Pascal Greggory

French actor Pascal Greggory is a three-time César nominee who made his screen debut in the César-nominated Jean-Louis Bertucelli melodrama "Docteur Françoise Gailland." He became a prolific performer in French cinema, appearing in over 50 film productions, and he has also earned much acclaim in his homeland. In 1999, he earned his first César nomination for the dark, romantic drama "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train," in which he played the mourning ex François. His second nomination came in 2001 for his part as the bisexually curious Alain in the romantic dramedy "Confusion of Genders." His long face and mournful eyes may also be familiar to American moviegoers--he's co-starred in a number of French films that have successfully crossed the Atlantic. In 1999, he appeared in the bold biopic "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc," which starred model/actress Milla Jovovich, muse of Luc Besson, a French director generally adored by American audiences. While this film tanked, United States audiences saw Greggory in better standing with the femme-fatale thriller "The Page Turner," which earned attention at several American film festivals. But Greggory's greatest Stateside success came in the form of another famous French woman's biopic--in 2007, American audiences flocked to take in the tragic tale of chanteuse Edith Piaf in the Oscar-winning biopic "La Vie en Rose." Greggory played Louis Barrier, the manager to Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard's wide-eyed Piaf, ultimately earning his third César nod for his efforts.