Gaspard Ulliel, one of the most gifted French actors of his generation has just joined the stars too early, victim of a skiing accident at the age of 37.
Victim of a skiing accident
The 37-year-old actor succumbed to his injuries after being transported to hospital in Grenoble. Tuesday, January 18, while skiing on a slope in the resort of La Rosière (Savoie), he suffered a frontal collision with another skier. The accident caused him a head trauma from which he unfortunately will not wake up.
An already impressive career
Unforgettable as Xavier Dolan’s double in Just the End of the World, disturbing incarnation of Yves Saint Laurent, handsome lover in A Long Engagement Sunday, terrifying young Hannibal Lecter... In a few years, he had succeeded in successfully alternating auteur cinema and popular films, even international productions.
A career that began very young
This beautiful journey started very early. The child from Boulogne-Billancourt plays, at 11, alongside Sandrine Bonnaire in A woman in white. At 18, the young man who went through the Florent course and film studies at the University of Saint-Denis is already nominated for the hopes of the Césars for his role as a teenager discovering love in Embrace who you want. Reward he finally gets for A Long Engagement Sunday by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with Audrey Tautou. In 2010, he shot in Anjou, at the Château du Plessis-Bourré, in La princesse de Montpensier by Bertrand Tavernier.
His physique had also inspired Chanel for several advertisements including one for the Bleu perfume, directed by Martin Scorsese. In total, he had, at 37, more than thirty films on his counter, In a relationship since 2013 with the model Gaëlle Pietri, they had had a little boy, Orso, in 2016. This drama puts an end to the life of one of our most beautiful actors.