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Pierre Cosso

1961-09-24

Pierre Cosso, born Pierre-Alexandre Cosso (24 September 1961 in Algiers), is a French actor and singer-songwriter. Cosso's first film was the popular teen comedy-drama La Boum 2 (1982), in which he played Sophie Marceau's boyfriend. In the following years, he worked as an actor in film productions in France, Italy and the United States. During that time in the 1980s, he achieved a considerable status as a teen idol in many parts of Europe. Among his most successful roles was the part of Mizio in the romantic comedy Cinderella '80 (1984). Cosso continued his acting career after the 1980s. In the American film An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) he had a supporting role as the werewolf Claude. He also appeared in leading roles in television productions including Les Cœurs brûlés (1992) and Les Yeux d'Hélène (1994). Between 2000 and 2002, Pierre Cosso played in the theatre production Ladies Night at the Théâtre Rive Gauche in Paris, then on tour. His last acting credit in front of a camera (until at least 2020) was for the Italian television series Anna e i cinque (2008-2011), in which he and Sabrina Ferilli played the leading roles. In August 2019, the actor returned to the stage with the play Nuit d'ivresse, a cult play from the 1980s written by Josiane Balasko. The play he directed sold out at the theater of the Maison de la Culture in Papeete. Pierre Cosso also recorded several 45s as a singer in the 1980s. The song "Stay", which he sung together with his Cinderella '80-co-star Bonnie Bianco, was successful: When the film was first shown in Germany in 1987, the single reached the No. 1 in the German Singles Charts. He continued his music career in the 2000s by making a radical turn through the "ethnic electro-acoustic" style. In November 2019, the actor returned to music with Le Gang des rêve, a title from the future album signed by the Cosso Gang, a musical group with a pop-rock tendency of which he is the frontman. The band performed in concert on 1 December 2019 in Tahiti and had success there. The family father Cosso has semi-retired from acting and lives today in his adopted home French Polynesia, where he works as a skipper. He also has an internet blog in which he writes about his life in Polynesia. Various TV magazines have devoted documentaries to him. In February 2016, he took part in the 11th edition of the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars called Ballando con le stelle. He also had love affairs with actress Sophie Marceau, the model Nathalie Marquay and the singer Zazie. Source: Article "Pierre Cosso" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.