Audrey Tautou Biography
After the success of the Amelie, she visited the vast jungles of Indonesia so that she can take part and contribute to the protection of the monkey sanctuary. Some speculated that her love for animals had been the main reason why she left France.
Another childhood fascination Audrey had, which remains today, is acting. At a very young age, she has already an innate love for comedy and acting. She trained for acting at the prestigious Cours Florent. It was said that she almost did not finish her training at the Cours Florent because she developed an intense insecurity from the models passing along the road where she lives. She thought they were ordinary Parisian and apparently felt so insecure with them. Eventually of course, she finished her training and later on she became one of the most beautiful and biggest actresses in French Cinema.
Her career begun when she won the Best Young Actress at the 9th Béziers Festival of Young Actors the Jeunes Premiers or The Young Debut competition in 1998. She was then noticed by Tonie Marshall and gave her the role in Venus Beauty Institute the following year. The following year she became Frances most promising young movie actress after winning the Prix Suzanne Bianchett award.
In 2001, she gained international recognition when she appeared as Amelie in Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain. In 2004 she was invited to be a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
The following year she appeared for the first time in Hollywood in the film adaptation of Dan Browns novel The Da Vinci Code. She played opposite Tom Hanks and was directed by Rob Howard. Despite her success in Hollywood Audrey chooses to stay and make movie in France. She said she is open for another film in Hollywood but would never move to Los Angeles.
Her next film is the Ensemble, c'est tout by Claude Berri. She plays opposite Guillaume Canet of The Beach fame.