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Audrey Tautou - French Actress in Hollywood

Updated on May 28, 2017

Audrey Tautou

French actress Audrey Tautou caught the public attention when she starred as the free spirited Amelie Poulain in the critically acclaim and Oscar nominated movie "Amelie" in 2001.

Her biggest break came in 2006 by playing Sophie Neveu along side with actor Tom Hanks in the movie thriller The Da Vinci Code and as well on the same year playing Irene in Priceless (Hors de prix) and now playing the lead role in the upcoming biopic story of fashion designer Coco Chanel titled Coco avant Chanel in 2009.

“I wouldn't mind being in an American film for a laugh, but I certainly don't want to be in Thingy Blah Blah 3, if you know what I mean.”

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Audrey Tautou's Filmography

The Odyssey - Simone Melchior (2016)

Eternity (2015)

(Microbe et Gasoil) Microbe & Gasoline - Marie-Thérèse Guéret (2015)

(Casse-tête chinois) Chinese Puzzle - Martine (2013)

(L’Écume des jours) Mood Indigo - Chloé (2013)

Thérèse Desqueyroux - Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012)

Des vents contraires - Sarah Anderen (2012)

(La délicatesse) Delicacy - Nathalie Kerl (2011)

(De vrais mensonges) Beautiful Lies; Full Treatment - Emilie Dandrieux (2010)

(Coco avant Chanel) Coco Before Chanel - Coco Chanel (2009)

(Ensemble, c'est tout) Hunting and Gathering - Camille (2007)

Priceless - Irène (2006)

The Da Vinci Code - Sophie Neveu (2006)

(Les Poupes russes) The Russian Dolls - Martine (2005)

(Un long dimanche de fianailles) A Very Long Engagement - Mathilde (2004)

(Nowhere to Go But Up) aka Happy End(Movie) - Val Chipzik (2003)

(Pas sur la bouche) Not on the Lips - Huguette Verberie (2003)

(Les Marins perdus) Lost Seamen- Lalla (2003)

Dirty Pretty Things - Senay (2002)

(L'Auberge espagnole) akaThe Spanish Apartment - USA - Martine (2002)

(la folie... pas du tout) He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not - Anglique (2002)

(Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite) God Is Great and I'm Not - Michle (2001)

(Le Fabuleux destin d'Amlie Poulain) akaThe Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain - Amlie Poulain (2001)

(Le Battement d'ailes du papillon) akaThe Beating of the Butterfly's Wings - Irne (2000)

(Le Libertin) The Libertine - Julie d'Holbach (2000)

(Voyous voyelles) akaThe Little Grifters - Anne-Sophie (2000)

(pouse-moi) Marry Me - Marie-Ange (2000)

Triste mourir - Caro (1999)

(Vnus beaut (institut) akaVenus Beauty Institute - Marie (1999)

Le Boiteux: Baby blues - Blandine Piancet (1999) (TV)

La Vieille barrire - La jeune fille du quartier (1998)

Casting: Archi-dgueulasse - Comdienne 1 (1998)

Chaos technique - Lisa (1998) (TV)

Bbs boum - Elsa (1998) (TV)

La Vrit est un vilain dfaut - La standardiste (1997) (TV)

Coeur de cible (1996) (TV)

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Amelie is a story about a girl in Paris who's innocence and naivety drives her life along with her sense of justice during has devoted her life to the people around her. It started when she returned a treasure to a former occupant of the apartment and the reaction had made it her calling.

But as time pass by, she realized that she's been neglecting her own life and also her quest for love and decided that she has to manage her life as well and fulfill her quest for her love.

Amelie Trailer

Coco before Chanel

Coco Before Chanel (original title Coco avant Chanel) is a 2009 French film about the early life of famed French fashion designer Coco Chanel. French actress Audrey Tautou stars as Chanel. Coco avant Chanel was directed and co-written by actor turned director Anne Fontaine.

Several years after leaving the orphanage where her father had abandoned her, a young Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She had grown into a music hall chanteuse, who then sidesteps prostitution by becoming a mistress. All the while from behind the clouds of her cigarettes she regards the world with unforgiving realism and stubborn ambition. She doesn't set out to become the most influential fashion icon of the 20th century. She begins by designing a hat, making a little money and striving to better herself. She wants money and independence.She is both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname 'Coco' from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with the charismatic Baron Balsan (Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde) gives her an entry into French high society, and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats.

Coco falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel (American Alessandro Nivola, who learnt French especially for the film), unaware that he is betrothed to a woman in England. Capel believes in Coco's talent making hats and her refusal to follow the whims of fashion; as he says to Coco, "There's no one else like you". As Coco's business flourishes and life is going well, Capel dies in a car accident; she is devastated. However, Coco still has the business that Capel helped her start as a reminder of their love.

Coco Before Chanel was nominated for four BAFTA Awards, three European Film Awards, six César Awards and the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)


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      eightieschild 5 years ago

      I love almost anything she is in, apart from perhaps the Da Vince Code. Sorry, but that was a steaming pile of *CENSORED*. ;)

      Was just watching A Very Long Engagement the other day, which is a great movie!