French actor Louis Garrel came to my attention when he played a drop-dead gorgeous Robespierre in One Nation, One King. I was already in love, and then he turned up as Professor Bhaer in Little Women. Was he totally miscast as the older professor, even with the tweaked ending? Absolutely. Did I mind, since I got to stare at his beautiful nose and floppy dark hair? Not one teeny bit. He’s in Roman Polanski’s upcoming movie about the Dreyfus Affair, An Officer and a Spy, and despite Polanski being a dirtbag, Garrel plus a story that interests me means it’s definitely on my list!
Please to enjoy my new boyfriend:
In a supporting role in this story about two spiritualist sisters (one of whom is played by Natalie Portman) in 1930s Paris.
From the Land of the Moon (2016)
Set in late 1940s France, Marion Cotillard is a married woman who goes to convalesce, and falls in love — I think Garrel plays the guy she falls in love with.
One Nation, One King (2018)
As the excessively well-dressed revolutionary Robespierre in this film set during the French Revolution.
An Officer and a Spy (2019)
As real-life Alfred Dreyfus, a man falsely accused of espionage in 1890s France. His case stirred up major issues in France about anti-semitism.
Little Women (2019)
As the European professor who encourages Jo March to find her writer’s muse, and becomes her love interest.
Louis Garrel — yum or not?