The first time I remember seeing Marion Cotillard was in Big Fish (2003), and she had been making films for almost a decade by that time. How an actress so naturally talented and beautiful as she could have slipped past our radar for so long, I have no idea. But she took that small side role in Tim Burton’s wacky fantasy/drama and ran with it, becoming instantly memorable.
Cotillard continued to make mostly French films, including A Very Long Engagement (2004), winning the Best Supporting Actress César Award for her performance. She became a star, however, with her Oscar-winning turn as legendary French singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007).
Cotillard received her second Academy Award nomination this year for her performance in Two Days, One Night (2014), which expands further this weekend. We’ll get the chance to see the French actress this year in Macbeth (opposite Michael Fassbender), and a pair of animated features, A Rigged World and The Little Prince.
My Circuit 3 for Marion Cotillard:
- La Vie en Rose (2007)
- Inception (2010)
- Rust and Bone (2012)
What are your three best/favorite Cotillard films? You can view her filmography here.