A calm child, observer and dreamer, Gaspard Ulliel loved solitude for a long time. To the great displeasure of his mother, who could not stand one of the traits of his personality.
The qualifiers were not lacking to describe Gaspard Ulliel. The 37-year-old actor was a man of “sparkling sweetness” for Xavier Dolan, “an exceptional actor” for Jean Castex, with a “benevolence and kindness” out of the ordinary, for Pierre Niney. After the announcement of his death, everyone hailed the modesty of Gaspard Ulliel, but also his magnetism and his talent. He was much more critical. “I have this selfishness that we find in artists, an almost inevitable navel-gazing that strikes us as a fatality”, he described in the columns of Marie Claire, in 2014, before explaining to adore loneliness. “I am an only child, loneliness built me, I appreciate it. For a long time I thought I could move forward alone, but I had to admit to myself that I needed others”, he confided.
“I continue to enjoy isolating myself, I like to take some distance from what I live”, he added. “Tormented” in his youth, Gaspard Ulliel explained that he had “took time to [s]’open up and evolve in society’. “I was a rather closed and morbidly shy little boy. I lived in a bubble”, confided this son of a stylist and a designer. This character “very calm, (…) dreamy and very slow”, did not really please his parents. “It infuriated my mother”, added Gaspard Ulliel to Marie-Claire. But this personality, the actor had it in him since his earliest childhood. “As a child, I could already spend hours observing an insect, dwelling on a detail or losing myself in the contemplation of a passer-by in the street”, he described to our colleagues.
Gaspard Ullliel has long been “permanently at odds with the people of [s]we age”
As he said, Gaspard Ulliel grew up “surrounded by adults” and has long been “permanently at odds with the people of [s]we age”. For a long time, the actor did not want to make a career in front of the cameras. “I imagined becoming an architect, without knowing exactly what this job meant. I had a taste for drawing and painting, my father always painted a lot. is the discipline where I got the best grades”, confided Gaspard Ulliel. It was finally at the cinema that Gaspard Ulliel was crowned with success. This Thursday, January 27, the world of the 7th Art will surely be upset to pay him a last tribute during his funeral, which will take place in the Saint-Eustache church in Paris.
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