French actor Gaspard Ulliel is no stranger to the fashion world. He’s currently the face of Bleu de Chanel, Chanel’s male fragrance, and has appeared alongside Kate Moss in a Longchamp ad campaign, but now he’s set to take on another fashion-related role. Ulliel has been cast as the iconic designer Yves Saint Laurent in a new biopic that’s set to be directed by Bertrand Bonello. Bonello cowrote the film with Thomas Bidegain, and filming is set to start next spring. The film, which will be in French, will focus on Saint Laurent’s success in the 60s and 70s. Forum members are looking forward to seeing Ulliel at the helm.
“Oh, Gaspard,” MulletProof sighed. “He used to be so handsome and charming until he realized he looked handsome and charming. I feel like the role would've worked at the time he started, when he looked shy in that Yves Saint Laurent way. Looking forward to this film anyway, Yves led such an interesting life. He truly lucked out in the time/generation department,” she added.
Les_Sucettes posted, “Great choice. Gaspard is a good actor. And contrary to popular opinion I think he looks way more interesting now.”
“He is a great choice,” heelscatchfire agreed. “I have always been a fan. I agree with MulletProof, I wish he was still shy, but I will always think he looks good!”
Ulliel is probably most recognizable for playing a young Hannibal Lecter in the 2007 film Hannibal Rising, but I would recommend watching him in 2004’s A Very Long Engagement with Audrey Tatou, so you can see the old Gaspard that forum members love so much. If you have a heart it will probably make you fall in love with him a little bit. Also, just watch it because I’m telling you it’s really good. I swear.