Marion Cotillard made her debut in the French romantic drama film ‘The Story of a Boy who Wanted to be Kissed.’ She then went on to do some more French films such as ‘My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument’ (1996), ‘Taxi’ (1998), ‘War in the Highlands’ (1999), and ‘A Private Affair’ (2002). She made her Hollywood debut with the 2003 fantasy comedy-drama film ‘Big Fish’ directed by Tim Burton. The film garnered positive reviews and was a commercial success.
After starring in films like ‘Innocence’ (2004), ‘A Very Long Engagement’ (2004), ‘Mary’ (2005), ‘The Black Box’ (2005), and ‘A Good Year’ (2006), Cotillard got her major breakthrough role in 2007 with the biographical musical film ‘La Vie En Rose.’ Her performance as ‘Édith Piaf’ earned critical acclaim and won her many awards, including an ‘Academy Award,’ ‘British Academy Film Award,’ Golden Globe Award,’ and ‘César Award.’
In 2009, Cotillard starred in the Michael Mann-directed biographical crime drama film ‘Public Enemies.’ The film opened to positive reviews from critics and earned big numbers at the box office. Cotillard went on to star in films like ‘Inception’ (2010), ‘Midnight in Paris’ (2011), and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012). The year 2014 saw the release of the drama film ‘Two Days, One Night’ where Cotillard was seen playing the role of ‘Sandra Bya.’ She earned several nominations for her performance in the film, including an ‘Academy Award’ and ‘César Award’ nomination.
Cotillard joined the cast of the 2016 dystopian science fiction action film ‘Assassin's Creed’ as ‘Dr. Sofia Rikkin.’ The film was panned by critics but managed to do average business at the box office. A sequel was planned for the film but due to its underwhelming performance, the sequel was ultimately canceled.
Marion Cotillard was last seen in the 2021 musical psychological drama film ‘Annette’ directed by Leos Carax. The film premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics. Cotillard is all set to appear in the Guillaume Canet-directed upcoming comedy film ‘Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom.’
Along with several successful films, she also had her share of failures, including ‘Lady,’ ‘Mary Blue Shanghai’ and ‘Innocence.’