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Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant (born 22 March 1949) is a French actress. She has appeared in more than eighty motion pictures since 1976. Ardant won the César Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her performance in Pédale douce.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Controversy 4 Selected filmography 5 Awards

5.1 César Awards 5.2 Molière Awards

6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External links

Early life[edit] Ardant was born in Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, France, to a military attaché father.[1] She grew up in Monaco
until age 17 when she moved to Aix-en-Provence
to study at the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence. In her early twenties her interest turned to acting and in 1974 she made her first appearance on stage. Career[edit]

Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
at the press conference of Shock Waves – Diary of My Mind at Berlinale 2018

By the early 1980s she was a major motion picture star, gaining international recognition for her role opposite Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
in La Femme d'à côté (The Woman Next Door).[2] The film, directed by François Truffaut, brought Ardant her first César Award
César Award
nomination for best actress in 1982 and in 1984 she was nominated again for Vivement dimanche!. Eventually she became Truffaut's companion, giving birth to their daughter, Joséphine Truffaut, on 28 September 1983. Initially, her youthful beauty brought popularity but over time her sophistication and acting skills have made her one of France's most admired actresses.[3] She proved her versatility, playing a comedic role in Pédale douce
Pédale douce
for which she won the 1997 César Award
César Award
for Best Actress. Fluent in English and Italian, Ardant has starred in several Hollywood and British films. Her most recent English-language film was the Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli
production Callas Forever, in which she portrayed opera diva Maria Callas. It opened the 14th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on 9 January 2003. In 2003, Ardant received the Stanislavsky Award at the 25th Moscow International Film Festival (for the outstanding achievement in the career of acting and devotion to the principles of Stanislavsky's school).[4] In 2009, she became a director and screenwriter, with Cendres et sang (Ashes and Blood). She also took part in a rare performance of Sardou's La Haine on 19 July 2009 at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon, with Gérard Depardieu, the concert broadcast on France Musique.[5] In 2010, she directed a short feature, Absent Chimeras (Chimères absentes in French), in which she also stars. She made this short film in order to raise public awareness to the plight of Romani people
Romani people
in Europe, a cause she personally defends.[6] In 2011, she starred in the music video for Elle me dit, the first French single by Lebanese singer Mika, and appeared in the play based on Joan Didion's 2005 novel The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
in the Théâtre de l'Atelier, Paris. In 2013, she made a cameo appearance as herself in The Great Beauty.[7] In 2018 Ardant starred in the Swiss drama film Shock Waves – Diary of My Mind by Ursula Meier. It was screened in the Panorama section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Controversy[edit] She once expressed admiration for Renato Curcio, ex leader of the militant Red Brigades
Red Brigades
(Brigate Rosse), saying that it was good of him to adhere to his principles. She later discovered that it would be difficult to attend a film festival in Venice, as her declaration had created much scandal in Italy.[8] The Governor of Veneto said that he would prefer that Ardant not visit his region. She then pleaded for forgiveness from victims of terrorism.[9][10] Selected filmography[edit]

Fanny Ardant, 2005 Cannes Film Festival

Year Title Role

1979 The Dogs

1980 Les Uns et les Autres Véronique

1981 The Woman Next Door Mathilde Bauchard

1982 Life Is a Bed of Roses Livia Ceraskier

Confidentially Yours Barbara Becker

1983 Un amour de Swann Duchesse de Guermantes

Benvenuta Benvenuta

1984 L'Amour à mort Judith Martignac

1986 Mélo Christiane Levesque

1987 The Family Adriana

1988 Love and Fear Velia

1989 Australia Jeanne Gauthier

1992 Afraid of the Dark Miriam

1994 Colonel Chabert Countess Ferraud

A Hundred and One Nights the star who works at night

1995 Beyond the Clouds Patricia

Sabrina Irene

1996 Désiré Odette

Pédale douce Evelyne, called Eva

Ridicule Madame de Blayac

1998 Elizabeth Mary of Guise

Le Dîner Flora

1999 Augustin, King of Kung-Fu as herself

Le fils du Français Anne

2000 Le Libertin Madame Therbouche

2001 8 Women Pierrette

Callas Forever Maria Callas

Don't Tempt Me Marina D'Angelo

2003 Nathalie... Catherine

2006 Paris, je t'aime Fanny

2007 Roman de Gare Judith Ralitzer

Il Divo the wife of the French ambassador

2008 Hello Goodbye Gisèle

The Secrets Anouk

2009 Ashes and Blood (Director)

Face the producer/ Queen Hérodias

2011 Interno Giorno Maria Toricello

Raspoutine empress Alexandra Feodorovna

2013 Bright Days Ahead Caroline

The Great Beauty cameo appearance as herself

Cadences obstinées (Director)

