Un, deux, trois, soleil (1993), which garnered him the César Award for "Most Promising Actor", The Horseman on the Roof (1995), and The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997). He has also appeared in Hollywood-produced features, including Before Night Falls (2000), Unfaithful (2002) and S.W.A.T. (2003).
Early lifeMartinez was born January 12, 1966 in Paris, France to a working-class family. His father was a Spanish professional boxer born in Spanish Morocco and his mother was a French secretary. He studied at the prestigious CNSAD and began his acting career in his native France in 1990, and quickly achieved a relative success. Martinez was raised Roman Catholic.
Martinez has dated a string of models and actresses and has acquired a reputation as a womanizer. He dated actress Mira Sorvino and singer Kylie Minogue for several years and also English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. He has been dating actress Halle Berry since 2010, and confirmed his engagement to her in March 2012. On November 22, 2012, Martinez was treated at a Los Angeles hospital after being injured in a physical altercation with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry,
CareerHe also starred as Gabriel in the 2007 movie adaptation of Blood and Chocolate, a popular book.
|1990||Navaro||Rollo||Episode "Barbès de l'aube à l'aurore"|
|1992||IP5: L'île aux Pachydermes||Tony|
|1992||Les Paroles invisibles|
|1993||1, 2, 3, Sun||Petit Paul|
|1995||Le Hussard sur le toit||Angelo Pardi|
|1997||La Femme de chambre du Titanic||Horty|
|1999||La Ciudad de los prodigios||Onofre Bouvila|
|2000||La Taule||Le Muet|
|2000||Before Night Falls||Lázaro Gómez Carriles|
|2003||The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone||Paolo di Lio||Television film|
|2007||Blood and Chocolate||Gabriel|