Vincent Cassel (born November 23 1966) is a French actor.
Born in Paris as Vincent Crochon, he is the son of French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel. Vincent Cassel is a famous French actor known for tough guy roles. His breakthrough role was in Mathieu Kassovitz's critically acclaimed film La Haine where he played a troubled youth from the decrepit outskirts of Paris. Cassel has gone on to act in a variety of films such as the moody L'Appartement, the violent Dobermann, genre-bending Le Pacte des Loups and in the highly controversial Irréversible.
Cassel has also done a number of English language films, such as Ocean's Twelve and Thirteen, Derailed, Birthday Girl, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Elizabeth and Shrek (as the voice of Monsieur Hood).
in 2006, he appeared in Sheitan, in which he played a shepherd who carries out satanic rituals.
He is married to Italian actress Monica Bellucci, with whom he has a daughter, Deva Cassel, born September 12, 2004, in Rome, Italy. His...
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Eastern Promises is a 2007 drama and thriller feature film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay is by Steve Knight, whose previous credits include Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things. Release is scheduled for September 14, 2007.
The new thriller reteaming acclaimed director David Cronenberg with his A History of Violence leading man Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises is written by Steve Knight (Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Dirty Pretty Things). As in the earlier film, director and star together explore the psyche, physicality, and fortunes of a man whose true nature may never be wholly revealed. The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Mr. Mortensen) is a driver for one of London’s most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family itself is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon (Academy Award nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl), whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans...
Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast . It is the third (and reportedly final) in the Soderbergh series following the 2004 sequel Ocean's Twelve and the 2001 film Ocean's Eleven, which itself was a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film Ocean's Eleven. The latter was highly influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville's Bob le Flambeur (1955). All of the cast members reprised their roles from the previous installments except for Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin joined the cast as their new targets.
This film was rated PG-13 by the MPAA.
The film was released on June 8, 2007, although it was released in several countries in the Middle East on June 6.Filming began in July 2006 in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, based on a script by Brian Koppelman and David Levien.Ocean’s Thirteen follows the movie Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve.
Danny Ocean's (George Clooney) crew gather around a hospital bed where Reuben Tishkoff
Derailed is a 2005 American thriller/drama film based on a James Siegel novel by the same name adapted by Stuart Beattie. The film is directed by Mikael Håfström and stars Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cassel.
Derailed has also been adapted as a Tamil film, which released in February 2007, titled Pachaikili Muthucharam; and as a Bollywood film, which released in June 2007, titled The Train : Some lines should never be crossed.
The protagonist, Charles Schine (Clive Owen), is an advertising executive married to a schoolteacher in Chicago. The introductory scenes of the movie reveal that Charles' marriage is deteriorating due to the stresses of caring for a teenage daughter who is seriously ill with diabetes, while the parents both have busy careers.
While on a commuter train, Charles encounters an alluring woman named Lucinda (Jennifer Aniston) — he had forgotten his fare and was about to be thrown off the train when Lucinda offers to pay for it. The attraction is mutual,...,
Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of the 2001 movie Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, the film is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars an ensemble cast. The film was released in the United States on December 10, 2004.
The film is rated PG-13 in the U.S., 12A in the United Kingdom, M in Australia and PG in Canada. As with the first film, there is no sex, violence or strong subject matter and it was the inclusion of a few choice sexual swear words uttered in a non-sexual context that upped the film to a more commercial rating. A sequel, Ocean's Thirteen, was released on June 8, 2007 in the United States and in several countries in the Middle East on June 6 2007.
