Mathieu Amalric is a French actor and film director. Mathieu Amalric is best known internationally for his lead role in Quantum of Solace. He also has won the Etoile d`or and the Lumiere Award. Mathieu Amalric is the son of journalists Nicole Zand, a literary critic for Le Monde, and Jacques Amalric, who has worked as a foreign affairs editor for Le Monde and Liberation.
Mathieu Amalric`s mother was born in Poland to Jewish parents, and moved to France before World War II; she originates from the same village as director Roman Polanski`s family. Mathieu Amalric first gained fame in the film My "Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument", for which he won a Cesar Award. Mathieu Amalric was selected to play the newest Bond villain Dominic Greene, and stars alongside Daniel Craig in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace, the sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale.
Mathieu Amalric has three sons, two with his ex-wife Jeanne Balibar, and one with his girlfriend, a writer, with whom he currently lives in Belleville, Paris. His film "On Tour" premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and won Mathieu Amalric the Best Director Award.