De Bankole, Isaach 1957- (Isaac De Bankole)

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De Bankole, Isaach 1957- (Isaac De Bankole)


Born August 12, 1957, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; married Cassandra Wilson, 2000 (marriage ended, 2003). Education: University of Paris, M.A.


Manager—Margrit Polak, Margrit Polak Management, Inc., 1954 Hillhurst Ave., Suite 405, Los Angeles, CA 90027.


Actor, producer, and director.

Awards, Honors:

Cesar Award, most promising young actor, Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, 1987, for Black Mic Mac; Outstanding Achievement Award, acting category, New York VisionFest, 2003, for The Killing Zone.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) L'addition (also known as The Bill, The Caged Heart, and The Patsy), 1984.

Honore Clair, Comment draguer tous les mecs, 1984.

L'arbalete (also known as Asphalt Warriors and The Syringe), 1984.

Noir et blanc, Strand Releasing, 1986.

Lemi, Black Mic Mac, 1986.

Toure, Taxi Boy, 1986.

Inspector Lacroix/Blaise Lacroix, Les keufs (also known as Lady Cops), 1987.

Protee, Chocolat (also known as Chocolat—Verbotene sehnsucht), Orion Classics, 1988.

Hippolyte N'Go, Vanille fraise, 1989.

Vieux, Comment faire l'amour avec un negre sans se fatiguer (also known as Comment faire l'amour avec un noir sans se fatiguer and How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired), Angelika Films, 1989.

Bumbo, Ada dans la jungle (also known as Ada in the Jungle), 1989.

Dah, S'en fout la mort (also known as No Fear, No Die, Scheiss auf den Tod and Toedliches Ritual), Kino International, 1990.

Driver in Paris, Night on Earth (also known as Une nuit sur terre), Fine Line, 1991.

Leao, Casa de lava (also known as Down to Earth), 1994.

Jean Baptiste, The Keeper, Kino International, 1995.

(As Isaac De Bankole) Mamadou, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (also known as Femme d'un soldat and La fille d'un soldat ne pleure jamais), October Films, 1998.

Raymond, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (also known as Ghost Dog, Ghost Dog—Der Weg des Samurai, Ghost Dog, la voie du samourai, and Der Weg des Samurai), Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Title role, Otomo, ArtMattan Productions, 1999.

Menu man, Cherry, Life Size Releasing, 1999.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life, 1999.

Traveling Miles: Cassandra Wilson, 2000.

Saar, Battu, 2000.

Malcolm, The Killing Zone, 2003.

Himself, "No Problem," Coffee and Cigarettes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2004.

Jean, Homework, Keep Your Head, 2004.

Abraham, From Other Worlds, Shoreline Entertainment, 2004.

Timothy, Manderlay, IFC Films, 2005.

Creole gas station owner, The Skeleton Key, Universal, 2005.

Waiter, Before It Had a Name (also known as The Black Widow), Nu Image, 2005.

Professor, Stay, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Hunter, 5up 2down, 5up2down LLC, 2006.

Neptune, Miami Vice, Universal, 2006.

Steven Obanno, Casino Royale (also known as James Bond 007—Casino Royale), Columbia, 2006.

Mugambe, The Fifth Patient, Shoreline Entertainment, 2006.

Laurent, Le Scaphandre et le papillon (also known as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Miramax, 2007.

Abassi, Battle in Seattle, ThinkFilm, 2007.

Roscoe Wasz, The Guitar, Apple Creek Productions/RedGuitar/Breakout Pictures/Artists-Media Cooperation, 2008.

White Material, Why Not Productions, 2008.

Film Work:

Director, Traveling Miles: Cassandra Wilson, 2000.

Executive producer, Homework, Keep Your Head, 2004.

Coproducer, 5up 2down, 5up2down LLC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mfumu, Heart of Darkness, 1994.

Angus, 3 A.M., Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sergeant Barthelmy, "German East Africa, December 1916," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, 1992.

Father Obosi, "Amour Fou," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

General Togar, "Force Majeure," The Unit, 2006.

Television Appearances; Other:

Himself (in archive footage), The Road to Manderlay (special), 2005.

Aime, L'evangile selon Aime, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Toured Africa and France in My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (solo show).

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