Olivier Martinez may not have been born in the “land of opportunity” America, but he is a testament to the idea that talent can indeed thrive, especially in an industry like Hollywood. As a native Frenchman, Olivier Martinez was first a famous actor in France and starred in some of the finest works that came from his native country.
He even reached a milestone in his career after he was cast in one of the most expensive movies in his country. Since then he has moved to the USA, where he has been able to achieve more success and fame in his chosen career, especially with the film Before The Night (2000). Here are more interesting details about his life and career
Who Is Olivier Martinez?
Olivier Martinez was born on January 12, 1966, in Paris, France, the son of a middle-class family. His father was known in his heyday in Morocco as a professional boxer, while his mother worked as a French secretary. His acting career officially began in 1990, shortly after graduating from CNSAD. Only four years after starting his career in France, he won the prestigious Cesar Prize as “most promising actor” for his outstanding performance in the 1993 film Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil. He was then cast in the 1995 Jean-Paul Rappeneau film entitled The Rider on the Roof (Le Hussard Sur le Toit). This was a film that went into the record books as the most expensive French film at the time (35 million dollars); unfortunately, the film was not as successful as hoped for because it did not catch up with the budget for the production of the film.
After making a name for himself in the French film industry, Olivier Martinez began to gain a foothold in Hollywood. In 2000, he gained slight popularity after starring in the film Before Night Falls alongside Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem. Currently, he has demonstrated his acting skills in Hollywood and has appeared in numerous praiseworthy films and series, including S.W.A.T. in 2003, Blood and Chocolate in 2007, a role as Mauritius, Prefect of Mamertine Prison, in the religious film Paul, Apostle of Christ in 2017.
Relationship With Halle Berry, Son
Olivier is undoubtedly a handsome man that most women would love to this day. Interestingly, he has met some of the most beautiful and high-profile women in the entertainment industry, one of whom is the delicious Halle Berry (actress and Oscar-winning actress for her role in Monster’s Ball). Both met on the set of the 2010 film Dark Tide. Two years later the two confirmed their engagement.
On November 22, 2012, Martinez was hospitalized for injuries sustained during an altercation with Gabriel Aubrey, Halle’s ex-partner, over plans to have his daughter live in Olivier’s native France. This was compounded by the court’s decision that this would violate the joint custody agreements between Berry and Aubrey regarding their daughter. Nevertheless, this dispute was settled in December 2012. The following year, on July 13, 2013, Olivier and Halle tied the knot in a private ceremony.
The couple welcomed their first child together, a son they named Maceo. He was born in Los Angeles in October 2013. After spending two years together as a married couple, the seemingly happy couple announced that they would divorce. This news was of course a shock to the fans, as it was believed that the couple would really stay together for a long time. The divorce was finalized in December 2016.
Who Is He Dating Now?
Olivier Martinez was recently seen again with his former girlfriend Kylie Minogue. Olivier and the pop princess were previously in a five-year relationship (2003-2007). The couple was very close when they went through false rumors of fraud, referred to by the media as Martinez, and a breast cancer scare that Kylie successfully went through.
Their separation was not based on a feud between them, but on the fact that their working hours kept them apart most of the time, which led them to call their relationship over. After his divorce from Halle Berry and Kylie Minogue’s separation from her fiancé Joshua Sasse in 2017, both decided to try again. Hopefully, their love affair will continue and even go as far as marriage the second time around.