Louis Garrel Poster

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Son of director Philippe Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy. Brother of actress Esther Garrel.

Attended drama school at the Conservatoire National in Paris, France. [2004]

Grandson of actor Maurice Garrel

Voted #15 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll (June 2007).

Nephew of producer Thierry Garrel.

Godson of Jean-Pierre Léaud.

In 2009, Louis and his then-girlfriend, Italian actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, adopted Celine (aka Oumy Bruni Garrel), a 6-month-old baby girl from Senegal. The couple separated in 2012.

Supported François Hollande's 2012 presidential campaign.

Fluent in Italian.

His maternal grandfather was a Sephardi Jew.

Louis and wife Laetitia Casta welcomed their first child, a son named Azel (b. March 17th, 2021).

Friends with his Saint Laurent (2014) co-star Gaspard Ulliel. Ulliel used to say in interviews that his favorite on-screen kiss was with Garrel in 'Saint Laurent'.

Starred in 3 films that premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival: Scarlet (2022) (Directors' Fortnight), Forever Young (2022) (official competition), and The Innocent (2022) (out of competition, also directed by himself).

As of 2022, Garrel has had 9 films in the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival, and a total of 16 films screened at the festival.