Mostly Credited As: Christopher Lambert
Birth Name: Christophe Guy Dénis Lambert
Date Of Birth: March 29, 1957 (Age 59)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Great Neck, Long Island, New York
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Christopher Lambert was born in New York, but only lived in the United States until the age of 2 when his father - a financial expert working for the United Nations - was reassigned to Europe. He attended boarding schools in Switzerland where he became interested in acting. His parents discouraged acting as a profession, preferring that he follow his father into the more secure profession of banking. He worked at the London Stock Exchange briefly before abandoning that career. He returned to France where he helped a friend run a business and served in the French military.
With his father's suoport, Christopher returned to acting and was eventually accepted by the Paris Conservatoire as a theater student. He also worked as a model for a time.
After performing in several French films, his first role in English was the lead in Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes in 1984. In 1985, he won a Cesar award as best actor (France's equivelant of the Oscar) for his work in Luc Besson's Subway. He was spotted in Greystoke by Russell Mulcahy who immediately wanted him for the lead in a film he was scheduled to direct. In 1986, Christopher created the role of Connor MacLeod in the original Highlander film. He would repeat the role in subsequent Highlander films and in the pilot for the series of the same name.
Christopher continues his acting career, has produced several films and has non-acting investments in restaurants and a winery.
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Christopher Lambert was born in the USA of French parents and moved back to Europe at age 2.
Christopher prefers movie work to television.
He has a long acting resume which includes roles in English and French.
He learned his lines for "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" phonetically.
He learned English for his role of Connor MacLeod in the original "Highlander" movie.
For his work in Luc Besson's "Subway" (1985), Christopher received the Cesar award (France's equivalent of the Oscar) for best actor.
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