Eric Cantona

Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona (born 24 May 1966) is a French actor and former French international footballer. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes and Leeds United before ending his professional footballing career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles. Cantona is often regarded as having played a key role in the revival of Manchester United as a footballing force and he enjoys iconic status at the club. He wore the number 7 shirt at United, which was previously worn by George Best and Bryan Robson, and subsequently worn by David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Cantona is affectionately nicknamed by Manchester United fans "King Eric", and was voted as Manchester United's greatest ever player by Inside United magazine. Set against his footballing achievements was a poor disciplinary record throughout his career, including a conviction for assault on a fan in 1995. Following his retirement from football, he took up a career in cinema and had a role in the 1998 film Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, and the 2009 film Looking for Eric. In 2010, he debuted as a stage actor in Face au paradis, a French play directed by his wife, Rachida Brakni. On 19 January 2011, Cantona joined the revived New York Cosmos as Director of Soccer.

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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

Happiness Is in the Field (1995)

Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" shows a woman from Gers who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Étienne Chatiliez
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Eddy Mitchell  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Carmen Maura

Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" shows a woman from Gers who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Étienne Chatiliez
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Eddy Mitchell  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Carmen Maura

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

Hip Moves (2012)

Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair of lovers: his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé P. Gustave
CAST:  Rachida Brakni  •  Joana Preiss  •  Eric Cantona  •  Jérôme Le Banner

Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair of lovers: his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé P. Gustave
CAST:  Rachida Brakni  •  Joana Preiss  •  Eric Cantona  •  Jérôme Le Banner

The Salvation (2014)

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In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Eric Cantona

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Eric Cantona

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

A documentary about the English alternative rock band, The Stone Roses. Meadows interweaves archive film, intimate behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen material, delivering the definitive account of the band and their music. He was also granted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Meadows
CAST:  Ian Brown  •  Gary 'Mani' Mounfield  •  John Squire  •  Alan 'Reni' Wren

A documentary about the English alternative rock band, The Stone Roses. Meadows interweaves archive film, intimate behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen material, delivering the definitive account of the band and their music. He was also granted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Meadows
CAST:  Ian Brown  •  Gary 'Mani' Mounfield  •  John Squire  •  Alan 'Reni' Wren

Mookie (1998)

A talking chimp, a jolly monk and a boxer on the run make an unlikely team in this French comedy for children. Brother Benoit, a French monk working with underprivileged youth in Mexico, one day finds a sick chimpanzee in need of water and medical attention. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé Palud
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Jacques Villeret  •  Emiliano Suarez  •  Carla Ortiz

A talking chimp, a jolly monk and a boxer on the run make an unlikely team in this French comedy for children. Brother Benoit, a French monk working with underprivileged youth in Mexico, one day finds a sick chimpanzee in need of water and medical attention. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé Palud
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Jacques Villeret  •  Emiliano Suarez  •  Carla Ortiz

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DIRECTION:  Philippe Dajoux
CAST:  Sacha Bourdo  •  Patrick Bosso  •  Christian Charmetant  •  Michel Boujenah

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DIRECTION:  Gérard Krawczyk
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Josiane Balasko  •  Michel Muller  •  Catherine Hiegel

Death List (2009)

Former cop Michael Lombardi is accused of murder, and only his brother, Roman, is convinced of his innocence. Now the suspicion is moving to Roman when his superiors make an important discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Faure
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Stéphan Guérin-Tillié  •  Daniel Russo  •  Claire Borotra

Former cop Michael Lombardi is accused of murder, and only his brother, Roman, is convinced of his innocence. Now the suspicion is moving to Roman when his superiors make an important discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Faure
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Stéphan Guérin-Tillié  •  Daniel Russo  •  Claire Borotra

Together Is Too Much (2010)

Imagine, if you will, a somewhat contented married woman finding out her husband's infidelity during the celebration of a birthday party. That is what happens to Marie-France, when her husband, Henri, pulls out panties from his pocket to be used as a handkerchief. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Léa Fazer
CAST:  Nathalie Baye  •  Pierre Arditi  •  Jocelyn Quivrin  •  Laurent Lafitte

Imagine, if you will, a somewhat contented married woman finding out her husband's infidelity during the celebration of a birthday party. That is what happens to Marie-France, when her husband, Henri, pulls out panties from his pocket to be used as a handkerchief. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Léa Fazer
CAST:  Nathalie Baye  •  Pierre Arditi  •  Jocelyn Quivrin  •  Laurent Lafitte

Switch (2011)

In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is shown a website, switch.com, where it is possible to switch houses with a stranger for vacation. Sophie seeks an apartment in Paris nearby the Eiffel Tower that belongs to Bénédicte Serteaux and they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Schoendoerffer
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Karine Vanasse  •  Mehdi Nebbou  •  Aurélien Recoing

In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is shown a website, switch.com, where it is possible to switch houses with a stranger for vacation. Sophie seeks an apartment in Paris nearby the Eiffel Tower that belongs to Bénédicte Serteaux and they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Schoendoerffer
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Karine Vanasse  •  Mehdi Nebbou  •  Aurélien Recoing

You and the Night (2013)

Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Gonzalez
CAST:  Kate Moran  •  Niels Schneider  •  Nicolas Maury  •  Eric Cantona

Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Gonzalez
CAST:  Kate Moran  •  Niels Schneider  •  Nicolas Maury  •  Eric Cantona

Force (2011)

Following a series of unsolved robberies, the authorities decide to give carte blanche to commander Clara Damico to neutralize a particularly organized gang. Manual Makarov, a well-known figure in organized crime, is currently serving a sentence of twelve years in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Henry
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Eric Cantona  •  Simon Abkarian  •  Thierry Frémont

Following a series of unsolved robberies, the authorities decide to give carte blanche to commander Clara Damico to neutralize a particularly organized gang. Manual Makarov, a well-known figure in organized crime, is currently serving a sentence of twelve years in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Henry
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Eric Cantona  •  Simon Abkarian  •  Thierry Frémont

The Children of the Marshland (1999)

The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  André Dussollier  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jacques Villeret

The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  André Dussollier  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jacques Villeret

The Second Wind (2007)

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Michel Blanc  •  Jacques Dutronc

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Michel Blanc  •  Jacques Dutronc

French Film (2008)

Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Oudney
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Adrian Annis  •  Anne-Marie Duff

Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Oudney
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Adrian Annis  •  Anne-Marie Duff

Looking for Eric (2009)

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex-footballer Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Steve Evets  •  Stephanie Bishop  •  John Henshaw

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex-footballer Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Steve Evets  •  Stephanie Bishop  •  John Henshaw
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