Olivier Martinez Wiki – Olivier Martinez Biography
Olivier Martinez is a French film actor. He became known after roles in several French films such as Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil (1993), which garnered him the César Award for “Most Promising Actor”, The Horseman on the Roof, and The Chambermaid on the Titanic. He has also appeared in Hollywood-produced features, including the drama Before Night Falls, the erotic thriller Unfaithful, and playing the role of a French drug lord in the action-crime-thriller S.W.A.T – 2003.
In 1994, he won a César Award as “Most Promising Actor” for his role in the film Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil (1993). This was followed by a leading role in the Jean-Paul Rappeneau period film The Horseman on the Roof in 1995 in which he starred alongside Juliette Binoche as an Italian nobleman. He appeared in Bertrand Blier’s romantic comedy My Man (Mon Homme) alongside Anouk Grinberg, Gérard Lanvin, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Later in 1997, he played a leading role in Bigas Luna’s drama The Chambermaid on the Titanic alongside Romane Bohringer, set during the time of the Titanic’s sinking voyage in 1912. He portrays a French foundry worker who wins a strongman contest and the prize of a trip to view the departing maiden voyage of the ill-fated Titanic. The film was well-received; Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle praised what he felt was a rare honest portrayal of male sexuality by him.
Martinez first came to mainstream attention in Hollywood films with his performance in Julian Schnabel’s Before Night Falls opposite Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in 1993. The film was highly critically acclaimed, although Martinez’s performance was overshadowed by that of Bardem in the eyes of critics. He was later noted for his performance opposite Diane Lane in Unfaithful. He has since appeared in a television adaptation of The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, S.W.A.T. and Taking Lives. He also starred as Gabriel in the 2007 movie adaptation of Blood and Chocolate, a popular book. Martinez plays Mauritius, prefect of Mamertine Prison in Paul, Apostle of Christ.
He studied at the CNSAD and started his acting career in his native France in 1990.
Olivier Martinez Age
He was born on January 12, 1966 in Paris, France.
Olivier Martinez Children
He has a son with American actress Halle Berry called Maceo Robert Martinez. Their son was born in October 2013 in Los Angeles.
Olivier Martinez Partner
He started dating American actress Halle Berry in 2010 after meeting on the set of the action thriller film Dark Tide (2012). They confirmed their engagement in March 2012. They got married in a private ceremony in France on 13 July 2013. Their son was born in October 2013 in Los Angeles. After two years of marriage, in 2015 the couple announced they were divorcing. The divorce was reported to have been finalized in December 2016.
Prior to that, he was in a relationship with singer Kylie Minogue after meeting her at the 2003 Grammy Awards ceremony. They ended their relationship in February 2007.
Olivier Martinez Height
He stands at a height of 1.78 meters tall.
Olivier Martinez Parents
His father was a Spanish professional boxer born in Spanish Morocco and his mother was a French secretary.