Christopher Lambert biography

Christopher Lambert

Birth Name: Christophe Guy Dénis Lambert

Date of Birth: March 29, 1957

Born to French parents in Long Island, New York, Christopher Lambert moved to Switzerland before the age of three because his father was a United Nations diplomat, forcing the family to move around a lot.

Inspired by making an appearance in a play at age twelve, he decided he wanted to become an actor, much to his parents' distaste. To keep his parents happy, he decided to work in the London Stock Exchange as well as served in the French military for a time.

Eventually the acting bug was too strong to ignore, and he moved to Paris to help a friend run a shop while attending the Paris Conservatoire where he remained for two years.

After a few small parts in the French cinema, beginning in 1980, he successfully competed for the title role in Warner Brothers' Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984). His co-stars included Ian Holm, James Fox (I) and Ralph Richardson (in his final film performance).

The movie was popular with Tarzan buffs for remaining faithful (in the first half at least) to Edgar Rice Burroughs' original story of the apeman.

Looking as good in period costumes as he did in a scanty loin cloth, Lambert soon found himself the newest sex symbol. He next appeared in Luc Besson's Subway (1985).

A year later, Lambert brought to the screen Gregory Widen's legendary 'Connor MacLeod', the literally immortal Highlander (1986) cult-figure, born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1518 and surviving into the futuristic Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Highlander III: The Sorcerer(1994) and Highlander: Endgame (2000).

In recent years he has become a movie producer while continuing to act in mostly action/adventure films.

Several of these films include Resurrection (1999), The Chauffeur (2008), and most recently, Ghost Rider: Spirit of a Vengeance (2012) to name a few.

In 1998 he married actress Diane Lane and the within their six year marriage the two had a daughter, Eleanor Jasmine Lambert. Lambert married again in 1999 to Jaimyse Haft.

Christopher Lambert Filmography

Actor:

  • Hail, Caesar! (2016)
  • Un plus une (2015)
  • Dark Star Hollow (2012)
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
  • The Foreigner (2012)
  • Blood Shot (2011)
  • Cartagena (2010)
  • The Gardener of God (2010)
  • L'homme de chevet (2009)
  • White Material (2009)
  • The Chauffeur (2008)
  • Metamorphosis (2007)
  • Trivial (2007)
  • Day of Wrath (2006)
  • Southland Tales (2006)
  • Janis and John (2004)
  • Absolon (2002)
  • The Target (2002)
  • Druids (2001)
  • The Point Men (2001)
  • Beowulf (2000)
  • Highlander: Endgame (2000)
  • Fortress 2 (1999)
  • Gideon (1999)
  • Operation Splitsville (1999)
  • Arlette (1997)
  • Mean Guns (1997)
  • Nirvana (1997)
  • Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
  • Hercule et Sherlock (1996)
  • North Star (1996)
  • Mortal Kombat (1995)
  • The Hunted (1995)
  • Gunmen (1994)
  • Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994)
  • The Road Killers (1994)
  • Fortress (1993)
  • Knight Moves (1992)
  • Max et Jérémie (1992)
  • Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
  • Why Me? (1990)
  • Love Dream (1989)
  • To Kill a Priest (1988)
  • The Sicilian (1987)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • I Love You (1986)
  • Subway (1985)
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
  • Love Songs (1984)
  • Légitime violence (1982)
  • Asphalte (1981)
  • Putain d'histoire d'amour (1981)
  • Le Bar du téléphone (1980)
  • Une sale affaire (1980)
  • Resurrection (1999/I)

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