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Denis Lavant

Denis Lavant

Highest Rated: 100% Boy Meets Girl (1984)

Lowest Rated: 42% Girls With Balls (2018)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1961

Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Distinct and quintessentially French actor Denis Lavant began appearing on film in 1982. After a string of small parts Lavant began his famed collaboration with director Leos Carax with Carax's feature film debut, the relationship drama "Boy Meets Girl," launching both their careers. Their second film together, the crime drama "Mauvais sang," paired Lavant with Juliette Binoche with whom he would star in one of Carax's greatest accomplishments, "The Lovers on the Bridge," in which they played two young lovers on the Pont Neuf. The film was nominated for a BAFTA and earned Lavant his first nomination for best actor. In the '90s, Lavant worked with some of France's most talented filmmakers, starring in Jean-Michel Carré's "Visiblement je vous aime," Claire Denis's award-winning drama "Beau travail" about an ex-Foreign Legion officer, and Veit Helmer's celebrated, visually stunning debut comedy "Tuvalu." Maintaining his reputation as one of France's most talented actors, Lavant starred in Andrea Vecchiato's sci-fi drama "Luminal," set in the year 2010, and in international sensation Jean-Pierre Jeunet's romantic war drama "A Very Long Engagement," starring Audrey Tautou. In 2007 Lavant joined Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, and Werner Herzog in Harmony Korine's quirky comedy, "Mister Lonely," a story about a community of celebrity impersonators living on a commune in Scotland. Lavant memorably was cast as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator in a relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Maintaining his relationship with Carax, Lavant starred in the segment "Merde" of "Tokyo!" as a sewer dweller who occasionally attacks people.

Highest rated movies

100% Boy Meets Girl
96% Gagarine 96% Night of the Kings
92% Holy Motors
90% The Temptation of St. Tony
87% Beau travail
86% The Lovers on the Bridge
85% The Night Eats the World

Photos

DENIS LAVANT ATTENDS THE HOLY MOTORS PHOTOCALL DURING THE 65TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AT PALAIS DES FESTIVALS ON MAY 23, 2012 IN CANNES, FRANCE. PHOTOSHOT TOKYO!, Denis Lavant, segment 'Merde', directed by Leos Carax, 2008. ©Liberation Entertainment LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE, (aka LES AMANTS DU PONT-NEUF), Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, 1991 A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, (aka UN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANCAILLES), Jean-Pierre Becker, Jerome Kircher, Clovis Cornillac, Gaspard Ulliel, Denis Lavant, Dominique Bettenfeld, 2004, (c) Warner Independent Pictures LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE, (aka LES AMANTS DU PONT-NEUF), Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, 1991 THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY, (aka PUHA TONU KIUSAMINE), Denis Lavant, 2009. ©Olive Films TOKYO!, Denis Lavant (front left), segment 'Merde', directed by Leos Carax, 2008. ©Liberation Entertainment TOKYO!, Denis Lavant (center), segment 'Merde', directed by Leos Carax, 2008. ©Liberation Entertainment BAD BLOOD (Mauvais Sang), Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, 1986 TUVALU, Denis Lavant, 2002 TOKYO!, Denis Lavant, segment 'Merde', directed by Leos Carax, 2008. ©Liberation Entertainment MISTER LONELY, Denis Lavant, as Charlie Chaplin, 2007. ©IFC Films CAPTAIN AHAB, (aka CAPITAINE ACHAB), Denis Lavant, 2007. ©Wide Management MISTER LONELY, Denis Lavant, as Charlie Chaplin, 2007. ©IFC Films TOKYO!, Denis Lavant, segment 'Merde', directed by Leos Carax, 2008. ©Liberation Entertainment CAMPING SAUVAGE, Isild Le Besco, Denis Lavant, 2005, ©Shellac Distribution CAMPING SAUVAGE, Denis Lavant, Isild Le Besco, 2005, ©Shellac Distribution CAMPING SAUVAGE, Denis Lavant, 2005, ©Shellac Distribution CAMPING SAUVAGE, Denis Lavant, 2005, ©Shellac Distribution HOLY MOTORS, from left: Eva Mendes, Denis Lavant, 2012. ©Indomina

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Who Owns the World Kasimir (Character) - 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miserable Miracle Unknown (Voice) - 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet C'est pas moi Unknown (Character) - 2024
83% No Score Yet It's Not Me Unknown (Character) - 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hood Witch Unknown (Character) - 2023
83% No Score Yet Human Flowers of Flesh Galoup (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Traveller: Killer Town Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tralala Climby (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tralala Climby (Character) - 2021
96% 65% Gagarine gérard (Character) - 2020
96% 63% Night of the Kings Silence (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Figurant Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bra Kamal (Character) $8.3K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Nation, One King Marat (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Emperor of Paris Maillard (Character) - 2018
64% 31% The Mountain Jack (Character) $60.8K 2018
42% 24% Girls With Balls Barman (Character) - 2018
85% 53% The Night Eats the World Alfred (Character) - 2018
83% 80% 3 Days in Quiberon Fischer (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les scènes fortuites Allen (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cornélius, le meunier hurlant Doctor de Chomo (Character) - 2018
58% 20% Boris Without Béatrice l'Inconnu (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 46% Eva Doesn't Sleep Koenig (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet History's Future Lottery Ticket Seller (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis-Ferdinand Céline Louis-Ferdinand Céline (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kazarken: As We Dig Centaure Chiron (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and Kaminski Karl-Ludwig (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Nights With Pattie André (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 80% The Iron Ivan Poddubny's Coach (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 50% Mr. X Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pitchipoï Pierre Schulmann (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the West Unknown (Character) - 2014
47% 38% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas The Theologist (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcel Dassault, l'homme au pardessus Marcel Dassault (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marussia Clochard (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starlight Elliot (Character) - 2012
92% 71% Holy Motors Mr. Oscar/Le Banquier/La Mendiante/L'O.S de la Motion Capture/M. Merde/Le Père/L'Accordéoniste/Le Tueur/Le Tué/Le Mourant/L'Homme au Foyer (Character) $641.1K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stargazer Kepler - Jean (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 48% My Little Princess Ernst (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hop-o'-My-Thumb L'ogre (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave Not a Cloud Behind Unknown (Character) - 2010
90% 77% The Temptation of St. Tony Count Dionysos Korzybski (Character) $1.7K 2009
76% 72% Tokyo! Merde (Character) $351.1K 2008
46% 57% Mister Lonely Charlie Chaplin (Character) $165.8K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Ahab Achab adulte (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% Wild Camp Blaise (Character) - 2005
79% 85% A Very Long Engagement Six-Sous (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promenons-nous dans les bois Stéphane (Character) - 2000
73% 89% Tuvalu Anton (Character) $411.7K 1999
87% 77% Beau travail Galoup (Character) $271.6K 1999
No Score Yet 32% Don Juan Pierrot (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melody for a Hustler L'auto-stoppeur (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Animals Emil (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 17% The Chess Game Max (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet De force avec d'autres Denis (Character) - 1993
86% 88% The Lovers on the Bridge Alex (Character) $117.6K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mona and I Pierre (Character) - 1989
85% 81% Bad Blood Alex (Character) $21.5K 1986
100% 72% Boy Meets Girl Alex (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viva la Vie! Caviar delivery man (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Sun Pierre Carnot (Character) 2016