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AcademyAward®winner MARION COTILLARD (Billie Frechette) is internationally renowned for her unbridled commitment to her art, challenging herself with each new role.

In November 2009, Cotillard will co-star in Rob Marshall's Nine. Originally created for the stage, the Tony Award-winning Nine is a musical adaptation of Federico Fellini's 81/2. Cotillard portrays wife Luisa to Daniel Day-Lewis'Guido, a film director who must find harmony in his relationships with the many women in his life, including his wife, mistress, muse, agent and mother. Additional cast for the film includes Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Dame Judi Dench and Sophia Loren.

Cotillard recently completed production on Karim Dridi's The Last Voyage of Lancaster, based on the epistolary novel "The Last Flight of the Lancaster” and set in the 1930s. In the film, she portrays a woman who goes on a journey to find her husband after his plane disappears in the Sahara. The Last Voyage of Lancaster is produced by French production company Gaumont.

She will soon begin production on Christopher Nolan's Inception, a contemporary sci-fi action-thriller set within the architecture of the mind. Cotillard will play opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, co-starring as his wife, with a cast that includes Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Warner Bros. is set to release the film on July 16, 2010.

Recently, Cotillard became the second French actress to win an Oscar®, and the first to win an acting award for a performance in the French language. The praise came for her riveting portrayal of legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf in the film La Vie en Rose.

Of her performance, The New York Times film critic Stephen Holden wrote, "Cotillard gives the most aston- ishing immersion of one performer into the body and soul of another I've ever encountered in film.” For her role, Cotillard also received a BAFTA for Best Leading Actress, a Golden Globe and a César Award, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2005, Cotillard received a César Award for her supporting performance in A Very Long Engagement, in which she starred opposite Audrey Tautou.

Cotillard's additional credits include the successful French Taxi film series; Ridley Scott's A Good Year, in which she starred opposite Russell Crowe; Tim Burton's Big Fish, in which she starred opposite Ewan McGregor; Love Me If You Dare, in which she starred opposite Guillaume Canet; and the French film Innocence.

Born and raised in Paris, Cotillard studied drama at Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Orléans.

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