The names speak for themselves – they are the brightest stars of world cinema. Every month World Movies showcases three of their most iconic films over three consecutive nights. This month, enjoy the work of French actor Romain Duris.
In recent years Romain Duris has become the George Clooney of French cinema. Starting out as a drummer in a jazz bar, Duris was discovered on the street by a casting director in 1993 and offered a part in Cedric Klapisch’s 1994 film, Le Peril Jeune. His smouldering good looks helped him on his way to becoming one of France’s most in demand leading men, but he’s also developed a reputation for his remarkable versatility as a character actor.
Here, three of his most popular films are presented. In Russian Dolls, Duris reprises his role as Xavier Rousseau who has fallen short of literary greatness to write for TV soap opera. Then, Duris plays Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 17th-century period drama, Moliere. Finally, Duris shows his talent for comedy as a reformed womaniser who gives himself 24 hours to decide if he is capable of committing to his new girlfriend.