Benoît Poelvoorde


Benoît Poelvoorde

Benoît Poelvoorde (born September 22, 1964, in Namur, Belgium) is a Belgian actor.

His first movie was the 1987 student film "Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel" (which he co-directed and co-wrote). It was a stylized trailer for a mock-spy film. It was followed by "C'est arrivé près de chez vous" ("Man Bites Dog" internationally) was a low-budget school graduation project (1992), which went on to become a critically acclaimed cult movie.

He subsequently starred in several movies which made him famous in France and Belgium, and was selected to be member of the Cannes Film Festival Jury in 2004, on request of Quentin Tarantino, a big fan of his second movie.

In 2005 he came in 7th place in the Walloon version of De Grootste Belg (the Greatest Belgian). In the Flemish version he came in nr. 300 outside the official list of nominations.

Filmography

* 1992 : "C'est arrivé près de chez vous" by Rémy Belvaux and André Bonzel
* 1997 : "Les Randonneurs" by Philippe Harel
* 1998 : "Les Convoyeurs attendent" by Benoît Mariage
* 2000 : "Les Portes de la gloire" by Christian Merret-Palmair
* 2001 : "Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert" by Philippe Harel
* 2002 : "Le Boulet" by Alain Berbérian
* 2002 : "La Vie politique des Belges" by Jan Bucquoy
* 2002 : "Rire et châtiment" by Isabelle Doval
* 2004 : "Podium" by Yann Moix
* 2004 : "Atomik Circus" by Didier Poiraud and Thierry Poiraud
* 2004 : "Narco" by Tristan Aurouet and Gilles Lellouche
* 2004 : "Aaltra" by Benoît Delépine ans Gustave Kervern
* 2004 : "Cinéastes à tout prix" by Frédéric Sojcher
* 2005 : "Akoibon" by Édouard Baer
* 2005 : "Entre ses mains" by Anne Fontaine
* 2006 : "Du jour au lendemain" by Philippe Le Guay
* 2006 : "Jean-Philippe" by Laurent Tuel
* 2006 : "Selon Charlie" by Nicole Garcia
* 2007 : "Cowboy" by Benoît Mariage
* 2007 : "Les Deux mondes" by Daniel Cohen
* 2007 : "Louise Michel" by Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine
* 2008 : "Asterix at the Olympic Games" by Thomas Langmann and Frédéric Forestier

hort films

* 1988 : "Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel" by Rémy Belvaux and André Bonzel
* 1997 : "Le Signaleur"

External links

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* [http://217.19.236.211/plumefx/outils/carriere.asp?mybase1=10&cid=7089 Theatre acting career summary] (from [http://217.19.236.211/plumefx/public/default.asp?mybase1=10 "L'Annuaire du Spectacle"] on the [http://www.aml.cfwb.be/ "Centre de recherche et de documentation littéraires et théâtrales de la Communauté française de Belgique" web site] )
* [http://french.imdb.com/name/nm0688143/ Benoît Poelvoorde] on Internet Movie Database


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