Speak French like celebrities
– With French Studio –
French Studio has selected 10 celebrities that are also famous for speaking French!
From travelling to France, or falling in love with a French, everyone has a good reason to start learning French.
1. Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster speaks flawless French! She attended a French-language prep school and even worked in France when she was a teenager. She also has a passion for French cinema. She played in the famous French movie “Un long dimanche de fiançaille” by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. “Parler français, ça a changé ma vie” she said. (Speaking French has changed my life).
2. Bradley Cooper
How did Bradley Cooper learn French? He studied French during college and went to Aix-en-Provence on an exchange program for 6 months. It was the occasion for him to practice his French and today he is completely fluent. Now he is able to answer to his interviews in French! Chapeau Bradley!
3. Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci was married to the French actor Vincent Cassel, which is probably a very useful way to improve the language!
She also played in many French movies such as “Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre”.
4. Joseph Gordon Levit
After studying French poetry he decided to learn the language. He is a big fan of Godard and loves “la nouvelle vague”.
He recently played a French role, Philippe Petit (the famous high-wire artist) in “The walk”. He says “Playing a French man is something I’ve always wanted to do”. You can even notice his Parisian accent in the movie. Impressive!
5. Johnny Depp
Everyone knows why he speaks French! He was married to Vanessa Paradis, and lived in the South of France with his family. Learning French was something important to him, since he wants his children to be bilingual and loves speaking the language with them.
6. Claudia Schiffer
Not only she learned French since a very young age, but she also had a huge success during her top model career in France during the 90’s. She worked with Karl Lagerfeld, and was also at the cover of the French magazine ‘Elle’. A good reason to speak French, don’t you think?
7. John Malkovich
He is fluent in French since he has lived in the south France for 10 years. He decided to move there to work in a theatre. His work is inspired by French culture (“Les misérables”, or “Les liaisons dangereuses” for example). He even considers himself as a “Francophile”.
8. Adriana Karembeu
She was married to the French football player Christian Karembeu, and she had the opportunity to boost her modelling career in France at the same time.
She is also very concerned about human rights in France, since she is one of the members of La Croix Rouge (Red Cross).
9. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando has practiced his French while he was living in France and was a big Jean Cocteau fan as well.
Did you know Marlon Brando even had a romance story with Edith Piaf?
10. Gwyneth Paltrow
Not only Gwyneth Paltrow speak Spanish, but also French! She loves the French culture, and likes to walk around Boulevard Beaumarchais to buy old cartoons.
She also likes to make her kids watch TV in French instead of English!