Ooh la la – he’s so tres bon is the magnificent French actor monsieur VINCENT CASSEL.

So many stunning, diverse performances and he’s one of my favourite actors – I’m talking about the brilliant, dynamic French star VINCENT CASSEL.

From the 1995 film La Haine in which he memorably played Vinz, one of three young men living in a suburb of Paris, he has burned up the screen. You might also recognise him in these movies…

Vincent Cassel as Jacques Mesrine in Mesrine

Vincent Cassel as Mesrine

As Max Meyer, the lead in Gilles Mmimouni’s romantic drama L’Appartement

As Max Kerkerian, the young detective opposite Jean Reno in the crime thriller The Crimson Rivers

As Paul, the thief who turns Emmanuelle Devos’ life around in Jacques Audiard‘s drama Read My Lips

As Francois Toulour, the rival thief trying to get the better of Geroge Clooney and his team in Ocean’s Twelve

And in his Cesar-winning performance as the famous gangster Jacques Mesrine in Jean-Francois Richet’s incredible two-film epic Mesrine part 1: Killer Instinct and Mesrine part 2: Public Enemy Number 1

Here as part of the press tour for his latest film David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, he talks about language, style, and bad guys:

CASSEL gives it some ooh la la