Vincent Cassel (born November 23, 1966) is a French actor who comes from a strong acting background. Well known in his native France as a leading man, Cassel is usually seen as a villain or heavy in English-speaking films, often playing sadistic or brutal roles.
Cassel was born Vincent Crochon in Paris, France, to Sabine Litique, a journalist, and French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel. He is married to Italian actress Monica Bellucci, with whom he has a daughter, Deva , born September 12, 2004, in Rome, Italy. His brother Mathias Rockin' Squat is the leader of the French rap group Assassin. His sister, Cécile is an actress. He has a passion for Capoeira and displayed his talent in the movie Ocean's Twelve.
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 (in English, Brotherhood of the Wolf) and in the highly controversial Irréversible. he is said to have a physical relation with Jennifer Lopez during the time of movie shoot called "Blue" which was