Trained at the Cours Florent, Arnaud Valois became known with Nicole Garcia’s film Charlie Says in 2006, in which he played Adrien alongside Jean-Pierre Bacri, Vincent Lindon and Benoît Magimel. He then performed in Josiane Balasko’s A French Gigolo and in André Téchiné’s The Girl on the Train. After a cinematographic break which lasted for several years, he returned to the big screen in 2017 with Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats per Minute) in the role of Nathan, alongside Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Adèle Haenel. For this film, he won the 2018 Enlightenment Award for the men’s revelation and a César nomination in the category for Most Promising Actor.
In 2018, Arnaud performed in three French feature films (Lisa Azuelos’ Sweetheart with Sandrine Kiberlain and Yvan Attal), Fabienne Godet’s Si Demain (with Julie Moulier and Lucie Debay) and Sophie Lévy’s Méduse (with Roxane Mesquida and Anamaria Vartolomei). Sweetheart was released in March 2019 (Grand Jury Prize of the Festival d’Alpes d’Huez – more than 600,000 entries France) and the other two films are expected for 2020. 2019 also marks the the beginning of his career on the international stage with the release of Alice Waddington’s Paradise Hills (alongside Emma Roberts and Milla Jovovich) scheduled for this fall in the United States.
Arnaud has just finished filming Arnaud Malherbe’s Moloch fantasy mini-series for the Arte channel (with Marine Vacth and Olivier Gourmet) and is preparing for the shooting of Garçon Chiffon and with Nicolas Maury, which will start on September the 1st, followed by the filming of Seize Printemps by and with Suzanne Lindon.
In parallel with his career as an actor, he is working with the Films du Kiosque on his first short film as a director, which he is expected to release next spring.