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Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(born 17 January 1971) is a French actress, writer, and film director, whose film career began in 1991. She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress for Murderous Maids
Murderous Maids
(2000), the César Award for Best Actress for Fear and Trembling (2003), and the European Film Award for Best Actress for Lourdes (2009). Her other film roles include Beyond Silence (1996), La Vie en Rose (2007), and French Women (2014).


1 Life and career 2 Filmography

2.1 Feature films 2.2 Television 2.3 Director

3 Decorations 4 Awards and nominations

4.1 Deutscher Filmpreis 4.2 César Awards 4.3 Lumières Award 4.4 Globes de Cristal Awards 4.5 European Film Awards

5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit]

Testud in 2013

She grew up in the La Croix-Rousse
La Croix-Rousse
quarter of Lyon, France. This was an area with many Portuguese, Spanish and Italian immigrants. Her mother immigrated from Italy in the 1960s. Her French father left the family when Sylvie was just two years old.[1] In 1985, when she was 14, she saw Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
in her role of the complex young girl in L'Effrontée, a film directed by Claude Miller, identified with Gainsbourg, and so took drama classes in Lyon with the actor and director Christian Taponard. In 1989, she moved to Paris and spent three years at the Conservatoire (CNSAD). In the early and mid 1990s, she landed her first small roles in films like L'Histoire du garcon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse, directed by Philippe Harel, and Love, etc., directed by Marion Vernoux. In 1997 she had great success in Germany with Caroline Link's Jenseits der Stille for which she learned German, sign language, and the clarinet. In 1998 she had her first major role in French cinema playing Béa in Thomas Vincent's Karnaval. In 2000 she starred in Chantal Akerman's La Captive, an adaptation of La Prisonièrre, the fifth part of Marcel Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. In 2001 she won the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her portrayal of Christine Papin, one of the Papin sisters, in Les Blessures assassines
Les Blessures assassines
(English title: Murderous Maids). The story concerned a young servant woman found guilty of the murder, with her sister's help, of her employer's wife and daughter; it had made sensational headlines in France in 1933.[citation needed] In 2003, she published the autobiographical book Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'étoiles ce soir, with anecdotes of her day-to-day life as an actress. The French edition featured a cover designed by her sister Ghislaine.[citation needed] One of her most noted performances was as the star of the film Stupeur et tremblements, adapted from the novel by Amélie Nothomb, for which she was awarded a César and a Lumières Award for Best Actress in 2004. She plays a woman struggling with the difference in culture between the Japanese business world and the western, Belgian world, from which she comes. In 2005 or 2006[clarification needed] she returned to her native Lyon
(to the Théâtre de la Croix Rousse), where she played the rôle of Edith in Philippe Faure's adaptation of Stefan Zweig's La Pitié dangereuse. She starred in 2007's two-time Academy Award-winning film La Vie en Rose, as Momone, Edith Piaf's best friend. In the 2008 film Sagan, she portrayed the writer Françoise Sagan, earning unanimous praise for her hauntingly accurate portrayal and for which she was again nominated for the César for best actress.[citation needed] She was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite
Ordre national du Mérite
in March 2009.[2] She has a son, Ruben, born on 15 February 2005, and a daughter Esther, born in January 2011.[3] In 2012, she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue. Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

1993 Couples et amants The young girl John Lvoff

1994 The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed Girl at party offering food Philippe Harel

Maries Lied: Ich war, ich weiß nicht wo Marie Niko von Glasow

1995 Those Were the Days Sylvie Didier Haudepin

1996 Beyond Silence Lara Caroline Link German Film Awards – Best Actress

1997 Les Raisons du cœur Esther Markus Imhoof

1998 Sentimental Education Julia C. S. Leigh

The Misadventures of Margaret Young Nun Brian Skeet

Petit Point & Antoine Laurence Caroline Link

Karnaval Béa Thomas Vincent Nomination César Award
César Award
Most Promising Actress

1999 Annaluise & Anton Laurence Caroline Link

In Heaven Valeska Michael Bindlechner

2000 La Captive Ariane Chantal Akerman

Sade Renée de Sade Benoît Jacquot

Murderous Maids Christine Papin Jean-Pierre Denis César Award
César Award
-Most Promising Actress