The sequel was based on a spec script by George Nolfi called Honor Among Thieves that was originally intended to be directed by John Woo. The filming of Ocean's Twelve took place at many locations worldwide. United States film cities include Beverly Hills,...,
Blueberry is a French movie adaptation of the popular European comic of Jean Giraud (better known as Moebius) and Jean-Michel Charlier. Very loosely based on the graphic novel (the late Charlier's family disowned the film), the movie stars the French star Vincent Cassel as the title character along with Michael Madsen and Juliette Lewis. Although the film is a French production, the language of the western is in English because the story is set in America's Wild West in the 1870s. Directed by Jan Kounen, the film was released on DVD in America in November 2004 under the title Renegade.In the 1870s, U.S Marshal Mike S. Blueberry tries to stop Wally Blount, the man who killed his girlfriend, from getting to a stockpile of gold hidden in Indian territory. On his way, he meets Prosit (played by Eddie Izzard), a German villain on a persistent mission to find gold in the Superstition Mountains....,
IЯЯƎVƎЯSIBLƎ (2002, France) is a film written, directed, edited, and photographed by Gaspar Noé. It stars Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel. Several reviewers declared it one of the most disturbing and controversial films of 2002, due to its explicit depiction of rape and murder. Like the films Memento and Peppermint Candy, and the play Betrayal, the events of the film are portrayed with a reverse chronology.
Irréversible won the "Bronze Horse" award at the Stockholm Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the "Best Foreign Language Award" by the Film Critics Circle of Australia. It was also voted "Best Foreign Language Film" by the San Diego Film Critics Society (tied with Les Invasions Barbares).
Irréversible contains thirteen scenes, which are presented in reverse chronological order.
The beginning of the film (that is, the chronological end in the film) contains many distorted images and rapidly, freely moving, and rotating...
Birthday Girl is a 2001 British Film Four-backed film featuring Nicole Kidman as a Russian mail-order bride. It is directed by Jez Butterworth and stars Ben Chaplin and Vincent Cassel.John Buckingham (Ben Chaplin), a lonely and introverted bank teller, orders a mail-order bride Nadia (Nicole Kidman) from Russia on the Internet. John is uncomfortable and shy, but Nadia is sexually bold and John can't believe his good luck. Though Nadia cannot speak English and John cannot speak Russian, they soon bond. Later on, a man she introduces as her cousin Yuri (Mathieu Kassovitz) and his friend Alexei (Vincent Cassel) turn up to celebrate her birthday. Alexei soon shows that he has a temper. After a violent altercation, Alexei holds Nadia hostage and demands a ransom from John. John has grown to care for Nadia, and is forced to steal from his bank where he has worked for ten years. After the ransom is paid, he learns that the hostage incident is a hoax. Nadia, Yuri and Alexei are criminals, and...,
Brotherhood of the Wolf, also known by its French title Le Pacte des Loups (literally "The Pact of the Wolves"), is a 2001 French movie directed by Christophe Gans, starring Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci and Mark Dacascos, and written by Gans and Stéphane Cabel.
The film is loosely based on a real-life series of killings that took place in France in the 18th century and on the famous legend around the Beast of Gévaudan. Parts of the movie were filmed at Château de Roquetaillade.
Stylistically, Brotherhood of the Wolf is an extreme pastiche. In addition to being a historical/drama/horror movie, it has anachronistic martial arts fight sequences; it also contains elements of erotica and humour.
The film had been called the highest grossing French movie ever, grossing over US$70 million worldwide. It was also a commercial success in the United States; Universal Pictures acquired the film's United States rights for a few hundred thousand dollars and it went on grossing...,
Sur mes lèvres (English title: Read my Lips) is a 2001 film by Jacques Audiard, co-written with Tonino Benacquista. The film stars Vincent Cassel as Paul, an ex-con on parole, and Emmanuelle Devos as Carla, a nearly deaf secretary who suffers from lack of respect from her colleagues. Despite their different backgrounds and initial fear of each other, they end up intimately related and helping each other.Jacques Audiard combines disability, insecurity, love, revenge, and intensity to form his modern thriller Sur mes lèvres. The film is set in the unwelcoming offices and dirty underworld of Paris in 2002. It follows a storyline where a lonely woman, burdened by disability and lack of respect, takes comfort in a younger man who enters her life. The man is by no means perfect, but neither is the woman. The two make sacrifices for one another, and together they advance through scandalous operations while falling in love along the way.The woman/heroine in this movie, Carla, is introduced...
