Yvan Attal

Yvan Attal ( born January 4, 1965 in Tel Aviv) is a French actor and director.


Attal grew up in Creteil, a southeastern suburb of Paris, on. His parents, Jewish pieds noirs were, in 1962 moved to the independence of Algeria there. Even as a child he was enthusiastic about the cinema, and especially Coppola's film adaptation of Mario Puzo's The Godfather let grow the desire itself to work in this area. As the age of nineteen he began his acting training at Cours Florent in Paris. In 1988 he had his first performances in the theater. His film debut was in the same year in Biloxi Blues by Mike Nichols based on a play by Neil Simon. His breakthrough came in 1989 with Un monde sans the Pity ( A world without pity ) by Éric Rochant. Attal was awarded in 1990 for this film with the César for Best Young Actor. In the following years he made several films and won the 1997 Jean- Gabin Prize. In the same year, he directed the short film I Got a Woman Director. His debut as a feature film director, he celebrated in 2001 with my wife, the actress that earned him a César Award nomination. Further nominations for France's national film award he received for his film roles as erupted inmate in Bon voyage (2003 ) and as a kidnap victim in Rapt ( 2009).

Attal was, among other things for Michael Winterbottom, Steven Spielberg, Claude Lelouch and Sydney Pollack in front of the camera. He also lends Tom Cruise for the French-language dubbing his voice.

Attal with Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, together. They have three children together.