Mathieu Amalric
Actor, Film director
Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric is a French actor and film director, perhaps best known internationally for his performance as the lead villain in Bond film Quantum Of Solace and for his role in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, for which he drew critical acclaim. He also has won the Étoile d'or and the Lumière Award.
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'The Forbidden Room,' featuring Mathieu Amalric and Charlotte Rampling, is thoughtful and silly at the same time
LATimes - about 1 year
The many films of the silent and early talkie eras that have been lost to the ages are enough to make a movie lover weep. Or at least wonder. Into the breach steps dream-meister Guy Maddin, resurrecting a few ghosts in "The Forbidden Room," a jokey, hallucinatory melodrama that takes its title...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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Review: In ‘Fight or Flight,’ Whine, Women and Songwriter
NYTimes - over 1 year
The French film actor Mathieu Amalric makes his American stage debut in this play adapted from an Éric Reinhardt novel.
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Catherine Deneuve at 70 -- Still as Cool as They Come
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Sure, I'm tough on movies, but sometimes I'm just another gushing, adoring fan. Such is the case with actress Catherine Deneuve, the stunning French actress who turns 70 today. Why do I love her so? Let me count the ways. Yes, yes -- she is beautiful. But she is also deep, strong, smart, and nuanced as an actress. And when those qualities get injected into a woman who's also stunning physically, well -- that's the sexiest, most powerful kind of beauty, isn't it? She is a survivor. She not only keeps working but keeps making great films, putting all those aging actresses who grouse about no good roles after 40 to shame. What's her secret? She knows herself and she stays interesting. She is fiercely private. She has the strength and principles to insist on a private life. Her career is not tied to sensationalistic stories in the tabloids. She is not a slave to convention; she makes up her own mind. The mother of two, she has never married. (She has in fact referred to marri ...
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Sophia Stuart: Alain Resnais and the Sensuality of French Film
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Académie française has been waging its battle to protect France from Anglo Saxon idiom since 1635. Yes, that's 378 years of sighing hopelessly as their nation absorbs such atrocities as "email" and (Le) "Weekend". They can take a break, at least for Les Grandes Vacances, because director Alain Resnais provides a perfect showcase for the French language in his latest film, Vous n'avez encore rien vu (translated for Anglophone countries as You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet which makes it sound like a headliner in Vegas, but we digress). Extreme close-ups of the lions of French theatre and film worlds open the movie. Each one is seen picking up their phone and pausing -- beautifully -- as they are told the same piece of bad news. One of their mutual friends, a playwright, has died. His final wishes were for them to gather in his house somewhere far from Paris in a suitably dramatic storm-bashed remote location. If this was an American movie, the opening would be a swift montage ...
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The play's the thing in 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet'
LATimes - over 3 years
Relax, classic rock fans, "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is not a movie inspired by the stuttery old Bachman-Turner Overdrive hit. What it is, however, is a crafty, brainy and uniquely stirring concoction, directed by enduring, now 91-year-old French filmmaker Alain Resnais ("Hiroshima, Mon Amour"; "Last Year at Marienbad," "Stavisky"), that effectively unites a who's who of Gallic acting talent, including such past Resnais collaborators as Michel Piccoli, Sabine Azéma (the director's wife), Anny Duperey and Mathieu Amalric.
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Roman Polanski's Shocking Words On Women
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
CANNES, France — Roman Polanski says the birth control pill has had a "masculinizing" effect on women and that the leveling of the sexes is "idiotic" The director made the comments Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival, where he came to premiere "Venus in Fur," a film adapted from the David Ives play which stars Polanski's wife and toys with the subject of gender. Polanski said the pill has "changed the place of women in our times" while talking to reporters. He further lamented that "offering flowers to a lady" has become "indecent." The 79-year-old Polanski was famously convicted of having sex with a minor in a 1977 case. He was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy, but pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse. Polanski, whose past films include "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby," fled the United States after a Los Angeles judge threatened further sanctions. He's restricted b ...
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Michael Vazquez: Cosmopolis on DVD & On-Screen, Tonight @ Museum of The Moving Image
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As part of their "Best of 2012" series, the good folks at MOMI are screening David Cronenberg's film adaptation of the great Don Delilo's 2000 novel, Cosmopolis. Both are worth your time. Note to purists: skip this review, the film, and read the book first. SYNOPSIS: A 28 year-old titanic whiz-kid of world currency speculation-slash-trading succumbs to the angst of an unceasing post-adolescence -- or perhaps an accelerated mid-life crisis -- and turns his Mondrian life into a Rothko, via the wager of his own several billions fortune (and by definition, those of others) against the value of China's Yuan, a trade whose merits, remedy and implications he discusses from various perspectives during separate visits (nearly all in his limo-as-Olympus -- "limolympus"?) with his advisors and analysts -- two currency, one tech, one theory, an art dealer, and his wife, during a storyline-grounding quest for a cross-town haircut amidst violent mass protests and a death threat. Styl ...
