Gaspard Ulliel (born November 25, 1984) is a French film actor. He began appearing in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then began to be known as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the thriller Hannibal Rising.
He has a scar on his cheek as a result of a dog's scratch from when he attempted to ride the dog like a horse at the age of six. He says it increases his emotional acting abilities because it looks like a dimple.
He began acting while he was still at school, appearing in Une Femme En Blanc, a film for French television. He also performed at the Cours Florent, where he was discovered by Les égarés director André Téchiné.
Gaspard Ulliel was nominated for a César Award on the category Most Promising Actor in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, he won that award for his role in A Very Long Engagement, which co-starred Audrey Tautou. In 2007, he appeared on the cover of the January issue of French Vogue with Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes.
Gaspard Ulliel was chosen as the face of Chanel for its new men's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. The film for the campaign was directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and debuted in August 2010.