Mathieu Kassovitz is an actor/director born to director Peter Kassovitz
, August 3, 1967
. His mother is a producer.
He would go to his father's work even from age six, and his father introduced him to Steven Spielberg. He formed Kasso Inc., which is his producing company. On March 19, 2001, he won the gold star for best French director, for his film "Les Rivières Pourpres", and was appointed one of the jury members for the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
In the César awards, his film "La Haine" won for Best Film , and he was nominated for Best Director, 1996. In 1995, he won Most Promising Male for his role in "Un héros très discret".
Most everythingites would recognize him as the lead male in Amélie, having played across from Audrey Tautou. However, he has acted in:
Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (2002)
Birthday Girl (2001)
Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Le Plaisir (et ses petits tracas) (1998)
Assassin(s): no comment (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Un héros très discret (1996)
Des nouvelles du bon Dieu (1996)
Mon homme (1996)
Les Fleurs de Maria Papadopylou (1995)
La Haine* (1995)
3000 scénarios contre un virus (1994)
Elle voulait faire quelque chose (1994)
Regarde les hommes tomber (1994)
Un été sans histoires (1992)
Touch and Die (1991)
Fierrot le pou* (1990)
L'année prochaine... si tout va bien (1981)
Au bout du bout du banc (1978)
An asterisk indicates that he also directed the film. Further, he directed "Les Rivières pourpres" in 2000, and "Cauchemar blanc" in 1991.