La Chambre obscure Azalaïs Marie-Christine Questerbert

2001 The Chateau Isabelle Jesse Peretz

Julies Geist Julia Bettina Wilhelm

I'm Going Home Ariel Manoel de Oliveira

2002 Everyman's Feast Sophie Fritz Lehner

Un moment de bonheur The teacher Antoine Santana

Les Femmes... ou les enfants d'abord... Virginie Manuel Poirier

Tangos volés Alice/Paula Eduardo de Gregorio

A Loving Father Virginia Jacob Berger

Vivre me tue Myriam Jean-Pierre Sinapi

2003 Fear and Trembling Amélie Alain Corneau César Award-Best Actress Lumières Award-Best Actress

Sole Sisters Tina Pierre Jolivet

Dédales Claude René Manzor

2004 Tomorrow We Move Charlotte Chantal Akerman

Tout pour l'oseille Prune Bertrand Van Effenterre

Cause toujours ! Léa Jeanne Labrune

Victoire Victoire Stéphanie Murat

Words in Blue Clara Alain Corneau

2005 It's Our Life! Louise Delhomme Gérard Krawczyk

2006 L'Héritage Patricia Temur Babluani

2007 La Vie en rose Mômone (Simone Berteaut) Olivier Dahan Nomination César Award
César Award
Best Supporting Actress

La France Camille Serge Bozon

Ce que mes yeux ont vu Lucie Laurent de Bartillat Nomination Lumières Award Best Actress

2008 Sagan Françoise Sagan Diane Kurys Globes de Cristal Awards- Best Actress Nomination César Award
César Award
Best Actress Nomination Lumières Award Best Actress

Mange, ceci est mon corps Madame Michelange Quay

2009 L'Idiot Daria Alexeïevna Pierre Léon

Je ne dis pas non Adèle Iliana Lolic

Lucky Luke Calamity Jane James Huth

Vengeance Irène Thompson Johnnie To

Gamines Sibylle Éléonore Faucher

Lourdes Christine Jessica Hausner European Film Awards-Best Actress

2010 Le Bonheur de Pierre Catherine Martin Robert Ménard

The Round Up Bella Zygler Roselyne Bosch

Mumu Mumu Joël Séria

Avant l'aube Sylvie Poncet Raphaël Jacoulot

2011 Rebellion Chantal Legorjus Mathieu Kassovitz

2012 The Scapegoat Bela Charles Sturridge

À votre bon cœur, mesdames Lolita Jean-Pierre Mocky

Les Mains de Roxana Roxana Orlac Philippe Setbon

2013 Max Nina Stéphanie Murat

Une chanson pour ma mère Sylvie Joël Franka

For a Woman Anne Diane Kurys

Je m'appelle Hmmm... Céline'Mother agnès b.

2014 96 hours Marion Reynaud Frédéric Schoendoerffer

24 Days Brigitte Farell Alexandre Arcady

French Women Sam Audrey Dana

Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone Nadège Sylvie Ohayon

Géographie du cœur malchanceux Sophie David Allain Alexandra Billington

2015 Le Talent de mes amis Stéphane Brunge Alex Lutz

Au plus près du Soleil Sophie Picard Yves Angelo

Deux femmes Elisaveta Bogdanovna Vera Glagoleva

2016 Arrête ton cinéma Sybille Teyssier Diane Kurys

The Visitors: Bastille Day Charlotte de Robespierre Jean-Marie Poiré

Le Correspondant Eloïse (Malo'Mother) Jean-Michel Ben Soussan

Tamara Amandine (Tamara'Mother) Alexandre Castagnetti

2017 Jour J Clarisse Reem Kherici

Final Portrait Annette Arm Stanley Tucci

2018 Suspiria Miss Griffith Luca Guadagnino

Comme des rois Val Xabi Molia

Tamara 2 Amandine (Tamara'Mother) Alexandre Castagnetti


Year Title Role Director

1995 Lettre ouverte à Lili Virginie Jean-Luc Trotignon

Le Nid tombé de l'oiseau Laurence Alain Schwartzstein

2009 L'une chante, l'autre aussi Herself Olivier Nicklaus

2010 Louise Michel Louise Michel Sólveig Anspach

2011 Le Grand Restaurant A Client Gérard Pullicino

2012 Rendez-vous en terre inconnue Herself

2013 Les Déferlantes Louise Éleonore Faucher

2014 Ceux qui dansent sur la tête Catherine Magaly Richard-Serrano

Fais pas ci, fais pas ça Sylviane Chinsky, the marriage therapist Pascal Chaumeil

