Olivier Dahan

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Olivier Dahan
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Olivier Dahan in 2010
Born (1967-06-26) June 26, 1967 (age 51)
La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Occupation Director/Screenwriter
Years active 1994–present

Olivier Dahan (born June 26, 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter. His third directed film, La Vie en rose, was one of the only French cinema films ever to win two Academy Awards, including the first acting Oscar in the French language.


In 1991, Olivier Dahan received a diploma in art at the Art school of Marseille, then shot several short subjects and clips.

In the beginning of 2004, he decided to shoot a film on the life of the French singer Édith Piaf. The film was a success and the actress Marion Cotillard won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Upon accepting the award, she credited Olivier Dahan, for changing her life in whole and as an actress.

In the afterwards of the Academy Award ceremony, Olivier Dahan started to work on an English-language road movie named My Own Love Song released on April 7, 2010.[1]

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations




  1. "'La Vie en Rose' director to shoot in US deep south". AFP. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2008-03-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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