The Crimson Rivers (original French title: Les rivières pourpres) is a 2000 French police drama film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and based on the best-selling novel Les rivières pourpres by the film's co-writer Jean-Christophe Grangé. A sequel, Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (Les rivières pourpres II: Les anges de l'apocalypse), was released in 2004.Detective Superintendent Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno) is a well-known police officer. Together with his young colleague Detective Inspector Max Kerkerian, a car thief turned police officer for the thrill of the job (Vincent Cassel), he is sent to the fictional small university town of Guernon in the French Alps to investigate a brutal murder and mutilation, where the victim's body was placed in the fetal position, eyes removed and hands cut off. His investigation leads him to the elite university central to the town, which is attended by Fanny Ferreira (Nadia Farès), who discovered the body. Rookie police officer Max Kerkerian...,
Guest House Paradiso is a 1999 comedy slapstick movie, starring Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson, and directed by Edmondson. It is based on their comedy television series Bottom. The key difference in the characters is in their names: Rik's character, known as "Richard Richard" in the TV show, is here referred to as "Richard Twat" (although he regularly and angrily insists on the pronunciation "Thwaite"). Eddie's character changes from "Eddie Elizabeth Hitler" in the TV/Live show to "Eddie Elizabeth Ndingo-m'baba".
The film was made on the Isle of Wight.
Richie (Rik Mayall) and Eddie (Ade Edmondson) run the worst guest house in the United Kingdom, neighbouring a nuclear power station (the plant is probably a parody of Sellafield as a radiation leak happens during the film). The chef is an idiotic drunkard (who, as it happens is also an illegal immigrant) who can't cook and eventually leaves due to his lack of payment, the guests are totally unsatisfied (one of them played by Bill...
Elizabeth is an Academy Award winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The film was written by Michael Hirst and directed by Shekhar Kapur. It stars Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes, Christopher Eccleston, Daniel Craig, Eric Cantona and Richard Attenborough. It was the final film of acclaimed British actor Sir John Gielgud. It also stars a 12 year old Lily Allen as a lady in waiting and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona as a French lord.
A sequel, Elizabeth: The Golden Age will be released by Focus Features in theaters on October 12th, 2007.
In 1558, the Roman Catholic Mary I of England dies of a cancerous tumor in her uterus, leaving her Protestant half sister Elizabeth as Queen. Elizabeth had previously been jailed for a supposed conspiracy to murder Mary, but has now been freed for her coronation. The film shows Elizabeth being courted by suitors (including Henri, Duc d'Anjou et de Bourbon, the future King Henry III of...,
Dobermann (1997) is a French film directed by Jan Kounen and starring Vincent Cassel.The charismatic criminal Dobermann (Vincent Cassel), who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers with his beautiful, deaf girlfriend Nat the Gypsy (Monica Bellucci). After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini (played by Tchéky Karyo), who only has one goal: to catch Dobermann at any cost....,
L'Appartement (1996) is a critically acclaimed French film starring Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Jean-Philippe Écoffey and Romane Bohringer. Directed by Gilles Mimouni, this love-triangle mystery drama follows one man's obsession and love for a woman in Paris, when he should be in Tokyo.In 2004, an American remake of L'Appartement was released as Wicker Park....,
La Haine ("Hate") is a French black-and-white film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, released in 1995. It is a dark urban thriller which has been called France's answer to Do the Right Thing. It explores themes of racism, violence and disaffected youth in modern suburban Paris. A riot has broken out in a suburban ghetto, and been quelled by the police. The film depicts 24 hours in the lives of three teenage friends in that suburb.
Vinz (Vincent Cassel), who is Jewish, is filled with rage. He sees himself as a thug ready to win respect or take it by killing a cop, modeled after Robert DeNiro's "Travis Bickle" from the American film Taxi Driver. Hubert (Hubert Koundé) is a black boxer, who quietly contemplates the ghetto and the hate he sees around him. Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui), an Arab, is the trio's constantly-talking voice but not necessarily of reason; Said tries to find middle ground between his two friends' response to life and the ghetto. A friend of theirs, called Abdel Ichaha,...
Vincent Cassel was born