Vincent Cassel

Vincent Cassel (born 23 November 1966) is a French actor. He first achieved recognition for his performance as a troubled French Jewish youth in Mathieu Kassovitz's 1995 film La Haine, for which he received two César Award nominations. He garnered wide recognition with English-speaking audiences for his performances in Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007), as well as Eastern Promises (2007), Black Swan (2010), and Jason Bourne (2016). Cassel is also renowned for playing the infamous French bank-robber Jacques Mesrine in Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One (both in 2008). In 2020, he portrayed Engerraund Serac in the HBO television series Westworld.

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Trance (2013)

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A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Matt Cross

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Matt Cross

Birthday Girl (2001)

A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jez Butterworth
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jez Butterworth
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

Renegade (2004)

U.S Marshal Mike Donovan has dark memories of the death of his first love. He keeps peace between the Americans and the natives who had temporarily adopted and taken care of him. The evil actions of a white sorcerer lead him to confront the villain in the Sacred ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Kounen
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Ernest Borgnine

U.S Marshal Mike Donovan has dark memories of the death of his first love. He keeps peace between the Americans and the natives who had temporarily adopted and taken care of him. The evil actions of a white sorcerer lead him to confront the villain in the Sacred ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Kounen
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Ernest Borgnine

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

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In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Gans
CAST:  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Monica Bellucci

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Gans
CAST:  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Monica Bellucci

Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

Eastern Promises (2007)

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A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Elizabeth (1998)

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The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Joseph Fiennes

The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Joseph Fiennes

Irreversible (2002)

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A woman’s lover and her ex-boyfriend take justice into their own hands after she becomes the victim of a rapist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Monica Bellucci  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Albert Dupontel  •  Jo Prestia

A woman’s lover and her ex-boyfriend take justice into their own hands after she becomes the victim of a rapist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Monica Bellucci  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Albert Dupontel  •  Jo Prestia

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Thandiwe Newton

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Thandiwe Newton

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

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Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julia Roberts

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julia Roberts

Shrek (2001)

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It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  John Lithgow

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Vicky Jenson
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  John Lithgow

The Crimson Rivers (2000)

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Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Nadia Farès  •  Dominique Sanda

Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Nadia Farès  •  Dominique Sanda

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her mission to reclaim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  John Malkovich

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her mission to reclaim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  John Malkovich

La Haine (1995)

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

The Apartment (1996)

Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, when Max catches a glimpse of the great lost love of his life, he becomes obsessed with rekindling their relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Mimouni
CAST:  Romane Bohringer  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Sandrine Kiberlain

Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, when Max catches a glimpse of the great lost love of his life, he becomes obsessed with rekindling their relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Mimouni
CAST:  Romane Bohringer  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Sandrine Kiberlain

Guest House Paradiso (1999)

Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But when a famous Italian filmstar, Gina Carbonara, who is in hiding from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Edmondson
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Adrian Edmondson  •  Bill Nighy  •  Kate Ashfield

Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But when a famous Italian filmstar, Gina Carbonara, who is in hiding from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Edmondson
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Adrian Edmondson  •  Bill Nighy  •  Kate Ashfield

Dobermann (1997)

The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who only has one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Kounen
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Antoine Basler

The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who only has one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Kounen
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Antoine Basler

Read My Lips (2001)

She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Audiard
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Emmanuelle Devos  •  Olivier Gourmet  •  Bernard Alane

She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Audiard
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Emmanuelle Devos  •  Olivier Gourmet  •  Bernard Alane

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

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Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring down Willy Bank along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Matt Damon  •  Al Pacino

Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring down Willy Bank along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Matt Damon  •  Al Pacino

Adultery (A User's Guide) (1995)

This French farce chronicles one special day in the lives of a married pair of Parisian architects, Fabienne and Bruno, as they anxiously await the results of an important architectual contest they have entered. Unable to handle the stress of waiting, both turn to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Pascal
CAST:  Richard Berry  •  Karin Viard  •  Vincent Cassel

This French farce chronicles one special day in the lives of a married pair of Parisian architects, Fabienne and Bruno, as they anxiously await the results of an important architectual contest they have entered. Unable to handle the stress of waiting, both turn to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Pascal
CAST:  Richard Berry  •  Karin Viard  •  Vincent Cassel
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