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Net Worth:
$20 Million
Date of Birth:
Apr 10, 1973 (50 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Entrepreneur
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Guillaume Canet is a French actor, director, and writer who has a net worth of $20 million. Guillaume Canet is known for his roles in such films as "Joyeux Noël," "Love Me if You Dare," "The Beach," "Cézanne and I," and "Non-Fiction." As a filmmaker, he directed and co-wrote the acclaimed neo-noir thriller "Tell No One," and also wrote and directed "Little White Lies," "Blood Ties," and "Rock'n Roll," among other films. Beyond acting and filmmaking, Canet is an accomplished show jumper who has won over 30 competitions.

Guillaume married German model and actress Diane Kruger in 1999. They divorced in 2006. Canet has been dating actress Marion Cotillard since 2007. The two have starred in several films together and Cotillard and share a daughter and son.

Early Life

Guillaume Canet was born on April 10, 1973 in the affluent Boulogne-Billancourt commune in the Paris, France metro area. Born to a family of horse breeders, he originally intended to become a show jumper, and was a member of the junior French National Equestrian Team. After Canet fell from his horse as a young adult, he decided to pursue acting instead and enrolled at the Cours Florent drama school.

Career Beginnings

Canet began his professional acting career in 1994 with a role in the Théâtre Hébertot's production of "La Ville dont le prince est un enfant." He went on to appear in a variety of television commercials and series, and then in the short film "Fils unique."

Film Career, Part 1

In 1997, Canet made his feature film acting debut in the thriller "Barracuda." The following year, he appeared in three films: "Sentimental Education," "Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train," and "En plein cœur," for which he earned a César Award nomination. Canet's final credits of the decade were the short film "Trait d'union" and the feature film "Je règle mon pas sur le pas de mon père." Commencing the new millennium, he appeared in Danny Boyle's adventure film "The Beach," starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, and Robert Carlyle. Canet starred in two other films the same year, Andrzej Żuławski's "Fidelity" and Jerry Schatzberg's "The Day the Ponies Come Back." He followed those with "Les Morsures de l'aube," "Vidocq," "Le Frère du guerrier," and "Mille millièmes."

Canet made his debut as a feature film director with 2002's "Whatever You Say," which he also co-wrote and starred in. The film earned two César Award nominations, including Best First Feature Film. In 2003, Canet starred opposite Marion Cotillard in the romantic dramedy "Love Me if You Dare," about two lifelong friends who become dangerously obsessed with a game of dares. The following year, he starred as a narcoleptic comic book artist in "Narco." Canet was subsequently in three films in 2005: "Hell," "Un ticket pour l'espace," and "Joyeux Noël," which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Film Career, Part 2

Canet's second feature film as director, the neo-noir thriller "Tell No One," came out in 2006. He also appeared in the film alongside such actors as François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, Kristin Scott Thomas, and André Dussollier. A major critical and commercial hit, "Tell No One" won four César Awards, including Best Director for Canet. Following that success, Canet starred in such films as "Ensemble, c'est tout," "Darling," "La clef," "Rivals," and "Voyage d'affaires." In 2009, he starred alongside Emir Kusturica and Alexandra Maria Lara in the spy thriller "Farewell," and opposite Marion Cotillard in the romantic adventure film "The Last Flight." Canet subsequently appeared in the 2010 romantic drama "Last Night" alongside Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Eva Mendes. The same year, he wrote and directed "Little White Lies," featuring an ensemble cast including Cotillard, François Cluzet, Jean Dujardin, and Benoît Magimel.

In 2011, Canet starred in "Une vie meilleure" and "La nouvelle guerre des boutons." He next appeared in "The Players" and "Turning Tide," and starred as real-life show jumping champion Pierre Durand Jr. in "Jappeloup." Canet's fourth feature film as director, the crime thriller remake "Blood Ties," premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. It is another of his films starring Marion Cotillard. Canet went on to appear in "Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart"; "In the Name of My Daughter"; "The Program"; "Arctic Heart"; "The Siege of Jadotville"; and "Cézanne and I," in which he portrayed famed novelist and playwright Émile Zola. In 2017, Canet directed, co-wrote, and starred in the comedy "Rock'n Roll," yet another of his films featuring Cotillard, as well as Gilles Lellouche. The next year, he starred in Lellouche's film "Sink or Swim" and Olivier Assayas's film "Non-Fiction." Among his other credits, Canet directed "Lui" and "Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom," and starred in "La Belle Époque."

Show Jumping

As a show jumper, Canet participated in over 600 competitions between 2012 and 2017, winning 33 of them. He had significant placements at international shows in Paris, Chantilly, and La Baule.

Personal Life 

In 2001, Canet wed actress and model Diane Kruger, who later appeared alongside him in the films "Whatever You Say" and "Joyeux Noël." The pair divorced in 2006. Subsequently, Canet dated singer and model Carla Bruni and then actress Élodie Navarre. Since 2007, he has been in a relationship with actress Marion Cotillard, one of his frequent film collaborators. Together, they have a son named Marcel and a daughter named Louise.

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