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Hippolyte Girardot

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Voice

Represented by : Time Art

Agent : Élisabeth Tanner

    Biography

    A loner, Hippolyte Girardot set out to be an illustrator. He dreamt of working as production designer on the film set and tempted his chance at the entrance exam to the Arts Déco. While there, he was offered the project of a series of shorts working with a group of adolescents from the suburbs in a workshop setting. Even if he made his first appearance on the silver screen as the son of actor Claude Rich in "John's Wife" by Yannick Bellon, who was a friend of his mother's, he still had no intention of becoming an actor and continued to take on the various jobs proposed.
    Hippolyte Girardot developed a taste for acting while filming "The Destiny of Juliette" (1983) by Aline Issermann, and again with the same director for "L'Amant magnifique". He got his first nods from the profession when he was nominated for Most Promising Young Actor in 1985 for "Le Bon Plaisir", continuing his career with Godard ("First Name: Carmen") and other A film projects, notably in "Fort Saganne" and "Jean de Florette II" in which he plays a school teacher in love with Emmanuelle Beart. His film acclaim arrived in 1990 with "A World Without Pity", a disenchanted observation of society by Eric Rochant; his character Hippo resonated with an entire generation: ironically aimless yet charming.
    The following year, Girardot landed the lead role playing a photographer taken hostage in Lebanon in "Out of Life" by Maroun Bagdadi. He incarnated the mysterious seducer ("After Love", "The Scent of Yvonne"), but more often found himself performing in comedies: completely crazy in "Barjo" and unemployed in "Long Live the Republic" (1997) by close collaborator, Eric Rochant.
    After working for the television for a few years, his return to film was acclaimed in "Rashevski's Tango" in 2003. Joining the Desplechin film universe, Hippolyte Girardot gave notable performances as a business man in "Playing 'In the Company of Men'", a crooked lawyer involved in drugs in "Kings and Queen" (2004) and Anne Consigny's husband in "A Christmas Tale". Other renowned directors with whom he has collaborated include Pascal Bonitzer and Pascale Ferran ("Lady Chatterley"), and in 2006, he juggled a formidable acting career, appearing in no less than six films. After his role as a shaddy doctor in "Crime Is Our Business", his roles began to become more and more original: the alter ego of Jerome Clement in "Later" by Amos Gitai and Nanni Moretti's partner in "Quiet Chaos". He had a spell at co-directing with Nobuhiro Suwa for the film "Yuki & Nina", a touchy look at childhood that was presented at the Directors' Fortnight in 2009. Continuing to accept roles in films with a political message, he will appear in "Les Mains en l'air", which denounces Italian fascism in the year 2067, and take the lead in the dark comedy "Dernier étage gauche gauche" in which he plays a bailiff taken hostage in a housing projects building, both films to be released in 2010.

    Filmography (75)

    Les Fantômes d'Ismaël

    Les Fantômes d'Ismaël

    (2017)

    On the Sly

    On the Sly

    (2016)

    To Life

    To Life

    (2014)

    Bird People

    Bird People

    (2014)

    Northern Lights

    Northern Lights

    (2013)

    Benoît Brisefer, les taxis rouges

    Benoît Brisefer, les taxis rouges

    (2013)

    Life of Riley

    Life of Riley

    (2013)

    Malleable Tracks

    Malleable Tracks

    (2012)

    Kidon

    Kidon

    (2012)

    Capital

    Capital

    (2012)

    A Monkey on My Shoulder

    A Monkey on My Shoulder

    (2012)

    You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    (2011)

    Haute Cuisine

    Haute Cuisine

    (2011)

    Sleeping Sickness

    Sleeping Sickness

    (2010)

    The Conquest - Poster - France

    The Conquest

    (2010)

    The Edge

    The Edge

    (2009)

    Top floor, left wing

    Top floor, left wing

    (2009)

    Hands Up

    Hands Up

    (2009)

    Yuki et Nina

    Yuki et Nina

    (2009)

    Spy(ies)

    Spy(ies)

    (2008)

    One day, you'll understand

    One day, you'll understand

    (2008)

    Crime is our business

    Crime is our business

    (2008)

    A Christmas Tale - Poster - France

    A Christmas Tale

    (2008)

    Parallel Parking

    Parallel Parking

    (2007)

    Park benches

    Park benches

    (2007)

    Off and Running

    Off and Running

    (2007)

    Où avais-je la tête

    Où avais-je la tête

    (2007)

    A la recherche du ballon rouge - Poster - France

    A la recherche du ballon rouge

    (2006)

    Ma place au soleil

    Ma place au soleil

    (2006)

    Made in Paris

    Made in Paris

    (2006)

    Lady Chatterley

    Lady Chatterley

    (2006)

    Paris, je t'aime

    Paris, je t'aime

    (2006)

    The Guest

    The Guest

    (2005)

    Le Pressentiment

    Le Pressentiment

    (2005)

    Incontrôlable

    Incontrôlable

    (2005)

    La Moustache

    La Moustache

    (2005)

    Sonate pour violoncelle et piano

    Sonate pour violoncelle et piano

    (2004)

    One Year

    One Year

    (2004)

    Three couples looking for trouble

    Three couples looking for trouble

    (2004)

    Modigliani

    Modigliani

    (2004)

    Pigé ?

    Pigé ?

    (2003)

    Kings and Queen

    Kings and Queen

    (2003)

    Cheap Shot

    Cheap Shot

    (2003)

    Playing "in the Company of Men"

    Playing "in the Company of Men"

    (2003)

    The Rashevski's Tango

    The Rashevski's Tango

    (2003)

    Drôle de genre (collection : Masculin Féminin)

    Drôle de genre (collection : Masculin Féminin)

    (2002)

    I Got a Woman

    I Got a Woman

    (1997)

    Vive la République !

    Vive la République !

    (1997)

    The Target to Kill

    The Target to Kill

    (1996)

    1914 the Glorious Summer

    1914 the Glorious Summer

    (1996)

    The Patriots

    The Patriots

    (1994)

    Yvonne's Perfume

    Yvonne's Perfume

    (1993)

    When I Was 5, I Killed Myself

    When I Was 5, I Killed Myself

    (1993)

    Toxic Affair

    Toxic Affair

    (1993)

    The Girl in the Air

    The Girl in the Air

    (1992)

    Confessions of a Crap Artist

    Confessions of a Crap Artist

    (1992)

    After Love

    After Love

    (1992)

    Hors la vie

    Hors la vie

    (1991)

    Love Without Pity

    Love Without Pity

    (1989)

    Pyramides bleues (Les)

    Pyramides bleues (Les)

    (1988)

    Manon des sources / Manon of the Spring

    Manon des sources / Manon of the Spring

    (1986)

    Descent into Hell

    Descent into Hell

    (1986)

    L' Amant magnifique

    L' Amant magnifique

    (1986)

    Suivez mon regard

    Suivez mon regard

    (1986)

    Comme les doigts de la main

    Comme les doigts de la main

    (1985)

    French lovers

    French lovers

    (1985)

    L'Amour ou presque

    L'Amour ou presque

    (1985)

    Fort Saganne

    Fort Saganne

    (1984)

    Le Bon Plaisir

    Le Bon Plaisir

    (1983)

    First Name: Carmen - Poster France

    First Name: Carmen

    (1983)

    Juliette's Fate

    Juliette's Fate

    (1983)

    Naked Love

    Naked Love

    (1981)

    Inspector Blunder

    Inspector Blunder

    (1980)

    Jean's Wife

    Jean's Wife

    (1973)

    Simple soldat

    Simple soldat

    (1957)

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