Richard Berry

Richard Berry

A Frenchman who has gathered over 100 screen credits since making his acting debut, Richard Berry also became a filmmaker in the 2000s, directing such stars as Marion Cotillard and Jean Reno. Berry began receiving minor parts in French film and television during the 1970s (including an uncredited role in auteur François Truffaut's "Love on the Run"), and by the decade's close, he had a starring role in the 1978 romantic drama "Mon premier amour," with Fellini-favorite Anouk Aimée. The 1980s would find Berry becoming a regular leading man and supporting player in French cinema, sharing the screen with Jean-Louis Trintignant in "Un assassin qui passe" and Isabelle Huppert in "La garce," thrillers from 1981 and 1984 respectively. He worked with Trintignant and Aimée in the 1986 romance "A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later," and reteamed with Huppert for the 1989 historical drama "Seobe." Berry acted even more prolifically in the 1990s; his notable performances from the decade include starring parts in the drug trade drama "Le Grand Pardon II" (which featured supporting turns from Hollywood actors Christopher Walken and Jennifer Beals) and "Le joueur de violon," which screened at Cannes. In 2001, Berry became a writer/director with the romantic comedy "L'art (délicat) de la seduction," an effort he followed with the mystery "The Black Box," with Marion Cotillard, and the actioner "22 Bullets," starring Jean Reno. Outside of his own films, he, Reno and Gérard Depardieu co-starred in the 2003 crime comedy "Ruby & Quentin."