François Damiens

François Georges Henri Marie Ghislain Joseph Damiens (born 17 January 1973) is a Belgian actor. He has appeared in more than fifty films since 2000. He started out doing hidden camera videos in the 90s and became widely popular in Belgium. He gained great popularity in Belgium and had to stop filming in 2004 because he could no longer play without being recognized; he then came to France to continue his activity. There, as in Switzerland, he acquired a certain celebrity thanks to the dissemination of his hoaxes on Canal+ and internet. He made his directorial feature debut in 2018 with the drama film Mon Ket. He has two sons: Jack & Jimmy. He is trilingual, in addition to French, he speaks Dutch and English. Source: Article "François Damiens" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Taxi 4 (2007)

Before being extradited to Africa to stand trial, a notorious Belgian criminal is entrusted to the Marseilles police department for less than 24 hours. But the wily crook convinces bumbling policeman Emilien he's a lowly Belgian embassy employee who got railroaded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Krawczyk
CAST:  Samy Naceri  •  Frédéric Diefenthal  •  Emma Wiklund  •  Edouard Montoute

Before being extradited to Africa to stand trial, a notorious Belgian criminal is entrusted to the Marseilles police department for less than 24 hours. But the wily crook convinces bumbling policeman Emilien he's a lowly Belgian embassy employee who got railroaded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Krawczyk
CAST:  Samy Naceri  •  Frédéric Diefenthal  •  Emma Wiklund  •  Edouard Montoute

Cowboy (2007)

The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

The story of a rabbi and his talking cat, a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi's teenage daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Delesvaux  •  Joann Sfar
CAST:  François Morel  •  Maurice Bénichou  •  Hafsia Herzi  •  Jean-Pierre Kalfon

The story of a rabbi and his talking cat, a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi's teenage daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Delesvaux  •  Joann Sfar
CAST:  François Morel  •  Maurice Bénichou  •  Hafsia Herzi  •  Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Nothing to Declare (2010)

During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dany Boon
CAST:  Dany Boon  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Christel Pedrinelli  •  Joachim Ledeganck

During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dany Boon
CAST:  Dany Boon  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Christel Pedrinelli  •  Joachim Ledeganck

Porn in the Hood (2012)

3 childhood friends who have never left their hometown in the suburb try to get into porn as a way earning easy money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franck Gastambide
CAST:  Ramzy Bedia  •  Medi Sadoun  •  Franck Gastambide  •  Jib Pocthier

3 childhood friends who have never left their hometown in the suburb try to get into porn as a way earning easy money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franck Gastambide
CAST:  Ramzy Bedia  •  Medi Sadoun  •  Franck Gastambide  •  Jib Pocthier

Playing Dead (2013)

Jean, a forty-year-old struggling, out-of-work actor has hit rock bottom. Although open to any kind of work, he can't get a break. At the unemployment office, his counselor has a rather odd proposal: he can get a job helping the police reconstruct crime scenes, by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  François Damiens  •  Géraldine Nakache  •  Lucien Jean-Baptiste  •  Anne Le Ny

Jean, a forty-year-old struggling, out-of-work actor has hit rock bottom. Although open to any kind of work, he can't get a break. At the unemployment office, his counselor has a rather odd proposal: he can get a job helping the police reconstruct crime scenes, by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  François Damiens  •  Géraldine Nakache  •  Lucien Jean-Baptiste  •  Anne Le Ny

Gare du Nord (2013)

Paris, North Station, anything comes by, even trains. One would like to stay, but they have to hurry up... Like other thousands lives crossing, Ismael, Mathilde, Sacha and Joan are going to meet here...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire Simon
CAST:  Nicole Garcia  •  Reda Kateb  •  François Damiens  •  Monia Chokri

Paris, North Station, anything comes by, even trains. One would like to stay, but they have to hurry up... Like other thousands lives crossing, Ismael, Mathilde, Sacha and Joan are going to meet here...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire Simon
CAST:  Nicole Garcia  •  Reda Kateb  •  François Damiens  •  Monia Chokri

Suzanne (2013)

The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katell Quillévéré
CAST:  Sara Forestier  •  Adèle Haenel  •  François Damiens  •  Paul Hamy

The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katell Quillévéré
CAST:  Sara Forestier  •  Adèle Haenel  •  François Damiens  •  Paul Hamy

Tip Top (2013)

Two policewomen from Internal Affairs arrive in a provincial precinct to investigate the death of an Algerian woman who was an informer. One punches, the other eyes, tip top.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Bozon
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  François Damiens  •  Karole Rocher

