French actress, born September 30, 1975, has been active in French television and movies since the mid-nineties, but is best known internationally for such movies as Inception, La Vie En Rose (for which she won the Oscar for best actress), and The Dark Knight Rises.
A Selection of Roles
- Lili Bertineau, the Taxi series
- Joséphine Bloom, Big Fish, (2003)
- Tina Lombardi, A Very Long Engagement, (2004)
- Édith Piaf, La Vie En Rose, (2007)
- Luisa Contini, Nine (not to be confused with the movie with the dolls), (2009)
- Billie Frechette, Public Enemies, (2009)
- Mal, Inception, (2010)
- Adriana, Midnight in Paris, (2011)
- Leonora Orantes, Contagion, (2011)
- Miranda Tate, The Dark Knight Rises, (2012)
- Casting Gag: In Inception, inadvertently. The Piaf song Je ne regrette rien was in use before Cotillard was cast, and Nolan considered removing it, but too much of the score had already been written around it.
- And then later, in Midnight in Paris, Cotillard plays Adrianna, a young woman who chooses to forget her own time and live in an idealized world.
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French
- Femme Fatale (a lot of her roles, most notably in A Very Long Engagment and Inception)
- Production Posse: Seems to be a recent addition to Christopher Nolan's.