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Anne Parillaud
Anne Parillaud
(French pronunciation: ​[an paʁiˈjo]; born 6 May 1960) is a French actress, who has appeared in 30 films since 1977. She is best known internationally for her role as Nikita in the film Nikita.[1]


1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Selected filmography 4 Awards 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External links

Biography[edit] Parillaud was born in Paris, France. While in school she studied ballet and her ambition was to become a lawyer, but a role during summer vacation – when she was only 16 – in Michel Lang's L'hôtel de la plage launched her into the world of film. She met director Luc Besson and married him in 1986, but the couple separated shortly after he directed her in Nikita.[2] Nikita was an especially intense experience for Parillaud:

"For a while she was in me like a demon. I would do things I normally would not do. She was awkward, depressed, full of despair. But to me there was also a spiritual underline to Nikita. In a very excessive way she is a loudspeaker of the youth of society today. She destroys herself because she doesn't believe in anything on Earth." In preparation for the role, she underwent three months of judo lessons and target practice to hone her skills as a government assassin: "I hate guns, I hate violence, I hate judo." Her early ballet training also came in handy for one amusing scene though she modestly downplays her physical gifts, saying only, "I have a chewing gum kind of body. I just forget about the bones." Despite the glamour and danger of her character, Parillaud cautions, "It never happens to me, this kind of story."

After the international success of Nikita, Parillaud left France
to star in three films abroad: Map of the Human Heart, Innocent Blood, and Frankie Starlight. She has said regarding the experience of playing a vampire in John Landis's Innocent Blood:

I fell in love with Marie in Innocent Blood because she wasn't born a vampire; she never decided she wanted to be. For me, it was a parable to talk about how you deal with this problem, which is when you are different. You think or you live or you want something different from everyone else. People don't follow you, because it's scary. You are quite alone in your choices.

In 2010 she starred in the French psychological thriller In Their Sleep[3] which was directed by Caroline du Potet and Eric du Potet.[4] Personal life[edit] Parillaud's first husband was Luc Besson, with whom she has a daughter. In 2005 she married Jean Michel Jarre. They divorced in 2010. Selected filmography[edit]

Parillaud at Cannes in 1998

Year Title Role Director

1977 Un amour de sable[5] uncredited Christian Lara

1978 L'Hôtel de la plage Estelle Delambre Michel Lang

1979 Écoute voir Chloé/Moune Hugo Santiago

1980 Girls Catherine Flavin Just Jaeckin

Patrizia[6] Patricia Cook Hubert Frank

1981 Pour la peau d'un flic Charlotte Alain Delon

1983 Le Battant Nathalie Alain Delon

1988 Juillet en septembre[7] Marie Sébastien Japrisot

1989 Che ora è? Loredana Ettore Scola

1990 Nikita Nikita Luc Besson

1992 Innocent Blood Marie John Landis

1993 Map of the Human Heart Albertine Vincent Ward

1994 À la folie Alice Diane Kurys

1995 Frankie Starlight Bernadette Michael Lindsay-Hogg

1996 Passage à l'acte Isabelle Francis Girod

Dead Girl[8] Helen Catherine Howe Adam Coleman Howard

1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Queen Mother Anne of Austria Randall Wallace

Shattered Image Jessie Markham Raúl Ruiz

1999 Une pour toutes Olga Duclos Claude Lelouch

2002 Gangsters[9] Nina Delgado Olivier Marchal

Sex Is Comedy Jeanne Catherine Breillat

2004 Deadlines Julia Müller Ludi Boeken and Michael A. Lerner

Promised Land Anne Amos Gitai

2005 Tout pour plaire Florence Cécile Telerman

2007 Demandez la permission aux enfants Anna Sebag Éric Civanyan

Une vieille maîtresse Mme de Solcy Catherine Breillat

2009 L'Imbroglio Nel Lenzuolo[10] Beatrice Alfonso Arau

2010 In Their Sleep Sarah Caroline Du Potet and Eric Du Potet[11]

2012 What the Day Owes the Night Madame Cazenave


César Award for Best Actress in 1991 for Nikita David di Donatello Awards
David di Donatello Awards
for Best Foreign Actress in 1991 for Nikita Paris
Film Festival for Best Actress in 2004 for Deadlines Tokyo International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
for Special
Mention in 1993 for Map of the Human Heart


Dupont, Joan (September 1992). "Playing with Emotion". Interview.  Gonzalez, Christian (November 1996). "I'm a Complicated Woman". Madame Figaro.  Tolédano, Vincent (November 1996). " Anne Parillaud
Anne Parillaud
Passes the Act". L'Officiel.  Heuriger (9 January 1997). "Biographical information compiled from GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Movies USA, L'officiel, and Roadshow". Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. 


^ "Four Clips from in Their Sleep to Give You Insomnia". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 18 January 2011.  ^ "New Stills and Tiny Teaser Art: In Their Sleep". Dread Central. Retrieved 18 January 2011.  ^ "International Trailer Debut for French Chiller in Their Sleep". Dread central. Retrieved 18 January 2011.  ^ "New Artwork: In Their Sleep". Dread central. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011.  ^ "Un amour de sable". Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ "Patrizia". Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ "Juillet en septembre". Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ "Dead Girl". Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ "Gangsters". Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ "L'imbroglio nel lenzuolo". Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ "First Look at New French Thriller 'In Their Sleep'". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

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César Award for Best Actress

1976 Romy Schneider 1977 Annie Girardot 1978 Simone Signoret 1979 Romy Schneider 1980 Miou-Miou 1981 Catherine Deneuve 1982 Isabelle Adjani 1983 Nathalie Baye 1984 Isabelle Adjani 1985 Sabine Azéma 1986 Sandrine Bonnaire 1987 Sabine Azéma 1988 Anémone 1989 Isabelle Adjani 1990 Carole Bouquet 1991 Anne Parillaud 1992 Jeanne Moreau 1993 Catherine Deneuve 1994 Juliette Binoche 1995 Isabelle Adjani 1996 Isabelle Huppert 1997 Fanny Ardant 1998 Ariane Ascaride 1999 Élodie Bouchez 2000 Karin Viard 2001 Dominique Blanc 2002 Emmanuelle Devos 2003 Isabelle Carré 2004 Sylvie Testud 2005 Yolande Moreau 2006 Nathalie Baye 2007 Marina Hands 2008 Marion Cotillard 2009 Yolande Moreau 2010 Isabelle Adjani 2011 Sara Forestier 2012 Bérénice Bejo 2013 Emmanuelle Riva 2014 Sandrine Kiberlain 2015 Adèle Haenel 2016 Catherine Frot 2017 Isabelle Huppert 2018 Jeanne Balibar

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Foreign Actress

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1957) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1959) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1960) Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot
(1961) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1962) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1963) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1964) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1965) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1966) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
/ Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1967) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
/ Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1968) Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
/ Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1969) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1970) Ali MacGraw
Ali MacGraw
(1971) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1972) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1973) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
/ Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1974) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1975) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
/ Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1976) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
/ Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1977) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
/ Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1978) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1979) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1980) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1981) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1982) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1983) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1984) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1985) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1986) Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
(1987) Cher
(1988) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1989) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1990) Anne Parillaud
Anne Parillaud
(1991) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
/ Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1992) Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart
/ Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
/ Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1993) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1994) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1995) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon

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