Ten fun facts about Vincent Cassel
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Cassel is also renowned for playing the infamous French bank-robber and folk hero, Jacques Mesrine in Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One.
His father was French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel.
Cassel's brother, Mathias, is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name “Rockin' Squat”.
His half-sister, Cécile Cassel, is an actress.Fact 5
French film historian Tim Palmer describes Cassel as one of the most charismatic and idiosyncratic of all France's contemporary stars, working in both popular and more intellectual modes of cinema.Fact 6
Cassel has a passion for Capoeira and displayed his talent in the movie Ocean's Twelve.Fact 7
Besides his native French, Cassel speaks English, Portuguese, Italian and basic conversational Russian which he learned for his role in Eastern Promises.Fact 8
Cassel's breakthrough role was in Mathieu Kassovitz's critically acclaimed film La Haine where he played a troubled youth from the deprived outskirts of Paris.Fact 9
Cassel received the 2009 Cesar award for best actor for his performance in Mesrine directed by Jean-Francois Richet.Fact 10
In October 2008, Cassel was signed to be the face of a new Yves Saint Laurent men's fragrance. Go to more people facts ❯
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