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Eric Cantona

Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona (born 24 May 1966) is a French actor and former French international footballer. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes and Leeds United before ending his professional footballing career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles. Cantona is often regarded as having played a key role in the revival of Manchester United as a footballing force and he enjoys iconic status at the club. He wore the number 7 shirt at United, which was previously worn by George Best and Bryan Robson, and subsequently worn by David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Cantona is affectionately nicknamed by Manchester United fans "King Eric", and was voted as Manchester United's greatest ever player by Inside United magazine. Set against his footballing achievements was a poor disciplinary record throughout his career, including a conviction for assault on a fan in 1995. Following his retirement from football, he took up a career in cinema and had a role in the 1998 film Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, and the 2009 film Looking for Eric. In 2010, he debuted as a stage actor in Face au paradis, a French play directed by his wife, Rachida Brakni. On 19 January 2011, Cantona joined the revived New York Cosmos as Director of Soccer.

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May 24, 1966 In Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Champs-Elysées 1982-01-16
Latest Project:
Movie Magic 7 2022
Known For
Poster of Inhuman Resources
Poster of Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2008
Poster of Elizabeth
Poster of Champs-Elysées
Movie Magic 7 Eric 2022
Movie The United Way Himself 2021-05-10
Movie Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In Self 2021-05-27
Series Inhuman Resources Alain Delambre 2020-04-23
Series The Traveller Thomas Bareski 2019-05-26
Movie Busby Himself 2019-11-11
Movie Ulysse & Mona Ulysse 2018-09-06
Movie Anka Brazilian 2017-02-23
Movie Marie and the Misfits Unknown 2016-04-13
Movie The Blues: Another Story of France Unknown 2016-09-04
Movie Les Rois du monde Jacky 2015-09-23
Movie Looking for Alger Himself 2015-11-11
Movie Looking for Rio Himself 2014-04-14
Movie The Salvation Corsican 2014-05-22
Movie Looking for Athènes Himself 2013-12-09
Movie You and the Night The Stallion 2013-05-13
Movie The Stone Roses: Made of Stone Himself 2013-05-28
Movie Délit de fuite Paul 2013-09-14
Movie The Class of 92 Self 2013-12-01
Movie Looking for Barcelona Himself 2012-05-25
Movie Looking for Istanbul Himself 2012-02-18
Movie Porn in the Hood L'entraineur de foot 2012-07-11
Movie Looking for Buenos Aires Himself 2012-12-25
Movie Les rebelles du foot Eric Cantona 2012-07-14
Movie Hip Moves Michel 2012-09-26
Movie Looking for Milano Himself 2011-05-22
Movie Switch Damien Forgeat 2011-06-04
Movie Force Manuel Makarov 2011-10-26
Movie Together Is Too Much Gérard 2010-02-17
Movie Eric Cantona: Looking For Manchester Himself 2010-11-08
Movie Looking for Manchester Himself 2010-05-23
Movie Looking for Eric Himself 2009-05-27
Movie Death List Michaël Lombardi 2009-08-20
Movie Papillon noir Jack 2008-04-28
Movie Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2008 Unknown 2008-06-07
Movie Jack Says Man At Bar 2008-09-22
Movie French Film Thierry Grimandi 2008-12-05
Movie The Second Wind Alban 2007-10-24
Movie Lisa et le pilote d'avion Fando 2006-01-01
Movie Les Enfoirés - 15 ans d'Enfoirés Unknown 2005-11-25
Movie La Vie est à nous ! Pierre "L'oiseau bleu" 2005-12-07
Series The Football Years Unknown 2002-10-16
Movie The Overeater Le commissaire Séléna 2002-09-10
Movie Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2002 Unknown 2002-10-21
Movie La Grande vie ! Joueur de pétanque 2 2001-11-28
Movie The Children of the Marshland Joseph "Jo" Sardi 1999-03-03
Movie Les Enfoirés 1998 - Enfoirés en cœur Unknown 1998-02-07
Movie Elizabeth Monsieur de Foix 1998-09-13
Movie Mookie Antoine Capella 1998-12-09
Movie The Alex Ferguson Story Himself 1998-11-01
Movie Manchester United - Official Review 1996/97 - Champions Again! Himself (archive footage) 1997-05-19
Movie Happiness Is in the Field Lionel 1995-12-06
Movie Eric the King Unknown 1994-11-21
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16