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Bond-a-Thond #22: 'Quantum Of Solace' (2008)
MTV News - over 4 years
MTV Movies Blog is earning its license to kill with a feature we call the Bond-a-Thond. Every Wednesday we're taking a look back at a single (official) Bond film, giving you the vitals and seeing how it holds up, right up until the release of "Skyfall" on November 9. Feel free to watch along with us and share your thoughts or just kick back and enjoy the Bond. Quantum of Solace (2008) Plot: Determined to find the men responsible for Vesper Lynd's death, Bond is on the trail of a far-reaching secret organization. Title Meaning: The title comes from Ian Flemming's short story, "For Your Eyes Only," and within the context of the film, refers to the powerful group of string-pullers at the center of the plot. Song: "Another Way to Die," performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys Bond: Daniel Craig Villain: Dominic Greene, an environmentalist, played by Mathieu Amalric Bond Girl: Strawberry Fields, a MI6 agent, played by Gemma Arterton, and Olga Kurylenko, Greene's vengef ...
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Now playing
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Now playing Arbitrage In writer-director Nicholas Jarecki's smooth, snooze-inducing anti-thriller - about a high-finance magnate whose cushy life is threatened - an exceedingly dapper Richard Gere appears in nice suits and handsome close-ups that serve no purpose other than to remind us how exceedingly dapper Richard Gere looks in nice suits and handsome close-ups. Bachelorette Three skinny, self-absorbed, drug-snorting snots (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) accidentally tear the wedding dress of an overweight friend (Rebel Wilson) and set off on a wee-hours crusade to fix it. Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin's damply poetic debut film follows 6-year-old Hushpuppy (the elemental Quvenzhane Wallis), a denizen of a dirt-poor community in the wetness of the Louisiana Delta, as she copes with a storm she thinks she caused. The Bourne Legacy This death-rattle addendum to the Bourne trilogy features a new secret agent (Jeremy Renner) running from ...
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Now Playing
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Now Playing The Amazing Spider-Man While you can argue that the last thing the world needs is another reboot of a comic-book movie franchise, this film gets off to a good start, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the lead roles. The Apparition Horror thriller about a young couple whose house is haunted as the result of a parapsychology experiment. Bachelorette Three skinny, self-absorbed, drug-snorting snots (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) accidentally tear the wedding dress of an overweight friend (Rebel Wilson) and set off on a wee-hours crusade to fix it. Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin's damply poetic debut film follows 6-year-old Hushpuppy (the elemental Quvenzhane Wallis), a denizen of a dirt-poor community in the wetness of the Louisiana Delta, as she copes with a storm that she believes she caused. The Bourne Legacy This death-rattle addendum to the Bourne trilogy features a new secret agent (Jeremy Renner) running from his o ...
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Marshall Fine: Review: Chicken With Plums
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Chicken with Plums, opening Friday in limited release, is a fascinating puzzle: at once a mordant comedy, a tale of unrequited love and a story of heart-breaking artistry. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud from Satrapi's graphic novel, it is magical and mysterious, a story of love lost - and lost again. The storytelling is deceptive: Initially, we see Nasser-Ali (Mathieu Amalric), a violinist in Teheran in search of an instrument to replace the broken violin that has made him famous. But none of the instruments he buys have that magic something. After an encounter on the street with a woman who says she doesn't remember him, he goes home, locks himself in his bedroom and announces that he's decided to die. And, the narrator announces that, on the eighth day hence, he did in fact expire. The film then backs up to chronicle the eight days Nasser-Ali spends waiting for death. In the process, it skips back and forth through his life, looking at the choices, t ...
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Robert Pattinson leaves vampires behind in David Cronenberg's unsettling 'Cosmopolis'
Fox News - over 4 years
Robert Pattinson has gone from playing a vampire to depicting another kind of bloodsucker — a billionaire financier whose world crumbles in the course of a nightmarish cross-town drive in "Cosmopolis." The "Twilight" heartthrob stars in David Cronenberg's Cannes Film Festival entry as sleek, self-centered moneyman Eric Packer, who sees his fortune and sense of self evaporate during an eventful day in his stretch limo. Pattinson's famously handsome face is on-screen in every scene, but "Twilight'''s young fans may be surprised and confused by a film that explores Cronenberg's fascination with physical, social and psychic violence. The 26-year-old actor is not worried. "If some 12-year-olds went to go and see that, or got the video for their birthday — sitting down and watching that, it's incredible," the actor said during an interview on a Cannes hotel rooftop. "I would love that to happen if I was a kid." ...