2015 Maximilien et Marie de Bourgogne Charlotte de Savoie Andreas Prochaska


Year Title Notes

1998 Je veux descendre Short

2012 Another Woman's Life


Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters (2016)[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Testud at the César Awards 2008

Deutscher Filmpreis[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

1997 Beyond Silence Best Actress Won

César Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

2000 Karnaval Most Promising Actress Nominated

2001 Murderous Maids Most Promising Actress Won

2004 Fear and Trembling Best Actress Won

2008 La Vie en rose Best Supporting Actress Nominated

2009 Sagan Best Actress Nominated

Lumières Award[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

2004 Fear and Trembling Best Actress Won

2008 Ce que mes yeux ont vu Best Actress Nominated

2009 Sagan Best Actress Nominated

Globes de Cristal Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

2009 Sagan Best Actress Won

European Film Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

2010 Lourdes Best Actress Won


^ Paris Match 2834, September 2003 ^ "Décret du 14 novembre 2008 portant promotion et nomination". JORF (in French). 2008 (266): 17476. 15 November 2008. PREX0823631D. Retrieved 14 March 2009.  ^ Paris Match, 26 January 2011 ^ http://www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/Ministere/Services-rattaches-a-la-ministre/Section-des-distinctions-honorifiques/Arretes-de-Nominations-dans-l-ordre-des-Arts-et-des-Lettres/Nomination-dans-l-ordre-des-Arts-et-des-Lettres-janvier-2016

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appears on French television's program Ce Soir (En direct, channel 3) in conversation with militant philosopher Alain Badiou. The topic of this episode is "Faut-il réinventer l'amour?". Ms. Testud appears 46:18 minutes into the program and is in conversation with Badiou and the program host for about 24 minutes (no commercials, this show is in French).

Awards for Sylvie Testud

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César Award
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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César Award
César Award
for Most Promising Actress

1983 Sophie Marceau 1984 Sandrine Bonnaire 1985 Laure Marsac 1986 Charlotte Gainsbourg 1987 Catherine Mouchet 1988 Mathilda May 1989 Catherine Jacob 1990 Vanessa Paradis 1991 Judith Henry 1992 Géraldine Pailhas 1993 Romane Bohringer 1994 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi 1995 Élodie Bouchez 1996 Sandrine Kiberlain 1997 Laurence Côte 1998 Emma de Caunes 1999 Natacha Régnier 2000 Audrey Tautou 2001 Sylvie Testud 2002 Rachida Brakni 2003 Cécile de France 2004 Julie Depardieu 2005 Sara Forestier 2006 Linh Dan Pham 2007 Mélanie Laurent 2008 Hafsia Herzi 2009 Déborah François 2010 Mélanie Thierry 2011 Leïla Bekhti 2012 Naidra Ayadi
Naidra Ayadi
/ Clotilde Hesme 2013 Izïa
Higelin 2014 Adèle Exarchopoulos 2015 Louane Emera 2016 Zita Hanrot 2017 Oulaya Amamra 2018 Camélia Jordana

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European Film Award for Best Actress

Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
(1988) Ruth Sheen (1989) Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
(1990) Clotilde Courau
Clotilde Courau
(1991) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1992) Maia Morgenstern
Maia Morgenstern
(1993) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1997) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
and Natacha Régnier
Natacha Régnier
(1998) Cecilia Roth
Cecilia Roth
(1999) Björk
(2000) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Ludivine Sagnier
Ludivine Sagnier
and Firmine Richard (2002) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch
(2005) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2006) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2007) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2008) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2009) Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(2010) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Veerle Baetens
Veerle Baetens
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Sandra Hüller
Sandra Hüller
(2016) Alexandra Borbély
Alexandra Borbély

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Lumières Award for Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1996) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(1997) Miou-Miou
(1998) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
(1999) Karin Viard
Karin Viard
(2000) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Audrey Tautou
Audrey Tautou
(2002) Isabelle Carré
Isabelle Carré
(2003) Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(2004) Emmanuelle Devos
Emmanuelle Devos
(2005) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2006) Marina Hands
Marina Hands
(2007) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2008) Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2009) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2010) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2011) Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
(2012) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2013) Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux
(2014) Karin Viard
Karin Viard
(2015) Catherine Frot
Catherine Frot
(2016) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2017) Jeanne Balibar
Jeanne Balibar

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