Vincent Cassel  

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Vincent Cassel (born November 23 1966) is a French actor.



Personal life

Cassel was born Vincent Crochon in Paris, the son of Sabine Litique, a journalist, and French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel. He is married to Italian actress Monica Bellucci, with whom he has a daughter, Deva Cassel, born September 12, 2004, in Rome, Italy. His brother Mathias is a member of the French rap group Assassin. He has a passion for Capoeira and displayed his talent in the movie Ocean's Twelve.


His breakthrough role was in Mathieu Kassovitz's critically acclaimed film La Haine where he played a troubled youth from the decrepit outskirts of Paris. Cassel has gone on to act in a variety of films such as the moody L'Appartement, the violent Dobermann, genre-bending Le Pacte des Loups and in the highly controversial Irréversible, where he appeared frontally nude.

Cassel has also done a number of English language films, such as Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, Derailed, Birthday Girl, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Elizabeth, Eastern Promises, and Shrek (as the voice of Monsieur Hood). in 2006, he appeared in Sheitan, in which he played a shepherd who carries out satanic rituals.


Year Film Role Notes
1993 Métisse Max
1995 La Haine Vinz Nominated – César Award for Best Actor
Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
Jefferson in Paris Camille Desmoulins
1996 L'élève Julien
L'Appartement Max
1997 Dobermann Yann le Pentrec (Dobermann)
Come mi vuoi Pasquale
1998 Elizabeth Duc d'Anjou
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Gilles de Rais
Guest House Paradiso Gino Bolognese
2000 Crimson Rivers Max Kerkerian
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Jean-François de Morangias
Shrek Monsieur Hood Voice only
Birthday Girl Alexei
Sur mes lèvres Paul
2002 Ice Age Diego Voice only (French-language version)
Irréversible Marcus Also Co-Producer
2003 The Reckoning Lord De Guise
2004 Blueberry Mike S. Blueberry
Agents Secrets Brisseau
Ocean's Twelve François Toulour
2005 Derailed LaRoche
2006 Sheitan Joseph Also Producer
2007 Ocean's Thirteen François Toulour
Eastern Promises Kirill
Sa Majesté Minor Satyre
2008 Mesrine Jacques Mesrine César Award for Best Actor
Lumiere Award for Best Actor
Étoiles d’Or Award for Best Actor
Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
2009 Lascars Tony Merguez Voice only
Adrift (À Deriva) Matias
2010 Notre Jour Viendra Patrick Also Producer
Alternate Tite: Our Day Will Come
Black Swan Thomas Leroy Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2011 The Monk Capucino Ambrosio
A Dangerous Method Otto Gross

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