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Robert Pattinson Talks Cosmopolis, Cronenberg and Confidence: Enter The Brave – Part 2
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
That machine has its benefits though. Few would deny – and certainly not Pattinson – that the Twilight Saga put him on Hollywood’s map, and in so doing brought him to the attention of a legendary auteur like David Cronenberg. While Pattinson’s admiration for the veteran director’s body of work is obvious, it also sounds like as if it was life-changing for the actor to be ‘believed in’ by someone of Cronenberg’s stature. “Shooting Cosmopolis with Cronenberg changed something in me. It gave me balls,” Pattinson says. Adding, “Before, I used to doubt [myself] all the time. When I was reading a script, I would annoy myself, wondering if I was worth the role or if I could do it. Now, I tell myself: “F*** it! If they’re ready to hire me, go for it.” An indication of how deeply grooved Pattinson’s insecurities were, comes when Premiere reveal that in their interview with Cronenberg the director said Pattinson had been scared he would “ruin” Cosmopolis. It’s probably a tad much to totall ...
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Distribution Deal for Cosmopolis Coalesces And New Film Clip Is Released
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
The Cannes Film Festival may be over two weeks away, but big business waits for no-one. Ahead of the festival, Entertainment One (EOne) are closing in on a deal worth $ 2 million for North American and UK distribution rights to Cosmopolis – the David Cronenberg directed big screen version of Don DeLillo’s novel starring man of the moment – Robert Pattinson. In August 2011,Variety reported that EOne, a previously Toronto (only) based operation was overhauling its business to expand its theatrical distrubution stateside. With offices now in Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles, EOne’s other sales and distribution territories include the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Australia. EOne’s acquisition of worldwide film rights across all media formats (including DVD and VOD) will mean it can support titles with U.S theatrical releases. Cineuropa reported today that Parisian international sales agency Kinology, helmed by Grégoire Melin, is set to close on already ...
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Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart: Back In Vancouver One Last Time
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have returned to Vancouver. After a solo stopover in Washington where the Brit actor met up with friends for dinner at The Majestic on April 28, Kristen Stewart and Pattinson were both spotted at Vancouver International airport on Sunday afternoon  (April 29). Actors Michael Sheen and Ashley Greene have also joined the (on and off-screen) couple and it’s possible more Breaking Dawn Part 2 cast members will be part of director Bill Condon’s recall. As per Condon’s announcement on April 14 that he would be filming “additional shots” and some “last tiny pieces” for BD2, the returning cast,  Condon, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro and various crew are only expected to remain in Vancouver for a few days. Although the term “reshoots” is being bandied about in most media reports, the actual reason for the recall is a little less dramatic. What’s happening this time are pickup shots and additional photography work not completed by the second uni ...
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Reviews: SFIFF Top Picks
The Stanford Daily - almost 5 years
Courtesy of The San Francisco Film Society We’ve been buzzing over the San Francisco International Film Festival and here are a few more of our top picks from the fest, which continues until May 3. No time to make the trek up to the city? Not to worry, these films will all be making their way to a theater near you in the next few months.   “Chicken with Plums” From graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi and writing/directing partner Vincent Paronnaud, the team that brought “Persepolis” to the screen in 2007, comes a new visual masterpiece. Steeped in Satrapi’s family history and infused with magical realism, “Chicken with Plums” is the tragically comic story of Nasser-Ali (Mathieu Amalric), a gifted musician who loses the will to live after his wife smashes his beloved violin during a quarrel. Set in 1950’s Tehran during Nasser-Ali’s last days, the film frequently travels back and forth through time examining his life and loves, offering insight and explanation into why he chose to ...
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Arab Spring reaches the Venice Film Festival - The National
Google News - over 5 years
The stellar line up includes Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debbouze and Golshifteh Farahani. Rachid Debbouze stars in La Désintégration by Philipe Faucon. It's the latest attempt by a filmmaker to analyse the reasons why young Muslims in the West want to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mathieu Amalric
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 48
    The 2014 film The Blue Room, which he directed and starred in, was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Amalric has three sons, two with his ex-wife Jeanne Balibar, and one with his girlfriend, a writer, with whom he currently lives in the Belleville neighbourhood of Paris.
  • 2010
    Age 44
    His 2010 film, On Tour, premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and won Amalric the Best Director Award.
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  • 2008
    Age 42
    He was selected to play the James Bond villain Dominic Greene alongside Daniel Craig (with whom he had previously starred in Munich) in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace.
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  • 2007
    Age 41
    In 2007, he starred in the critically acclaimed movie Le Scaphandre et le Papillon, to critical praise.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on October 25, 1965.
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