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      Denis Podalydès

      Denis Podalydès

      Highest Rated: 100% The Teacher (2017)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 22, 1963

      Birthplace: Versailles, France

      A wiry and diminutive French character actor with large, expressive eyes, Denis Podalydès spent much of his prolific career traversing the fringes of indie cinema before snagging several major film roles. Originally hailing from the stage, where he's since become a time-honored member of the vaunted Comédie-Française, he jumped headlong into films in the late 1980s and became a peripheral fixture of the subsequent two decades' influx of hip and sometimes outré French relationship comedies. In addition to appearing in the ensembles of films such as the tapestried love story "My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument," he's delivered several endearing if little-seen lead performances in quirky character studies directed by his brother, Bruno Podalydès, including the comedy of romantic indecisiveness "Only God Sees Me." His profile was raised considerably, however, when he co-starred as a wounded soldier in the lyrically haunting "The Officer's Ward" and as a freewheeling 1940s-era screenwriter in the exceptionally insightful "Safe Conduct" (2002). The two critically acclaimed wartime dramas paved the way for supporting parts in such international crossover smashes as the crackerjack domestic thriller "Caché" and the mystery-shrouded American adventure "The Da Vinci Code" ('06). Ever since, Podalydès has worked at an incredible rate of several films per year, continuing to crop up in dozens of offbeat love stories while garnering starring roles in such ambitious projects as "The Conquest," a probing examination of French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

      Highest rated movies

      All Your Faces
      Rise
      The Teacher
      See How They Run
      Anaïs in Love
      La belle époque
      For a Woman
      An Ordinary Execution

      Photos

      CANNES - MAY 18: ACTOR DENIS PODALYDES ATTENDS THE 'LA CONQUETE' PREMIERE AT THE PALAIS DES FESTIVALS DURING THE 64TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ON MAY 18, 2011 IN CANNES, FRANCE. (PHOTO BY ANTHONY HARVEY/PICTUREGROUP) (ZB3025_223991_09791) ANTHONY HARVEY/PHOTOSHOT

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Roi Lear Lear (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'établi Junot (Character) - 2023
      69% No Score Yet Homecoming Marc (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bernadette Bernard Niquet (Character) - 2023
      100% 92% All Your Faces Paul (Character) - 2023
      60% No Score Yet Making of Simon (Character) - 2023
      100% 87% Rise Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Magic Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vortex of Life Victor Massenet (Character) - 2022
      53% 27% Deception Philip (Character) - 2021
      90% 79% Anaïs in Love Daniel (Character) $41.4K 2021
      71% No Score Yet Bloody Oranges Le ténor du Barreau (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasies Vincent (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Presidents le coach (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet French Tech Alexandre (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 2020
      83% No Score Yet Delete History Bertrand Pitorin (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet French Tech Alexandre Duveteux (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Électre / Oreste Ménélas (Character) - 2019
      76% 83% An Officer and a Spy Maître Demange (Character) - 2019
      90% 86% La belle époque François (Character) - 2019
      83% 65% Sorry Angel Mathieu (Character) $30.6K 2018
      No Score Yet 88% Mr & Mme Adelman Le psy (Character) - 2017
      52% 43% The Eavesdropper Clément (Character) - 2017
      50% 50% 50 Is the New 30 Emmanuel Doublet (Character) - 2017
      100% 60% The Teacher François Foucault (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 50% The Sweet Escape Rémi (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jews Unknown (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 14% Un village presque parfait Henri (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 50% Nice and Easy Richard (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 32% Love Is the Perfect Crime Richard (Character) - 2013
      90% 58% For a Woman Maurice (Character) $28.1K 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conquerors Galaad (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meurtre en trois actes Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eleanor's Secret Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 64% The Dandelions Michel Gladstein (Character) - 2012
      86% 59% You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Antoine (Character) $18.5K 2012
      67% 49% Camille Rewinds Alphonse Da Costa (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 34% Granny's Funeral Armand (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 2012
      No Score Yet 29% Au galop L'éditeur (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 29% La clé des champs Unknown (Character) - 2012
      79% 50% The Conquest Nicolas Sarkozy (Character) $73.9K 2011
      60% 73% Omar Killed Me Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Field of Enchantment Narrator - 2011
      No Score Yet 60% The First Man Professeur Bernard (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Screen Illusion Matamore (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Une exécution ordinaire Le concierge (Character) - 2010
      89% 51% An Ordinary Execution Le concierge (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 33% Park Benches Aimé Mermot (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Times Up Mathieu (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 39% Neuilly sa mere! Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 42% Nothing Personal Gilles Bergerol (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Neuilly sa mère ! Stanislas de Chazelle (Character) - 2009
      60% 69% Skirt Day Labouret (Character) - 2008
      0% 58% Sagan Guy Schoeller (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 25% Coluche, l'histoire d'un Mec Jacques Attali (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La vie d'artiste Bertrand (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Year in My Life Falmin (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sartre, Years of Passion Jean-Paul Sartre (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le 4e Morceau de la Femme Coupée en 3 Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 35% Palais Royal! Titi (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le parfum de la dame en noir Joseph Rouletabille (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 31% Grey Souls Le policier (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 77% Le pont des Arts Guigui, alias l'Innomable (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bienvenue en Suisse Thierry (Character) - 2004
      46% 28% It's Easier for a Camel... Philippe (Character) $15.8K 2003
      No Score Yet 56% The Mystery of the Yellow Room Joseph Rouletabille (Character) - 2003
      100% 59% See How They Run Jérôme (Character) - 2002
      73% 68% Almost Peaceful Charles (Character) $105.9K 2002
      76% 79% Safe Conduct Jean Aurenche (Character) $26.6K 2002
      No Score Yet 47% Mortal Transfer Inspector Chapireau (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 100% Officers' Ward Henri (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom-Oléron Jacques Monot (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 75% Freedom-Oleron (Liberte-Oleron) Unknown (Character) - 2001
      20% 63% Comedy of Innocence Pierre (Character) - 2000
      43% 68% The Children of the Century Sainte-Beuve (Character) $54.9K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thief of Saint Lubin L'avocat (Character) - 1999
      71% 59% Jeanne and the Perfect Guy Julien (Character) $13.9K 1998
      No Score Yet 78% Rien sur Robert Martin (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 82% Only God Sees Me Albert (Character),
      Writer
      - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In All Innocence Martorel (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Chinaman Gérard (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Shave Sanchez (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How I Got Into an Argument Jean-Jacques (Character) $10.3K 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night in Versailles Arnaud (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1991