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Romain Duris

Romain Duris
Born May 28, 1974 (1974-05-28) (age 35)
Paris, France
Years active 1993–present

Romain Duris (born 28 May 1974) is a French actor.



Born on 28 May 1974 in Paris, son of an engineer-architect father, Duris studied arts at university. He was noticed in the street by a casting director whilst waiting in a queue in 1993 and offered a part in the 1994 Cédric Klapisch film Le péril jeune. His sister is pianist Caroline Duris, who performs on the soundtrack of the 2005 film The Beat That My Heart Skipped (French: De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté). Before going into acting, he started an acid-jazz band where he was a drummer.


Romain Duris is most famous for his role as Xavier Rousseau in The Spanish Apartment and The Russian Dolls. He has a reputation for versatility, having played a French student in Spain, and a thug.


Year Film Role Other notes
1994 Le péril jeune
1994 Frères: La roulette rouge
1996 56 fois par semaine
1996 Mémoires d'un jeune con
1996 Chacun cherche son chat
1997 Dobermann
1997 Gadjo dilo
1998 Déjà mort
1998 Les Kidnappeurs
1999 Peut-être
1999 Je suis né d'une cigogne
2001 CQ
2001 Le Petit poucet
2001 Being Light
2002 Filles perdues, cheveux gras
2002 The Spanish Apartment Xavier Rousseau
2002 17 fois Cécile Cassard
2002 Adolphe
2003 Pas si grâve
2003 Osmose
2003 Schimkent Hotel
2003 Le Divorce
2003 Les Clefs de bagnole
2004 Exils
2004 Arsène Lupin
2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped
2005 The Russian Dolls Xavier Rousseau
2006 Dans Paris
2007 Molière
2007 L'Âge d'homme
2008 Paris
2008 Afterwards
2009 Stretch
2009 Heartbreaker

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