Jean Marc Barr is a Franco-American actor and director, his father is an American military member of the US Air Force and his mother is French. In 1980, Jean-Marc Barr left the United States for France and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, then went to study theater in London. In 1986, back in France, he began playing small roles in theater, television and cinema. But it is revealed in the film Le Grand Bleu, by Luc Besson, then it marks a turning point in his career when he meets Lars von Trier. He went behind the camera in 1999 by directing Lovers according to the principles of Dogma95, followed by three other feature films. We could also see him play the "Charmless Man" in the 1995 video for the English group Blur. In 2002 he chaired the jury of the 37th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Ten years later he was part of the jury for the 34th Moscow International Film Festival.