(born 4 January 1965) is an Israeli
-born French actor
Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel to French-Algerian Jewish parents, he grew up in the Paris suburbs. His acting debut was in Éric Rochant's Un monde sans pitié (1989), which earned him a César Award for Most Promising Actor. His first feature film as director was Ma femme est une actrice (2001), which co-starred Charlotte Gainsbourg, Attal's real-life wife. They have two children: Ben and Alice.
He also acted in The Interpreter and in Rush Hour 3 and dubbed the voice of Tom Cruise in the French versions of Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Mission: Impossible II (2000) and Vanilla Sky (2001).
Attal is currently looking into a possible role in the so far unannounced Prison Break season 4. The producer of the show Brett Ratner approached Attal while on the set of Rush Hour 3.