Gaspard Ulliel Biography – Age, Career, Cause Of Death And Net Worth


Gaspard Ulliel Biography – Age, Career, Cause Of Death And Net Worth

Gaspard Ulliel was a French actor. He is known for having portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic Saint Laurent, and for being the face of the Chanel men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel.

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Gaspard Ulliel was 37 years old in 2021.

Early life

Ulliel was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (a suburb of Paris), to Christine, a runway show producer, and Serge Ulliel, a stylist. He had a scar on his left cheek as a result of an attack from a doberman when he attempted to ride the dog like a horse at the age of six.

He once quipped that the scar increased his emotional acting abilities because it looked like a dimple, and his obituary in the French newspaper Libération described him as having the “most famous scar in French cinema”. Ulliel attended the University of Saint-Denis, where he studied cinem



He started off his career featred in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and rose to fame as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the movie Hannibal Rising, his first English-language film.He as well starred in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement and won a César Award for Most Promising Actor for his performance.

He was later featured on the cover of the January issue of French Vogue with supermodel Doutzen Kroes. He later was chosen as the face of Chanel for its new men’s fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. The film for the campaign was directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and debuted in August 2010. He later go featured as French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic film Saint Laurent, which earned him a Lumières Award for Best Actor and a César Award for Best Actor nomination.


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He was then featured in two films: the lead role in Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World;  and in Stephanie Di Giusto’s The Dancer, an unconventional biopic of American dancer Loie Fuller. He will also star in Guillaume Nicloux’s Les Confins du Monde, opposite Gérard Depardieu.

He was later nominated for the Jury Prize for Best Actor at the Riviera International Film Festival for his role in Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World alongside co-star Vincent Cassel. The film was as well nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture as well. He is the current face of Longchamp, a French leather and luxury goods company, along with Kate Moss.

Cause Of Death

The actor died after a skiing accident. He was hospitalized after the accident in the Alps. Ulliel was transported via helicopter on Tuesday to Grenoble but did not survive his injuries, according to the actor’s family and agent.


He is survived by his young son and his girlfriend, model and singer Gaëlle Piétri.

Net worth

The Ultimatum star’s net worth was estimated to be around $8 million.


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