Sink or Swim
Since 2005, the actor-filmmaker became a regular in romantic comedies, playing the loser in MA VIE EN L’AIR, a role for which he received the 2006 César of the Most Promising Actor. He also likes to play less friendly characters as in MA PLACE AU SOLEIL, LA CHAMBRE DES MORTS and PARIS.
In 2010, he played the lead role in the thriller TRADER GAME, portraying an unscrupulous trader alongside Michael Madsen, Charles Berling and Vahina Giocante. Gilles Lellouche became one of the most sought-after actors in French cinema. The actor passed both in front of and behind the camera alongside five other filmmakers in THE PLAYERS. He then embodied a double agent in the thriller GIBRALTAR and a mob boss in LA FRENCH.
More recently, he played in comedies such as THE JEWS, ROCK’N ROLL, SOUS LE MEME TOIT and in LE SENS DE LA FETE, a role for which he received a César nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2018. A nomination he already had for his performance in LITTLE WHITE LIES. He also appeared in darker films, such as the historical thriller THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART.
He is currently completing the filming of IN SAFE HANDS, NOUS FINIRONS ENSEMBLE and L’AMOUR EST UNE FETE.
2018 - SINK OR SWIM
2012 - THE PLAYERS
2003 - NARCO
2002 - POURKOI… PASSKEU (Short film)
1996 - 2 MINUTES 36 DE BONHEUR (Short film)
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Gilles Lellouche
Written by: Gilles Lellouche, Ahmed Hamidi, Julien Lambroschini
Produced by: Alain Attal, Hugo Hugo Selignac
Cinematography: Laurent Tangy
Main Cast: Guillaume Canet (Laurent), Benoît Poelvoorde (Marcus), Jean-Hugues Anglade (Simon), Virginie Efira (Delphine), Marina Foïs (Claire), Philippe Katerine (Thierry), Mathieu Amalric (Bertrand)
Nominations and Awards
- People's Choice Award 2019