University of Paris
| 12 August 1957 (age 59) (1957-08-12) Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire|
Cassandra Wilson (m. 2000–2003)
César Award for Most Promising Actor
The Last Witch Hunter, The Limits of Control, Casino Royale, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samu, Manderlay
Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht, Breck Eisner, Jim Jarmusch, Alex Descas
Isaach or Isaac de Bankolé (born 12 August 1957) is an Ivorian actor.
He was born in Abidjan, to Yoruba parents from Benin. His grandparents are from Nigeria. He studied Acting at Cours Simon and earned an M.A. from the University of Paris.
He has appeared in over fifty films, including Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Coffee and Cigarettes and The Limits of Control. He has been based in the United States since 1997. He appeared in the movie Machetero, in the role of journalist interviewing an imprisoned Puerto Rican revolutionary, along with the members of the New York City-based punk band Ricanstruction.
He has also appeared in Lars von Trier's Manderlay. He portrayed Steven Obanno, a terrorist, in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, and "The Lone Man", an assassin in Jim Jarmusch's film, The Limits of Control (2009). In 2013, he starred as Ayodele Balogun in Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was the closing night selection for Maryland Film Festival 2013.
Isaach is fluent in Yorùbá, Bambara, English, French, German and speaks some Italian. He is married to musician Cassandra Wilson.1987 César Award for Most Promising Actor for his role in Black Mic Mac.
Isaach de Bankolé Wikipedia