“I find in the serious enclosure of a film, the pure pleasure of childhood started more than fifty years ago”
Having trained at the National Superior Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Denis Podalydès became a pensionnaire at the Comédie-Française in 1997, then a sociétaire of the troupe in 2000, several months after receiving the Molière Award for Best Newcomer in Theater for his role in Gogol’s “The Inspector General” directed by Jean-Louis Benoit. Alongside his rich career as a theater actor, not to mention as a writer, screenwriter and 2007 Molière Award-winning director for “Cyrano de Bergerac”, he has played numerous roles in TV movies and films. He participated in hundreds of feature films, having performed on screen for, among others, Arnaud Desplechin, Diane Kurys, Michael Haneke, Alain Resnais and his brother Bruno, with whom he has co-written several features. Denis Podalydès was nominated in 2003 for the César for Best Supporting Actor for Michel Blanc’s Summer Things, then again in 2012 in the Best Actor category for his performance in Xavier Durringer’s The Conquest, and once more in 2019 for Best Supporting Actor in Christophe Honoré’s film Sorry Angel.