Accidental Heartthrob

Unlike their U.S. counterparts, French actors aren't in the habit of radically changing their appearance for onscreen roles. Rather than piling on or losing kilos to look the part, their acting chops are more focused on inhabiting a character's spirit while their demeanor and vocal timbre tend to remain constant. Eleven years into his acting career, Romain Duris may have a different hairstyle for nearly every film, but he has otherwise been consistent onscreen. Yet one professional shift has begun to take place for the 31-year-old. With his wrenching, kinetic performance in the surprise international arthouse hit, The Beat That My...

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