Mathieu Amalric is a French actor and director who has appeared in both French and American films. Scheduled to play villain Dominic Greene in 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace, Amalric has has been described by critics as “the Antoine Doniel of the 90s” due to his on-screen personality, which tends toward tragically romantic, quirky and intellectual roles.
Amalric was born Oct. 25, 1965 to parents Jacques, a newspaper editorialist, and Nicole, a literary critic, in Hauts-de-Seine, France. He began his film career in his 20s, with a role as Julien in Les Favoris de la Lune (Favorites of the Moon), a French crime drama. During the 1990s, Amalric blossomed as a screen presence. Throughout this period, Amalric remained in French film, achieving roles in several movies including La Sentinel (The Sentinel) (1992), Le Journal du Seducteur (Diary of a Seducer) (1996) and Fin Aout, Debut Septembre (Late August, Early September) (1998).
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