Jacques Gamblin is a French actor, director and screenwriter. He was born on May 4, 1957 in Algiers, Algeria to a French family. He grew up in Paris and studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique, where he graduated in 1979.
Gamblin made his debut in the French film industry in 1984 with the film “Le Dernier Combat”. He then began to appear in numerous films and television shows, including the lead role in the French comedy “Les Keufs” (1986). He was well known for his roles in the films “Monsieur Hire” (1989), “Un Indien dans la Ville” (1994) and “Souvenirs, Souvenirs” (1999).
In 2000, Gamblin made his directorial debut with the film “A l’ombre de la haine”. The film was critically acclaimed and earned Gamblin a nomination for the César Award for Best First Feature Film. He then directed the critically acclaimed films “L’Ennemi Intime” (2007) and “La Tête en Friche” (2008).
Gamblin also has a successful career as a screenwriter. He co-wrote the screenplay for the award winning film “La Tête en Friche” which won the César Award for Best Film. He also wrote the screenplay for the French comedy “Le Petit Nicolas” (2009).
In addition to his work as an actor, director and screenwriter, Gamblin has also been involved in other projects. He has written two novels and has also done voiceover work for several French animated films. He has also served as a jury member for several film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival.
Gamblin is a much beloved figure in the French film industry. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including the César Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film “Monsieur Hire”, and the César Award for Best Film for his film “La Tête en Friche”. He has also received numerous accolades for his work as a director and screenwriter.
Jacques Gamblin is a multi-faceted