Date of Birth : Nov 23rd 1966
Cassel was born Vincent Crochon in Paris, the son of Anne Célérier, a journalist, and French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel. He is married to Italian actress Monica Bellucci, with whom he has a daughter, Deva Cassel, born September 12, 2004, in Rome, Italy. His brother Matthias is a member of the French rap group Assassin.
His breakthrough role was in Mathieu Kassovitz’s critically acclaimed film La Haine where he played a troubled youth from the decrepit outskirts of Paris. Cassel has gone on to act in a variety of films such as the moody L’Appartement, the violent Dobermann, genre-bending Le Pacte des Loups and in the highly controversial Irréversible.
Cassel has also done a number of English language films, such as Ocean’s Twelve and Thirteen, Derailed, Birthday Girl, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Elizabeth and Shrek (as the voice of Monsieur Hood). in 2006, he appeared in Sheitan, in which he played a shepherd who carries out satanic rituals.