2014 Casanova Variations Lucrecia

2015 Chic! Alicia Ricosi

2017 Lola Pater[11] Lola

2018 Shock Waves – Diary of My Mind

Awards[edit] César Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result

1997 César Award Best Actress Pédale douce Won

Year Group Award Film Result

1982 César Award Best Actress The Woman Next Door
The Woman Next Door
(La Femme d'à côté) Nominated

1984 César Award Best Actress Confidentially Yours
Confidentially Yours
(Vivement dimanche !) Nominated

2002 César Award Best Actress 8 Women
8 Women
(Huit Femmes) Nominated

Molière Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result

1993 Molière Award Best Actress L'Aide-mémoire (fr) Nominated

1997 Molière Award Best Actress Master Class Nominated


^ Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
Biography (1949-) at Film Reference.com. Retrieved on 10 January 2009 ^ Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
at Hollywood.com ^ Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
at AllMovie ^ " 25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-01.  ^ Presentation of concert on Festival de Radio France site. Archived 2013-12-14 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Presentation of Absent Chimeras ^ Young, Deborah (21 May 2013). "The Great Beauty: Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 11 December 2013.  ^ "Plainte en Italie contre Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
pour éloge des brigadistes". Le Monde. 28 August 2007. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2007.  ^ "Marra tra finanzieri corrotti e palazzinari". Corriere della Sera. 6 September 2007.  ^ Elogio a Curcio, la Ardant chiede scusa, Corriere della Sera, 25 August 2007 ^ Le Monde
Le Monde
9 août 2107, http://www.lemonde.fr/cinema/article/2017/08/09/lola-pater-etude-de-genre-algerien_5170300_3476.html


Anarchisme et surréalisme, Mémoire de l'I.E.P. d'Aix-en-Provence, 1971.

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Awards for Fanny Ardant

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César Award
César Award
for Best Actress

1976 Romy Schneider 1977 Annie Girardot 1978 Simone Signoret 1979 Romy Schneider 1980 Miou-Miou 1981 Catherine Deneuve 1982 Isabelle Adjani 1983 Nathalie Baye 1984 Isabelle Adjani 1985 Sabine Azéma 1986 Sandrine Bonnaire 1987 Sabine Azéma 1988 Anémone 1989 Isabelle Adjani 1990 Carole Bouquet 1991 Anne Parillaud 1992 Jeanne Moreau 1993 Catherine Deneuve 1994 Juliette Binoche 1995 Isabelle Adjani 1996 Isabelle Huppert 1997 Fanny Ardant 1998 Ariane Ascaride 1999 Élodie Bouchez 2000 Karin Viard 2001 Dominique Blanc 2002 Emmanuelle Devos 2003 Isabelle Carré 2004 Sylvie Testud 2005 Yolande Moreau 2006 Nathalie Baye 2007 Marina Hands 2008 Marion Cotillard 2009 Yolande Moreau 2010 Isabelle Adjani 2011 Sara Forestier 2012 Bérénice Bejo 2013 Emmanuelle Riva 2014 Sandrine Kiberlain 2015 Adèle Haenel 2016 Catherine Frot 2017 Isabelle Huppert 2018 Jeanne Balibar

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European Film Award for Best Actress

Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
(1988) Ruth Sheen (1989) Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
(1990) Clotilde Courau
Clotilde Courau
(1991) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1992) Maia Morgenstern
Maia Morgenstern
(1993) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1997) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
and Natacha Régnier
Natacha Régnier
(1998) Cecilia Roth
Cecilia Roth
(1999) Björk
(2000) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Ludivine Sagnier
Ludivine Sagnier
and Firmine Richard (2002) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch
(2005) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2006) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2007) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2008) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2009) Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(2010) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Veerle Baetens
Veerle Baetens
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Sandra Hüller
Sandra Hüller
(2016) Alexandra Borbély
Alexandra Borbély

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Lumières Award for Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1996) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(1997) Miou-Miou
(1998) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
(1999) Karin Viard
Karin Viard
(2000) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Audrey Tautou
Audrey Tautou
(2002) Isabelle Carré
Isabelle Carré
(2003) Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(2004) Emmanuelle Devos
Emmanuelle Devos
(2005) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2006) Marina Hands
Marina Hands
(2007) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2008) Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2009) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2010) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2011) Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
(2012) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2013) Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux
(2014) Karin Viard
Karin Viard
(2015) Catherine Frot
Catherine Frot
(2016) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2017) Jeanne Balibar
Jeanne Balibar

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Presidents of the César Awards ceremonies

Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1976) Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
(1977) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1978) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1980) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1982) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1983) Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1984) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1985) Madeleine Renaud
Madeleine Renaud
and Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1988) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1989) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1990) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1994) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(1995) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1996) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1997) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1998) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1999) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(2000) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2001) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2002) — (2003) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(2004) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2005) Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet
(2006) Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
(2007) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2010) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2011) Guillaume Canet
Guillaume Canet
(2012) Jamel Debbouze
Jamel Debbouze
(2013) François Cluzet
François Cluzet
(2014) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
(2015) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
(2016) – (2017)

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