French actress Marion Cotillard enjoyed a prolific career that found her working in projects both large and small on both sides of the Atlantic, earning accolades for nearly every performance she delivered. Although she had starred in numerous movies in her native France since the mid-1990s, American audiences received their first glimpse of Cotillard in Tim Burton's "Big Fish" (2003) and the popular arthouse import, "A Very Long Engagement" (2005). Recognized internationally for her brilliant work in the remarkable Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie en Rose" (2007), the actress earned an Academy Award and became one of the more acclaimed acting talents of the decade. Now heavily courted by Hollywood, she divided her energies between more personal projects - often in her home country - and large studio pictures, like director Michael Mann's slick gangster epic "Public Enemies" (2009) or Christopher Nolan's inventive and successful sci-fi noir, "Inception" (2010). She charmed Owen Wilson's lovelorn writer and audiences alike in Woody Allen's nostalgic fantasy-romance "Midnight in Paris" (2011) and stunned critics with her fearless, utterly exposed performance in the French romantic drama "Rust and Bone" (2012). A reunion with Nolan for a part in his Batman trilogy finale "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012) further illustrated her willingness to combine the artistically satisfying with the financially rewarding. Time and time again, Cotillard furthered her professional reputation with roles that showcased her ability to embody complex, strong women in any number of genres.