DOB: September 30, 1975
Background: Cotillard is a French actress from a creative family. Her father is an actor, director, and former mime, and her mother is an actress and drama teacher. She began acting when she was young, first appearing in one of her father's productions.
Filmography: She began her film career in the mid-1990s, appearing in the films "My Sex Life ... Or How I Got Into An Argument," "La belle verte," and the action comedy "Taxi" in her native France. She played dual roles in "Les jolies choses" ("Pretty Things"), earning a Cesar Award nomination. She played a supporting role in Tim Burton's film "Big Fish" and won her first Cesar Award for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement." She starred opposite Russell Crowe in the romance "A Good Year" before making her international breakthrough in "La Vie en Rose," in which she played famed singer Edith Piaf, earning an Oscar for the role. Since then she has appeared in numerous Hollywood productions: "Nine," "Public Enemies," and "Inception." In 2011 she appeared in Woody Allen's comedy "Midnight in Paris" and Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion." In 2012, she is featured in "The Dark Knight Rises" and stars in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone."
Academy Awards: Win - Best Actress ("La Vie en Rose," 2007)
Golden Globes: Win - Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress ("La Vie en Rose," 2008)
Best Film Drama Actress Nomination
"Rust and Bone" (2013); lost to Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty")
Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress Nomination
"Nine" (2010); lost to Meryl Streep ("Julie and Julia")
Best Film Ensemble Nominations
"Midnight in Paris" (2012); lost to "The Help"
"Nine" (2010); lost to "Inglourious Basterds"
Best Film Actress Nominations
"Rust and Bone" (2013); lost to Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook")
"La Vie en Rose" (2008); lost to Julie Christie ("Away From Her")
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