Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard


9/30/1975, Paris (France)

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Marion Cotillard was born in Paris in September 30, 1975 and grew up around Orlans. She is the daughter of actor, teacher, director and former mime, Jean-Claude Cotillard and actress and drama teacher, Niseema Theillaud. Marion started acting during childhood, and began her film career around mid-1990s. She…more


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    • Marion Cotillard: My parents always told me that if you want something, you can do whatever you have to do to get it. As long as it's not against someone else.

    • Marion Cotillard: (on her idea of a perfect way to spend an afternoon) Going to a museum. I love it. I think the last exhibit I saw was two years ago, here, in Santa Monica. So yeah, it has been quite a long time. I don't remember when I was home and had fun. I'm never in Paris. I haven't been in Paris in so long.

    • Marion Cotillard: The first thing I have to do to erase my French accent is think that it is actually possible, whereas for the moment, I think it's not. I have a lot of work.

    • Marion Cotillard: I don't think you learn how to act. You learn how to use your emotions and feelings, and my first teacher was my mother and then I worked with my father, who helped me to find in myself all those emotions and how to play with the emotions.

    • Marion Cotillard: (on how La Vie en rose has shaped her career) I'll never approach a part in the same way again. Piaf taught me so much. In terms of my work, I think I'll enjoy it even more than before, because now I know that characters truly exist in their own right. I'll have a way to bring them even more intensely to life.