French actress Marion Cotillard is known for her exacting approach to Method acting but there was a time when she almost packed it all in, she tells Stephen Milton. Towards the end of her Oscar speech, as she spluttered and nervously brushed her tumbling Veronica Lake curls behind her shoulder, Marion Cotillard made an earnest final statement of gratitude. “Thank you life, thank you love,” she said, clutching the shiny
She’s topped the list of France’s highest-paid actors – but in her new film, Two Days, One Night, Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard plays a factory worker who is forced to beg her colleagues to save her job under the threat of redundancy. The movie, directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, tells the contemporary story of Sandra, who has had a long-term absence from work due to depression. Her employers
How did you meet the Dardenne brothers? We met briefly in Belgium, on the set of Jacques Audiardʼs Rust and Bone; a very short meeting, between two elevators. I was slightly in awe, as I have always admired them so much… A few months after Rust and Bone was released my agent called me and said that Luc and Jean-Pierre wanted to offer me a part. I couldnʼt believe it.
Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard talks about working with the Dardenne brothers, and taking on her toughest role yet Marion Cotillard is the great silent film actress of our time. True, she has yet to make a silent film and may never actually do so, but let’s not get hung up on technicalities. Her power on screen has less to do with what she says than how she looks – not
She’s the smart, considered, Oscar-winning actress who also happens to be our new favourite French style icon. Stylist meets the impossibly elegant Marion Cotillard Listening to Marion Cotillard makes me want to be French. Looking at her has the same effect, but it’s listening to her that has me dreaming about booking a seat on the next Eurostar. The intonations of her voice rise and fall with the subject matter, lulling