Mathieu Kassovitz (info)

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Mathieu Kassovitz
was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Amelie (2001), "La haine" (1995) and Munich (2005). He is married to Julie Mauduech. They have one child.

Julie Mauduech (? - present) (separated) (1 child)

Son of Peter Kassovitz and Chantal Rémy.

Stars as the face of Lancôme's Miracle Homme perfume.

Daughter's name is Carmen.

Member of the jury at the 2001. Cannes Film Festival.

He wanted to make a movie that imagined what the filming of Año 225, después del holocausto (1984) was like but never found financing.

Girlfriend is Aurore Lagache.

Disowned the theatrical cut of Babylon (2008) suggesting that the studio behind it 20th Century Fox, had turned it into a dumb action movie and removed the complex issues and themes he had originally wanted the film to feature. It is reported these cuts where imposed by the studio for pacing reasons and to achieve a PG-13 rating.

Frequent collaborator with Vincent Cassel.

Personal Quotes
I don't know if it's really important, or intelligent even, when people say to me I'm a white Spike Lee, because they said to Spike Lee you're a black Woody Allen.

[on the situation in the Banlieues of France] It's a vicious circle. Cops hate kids because kids hate cops and so on, and it will never end.

[on the policemen who protested "La haine" (1995) at Cannes] How can you disapprove of something you haven't even seen?

I'm very unhappy with the film, I never had a chance to do one scene the way it was written or the way I wanted it to be. The script wasn't respected. Bad producers, bad partners, it was a terrible experience. - On his unfortunate partnership with 20TH Century Fox making Babylon (2008).

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