Vincent Macaigne

Vincent Macaigne

Vincent Macaigne in 2014
Born (1978-10-19) 19 October 1978
Paris, France
Occupation Actor, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Film director, Playwright
Years active 1998–present

Vincent Macaigne (born 19 October 1978) is a French actor, theatre director and film director. He is also a screenwriter and playwright.[1]

Life and career

Macaigne was raised in Paris, the son of a French businessman and an Iranian-born painter. He has an elder brother, who is a forensic doctor.[1] He attended the CNSAD between 1999 and 2002, and staged his first play in 2004. Throughout the 2000s, he acted in several theatre productions and also wrote and staged a number of plays.[2] He suffered two strokes at just thirty years old, one of which occurred after his 2009 staging of the theatrical adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Idiot. In an interview, he said the stroke has had no lasting consequences to his health.[1][3][4]

His short film What We'll Leave Behind (Ce qu'il restera de nous) won the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and was nominated for the César Award for Best Short Film.

In 2014, he received nominations for the César Award for Most Promising Actor and the Lumières Award for Most Promising Actor for his role in La Fille du 14 juillet.

His directorial feature film debut, Dom Juan, is an adaptation of the play of the same name by Molière. It was screened in the Cineasts of the Present section at the 2015 Locarno International Film Festival.[5]


As actor

Year Title Role Director Notes
1998 Jeanne et le loup Cyril Laurent Jaoui TV Movie
2001 Replay Henri Catherine Corsini
2002 Le doux amour des hommes The server Jean-Paul Civeyrac
2004 Quand je serai star The actor Patrick Mimouni
2007 24 mesures The internal Jalil Lespert
2008 On War Bertrand Bonello
Le jour où Ségolène a gagné The Belgian Nicolas Pariser Short
Écrire pour un chanteur Guilhem Amesland TV Series (1 Episode)
2009 Le naufragé Sylvain Guillaume Brac Short
2011 A Burning Hot Summer Achille Philippe Garrel
Rives Unhappy Customer Armel Hostiou
La règle de trois Vincent Louis Garrel Short
Un monde sans femmes Sylvain Guillaume Brac Short
Moonlight Lover Vincent Guilhem Amesland Short
I'm Your Man Bruno Keren Ben Rafael Short
Goldman Victor Christophe Blanc TV Movie
2012 Crazy Pink Limo The former lover Joséphine de Meaux Short
Le monde à l'envers Thierry Sylvain Desclous Short
À l'ombre du palmier The tourist Bruno Veniard Short
2013 The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu Pator Antonin Peretjatko Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated - Lumières Award for Most Promising Actor
Age of Panic Vincent Justine Triet Mar del Plata International Film Festival - Best Actor
Étoiles d'Or - Best Male Newcomer
2 Autumns, 3 Winters Arman Sébastien Betbeder
Tonnerre Maxime Guillaume Brac Bombay International Film Festival - Best Actor
Kingston Avenue Vincent Armel Hostiou Short
Les lézards Léon Vincent Mariette Short
2014 Eden Arnaud Mia Hansen-Løve
Fool Circle Bruno Camus Vincent Mariette
Truffaut au présent Axelle Ropert TV Mini-Series
2015 Two Friends Clément Louis Garrel Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actor
Une histoire américaine Vincent Armel Hostiou
Le repas dominical Jean Céline Devaux Short
2016 Agnus Dei Samuel Anne Fontaine
News from Planet Mars Jérôme Dominik Moll
La Loi de la jungle Marc Châtaigne Antonin Peretjatko
Les philosophes Guilhem Amesland

As filmmaker

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Ce qu'il restera de nous Director, Writer, Cinematographer & Editor Short
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - Grand Prix
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - Press Award
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - Special Mention of the Youth Jury
Nominated - César Award for Best Short Film
2013 Kingston Avenue Co-writer Short directed by Armel Hostiou
Mille pattes et crapaud Animator Short directed by Anna Khlmelevskaya
2015 Dom Juan Director Nominated - Locarno International Film Festival - Nescens Prize
Une histoire américaine Writer Directed by Armel Hostiou


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