Two policewomen from Internal Affairs arrive in a provincial precinct to investigate the death of an Algerian woman who was an informer. One punches, the other eyes, tip top.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Bozon
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  François Damiens  •  Karole Rocher

Tango Libre (2012)

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Fonteyne
CAST:  François Damiens  •  Sergi López  •  Jan Hammenecker  •  Anne Paulicevich

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Fonteyne
CAST:  François Damiens  •  Sergi López  •  Jan Hammenecker  •  Anne Paulicevich

Holidays by the Sea (2011)

A comedy about funny adventures of the group of French people during the summer vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascal Rabaté
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  François Damiens  •  François Morel

A comedy about funny adventures of the group of French people during the summer vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascal Rabaté
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  François Damiens  •  François Morel

Delicacy (2011)

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Foenkinos  •  Stéphane Foenkinos
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  François Damiens  •  Bruno Todeschini  •  Mélanie Bernier

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Foenkinos  •  Stéphane Foenkinos
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  François Damiens  •  Bruno Todeschini  •  Mélanie Bernier

Trader Games (2010)

A hot young Wall Street trader finds a formula based on climatology to play the market and win big... but at what cost?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fabrice Genestal
CAST:  Gilles Lellouche  •  Vahina Giocante  •  Charles Berling  •  Michael Madsen

A hot young Wall Street trader finds a formula based on climatology to play the market and win big... but at what cost?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fabrice Genestal
CAST:  Gilles Lellouche  •  Vahina Giocante  •  Charles Berling  •  Michael Madsen

Trouble at Timpetill (2008)

The children of a small European mountain village end up being its only residents, soon after the adults cannot take their behavior any longer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Bary
CAST:  Raphaël Katz  •  Adèle Exarchopoulos  •  Léo Legrand  •  Carole Bouquet

The children of a small European mountain village end up being its only residents, soon after the adults cannot take their behavior any longer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Bary
CAST:  Raphaël Katz  •  Adèle Exarchopoulos  •  Léo Legrand  •  Carole Bouquet

Little Nicholas (2009)

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Tirard
CAST:  Maxime Godart  •  Valérie Lemercier  •  Kad Merad  •  Sandrine Kiberlain

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Tirard
CAST:  Maxime Godart  •  Valérie Lemercier  •  Kad Merad  •  Sandrine Kiberlain

Heartbreaker (2010)

Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascal Chaumeil
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Vanessa Paradis  •  Julie Ferrier  •  Andrew Lincoln

Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascal Chaumeil
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Vanessa Paradis  •  Julie Ferrier  •  Andrew Lincoln

The Wolberg Family (2009)

He can deliver a breathtaking speech on the American soul to flabbergasted schoolboys, get mixed up in the private lives of his citizens, and even get his 18-year-old daughter to swear that never, but never, would she leave home. Meet Simon Wolberg, mayor of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Axelle Ropert
CAST:  François Damiens  •  Valérie Benguigui  •  Valentin Vigourt  •  Léopoldine Serre

He can deliver a breathtaking speech on the American soul to flabbergasted schoolboys, get mixed up in the private lives of his citizens, and even get his 18-year-old daughter to swear that never, but never, would she leave home. Meet Simon Wolberg, mayor of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Axelle Ropert
CAST:  François Damiens  •  Valérie Benguigui  •  Valentin Vigourt  •  Léopoldine Serre

JCVD (2008)

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Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mabrouk El Mechri
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  François Damiens  •  Zinedine Soualem  •  Karim Belkhadra

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mabrouk El Mechri
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  François Damiens  •  Zinedine Soualem  •  Karim Belkhadra

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)

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Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Hazanavicius
CAST:  Jean Dujardin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Aure Atika  •  Philippe Lefebvre

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Hazanavicius
CAST:  Jean Dujardin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Aure Atika  •  Philippe Lefebvre

Dikkenek (2006)

Jean-Claude is a loud-mouthed, know-it-all and full time boor who is best friends with Stef, a self-styled lady killer who would do better with the fairer sex if he could work up the ambition to wake up in the morning. Stef has decided that he may need some help in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Van Hoofstadt
CAST:  Jean-Luc Couchard  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Marion Cotillard

Jean-Claude is a loud-mouthed, know-it-all and full time boor who is best friends with Stef, a self-styled lady killer who would do better with the fairer sex if he could work up the ambition to wake up in the morning. Stef has decided that he may need some help in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Van Hoofstadt
CAST:  Jean-Luc Couchard  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Marion Cotillard
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