Romain Duris (info)

Romain Duris (info)   
Appealing actor Romain Duris is the exact example of those who arrived in the movie industry by chance, and to stardom without really desiring it. Discovered by a casting director while he was waiting in front of a high school in Paris, he was offered a role. Between popular successes such as "Good old daze", "Dobermann", "Tom thumb", "The Spanish apartment" or "Arsene Lupin", and independent films like "17 times Cecile Cassard", "Exiles", "Gadjo Dilo", "Being light", "Already dead" or "When the cat's away", Duris proves to be versatile enough to be credible as a bandit, as a homosexual, or simply as a French student in the streets of Barcelona. The consecration has been "De Battre Mon Coeur S'Est Arrete"; now Duris is seen as an excellent and touching actor by the critics and by the audience. - IMDb Mini Biography By: shy

Was not an actor when Director Cédric Klapisch discovered him in the street.

Frequently works with Cédric Klapisch.

Frequently works with Tony Gatlif.

Character of Xavier in "L'auberge espagnole" was written for him by Cédric Klapisch.

Studied Arts at the university.

Was the drummer of a band called Kingsize.

Shares birthday with poet Thomas Moore, actresses Chiara Mastroianni and Isabelle Carré, and singer Kylie Minogue.

Father is an engineer architect.

Sister is a pianist, and she is the one who taught him to play piano for the film "De Battre Mon Coeur s'est Arreté".

Big fan of writer Bukowski, of directors Jim Jarmush, Mankiewicz, Capra, Lubitsch, Cassavetes, Truffaut and script writer Harmony Korine.

Likes hip hop, jazz, funk, Arabian music and electro.

Voted #8 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll (June 2007).

Did not sleep the entirety of the "De Battre Mon Coeur s'est Arreté" shoot.

Has been romantically linked to Olivia Bonamy, Elodie Bouchez and Lisa Faulkner.

Son Luigi born in February 2009 with companion Olivia Bonamy.

Companion of Olivia Bonamy since 2008.

Paris (2008) €150.000
Afterwards (2008) €150.000
L'arnacoeur (2010) €1.200.000
L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (2010) €800.000
Populaire (2012) €800.000

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