Samuel Benchetrit

Samuel Benchetrit

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Samuel Benchetrit is a famous French writer, actor, scenarist, and director. Samuel Benchetrit is well-known for directing critically acclaimed films like ‘Dog’ and ‘I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster.’

Early Life

Samuel Benchetrit was born on 26 June 1973, in Champigny-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne, France. Hence, he was born to a family of Romani, Sephardic, and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

He is currently 49 years old and his zodiac sign is Cancer. This personality quit school to focus on photography at the age of fifteen. His father is Charles Benchetrit and his mother is Michele Benchetrit.


Samuel Benchetrit is a famous French writer, actor, scenarist, and director. Samuel Benchetrit is well-known for directing critically acclaimed films like ‘Dog’ and ‘I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster.’

Hence, his directorial debut was in 2000 when he directed a short film titled ‘News from the L Project.’ Later in the same year, ‘News from the L Project’ won the ‘Audience Award’ for ‘Best Short Film’ at the ‘Amiens International Film Festival.’

Moreover, ‘News from the L Project’ was screened in the USA on May 5, 2001, at the ‘Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival’ where it was adjudged ‘Best Short Subject.’ It then went on to win the ‘Prix UIP Valladolid’ award at the ‘Valladolid International Film Festival’ in 2001.

The following year, it was nominated for ‘European Short Film’ award at the ‘European Film Awards.’ In addition, he made his acting debut in 2005 when he was cast to play Daniel in Emmanuelle Bercot-directed film ‘Backstage’ which premiered at the 62nd ‘Venice International Film Festival.’

Later, he released his second book ‘The Chronicles of Asphalt’. Likewise, in 2017, he directed the comedy-drama film ‘Dog’ which went on to win many awards. Further, the film won the ‘Golden Bayard’ award for ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Cinematography’ at the 2017 ‘Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur.

This personality also makes cameo appearances in TV series and TV documentaries. Benchetrit appeared in three television series, namely ‘The Boat Book,’ ‘Highly next Sunday,’ and ‘Silenci?’ in 2008. Moreover, from 2008 to 2018, he appeared in seven episodes of a TV series titled ‘We are not lying.’

Samuel Benchetrit

Caption: Samuel Benchetrit with his friends. Source: Luxsure

Net Worth

Benchetrit has earned a lot of money from his successful career as an actor, director, and writer. His net worth is around $75 million. His salary is unknown.

Brand Endorsements

The information regarding Benchetrit’s brand endorsement is behind the curtains. He maintains a pretty low profile. He has not shared anything as he is not active on any social media platforms.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, he was married to French actress Marie Trintignant from 1998 until her murder by her lover Bertrand Cantat in 2003. The couple had a child on 17 April 1998 named Jules Benchetrit.

Moving on, Benchetrit was in a relationship with French actress Anna Mouglalis from 2005 to 2012. Hence, they have a daughter named  Saul who was born on 7 March 2007. Likewise, in 2016, while shooting his fifth film, Dog, he fell in love with Vanessa Paradis, whom he directed. The couple married in June 2018.

Body Measurements

Samuel has a well-maintained body. He has a fit and healthy body. This personality is around 6 feet and 1 inch tall. Likewise, he weighs around 77kg. Further, his other body measurements are behind the curtains. Benchetrit has black hair and brown eyes.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, he is not active on any social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. He likes to keep his personal things away from the limelight.


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