- Attal, Yvan
- (January 4, 1965, Tel-Aviv, Israel-)The son of French-Algerian Jews who left Algeria in 1962 and settled in Israel before moving to France in 1967, he grew up in Créteil, a Parisian suburb. In 1985, he took acting courses at Cours Florent and made his stage debut in 1988 (Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon). In films since 1989 (Un Monde sans Pitié / UK: A World Without Pity / USA: Love Without Pity, Eric Rochant), he starred in about thirty French films and played supporting roles in several American productions (2005 The Interpreter / L'Interprète, Sydney Pollack; USA / France; Munich, Steven Spielberg; 2007 Rush Hour 3, Brett Ratner). He co-starred with his wife, actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (b. 1971), in the two feature films he directed. He also dubbed Tom Cruise's voice in French versions of Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999), Mission Impossible: II (John Woo, 2000), Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe, 2001), and Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002).Filmography1997 ◘ I Got a Woman (short; also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)2001 ◘ Ma Femme est une Actrice / USA: My Wife Is an Actress (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)2004 ◘ Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'Enfants (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)2009 ◘ New York, je t'aime / New York, I Love You (co-director only; also screenwriter, dialogist; France / USA)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.