Marion Cotillard (French pronunciation: [ma.ʁjɔ̃ kɔ.ti.jaʁ]; born 30 September 1975) is a French actress, singer-songwriter, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace. She has received international acclaim and awards for her performances in films such as A Very Long Engagement (2004), La Vie en Rose (2007), Nine (2009), Inception (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), The Immigrant (2013), Two Days, One Night (2014) and Macbeth (2015). She is also known for being the face of Lady Dior handbags since 2008. In 2014, Cotillard was named “The Most Bankable French Actress of the 21st Century”, her films accumulating more than 37 million ticket sales in France from 2001 to 2014.
In 2007, Cotillard starred as French singer Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, for which she received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, César Award, and the Golden Globe Award. She is the first and (as of 2016) only actor to win an Academy Award for a performance in the French language.
In 2010, she received a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for her performance in the musical film Nine. In 2012, she received critical acclaim for her performance as an amputee orca trainer in Rust and Bone and received nominations for the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and the César Award. She received rave reviews and several awards in 2014 for her lead performances in The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night, receiving a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the latter, which was also her second nomination for a French-language film and the first time an actor was nominated for a Belgian film.
Cotillard’s other notable films include Chloé (1996), Furia (1999), Lisa (2001), Pretty Things (2001), Big Fish (2003), Toi et Moi (2006), Dikkenek (2006), A Good Year (2006), Public Enemies (2009), Contagion (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Little Prince (2015) and April and the Extraordinary World (2015).