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The World Is Not Enough
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Actor/Actress, Director, Writer
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This sultry, ravishingly beautiful brunette began as a teenaged as the star of the top-grossing French film "La Boum/The Party" (1980) and its popular 1982 sequel, which earned her a Cesar as Most Promising Newcomer. Marceau`s subsequent films alternated between comedies ("Joyeuses Paques" 1984, with Jean-Paul Belmondo) and historical features ("Fort Saganne" 1983, with Gerard Depardieu). She won acclaim as a teenaged prostitute in "L`Amour Braques" (1985), directed by her longtime companion, Polish director Andrzej Zukawski. Marceau gave spirited, capable performances in Maurice Pialet`s "Police" (1984), "L`Etudiante/The Student" (1988) and "Fanfan" (1993). She broke into English-language films as the Princess of Wales in Mel Gibson`s Oscar-winning epic "Braveheart" (1995). The luminous actress brought a much needed injection of passion and smoldering sexuality amidst the battle scenes. Impressed with Marceau, Gibson (as producer) hired her for the lead in yet another screen version of "Anna Karenina" (1997). Also in 1997, Marceau was cast as a Swiss governess in the romance "Firelight", which marked the directorial debut of screenwriter William Nicholson. She was featured as Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" opposite Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer and in the lighthearted "Lost and Found" opposite comedian David Spade (both in 1999). After co-starring in the French features "La Fidélité" (2000) for Poland’s acclaimed director Andrzej Zulawski and "Le fantôme du Louvre" (2001), for director Jean-Paul Salomé, Marceau returned to the States for the romantic feature, "Alex and Emma" (2003), which starred Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson.
Full Name at Birth
Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu
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Sophie Marceau (born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu; 17 November 1966) is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum (1980) and La Boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, including L'Étudiante (1988), Pacific Palisades (1990), Fanfan (1993), and Revenge of the Musketeers (1994). Marceau became an international film star with her performances in Braveheart (1995), Firelight (1997), and the 19th James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999).
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Artmédia (Talent Agency), Nopac Talent
Actress, Author, Director, Screenwriter
Socie, Citroen, Guerlain, Maxell, Dior
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==Sophie Marceau== Actress - ===Date of Birth=== 17 November 1966, Paris, France
===Birth Name=== Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu
===Height=== 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that director Claude Pinoteau was looking for new faces for a movie about teenagers called The Party (1980). She auditioned for the role, got it, and the film was a success. She played in La boum 2 (1982), then bought back her contract with Gaumont when she was 16 years old for one million French francs. She is a critically acclaimed actress, having received the Cesar for Best Feminine Hope for "La Boum 2" in 1983. She was elected Romantic actress for Chouans! (1988) at the Festival International du Film Romantique (International Festival of Romantic Movie) of Cabourg in 1988, and was awarded the Moliere of the Best Theatrical Revelation for "Eurydice et Pygmalion" in 1994.
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She was chosen as Ambassador of Charm for France in East Asia where she enjoys great popularity.
She is an animal lover, a nature protector.
Has her look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
Her manager is Dominique Besnehard.
Was an official model for Marianne, a national emblem of France.
Studied in the Ecole Florent in Paris.
Has a three years old brother named Sylvain.
Daughter of Simone and Benoit Maupu.
Was in a relationship with Andrzej Zulawski from 1984 to 2001. They have a son together.
(July 11, 2014) Separated from her boyfriend of 7 years Christopher Lambert.
Was in a relationship with Jim Lemley from 2001 to 2007. They have a daughter together.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a son Vincent Zulawski on July 24, 1995. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Andrzej Zulawski.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Juliette Lemley on June 13, 2002 in London. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Jim Lemley.
Personal Quotes (7)
Acting is wonderful therapy for people. Instead of suffering for yourself, someone will do it for you.
I need the seasons to live to the rhythm of rain and sun. In town, It's like you can hardly make the difference between night and day.
I hate those kisses, you know, American kisses, with the tongues out. They're disgusting. I can't look, it's like porno!
[after hearing that Leonardo DiCaprio is a big fan] What is he, 13 or 11? Perhaps I could play his nanny.
[about writing an autobiographical novel, "Telling Lies", in 2001] It's so attractive, too attractive. Your writing becomes more real than your reality. Acting is contained--you act for three months, then leave it--but writing is the act of creation. Writing is dangerous.
And that's how the world, I think, imagines French women--you know, like very womanly and seducing men and that's how they like to imagine them.
And that's how you have to be smart, are you believable in this part or aren't you believable. And it has nothing to do with your talent.
Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (2001) €1,000,000
Anthony Zimmer (2005) €690,000
LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008) €1,251,000 (including 486,000 bonus of 0.13 per admit beyond 1,000,000 and 0.225 beyond 2,000,000 admissions)
De l'autre côté du lit (2008) €765,000
Ne te retourne pas (2009) €765,000
L'homme de chevet (2009) €765,000
L'âge de raison (2010) €765,000
Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (2012) €1,200,000
Couple Profile Source
Curie College, Cours École Florent Drama School
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Time Art Talent Agency, Paris, France, Dominique Besnehard (Sophie’s Agent turned Producer)
Pathé Marconi EMI
Has maintained forehead covering hair bangs throughout her life as a signature style, Deep set eyes with an intense gaze, Sharp facial features (sharp nose, sharp chin on a lean, slender face)
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