Gaspard Ulliel, a French actor, two-time Caesar winner, died in a ski accident in the Alps, French media reported by Reuters. The local police initiated an investigation into the tragic incident.
Gaspard Ulliel – a star of such movies like “A Very Long Engagement”, “Saint Laurent” or “It’s Only the End of the World” – he died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in the French department of Savoie.
The Variety portal, which cites AFP, writes that Ulliel collided with another skier at the confluence of two slopes and suffered a serious brain injury. He was then transported by helicopter to the Grenoble Hospital. Local media reported that the local police had launched an investigation into the tragic incident.
Gaspard Ulliel – “enormous talent, full of grace and energy”
Gaspard Ulliel was one of the greatest actors in his thirties. He made his debut in the famous “Brotherhood of the Wolves” by Christophe Gans. In 2003, he won the Lumiere Award for Most Promising Actor for his role in the comedy-drama Summer Dizziness.
This performance also earned him his first Caesar nomination – in the category of the most promising young actor. In this category he received Caesar in 2005 for his role in “A Very Long Engagement”. He was nominated as the best actor in 2015 for the title role in 2014’s “Saint Laurent”. In 2017, he won a Caesar for Best Actor for his performance in Xavier Dolan’s 2016 “It’s Only the End of the World”. He has strengthened his international position with the role of Justine Triet in 2019 in “Sibyl”.
One of his most recent roles was in the Marvel Studios series “Moon Knight”, where he played Anton Mogart. Ethan Hawk, Oscar Isaac and May Calamawy also star in the series.
“French cinema has lost its enormous talent, full of grace and energy,” wrote the Minister of Culture on Twitter France Bruno Le Maire.
Reuters, Variety, tvn24.pl
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