French actress Léa Seydoux has become a prominent figure in both European and Hollywood cinema. Her filmography is as impressive as it is varied. As of today, here are six standout films featuring Seydoux that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
6. The Beast – IMDb: 6.5
In the sci-fi romantic drama ‘The Beast,‘ Seydoux plays a role alongside co-star George MacKay. Directed by Bertrand Bonello, this French-Canadian film draws inspiration from Henry James’ novella ‘The Beast in the Jungle.’ After premiering at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival and screening at various others, including Toronto and Busan, the film received praise for its narrative approach. Seydoux’s performance earned her a Best Actress award at the Valladolid International Film Festival.
5. Spectre – IMDb: 6.8
2015’s Bond film ‘Spectre‘ sees Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, a psychiatrist and Mr. White’s daughter. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, the film explores the criminal organization named Spectre. One of the most expensive ever made, ‘Spectre’ earned mixed reviews but was a commercial success, grossing $880 million worldwide.
4. One Fine Morning – IMDb: 7.0
Released in 2022, Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘One Fine Morning‘ presents Seydoux as Sandra, a widower and single mother. The film balances themes of love, loss, and the challenges of an affair. Seydoux’s portrayal of Sandra, struggling with her father’s illness and her own emotional turmoil, has been noted for its depth and authenticity.
3. The French Dispatch – IMDb: 7.1
Wes Anderson’s 2021 anthology film ‘The French Dispatch‘ features Seydoux as part of an ensemble cast. An homage to journalism, the film comprises three distinct storylines, with Seydoux playing Simone, a prison guard. The film received positive reviews for its visual style and performances and was a modest commercial success.
2. No Time To Die – IMDb: 7.3
In the 2021 James Bond film ‘No Time To Die,‘ Seydoux reprises her role as Madeleine Swann. The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, marks Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond. Despite release delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was well-received by audiences and critics, praised for its action sequences and emotional depth.
1. Blue Is The Warmest Color – IMDb: 7.7
A 2013 film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color‘ stands out in Seydoux’s filmography. This intense drama about love and relationships won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, an honor shared by Seydoux and her co-star Adele Exarchopoulos. Despite controversies surrounding the film’s production, Seydoux’s performance was universally acclaimed.