Francois Cluzet, born on 21st September 1955, is a French actor and theatre actor. He spent his childhood in Paris. His first stage debut was in 1976. He made his appearance on the big screen with ‘Diane Kurys’ in Cocktail Molotov. Cheval d’orgueil, a family drama in which he appeared, was a renowned drama. He reunited with director ‘Claude Chabrol’ for Les Fantomes du chapelier. In 1983, he was nominated for the Best Supporting role. His film Vive la sociale, earned him the award for the Best New Male.
After a long gap, he joined hands with famous French directors of that time. He again paired with Diane Kurys for Coup de foudre. He reconciled with ‘Bertrand Tavernier’, ‘Tony Gatlif’, ‘
Claire Denis’, ‘Bertrand Blier’, and ‘Robert Enrico’ with whom he had acted in Round Midnight, Rue du depart, Chocolat, and Trop belle pour toi, and La Revolution Francaise respectively. In 1994, he played the role of a tortured husband in L’Enfer. In 1998, he appeared in Une affaire de femmes.
In 1994, Cluzet appeared in international cinema in the movies Pret-a-Porter, and French Kiss. He got nominated for Les Apperentis in 1995 under the Best Actor category. He played the role of a writer in movies like Fin aout, debut septembre, L’ Examen de minuit. Cluzet played the role of an animator in France Boutique released in 2004. His movie Le Domaine perdu, released in 2005, portrayed the coup d’etat in Chile. In 2006, he earned immense fame and popularity for his Quatre etoiles role depicting his love for Isabelle Carre. His role as a director in Tell No One earned him worldwide fame. In 2007, he received Cesar for Best Actor. His movie,
The Intouchables, became one of the most widely selling non-English movies. Cluzet has four children; Paul, Blanche, Joseph, and Marguerite.
Some of the awards he received are Cesar Award for the Best Supporting and Promising Actor, Prix Jean Gabin, Globes de Crystal, and E’toile d’Or.