Guillaume Canet is a French screenwriter, actor, and director. He has given his contribution to television, movies and theater. He is known for his work in movies like The Beach, Love Me If You Dare and Joyeux Noël. He served as a writer and director for the movie Tell No One and received the César Award in the category of Best Director. He had always been in the news for his love affairs and relationships. He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt. He belonged to a family who worked as horse breeders. He was one among the French National Equestrian Team as a show jumper. However, at the age of 18, he fell from his horse and injured himself. After the incident, he shifted his profession to acting and joined the Cours Florent drama school. He made his first appearance in the television series La Ville don't Le Prince est un enfant under the production house Théâtre Hébertot. He starred along with Christophe Malavoy. He worked in many television series and made his first appearance in the short film "Fils unique" on the big screen. In 1997, he was seen in the movie Barracuda. He won the best actor award for the movie at the Festival Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the year 1999. In the same year, he received the nomination for the César Award for his role in the movie En Plein cœur as Vincent Mazet.
He then starred in the movie The Beach by
followed by La fidélité opposite
the Ponies Come Back by Jerry Schatzberg. In 2002, he acted in the science fiction movie, Vidocq. The movie was directed by Gérard Depardieu. He directed and wrote the script for the movie Mon Idole. His wife
starred in the movie. In 2003, he did the movie Love Me If You Dare by Yann Samuell. He starred in the movie along with
. The movie was a huge hit and very much appreciated by the audience. He next appeared in Joyeux Noël based on the story of World War I. the movie received a nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. In 2006, he appeared in Tell No One, which was an adaptation of the novel by the same name by Harlan Coben. His movie
was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in 2013. In 1999, he was in a relationship with German actress and model Diane Kruger. The duo got married in 2001. They filed for divorce in 2006.
The reason for divorce stated by the two was indifference in their careers, and they both could not give time to each other. In 2007, he started dating Marion Cotillard. They both have worked together in movies like The Last Flight and Love Me If You Dare. The couple told the media about their relationship in 2009 at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, Marion gave birth to a baby boy named Marcel.