Romain Duris  

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Romain Duris, born 1974 in Paris, is a French actor.


Born on May 28, 1974 in Paris, son of an engineer, architect father, Duris studied arts at university. He was noticed in the street by a casting director whilst waiting in a queue in 1993 and offered a part in the 1994 Cédric Klapisch film Le péril jeune. His sister is pianist Caroline Duris, who performs on the soundtrack of the 2005 film The Beat That My Heart Skipped (French: De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté). Before going into acting, he started an acid-jazz band where he was a drummer.


Romain Duris is most famous for his role as Xavier Rousseau in The Spanish Apartment and The Russian Dolls. He has a reputation for versatility, having played a French student in Spain, a thug, a bandit and a homosexual.

His current girlfriend is the actress Olivia Bonamy with whom he has a son, Luigi (born February 10, 2009).

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