From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
He is the son of Philippe Garrel, a French director, and Brigitte Sy, a director and actress. His grandfather is Maurice Garrel and his godfather is actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, both of them also famous French actors.
- Is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory.
- Was awarded the 2006 Cesar Award for Best Male Newcomer for his work in Les Amants réguliers, directed by his father.
- According to an interview with Michael Pitt in the New York Daily News, Garrel, just before the shooting the first nude scene in The Dreamers, ran nude through every room on the set screaming. The prank broke the tension and "loosened everybody up."
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