Gaspard Ulliel Quotes

Gaspard Ulliel (French pronunciation: ?[?aspa? ylj?l]; born 25 November 1984) is a French actor and model. He is best known for playing the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising, for playing Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent and for being the face of Chanel's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel.

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The Chanel woman is slender, sophisticated and chic.

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When I'm doing a photo shoot, I'm not playing a part. I'm just trying to be myself.

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I love good food. I'm an epicurean, that's for sure... But I am not really a good cook.

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As for a fashion designer, you have those very precise deadlines to keep so you have to renew yourself constantly every three or six months. When you think about it, it's so intense.

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I did some theater as a kid for fun. But it was really by chance that I landed into acting.

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I'm always very interested in going and discovering a young director's films.

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When you're so passionate about cinema, the idea to direct your own film is really appealing.

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My secret dream has always been to be a jazz musician. I tried the saxophone for a year or two when I was younger, but unfortunately I had to face the fact that I was not really talented!

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Well, I think it can be quite helpful to be working on a character who actually existed, historically. Of course, you might have material to study and help you create the character.

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I studied cinema at the university so I had a very classical approach to it. I studied all those silent films, and then the films from the 1940's, the Nouvelle Vague, the late Hollywood films. Now I realize, as a young actor, that it's one of my duties to actually be aware of what is today's industry and today's next big directors.

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I've been an amateur photographer since my teens.

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For me, cinema becomes grandiose when it imposes its own mythology and its own reality.

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I don't think there is the same space for fashion designers to create like Yves was doing it. So, it's that he's one of the last, great geniuses in fashion.

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I had a really regular progression--and this is really pleasant, I think--because I had small parts in TV movies, then bigger parts in TV movies, and then small parts in films. And I think this allows you to get...experience of the set and to get familiar with [the process]. And as I had a really slow progression, I think it really helped me to stay lucid and not get carried away.

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I just choose the scripts I want to work on. I don't know why. It's not something conscious or that I'm doing on purpose.

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