Wikipedia reports: Cotillard was chosen by director Olivier Dahan to portray the French singer Édith Piaf in the biopic La Vie en Rose before he had even met her, saying that he noticed a similarity between Piaf’s and Cotillard’s eyes.
Producer Ilan Goldman accepted and defended the choice even though distributors TFM reduced the money they gave to finance the film thinking Cotillard wasn’t “bankable” enough an actress. Her portrayal was widely praised, including by the eminent theatre director Sir Trevor Nunn, who described it as “one of the greatest performances on film ever.”
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