Marion Cotillard already has one Best Actress Oscar nomination under her belt and she could well bag another early next year for her new movie Rust and Bone.
The movie has been the toast of the festival circuit over the last couple of months and it is a major frontrunner for the Academy Awards - especially Cotillard's central performance.
The movie hits the big screen this week and we have taken a look at some of Cotillard's finest film moments.
- La Vie En Rose
If there is one performance that towers over the rest then it is her depiction of Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose - which is on of the finest biopic movies.
This is the role that catapulted Cotillard to global stardom as she picked up her first actor and caught everyone's attention in Hollywood.
Cotillard gives her body and her soul to this role as she gets under the skin of this character and really shows her struggles and her pain.
This is a moving and tragic story of a women who struggled with drug addiction and spent her whole life looking for love.
Cotillard delivers a knockout performance in the central role and this will always be one of her finest moments.
- Midnight In Paris
Cotillard takes on more of a supporting role in Midnight In Paris as she teams up with Owen Wilson and director Woody Allen.
Cotillard takes on the role of Adrianna, Pablo Picasso's mistress, in the movie who meets central character Gil (Wilson) when he finds himself in 1920's Paris.
Midnight In Paris is a movie about the illusion people have that a life in a different time would be better; Gil believes 1920's Paris is better than the life he has now while Adriana thinks 1890's Belle Époque is the Golden Age.
This is an incredibly charming movie with great performances from all of the cast - not to mention Woody Allen really brings Paris in all eras to life.
Midnight In Paris went on to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar and won the Best Screenplay award.
Cotillard joined the ensemble cast of Inception back in 2010 as she worked with director Christopher Nolan for the very first time.
Inception was one of the best movies of the year that was intense as well as incredibly entertaining.
Cotillard played one of the most interesting and complex characters in the movie Mal Cobb, the deceased wife of central character Dom - played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
She is a manifestation of Dom's guilt over her suicide and she begins to breakthrough into his subconscious. There is a real femme fatale feel to this character and she pulls it off beautifully.
But Inception is one of the best and most intriguing movies of the last couple of years and went on to be nominated for a best Picture Oscar.
- A Very Long Engagement
A Very Long Engagement saw Cotillard take on a supporting role alongside Audrey Tautou and Gaspard Ulliel.
This is a war movie and a love story all rolled into one and is one of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's best work.
This is a sweeping epic that pulls the audience into the lives of the characters and confronts you with their fears, love and pain.
All this is brought to life by beautiful cinematography and confident directing from Jeunet.
Cotillard takes on the role of Tina Lombardi in the movie and she picked up a César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
- Rust and Bone
Of course we couldn't talk about Cotillard's best performances without discussing Rust And Bone - which looks set to be another fine moment for the actress.
Rust And Bone is based on Craig Davidson's short story collection of the same name and follows Stephanie as he world is turned upside down after an accident.
Cotillard is already being viewed as a major favourite to win her second Oscar while Rust and Bone has been picking up festival awards left right and centre - do not be surprised if this movie waltzes away with Best Picture next year.
Cotillard stars as Stephanie, a killer whale trainer who late one night meets Alain (Schoenaerts) in a fracas at the nightclub where he works as a bouncer.
Put in charge of his young son, Alain has come from Belgium to Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family.
Alain’s bond with Stephanie grows deeper after she suffers a horrible accident, bringing the two together once more.
Other Marion Cotillard movies that you should check out include Contagion, The Dark Knight Rises, Nine, Pretty Things and Taxi.
Rust and Bone is released 2nd November
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw