Guillaume Canet

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  • Name: Guillaume Canet ( Guillaume Canet )
  • Date of birth: 10 April 1973
  • Age: 43 years
  • Place of birth: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Height: 180
  • Activities: French actor, film Director and screenwriter
  • Marital status: civil marriage Marion Cotillard

    Guillaume Canet’s biography

    Today the name of the French actor Guillaume Canet known almost to all film enthusiasts who are closely watching the development and innovations of Western cinema. It is remarkable that the Guillaume about the profession of an artist does not dream, and came to her due to an accident.

    Guillaume Canet was born in the spring of 1973 in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. But raised the future actor is not in the Boulogne-Billancourt, and in the countryside, on a horse farm. This business held by his father. From an early age a passion for horses and a son. He was an excellent rider, loved animals and was going to become a breeder. However, the young Caen was considered another option for their future: to try their hand as a jockey.

    Guillaume Canet
    Guillaume Canet | Funkysouls

    But all plans collapsed in one moment when Guillaume fell from his horse. Fortunately, the injury didn’t paralyze him, but a professional rider guy couldn’t. For a while Kane sank into depression.

    Once Guillaume Canet heard that acting classes are recruited boys and girls her age. He decided to try. Will soon Be noted that new activity is so absorbed that he forgot about the still unrealized dreams associated with horses.

    After initial courses Guillaume Canet decided to prepare for the profession of an actor thoroughly. He was accepted into the Studio of renowned mentor, françois Florent, under whose leadership made the first successful steps in the profession.


    Biography of Guillaume Canet began on the stage. The young actor first appeared on stage youth Theatre «view has changed». Trusted him to play the romantic young men who are in love and naive, inexperienced in love Affairs. This role is entrenched in Cana not only on theatre stage but also in film. It brought the novice actor first glory.

    Guillaume Canet in the Thriller
    Guillaume Canet in the Thriller «Barracuda» | IMDb+

    The debut of Guillaume Canet in the movie took place in 1995. He was offered a role in the short film «Only son». He then starred in several films, before in 1997 came the long-awaited starring role. The audience really discovered Sink in the Thriller «Barracuda». A year later, was released the film «In the heart», which thoroughly cemented Guillaume on film, Aipma and brought him great success.

    In 2000 came the film instantly became a cult classic. This is a picture of Danny Boyle’s «the Beach». Guillaume Canet appeared on set with such masters of Hollywood, like Leonardo DiCaprio and inimitable Tilda Swinton.

    Success followed success. In the same year viewers watched the premiere of the acclaimed detective «Vidocq». The hero Kane is a young journalist trying to investigate the death of the famous detective Vidocq. Last played Gerard Depardieu. The film was a huge success with viewers and critics.

    Guillaume Canet in the movie
    Guillaume Canet in the movie «Vidocq» | Spletnik

    It is noteworthy that in 2002, Guillaume Canet became crowded in the acting profession. He decided to try his hand at directing. The debut was the film «My idol». He received a warm welcome. And thank Director Kang came 4 years later, when he took off the next project «tell No one». For this work Guillaume has received several awards, among which the largest and the most prestigious – «Cesar».

    In the last decade successfully developing career of the talented Frenchman. His most famous works were the roles in the movies «Simply together», «Last night in new York», «the Right to «left» and «the Man who loved too much».

    Guillaume Canet and keira Knightley in FLM
    Guillaume Canet and keira Knightley in «Last night in new York» | Kinoprobi

    As Director of Cana, presented on court of spectators and critics, the film «Blood ties», starring Marion Cotillard.

    Personal life

    Popular actor and Director has brought not only his on-screen work, but also novels. Personal life Guillaume Canet quite often discussed in the press. His first wife was the German star Diane Kruger. But together the actors lived for 5 years and divorced in 2006.

    Discussion of the reasons for the divorce was stopped immediately when there is a new food for talk: Guillaume was a new novel with a well-known special – French actress Marion Cotillard. The pair met on the set of the melodrama «fall in love with me, if you dare.»

    Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard and her son Marcel
    Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard and her son Marcel | Shining

    As far as we know, Canet and Cotillard live in a civil marriage. In 2011 they had their first-born Marcel.


    • «Barracuda»
    • «Loyalty»
    • «Vidocq»
    • «The beach»
    • «Fall in love with me if you dare»
    • «Glitch»
    • «Don’t tell anyone»
    • «Right to left»
    • «Wonderful life»
    • «Last night in new York»


    Guillaume Canet

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