Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko was born on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva, divorced her father, Konstantin Kurylenko, soon after her birth. After the divorce, her mother struggled to survive as an art teacher. Young Olga Kurylenko was brought up by her mother and her grandmother, Raisa. During her youth, Olga had a humbling experience of living in poverty; she had no choice but to wear rags and had to darn the holes on her sweater. During the years in Ukraine she studied art, languages, did 7 years of musical school studying piano and went to a ballet studio until 13. At age 13, Olga and her mother made a trip to Moscow. There she was scouted by an agent who approached her at a subway station and offered a job as a model. Initially, Olga's mother was suspicious, but eventually Olga made a good career choice and took training as a model in Moscow. By age 16, she was ready for the next step. She moved to Paris, learned French in six months, and was signed by the Madison agency. At age 18, Olga appeared on the cover of Glamour, then she graced magazine covers of Elle, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, and Vogue, and also became the face of Lejaby lingerie, Bebe clothing, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein cosmetic companies. In 1999, Olga married her friend, French photographer Cedric Van Mol and divorced him three and a half years later. One day Olga presented herself to an acting agency. Eventually, she swapped the catwalk for celluloid, ...

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Quantum of Solace (2008)

Fast pacedRomantic

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Judi Dench

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Judi Dench

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

EnjoyableFunnyOriginalBeautiful

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Toby, a cynical film director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Adam Driver  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Óscar Jaenada  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Toby, a cynical film director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Adam Driver  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Óscar Jaenada  •  Stellan Skarsgård

The Water Diviner (2014)

Dramatic

In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Crowe
CAST:  Jai Courtney  •  Russell Crowe  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Isabel Lucas

In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Crowe
CAST:  Jai Courtney  •  Russell Crowe  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Isabel Lucas

À l'est de moi (2009)

A young woman travels to Moscow, speaking with the people she meets of the region's recent past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bojena Horackova
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Patricia Chraskova  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Geneviève Casile

A young woman travels to Moscow, speaking with the people she meets of the region's recent past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bojena Horackova
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Patricia Chraskova  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Geneviève Casile

Erased (2012)

A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philipp Stölzl
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Liana Liberato  •  Kate Linder

A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philipp Stölzl
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Liana Liberato  •  Kate Linder

Land of Oblivion (2012)

Tchernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michale Boganim
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Andrzej Chyra  •  Ilya Iosifov  •  Serhii Strelnikov

Tchernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michale Boganim
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Andrzej Chyra  •  Ilya Iosifov  •  Serhii Strelnikov

To the Wonder (2013)

RomanticDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Javier Bardem  •  Rachel McAdams

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Javier Bardem  •  Rachel McAdams

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

CleverGoofyFunnyDark

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson

Oblivion (2013)

Action-packedDramaticEmotionalFuturistic

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Kosinski
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Andrea Riseborough  •  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Kosinski
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Andrea Riseborough  •  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Empires of the Deep

For thousand of years, legends of beautiful mermaids have enchanted people from all over the globe. Their fascinating and mysterious world has always captured the imagination of humans. In film history, there hasn't been a single movie that has uncovered and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael French  •  Scott Miller  •  Jonathan Lawrence
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Steve Polites  •  Maxx Maulion  •  Pierre Bourdaud

For thousand of years, legends of beautiful mermaids have enchanted people from all over the globe. Their fascinating and mysterious world has always captured the imagination of humans. In film history, there hasn't been a single movie that has uncovered and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael French  •  Scott Miller  •  Jonathan Lawrence
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Steve Polites  •  Maxx Maulion  •  Pierre Bourdaud

The Assassin Next Door (2009)

In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite with her little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Lerner
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Zohar Shtrauss  •  Ninet Tayeb  •  Liron Levo

In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite with her little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Lerner
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Zohar Shtrauss  •  Ninet Tayeb  •  Liron Levo

There Be Dragons (2011)

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Wes Bentley  •  Dougray Scott  •  Charlie Cox  •  Rodrigo Santoro

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Wes Bentley  •  Dougray Scott  •  Charlie Cox  •  Rodrigo Santoro

Centurion (2010)

GrippingAction-packedBrilliantAdventurous

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Marshall
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Andreas Wisniewski  •  Dave Legeno  •  Axelle Carolyn

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Marshall
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Andreas Wisniewski  •  Dave Legeno  •  Axelle Carolyn

Max Payne (2008)

A DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy, and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death, join forces to solve a series of murders in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Mila Kunis  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ludacris

A DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy, and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death, join forces to solve a series of murders in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Mila Kunis  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ludacris

The Ring Finger (2005)

When she is slightly hurt in the factory where she works, Iris quits her job and finds a new one as an assistant in a laboratory of a very peculiar kind. Without fully grasping what is at play around her, she gradually engages in a disturbing love affair with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Bertrand
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Marc Barbé  •  Stipe Erceg  •  Edith Scob

When she is slightly hurt in the factory where she works, Iris quits her job and finds a new one as an assistant in a laboratory of a very peculiar kind. Without fully grasping what is at play around her, she gradually engages in a disturbing love affair with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Bertrand
CAST:  Olga Kurylenko  •  Marc Barbé  •  Stipe Erceg  •  Edith Scob

The Snake (2007)

A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. In fact the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Barbier
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Pierre Richard  •  Simon Abkarian

A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. In fact the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Barbier
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Pierre Richard  •  Simon Abkarian

Hitman (2007)

SmartAction-packedCleverAdventurous

A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic targets for a top-secret organization. But when he's double-crossed, the hunter becomes the prey as 47 finds himself in a life-or-death game of international intrigue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Gens
CAST:  Timothy Olyphant  •  Dougray Scott  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Robert Knepper

A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic targets for a top-secret organization. But when he's double-crossed, the hunter becomes the prey as 47 finds himself in a life-or-death game of international intrigue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Gens
CAST:  Timothy Olyphant  •  Dougray Scott  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Robert Knepper

The November Man (2014)

Fast pacedSuspensefulAction-packedThrilling

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Luke Bracey  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Bill Smitrovich

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Luke Bracey  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Bill Smitrovich

Correspondence (2016)

The relationship between Ed, a married astronomer and Amy, his lover, who spend their years apart, is based only on phone calls and texts. One day Amy begins noticing something strange in Ed's messages.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Simon Johns  •  Shauna Macdonald

The relationship between Ed, a married astronomer and Amy, his lover, who spend their years apart, is based only on phone calls and texts. One day Amy begins noticing something strange in Ed's messages.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Simon Johns  •  Shauna Macdonald
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