Olivier Martinez - Details


Olivier Martinez has been called the most promising French actor since Gérard Depardieu. His acting career came entirely by accident. After a series of dead-end jobs and with no foreseeable future, he accompanied a friend to an audition and was bitten by the acting bug.

After schooling at France's Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique, Martinez leapt from theatre to television and then to films. His first role was co-starring with Yves Montand in Jean-Jacques Beineix' IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992)
.Martinez won a César for his next film role in Bertrand Blier's 1993 drama 1, 2, 3, Soleil opposite Marcello Mastroianni.

His other acting credits include Jean-Paul Rappeneau's Horseman on the Roof, The (1995)} with [Juliette Binoche, Bertrand Blier's Mon Homme (1996), J. J. Bigas Luna's Chambermaid on the Titanic, The (1997), Eric Barbier's Toreros (2000) with Claude Brasseur and Mario Camus' The Town of the Proteges.