Guillaume Canet

Guillaume Canet
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Guillaume Canet Biography

Guillaume Canet has extensive acting experience in theater, television and film. He also has directed a number of stage productions.

Canet's breakthrough came in the theater in La Ville dont Le Prince est un Enfant with Christophe Malavoy, directed by Pierre Boutron at the Theatre Hebertot. His other stage credits include Grande Ecole at the Theatre 14, directed by Patrice Kerbrat, and Les Enfants du Paradis at Theatre du Rond-Point, directed by Marcel Marechal.

After appearing in several television features, Canet co-starred with Jean Rochefort in the feature film Barracuda, directed by Philippe Ham. His additional feature film credits include Remi Waterhouse's Je rgle mon Pas sur le Pas de mon Pre, Christian Leigh's Sentimental Education, Pierre Jolivet's En Plein Coeur, Jerry Schatzberg's The Day the Ponies Come Back, and Andrezj Zulawski's upcoming La Fidlit, co-starring with Sophie Marceau. Read Full Bio >>

Guillaume Canet Awards

2011 European Film Awards Best Film Little White Lies (2010). Nominated
2011 Rome Film Fest Une vie meilleure (2011). Won
2009 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Screenplay Tell No One (2006). Nominated
2007 NRJ Ciné Awards French Actor of the Year Hunting and Gathering (2007). Won
2007 Lumiere Awards, France Best Film Tell No One (2006). Won

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Guillaume Canet Trivia

  • Briefly studied at the "Cours Florent".
  • At the age of 10 he was engaged in a circus.
  • His parents were horses breeders.
  • His favorite actor is Patrick Dewaere
  • As an actor, he hates auditioning
  • Is good friends with soccer player Bixente Lizarazu.
  • French citizen.
  • Shares birthday with Omar Sharif, Michael Pitt, Max Von Sydow and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
  • Owns a house in Rambouillet with Diane Kruger.
  • Supporter of the European Leucodystrophia Association.
  • Owns a house in Rambouillet with Diane Kruger.
  • Studied at Saint-Louis-Notre-Dame-Du-Bel-Air school, as a child.
  • One his favorite works of art is "The thinker" by Auguste Rodin.
  • His favorite's musicians are Janis Joplin, Al Green, Curtis Mansfield and Jacques Brel. He also loves music of the Blaxploitation.
  • Originally wanted to be a professional horse-rider, but after an accident at age 18 he stopped and became an actor.
  • Studied at the Cours Florent.
  • Former member of France's obstacle jumps horse riding.

Guillaume Canet Photos

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    66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Blood Ties" Premiere

  • Zoe Saldana, Billy Crudup, Guillaume Canet, Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, James Caan, Lily Taylor, Noah Emmerich, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jamie Hector a

    66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Blood Ties" Premiere - Departures

  • Zoe Saldana, Billy Crudup, Noah Emmerich, Guillaume Canet, Clive Owen and Marion Cotillard

    66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Blood Ties" Premiere - Arrivals

  • Zoe Saldana, Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard

    66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Blood Ties" Photocall

  • Fred Schepisi, Noomi Rapace, Sebastian Borensztein, Guillaume Canet, Maya Sansa

    6th Annual Rome International Film Festival - Award Winners Photocall

  • Guillaume Canet, Eva Mendes, Massy Tadjedin and Keira Knightley

    5th Annual Rome International Film Festival - "Last Night" Photocall

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