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The 10 Best Gaspard Ulliel Movies, Ranked By IMDb Score

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Tragedy struck the film world on January 19 when beloved French actor Gaspard Ulliel died following a skiing accident. The former Bleu de Chanel face has put in some impressive performances throughout his relatively brief career, even going so far as to steal most of the films he was a part of.

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He managed to get a few lead roles under his belt with his supporting roles, perhaps most famously as the younger version of Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal rising. And with an upcoming performance in the MCUs moon knight, fans will be able to say goodbye to the actor in perhaps his biggest role yet.

ten The Third Part of the World (2008) – 5.4


Gaspard Ulliel and Clémence Poesy in The Third Part of the World

The third part of the world followed Emma (Clémence Poésy), a young woman with a very strange power. When she meets a man she cares about and touches him, they melt into nothingness. However, this is information she finds out the hard way.

The role of François, the man who disappears at the same time as an astronomer, was that (temporarily) inhabited by Ulliel. With the help of François’ brother, Emma must find the cause of her new lover’s whereabouts.

9 Ultimate Heist (2009) – 5.4


Gaspard Ulliel and Jean Reno in Ultimate Heist

While this isn’t an underrated 2000s heist flick, Ultimate Heist (The First Circle) has Jean Reno and Ulliel in the lead roles. The plot follows Milo Malakian (Reno), the French leader of a major gang.

Ulliel played Malakian’s son, Anton, who also delved into the world of crime. However, the gangster life is not for young Malakian, and he wants out. Much of the plot drama comes from the back and forth between Ulliel and Reno’s various future plans.


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8 A Celestial Vintage (2009) – 5.6


Gaspard Ulliel in A celestial vintage

A Celestial Vintage (from the novel Winegrower’s Luck), was a 2009 romantic drama starring Jérémie Renier, Vera Farmiga and Keisha Castle-Hughes (whale rider). The plot follows Sobran Jodeau (Renier), a peasant winemaker with three great loves.

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Castle-Hughes played his wife, Celeste, while Farmiga portrayed Baroness Aurora of Valday. Her third love was Xas (Ulliel), an angel who begins to show Jodeau the true meaning of life and love.


seven Saint Laurent (2014) – 6.2


Saint Laurent smoking in Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent was a 2014 biopic that centered on the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent from 1967 to 1976. Unfortunately, the film as a whole received mixed reviews from critics. However, some aspects of it have been praised, especially in terms of its cast (which includes no time to dieby Léa Seydoux).

The title role goes to Ulliel, nominated for the Lumières and the Césars. The Lights are the equivalent of the Golden Globes while the Césars are the equivalent of the Oscars.


6 Hannibal Rising (2007) – 6.2


Gaspard Ulliel as Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising

Hannibal rising was the 2007 prequel to Red Dragon, Thesilenceofthelambs, and Hannibal. It follows young Lecter as he begins his jaunt with the Nazis before expanding his malevolent focus.

Although not as scary as the character was in Thesilenceofthelambs, Ulliel’s Hannibal Lecter was intermittently creepy. The problem is the purpose of Rising to start. But if someone had to take over the role popularized by Anthony Hopkins (an insurmountable task), the French comedian was the one to do it.


5 The Dancer (2016) – 6.5


Gaspard Ulliel in The Dancer

Set in 1887, The dancer follows 25-year-old Marie-Louise Fuller as she leaves the West for the New York cityscape. There she sets out to become an actress, accidentally inventing a new dance in the process. This earned him the name of electric fairy. When the New Yorkers try to seize it, it heads for Paris.

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Ulliel came on the scene once Fuller arrived in the City of Love, playing Louis d’Orsay, Fuller’s lover.


4 It’s Only the End of the World (2016) – 6.9


Gaspard Ulliel in It's only the end of the world

The Louis d’Ulliel in It’s only the end of the world is certainly one of the most tragic heroes in the history of cinema. He is a talented writer with a terminal illness. Now he has to return to his (remote) home for the first time in years to tell them the news.

Louis represents one of Ulliel’s most difficult and complex roles. His dynamic with members of his family (including Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel) is simply intense, and each actor has been praised in his role. Especially given that the majority of the limited cast was playing against type.




3 Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) – 7.0


Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf was an early French action horror film featuring an all-star cast. The plot follows Chevalier Grégoire de Fronsac and his Native American partner Mani as they investigate a series of bizarre murders. However, they may not cope with a normal man. In fact, it may be a beast.

In this film, Ulliel’s role is quite limited, but he plays a rather prestigious role: King Louis XV of France.


2 Paris, I Love You (2006) – 7.2


Poster for Paris Je T'aime

As one of the best anthology films ever made, Paris I love you (Paris I love you) told several distinct love stories in Paris. Set in separate neighborhoods of the City of Love, 22 directors stepped in to tell the 18 stories, including Gus Van Sant, Alexander Payne, Alfonso Cuarón, the Coen brothers, Gérard Depardieu and horror legend Wes Craven. .

It was in Van Sant’s segment that Ulliel appeared. He took the lead role: a young man who believes a print worker is the love of his life.


1 A Very Long Commitment (2004) – 7.6


Gaspard Ulliel in A Very Long Engagement

Ulliel’s highest rated film, A very long commitment, was a World War I romantic drama. Audrey Tautou played the role of Mathilde Donnay, the fiancée of a soldier convicted of self-harm to receive a discharge. Then the men are thought to have been killed in no man’s land. Donnay, however, believes him to be alive and will stop at nothing to learn the truth.

The late actor played Manech Langonnet, Donnay’s fiancé, and a significant part of the film is told through his POV. Rounding out the cast are big names like Marion Cotillard and Jodie Foster.

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