Monday, December 24, 2007
Because Americans Just Don't Compare
Romain Duris is one of the most versatile young actors not just in France, but indeed of anywhere in the world right now. His performances in Dan Paris, The Beat That My Heart Skipped, L'Auberge espagnole, and Molière couldn't have been more diverse. In those films alone, he's played a real estate shark/gangster/obedient son/classical pianist, a straight-laced economics student finding his way in Barcelona, a chronically depressed brother worthy of existentialism, and one of the greatest comic playwrights/actors in history. Even more, he dresses well and he's rather freaking attractive (and even more so on film, somehow). Most young male American actors pale in comparison (except maybe Jake Gyllenhaal, as discussed here).