Marion Cotillard has once again been internationally recogized for her brillant portrayal of Edith Piaf in the remarkable biopic "La Vie En Rose". Marion was awarded the BAFTA for Best Leading Actress, beating hopefuls Julie Cristie and Kiera Knightley. She adds this to her Golden Globe winning status.
The New York Times has described her award winning performance "the most astonishing immersion of one performer into the body and soul of another ever encounted in film." Academy award winning Actress Cate Blanchett in awe of her talent called it "astonishing and inspiring".
My hope is that Marion can pop the bottle of Bollinger Rose after winning the Oscar for "Best Actress" 2008 from the Hollywood Academy.
The 27 year old French actress, born in Paris grew up in a highly artistic household. Mother Niseema Theilland an actress and father Jean-Claude Cotillard an actor, teacher, director and mime, inspired the potential icon. Her first performance at 16, in a Parisian action comedy "Taxi", prepared her for a Cesar in 2002 as Most Promising French Actress, followed by Tim Burton' s "Big Fish" and opposite Russel Crowe in the 2006 Ridley Scott "A Good Year", 50 films illustrate her acting resume.
When not acting Marion uses her celebrity status to promote environmental awareness as a ecologist & spokewoman for Greenpeace.