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Academy Award winner MARION COTILLARD is internationally renowned for her unbridled commitment to her art, challenging herself with each new role.

Cotillard is currently in production starring as 'Lady Macbeth' in Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth," opposite Michael Fassbender. "Macbeth" is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. The film is set to be a thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn 11th Century Scotland.

Last year, Cotillard wrapped production on brothers Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne's "Two Days, One Night," in which she portrays a woman who only has one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.

In 2014, Cotillard will be seen in Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties" opposite Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis and Zoe Saldana. Set in 1970s Brooklyn, the film explores organized crime and the relationship between two brothers on either side of the law who face off against each other. Also next year, Cotillard will star in "The Immigrant" opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. The film, co-written and directed by James Gray, is a story about an innocent immigrant woman in search of the American dream. The film focuses on 'Ewa Cybulska,' (Cotillard) and her sister, 'Magda,' who sail to Ellis Island in the early twentieth century, only to be separated when Magda falls ill. With nowhere to go, 'Ewa' quickly falls prey to 'Bruno' (Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who forces her to perform in his nightly burlesque show. There she encounters the dazzling 'Orlando the Magician' (Renner), who sweeps her off her feet and may be her only chance to reunite with her sister and escape the nightmare. Roadside Attractions and RADiUS are set to release the films, respectively.

Recently, Cotillard was seen in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," alongside Matthias Schoenaerts, Bouli Lanners and Céline Sallette. Co-written by Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain, and adapted from the acclaimed book of short stories by Craig Davidson, the film follows 'Stephanie,' a whale trainer in the south of France who loses both her legs in an accident and must regain her sense of self. Cotillard's lauded performance garnered wide critical acclaim including Best Actress BAFTA, Golden Globe, César Award, Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award nominations.

In 2008, Cotillard became the second French actress to ever win an Oscar, and the first to win an acting award for a performance in the French language. The world-wide critical acclaim came for her riveting portrayal of legendary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf, in the film "La Vie En Rose." Of her performance, New York Times film critic Stephen Holden wrote, "Cotillard gives the most astonishing immersion of one performer into the body and soul of another I've ever encountered in film." For her role, Cotillard also received a Best Actress BAFTA, Golden Globe and César Award as well as a Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award nomination. In addition, she was named Best Actress by critics organizations worldwide, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the London Film Critics Circle.

Cotillard's credits include the successful French "Taxi" film series, written by Luc Besson; Yann Samuell's "Love Me If You Dare;" and Tim Burton's "Big Fish." She garnered her first Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement." Following that, she went on to star in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year;" Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" and Rob Marshall's "Nine," the screen adaptation of the hit musical. Her performance in the film brought her Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominations, and she also shared in a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance. Additional credits include Chris Nolan's "Inception," Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," which garnered Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award Best Motion Picture Nominations, Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," and Guillaume Canet's "Little White Lies."

In 2010, Cotillard was named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture. Born in Paris, she studied drama at Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique in Orleans.

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