Vincent Lindon
Vincent Lindon, Berlin 2022 (cropped).jpg
Born (1959-07-15) 15 July 1959 (age 63)
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter
Years active1983–present
Spouse
(m. 1998⁠–⁠2003)
Children2
RelativesPierre Bénichou (stepfather)[1]

Vincent Lindon (born 15 July 1959) is a French actor and filmmaker.[2] For his role in the film The Measure of a Man (2015), Lindon won Best Actor at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival,[3][4] Best Actor at the 41st César Awards[5] and the IFFI Best Actor Award (Male) at the 46th International Film Festival of India.[6]

Lindon was selected as the president of the jury for the main competition section of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.[7]

Early life and education

Vincent Lindon is the son of Laurent Lindon, who was director of the company Audioline. He is the grandson of Raymond Lindon, who served as the magistrate and mayor of Étretat between 1929 and 1959, as well as the nephew of Jérôme Lindon [fr], director of Les Éditions de Minuit. He is also the great-grandson of Fernande Citroën, the older sister of André Citroën and wife of Alfred Lindon (born Abner Lindenbaum), a Jewish jeweler and modern art collector originally from Krakow, Poland.[8] Through his mother, Alix Dufaure, a journalist for Marie Claire,[9][10] Lindon is a descendant of French Prime minister Jules Dufaure and Marshal Rémy Joseph Isidore Exelmans.[8]

Lindon completed studies at the Lycée Victor-Duruy,[11] where he obtained a baccalauréat scientifique. He then enrolled in an école supérieure de commerce, but lost interest in his studies after 22 days. In 1979, his mother secured an internship for him as a costume design assistant on the set of Alain Resnais' film My American Uncle (1980), on which he worked with actor Gérard Depardieu.[12] He then spent six months in New York working as an assistant in charge of radio promotion with his uncle, Eric Dufaure, founder of the label Cachalot Records (Ian North, Die Hausfrauen, Medium Medium, Malaria, Stars of the Streets, Comateens, Made in France, Personal Effects).[13] When he returned to Paris, his father-in-law Pierre Bénichou secured a position for him managing the microphones for the tour of comedian Coluche in 1981.[14] He was also a courier for the newspaper Le Matin de Paris before entering the Cours Florent drama school.[15]

Personal life

In the 1980s, Lindon was in a relationship with Claude Chirac, daughter of President Jacques Chirac, for nearly ten years. Lindon later had a highly-publicised relationship with Caroline, Princess of Monaco.[16] Lindon has a son, Marcel, born in 1996.[9] He married actress Sandrine Kiberlain in 1998, with whom he has a daughter, Suzanne, born in 2000.[17][8] The couple met in 1993 on the set of the film L'Irrésolu (1994).[18] They separated in 2003.[19]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Guy de Maupassant Un mec sur la plage Uncredited
1983 Le Faucon the inspector
1984 L'Addition Magnum
Notre histoire Brechet
1985 Parole de flic Dax
1986 Betty Blue Richard
Suivez mon regard a scoundrel
Prunelle Blues Fernand
Half Moon Street Sonny
Yiddish Connection Zvi
1987 Dernier été à Tanger Roland Barrès
A Man in Love Bruno Schlosser
1988 Quelques jours avec moi Fernand
L'Étudiante Ned
1990 La Baule-les-Pins Jean-Claude
Il y a des jours... et des lunes The innkeeper
Gaspard et Robinson Robinson
1991 Netchaïev est de retour Daniel Laurencon / Netchaiev
La Cabine Short
1992 La Belle Histoire Simon Choulel
La Crise Victor Barelle
1993 Tout ça... pour ça ! Lino
1994 L'Irrésolu François
1995 La Haine A very drunk man
1996 Vite strozzate Francesco
Les Victimes Pierre Duval
La Belle Verte Max
1997 Fred Fred
Seventh Heaven Nico
1998 Paparazzi Michel Verdier
The School of Flesh Chris
1999 Belle maman Antoine
My Little Business Ivan Lansi
Pas de scandale Louis Jeancourt
2001 Mercredi, folle journée! Martin Socoa
Chaos Paul
2002 Le Frère du guerrier Thomas
Vendredi soir Jean
2003 Sole Sisters Bruno
Le Coût de la vie Coway
Les Clefs de bagnole the actor who refuses to work with Laurent
2004 La Confiance règne Christophe Gérard
2005 La Moustache Marc Thiriez
L'Avion Pierre
2006 Charlie Says Serge
2007 Je crois que je l'aime Lucas
Ceux qui restent Bertrand Liévain
2008 London mon amour Mathias
Chasseurs de dragons Lian-Chu French version, voice
Anything for Her Julien Auclert
2009 Welcome Simon Calmat
Mademoiselle Chambon Jean
2011 Un coeur qui bat The narrator Television film
La permission de minuit David
Pater Vincent Lindon
All Our Desires Stéphane
Complices Vincent Lindon Video short
2012 Augustine Professeur Jean-Martin Charcot
A Few Hours of Spring Alain Évrard
2013 Bastards Marco Silvestri
2014 Mea Culpa Simon
2015 Diary of a Chambermaid Joseph
The Measure of a Man Thierry Taugourdeau
The Little Prince Businessman French version, voice
The White Knights Jacques Arnault
2017 Rodin Auguste Rodin
2018 Isle of Dogs Chief French version, voice
The Apparition Jacques Mayano
At War Laurent Amédéo
2019 Casanova, Last Love Casanova
2021 Titane Vincent Legrand
Another World Philippe Lemesle
Enquête sur un scandale d'État Jacques Billard
2022 Both Sides of the Blade Jean

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result Ref
1993 César Awards Best Actor La Crise Nominated
2000 César Awards Best Actor My Little Business Nominated
2005 Cabourg Film Festival Best Actor La Moustache Won
2008 César Awards Best Actor Those Who Remain Nominated
Globe de Cristal Awards Best Actor Nominated
2010 César Awards Best Actor Welcome Nominated
Globe de Cristal Awards Best Actor Nominated
Lumières Award Best Actor Nominated
Silver Ribbon European Silver Ribbon Won
2013 César Awards Best Actor A Few Hours of Spring Nominated
Globe de Cristal Awards Best Actor Nominated
2016 César Awards Best Actor The Measure of a Man Won
Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Won
European Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
Lumières Award Best Actor The Measure of a Man Won
Diary of a Chambermaid Won
2019 Lumières Award Best Actor At War Nominated
2021 DiscussingFilm Critic Awards Best Supporting Actor Titane Won [20]
European Film Awards Best Actor Nominated [21]
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Nominated [22]
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Won [23]
2022 Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated [24]
Critics' Choice Super Awards Best Actor in a Horror Movie Nominated [25]
Lumières Award Best Actor Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Nominated [26]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated [27]

References

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