Benoît Magimel

Benoît Magimel

Magimel at the 2016 César Awards ceremony
Born (1974-05-11) 11 May 1974
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988-present

Benoît Magimel (French pronunciation: [bənwa maʒimɛl]; born 11 May 1974) is a French actor. A prolific actor who was 14 when he appeared in his first film, Magimel has starred in a variety of roles in French cinema.[1]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Director Notes
1988 Life Is a Long Quiet River Momo Groseille Étienne Chatiliez
1995 A Single Girl Rémi Benoît Jacquot
La Haine Benoît Mathieu Kassovitz
1996 Thieves Jimmy Fontana André Téchiné Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actor
1998 Déjà mort David Olivier Dahan
1999 Children of the Century Alfred de Musset Diane Kurys
2000 The Piano Teacher Walter Klemmer Michael Haneke Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor
Le Roi danse Louis XIV of France Gérard Corbiau
To Matthieu Matthieu Xavier Beauvois
2002 The Nest Santino Florent-Emilio Siri
2003 The Flower of Evil François Vasseur Claude Chabrol
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Capitaine Reda Olivier Dahan
The Bridesmaid Philippe Tardieu Claude Chabrol
2005 Sky Fighters Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli Gérard Pirès
2006 Charlie Says Pierre Nicole Garcia
2007 A Girl Cut in Two Paul André Claude Gaudens Claude Chabrol Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actor
Intimate Enemies Lieutenant Terrien Florent Emilio Siri
2008 The Possibility of an Island Daniel Michel Houellebecq
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow Alex Fayard Barbet Schroeder
2010 Sans laisser de traces Étienne Meunier Grégoire Vigneron
Little White Lies Vincent Ribaud Guillaume Canet
2011 Forces spéciales Tic-Tac Stéphane Rybojad
2012 My Way Paul Lederman Florent Emilio Siri Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actor
2013 Pour une femme Michel Diane Kurys
2014 La French Le Fou Cédric Jimenez
2015 La Tête haute Yann Emmanuelle Bercot Cabourg Film Festival - Best Actor
César Award for Best Supporting Actor
2016 Marseille Lucas Barrès Florent Siri
2016 150 Milligrams Antoine Le Bihan Emmanuelle Bercot


  1. "Benoît Magimel" (in French). Elle. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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