The son of a rich industrialist and nephew of Jérôme Lindon, the founder of Editions de Minuit, Vincent Lindon starts off in the cinema as a wardrobe assistant on My American Uncle. After a stay in the United States and experience as a journalist with the daily "Le Matin," he chooses to pursue acting. Francis Huster, one of his professors at the Cours Florent, then recommends him to Paul Boujenah, who gives the actor his first role as an inspector in The Hawk in 1983.
Vincent Lindon soon follows with a string of supporting roles in several notable works of the 80s such as Our Story in 1984, Betty Blue by Beineix in 1986, or Claude Sautet's A Few Days with Me in 1988, in which he plays Sandrine Bonnaire's significant other. That year, he headlines a film for the first time, The Student by Claude Pinoteau, where he portrays a bohemian musician in love with Sophie Marceau. This performance earns him the Jean Gabin Prize a year later. There Were Days.... and Moons in 1990 marks the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with Claude Lelouch; together they go on to make the ambitious The Beautiful Story and successful comedy All That… for This?! in 1993.
The Crisis by Coline Serreau, a story of friendship against the backdrop of unemployment, brings consecration to Vincent Lindon. We then find him in the credits of several social resonance films like the thriller Fred by Pierre Jolivet, or Chaos, the new success by Serreau.
At the dawn of the 2000s, Vincent Lindon is one of the most in-demand actors of the French cinema. In 1997, Benoît Jacquot welcomes him to the cinema d'auteur with Seventh Heaven, an intimate look at the life of a couple in which the actor stars alongside Sandrine Kiberlain. In La Moustache by Emmanuel Carrère (2005), he plays a man in search of an identity after shaving off the mustache that he's always had.
In the first film by Fred Cavayé, Anything for Her, he gets Diane Kruger out of jail, then slips into the skin of a lifeguard for Welcome, his first collaboration with Philippe Lioret. This performance garners him a César nomination in 2010. In 2015, after starring in Diary of a Chambermaid with the most sought-after actress of the moment, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon plays a father starting a new job, faced with a moral dilemma in the social drama The Measure of a Man. The film is presented in Competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and the actor is crowned with the Best Actor award.
The actor, crowned with this year's Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance in The Measure of a Man by Stéphane Brizé, will be present on Opening night!
Will introduce Deadlier than the Male on Monday, October 12 at the Comoedia at 10:30am
Will introduce Escape from Yesterday on Tuesday, October 13 at the Pathé Cordeliers at 5:30pm
Will introduce Pépé le Moko on Tuesday, October 13 at the Cinéma Saint Denis at 8:30pm
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