Audrey Tautou showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons
at `Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth `Jeune Comedien
de Cinema Festival' in Bezier. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshall who gave her a
role in her film Vénus beauté (institut) (1999) for which she won a Best New Actress Cesar. It
came as a surprise to even Audrey: "I was so certain I could not be chosen that I told her that
she probably dialled a wrong number." The director chose her for her natural nature: "She came,
she gaffed, she turned reddish, her ears were in a funny position and her hair was relaxed. In five
minutes, she gave me the heart of the character, a petite young girl who would like to be a lady
and will become a woman." In 2000, Audrey was again nominated for a Cesar and her movie
Amélie (2001) has been a phenomenal success worldwide.

French import Audrey Tautou first charmed Hollywood with her pixie Parisian look in
"Amélie," and although her own style is more refined, it still has an ethereal allure that's

Audrey's developed her look over the years and playing the part of Coco Chanel onscreen last
year only helped. We'd say she's found a mélange between classic and quirky, perfect for her
tiny frame and (quickly-growing) boyish haircut.

Everyone’s favorite French pixie is set to star in another tale of heady, swirling romantic
melodrama. Tautou and Francois Damiens (from the recent crossover hit “Heartbreaker”) have
signed to star in “La Delicatesse.” Set to be the directed by David and Stephane Foenkinos (and
based on the book by the former, with the screenplay co-written by the latter), the story
follows ” a Swedish man (Damiens) who falls for a young office co-worker, played by Tautou.
Still mourning the death three years before of her husband in an accident, but delicately courted
by the Swede, she gradually reawakens to life and falls in love again.” Really this thing sells
itself, and as this writer is a total easy mark for breezy French fare, he’ll be first in line.

Shooting is set to begin in Paris (where else?) in March, with the film hitting in the first half of

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NRJ Ciné Award best kiss (Shared with Gad Elmaleh) for Hors de prix
Sant Jordi Best Foreign Actress for Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
Lumiere Award  Best Actress for Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
CFCA Award for Most Promising Performer
César Award for Most Promising Actress for Vénus beauté (institut)
Lumiere Award Most Promising Young Actress for Vénus beauté (institut)
SACD Awards - Suzanne Bianchetti Award  
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival  Best New Actress on  for Vénus beauté (institut)
#3 Audrey Tautou
2010  Delta 99
Next #2 - Yvonne Strahovski
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