouiSaïd Taghmaoui
19 July 1973
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Boxer,

Alexandre AjaAlexandre Aja
07 August 1977
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director
CapucineCapucine
06 January 1928
Actor, Model

Dominique WilkinsDominique Wilkins
12 January 1960
Basketball Player
DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model

Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
03 July 1964
American-French actress
Robert ClaryRobert Clary
01 March 1926
Actor