Olivier Martinez is a French actor, who estimated net worth on $20 million. He was born on 12th of January in 1966, in Paris, France, with mother as secretary and a father, who had a Spanish roots, was a boxer. Olivier Martinez started his career as an actor in 1990s, encouraged by his friends, to take an acting classes in the International Conservatory of Paris, in one of the best, well respected conservatory in the world. He became more known, after he starred in some his first French movies as Un, deaux, trois, soleil in 1993, The Horseman on the Roof in 1995, and The Chambermaid on the Titanic in 1997. These movies increased Olivier`s net worth, and later he became even one of the most rich actors of France.
Olivier Martinez Net Worth $20 Million
Before Olivier started his acting career in a movies, he appeared in some television roles. The Horseman on the Roof, was the most expensive movie in France, at that time, also, this movie brought to Martinez a big success, as it got some positive critical reviews as well, and received even 8 Cesar Award. In 2000, Olivier Martinez made an impression for all Hollywood movie industry, with taking a part in Before Night Falls with Johnny Depp and one more famous actor, Javier Barden, he got attention of Hollywood and appeared in some more US films as Unfaithful, Taking Lives, S.W.A.T., Blood and Chocolate, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, what for sure raised his salary and helped Olivier Martinez to earn net worth of $ 20 million. Martinez has been chosen as one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, he even was named as the French Brad Pitt. The movie Unfaithful, where Martinez made his role, was ranked one of the 50 Sexiest Movies Ever. By the year 2013 actor`s net worth reached $30 million, can you imagine how rich is Olivier Martinez!
Olivier Martinez got a lot of attention not just for being impressive French actor, who been easily involved into Hollywood movies, but also for his personal life, what made him even more known for people all around the world. When Martinez popularity was on the top, around in the 2000s, he gained not just fans attention but also of Hollywood elite, while having several affairs in public, dating actresses and supermodels as Kylie Minogue, Michelle Rodriguez, Mira Sorvino and Rosie Huntington. In 2010 French star met and American actress Halle Berry at the Dark Tides set, to that moment Halle Berry was having a disagreement with ex-partner, Gabriel Aubry, about custody of their daughter Nahla, where Martinez was also involved, and what was open for public. When everything came down, Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry made a small wedding ceremony in France, in of 2013 and in October of the same 2013, their child was born.
However, Olivier Martinez is one the most rich French actors, and at the moment Olivier has net worth of $20 million, he made several unforgettable appearance in French and US movies that increased not just his salary but also the number of fans all around the world.
In 1995, he was photographed on the cover of French magazine "Studio", with French screen legend Alain Delon. The two actors are sometimes compared.
Once worked as a jean seller.
Owns two motorcycles. One is a Honda motorbike.
Wore a black ribbon at the premiere of Taking Lives (2004) as a sign of mourning after the bombings in Atocha (Madrid).
Studied acting at the French National Conservatory of Dramatic Art (Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique).
Adores jazz music.
Has a dog named Sheba.
Ranked #94 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
Resides in Paris, Miami and Hollywood. Owns an apartment in Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, a quarter of Paris. Opened a restaurant, Villa Azur, in South Beach, Florida in March of 2012. Plans a more permanent move to Los Angeles to begin a career in American cinema. Wants to buy a house in the Mediterranean.
His mother is French and his father is Spanish-Moroccan.
Olivier fought as a welterweight in Europe, taking after his father who had also been a pugilist. His Gallic mother was a secretary and his father worked as a mechanic.
The French tabloid press hotly pursued Olivier during and after the filming of The Horseman on the Roof (1995), speculating on a real romance between him and his co-star, Juliette Binoche; the couple threatened to sue one magazine that reported that Binoche was pregnant.
I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood - and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity.
I want just to be happy and peaceful. And that's not always the case when you're married.
I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.
I never analyze why I was with one woman instead of another.
I don't want to dig in the truth all of the time. Let me dream.
Before, I was so stupid. But, you know, when you have friends who died on the street, you say, okay, let's calm down. It's not the kind of energy I want to have in life. I want to go slower, and longer.
And what's more I've got no need for anyone to tell me how to do it. I am not interested. You act how you want to and leave me alone to do my own thing.
It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, "This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams", when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people . . . Love is based on imagination.
I'm a macho guy. It's a joke. I feel very well in my world today, in my relationship with women.
[on filming S.W.A.T. (2003)] It was interesting because we came from different places and cultures. But you know, if you put me, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Farrell and LL Cool J together in a car for two hours, you can have some pretty good jokes.
Have you not read "Romeo and Juliet"? People who can turn away from love have not ever been in love. If I love a woman, I love her. Nothing and nobody will stop me.
I like Paris. My problem is I don't like Parisians.
The concept of sex symbol in France is different. They don't like the 'sex symbol' in France. I don't consider myself a sex symbol because all my cousins would laugh at me. "Ah, look at the sex symbol! He's coming today!" So, no, I can't be a sex symbol.
I was raised in a very traditional and old school way, so I'm not very comfortable with these kinds of love scenes on the screen.
I came rather close to dying. A serious motorcycle accident. It made me less flippant about danger! It was such a pleasure to walk again after a long period of immobilization. It's an extraordinary joy. And it puts everything into perspective: money, fame... I'm no longer afraid of dying, I'm afraid of suffering.
As a child, you watch the films your parents watch. My father would rather watch Lino Ventura than Ingmar Bergman. Each home has its culture, its roots, its story, which means prime time films.
I personally think you must believe in something. You must have a point of view on everything even if you have to change it often. That's my terrorist aspect in action! I need to have prejudices to make my choices, I mustn't let myself be invaded by ultra conservatism. Better be wrong in one's decision and then step backwards rather than not choosing at all.
I was not very comfortable. I always say I'm not very comfortable in love scenes because I'm shy, because I don't play naked. It's very rare for a French actor. I have an issue with that. But as I've said, when I punch somebody in a movie, I don't do it for real. [It's] the art of lying and we try to lie very well, in our love scenes also.
If I had to fall in love with all the actresses I play with and live the situations I have to play, I would be lost ! I need to be solid and know who I really am to have fun in making something else. I noticed, while talking with other actors, that they often let ambiguity float. I don't like ambiguity, it's dangerous. I need distance. I also think that the result would prevent the audience from identifying to the characters. If you feel the things too strongly, you simply close the doors.