Guillaume Canet

10.04.1973, Boulogne Billancourt, France


Guillaume Canet was born on April 10, 1973 in Boulogne Billancourtu (France).
He studied acting at the famous Cours Florenteu in Paris. Afterwards,
together with a few friends, he founded his theatre company. People from
television soon noticed him and his career began to develop. He made his first
film appearance in the film Barracuda (directed by Philippe Haďm, 1977).
Until present day he acted in more than thirty films, among which La Fidélité
(directed by Andrzej Zulawski 2000), The Beach (directed by Danny Boyle,
2000) and Les Morsures de l’Aube(directed by Antoine de Caunes, 2001) are the most famous. Before making his feature film debut with Mon idole (2002), he directed several short films.


Films by this director

My Idol

(Mon idole, 2002)

Directed by: Guillaume Canet

An ambitious young man, Bastien, works as assistant to Philippe Letzger, the arrogant host of the most popular show on French television. Bastien warms up the audience and fulfills Letzger’s orders, even though he knows he is capable of much more than his boss is. However, Bastien puts up with it all, in order to be able to work with his idol, the genial producer Jean-Louis Broustal. One day Bastien receives a call to join his idol at his estate, where they will discuss the concept f...

color, 110 min
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