Audrey Tautou

Audrey Justine Tautou (French pronunciation: [o.dʁɛ to.tu]; born 9 August 1976) is a French actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Le Libertin and Happenstance (2000). Tautou achieved international recognition for her lead role in the 2001 film Amélie, which met with critical acclaim and was a major box-office success. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards. Tautou has since appeared in films in a range of genres, including the thrillers Dirty Pretty Things and The Da Vinci Code, and the romantic Priceless (2006). She has received critical acclaim for her many roles including the drama A Very Long Engagement (2004) and the biographical drama Coco avant Chanel (2009). She has been nominated three times for the César Award and twice for the BAFTA for Best Actress in a leading role. She became one of the few French actors in history to be invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004. Tautou has modeled for Chanel, Montblanc, L'Oréal and many other companies. She is an active supporter of ...

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Amélie (2001)

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At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

Young Frenchwoman Mathilde searches for the truth about her missing fiancé, lost during World War I, and learns many unexpected things along the way. The love of her life is gone. But she refuses to believe he's gone forever — and she needs to know for sure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gaspard Ulliel  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Chantal Neuwirth

Young Frenchwoman Mathilde searches for the truth about her missing fiancé, lost during World War I, and learns many unexpected things along the way. The love of her life is gone. But she refuses to believe he's gone forever — and she needs to know for sure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gaspard Ulliel  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Chantal Neuwirth

God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)

Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascale Bailly
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Edouard Baer  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Catherine Jacob

Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascale Bailly
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Edouard Baer  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Catherine Jacob

He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002)

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A talented art student named Angélique is passionately in love with Dr. Loïc Le Garrec, a handsome married man whom she believes will leave his wife. When he eventually decides to stay in his marriage, it causes Angélique to spiral. However, as the story shifts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laetitia Colombani
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Isabelle Carré  •  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Clément Sibony

A talented art student named Angélique is passionately in love with Dr. Loïc Le Garrec, a handsome married man whom she believes will leave his wife. When he eventually decides to stay in his marriage, it causes Angélique to spiral. However, as the story shifts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laetitia Colombani
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Isabelle Carré  •  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Clément Sibony

Happenstance (2000)

How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Firode
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Faudel  •  Eric Savin  •  Nathalie Besançon

How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Firode
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Faudel  •  Eric Savin  •  Nathalie Besançon

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

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A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Ian McKellen  •  Paul Bettany

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Ian McKellen  •  Paul Bettany

The Spanish Apartment (2002)

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Cécile de France

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Cécile de France

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Benedict Wong  •  Sophie Okonedo

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Benedict Wong  •  Sophie Okonedo

Russian Dolls (2005)

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Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France

Thérèse (2012)

The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Miller
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Anaïs Demoustier  •  Stanley Weber

The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Miller
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Anaïs Demoustier  •  Stanley Weber

Mood Indigo (2013)

A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Gad Elmaleh  •  Omar Sy

A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Gad Elmaleh  •  Omar Sy

Headwinds (2011)

Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jalil Lespert
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Isabelle Carré  •  Antoine Duléry  •  Bouli Lanners

Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jalil Lespert
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Isabelle Carré  •  Antoine Duléry  •  Bouli Lanners

Chinese Puzzle (2013)

Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France  •  Kelly Reilly

Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France  •  Kelly Reilly

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

Not on the Lips (2003)

A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be Gilberte's first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Resnais
CAST:  Sabine Azéma  •  Isabelle Nanty  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Pierre Arditi

A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be Gilberte's first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Resnais
CAST:  Sabine Azéma  •  Isabelle Nanty  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Pierre Arditi

Beautiful Lies (2010)

A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her widowed mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Salvadori
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Sami Bouajila  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Stéphanie Lagarde

A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her widowed mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Salvadori
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Sami Bouajila  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Stéphanie Lagarde

Baby Blues (1999)

One hot summer's day in a little french town, a building worker accidentally finds the skeleton of a newborn baby and calls the police. Detective Jacques Deveure (Vincent Winterhalter) is placed in charge of the investigation. His investigation uncovers evidence of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paule Zajdermann
CAST:  Vincent Winterhalter  •  François Berléand  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Brigitte Roüan

One hot summer's day in a little french town, a building worker accidentally finds the skeleton of a newborn baby and calls the police. Detective Jacques Deveure (Vincent Winterhalter) is placed in charge of the investigation. His investigation uncovers evidence of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paule Zajdermann
CAST:  Vincent Winterhalter  •  François Berléand  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Brigitte Roüan

The Libertine (2000)

French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Aghion
CAST:  Vincent Perez  •  Fanny Ardant  •  Josiane Balasko  •  Michel Serrault

French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Aghion
CAST:  Vincent Perez  •  Fanny Ardant  •  Josiane Balasko  •  Michel Serrault

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Marie Gillain

Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Marie Gillain

Lost Seamen (2003)

Based on a novel by Jean-Claude Izzo, this melancholic movie focuses on three sailors being the last remaining crew members on their ship which is aground in the harbor of Marseille. After the owner has sold the "Aldébaran", only the Lebanese captain Aziz, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire Devers
CAST:  Bernard Giraudeau  •  Marie Trintignant  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Darry Cowl

Based on a novel by Jean-Claude Izzo, this melancholic movie focuses on three sailors being the last remaining crew members on their ship which is aground in the harbor of Marseille. After the owner has sold the "Aldébaran", only the Lebanese captain Aziz, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire Devers
CAST:  Bernard Giraudeau  •  Marie Trintignant  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Darry Cowl
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