Omar Sy on all cultural fronts

On April 24, the actor published a book in collaboration with Elsa Vigoureux. Since then, a cinema has been renamed after him, he was named a jury at the Cannes Film Festival and is included in the dictionary.

“The recognition of the Trappists is worth more than anything else.” Omar Sy lent his name to the cinema of his hometown Trappes in Yvelines. During the work, the municipality decided to remove the Jean Renoir painting from the facade and replace it with the Caesarized actor. A news that pleased the main stakeholders and the locals, although the initiative earned criticism on social media. News that comes especially amid a whirlwind of good announcements.

Two days earlier, the comedian announced the release of his book “Come on, let’s talk” . A book that transcribes hours of conversations between Elsa Vigoureux, Obs chief reporter, and Omar Sy. Family, love, cinema and the life lived by the interpreter Lupine are the core of this work. Since then, independently, everything has come together.

From the red carpet to the jury

On Monday, the Frenchman of Senegalese and Mauritanian descent was announced to the jury at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which opens on May 14. He will therefore have to appoint a successor alongside Ebru Ceylan, Lily Gladstone, Eva Green, Nadine Labaki, Juan Antonio Bayona, Pierfrancesco Favino, Kore-ed Hirokazu and President Greta GerwigAnatomy of a fall to the Palme d’Or of this edition. An opening ceremony performed by Camille Cottin kicks off the film The second act by Quentin Dupieux.

Last announcement, and last but not least, Omar Sy joins Beyoncé, Mylène Farmer and Virginie Efira in the Petit Larousse 2025 edition. “The first writer and performer of comedy sketches on television, then established himself as a strong actor and led a dual French and American career (Intouchables, O. Nakache and É. Toledano, 2011; Jurassic World, C. Trevorrow, 2015; Police, A. Fontaine , 2020, TV series created by G. Kay and F. Uzan, 2021-2023; The man who started his career at Canal + also co-founded a production house called Carrousel studios with Louis Leterrier and Thomas Benski.

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