5 Things You Don't Know About Halle Berry's Fiance Olivier Martinez

Celebrity News Jan. 11, 2012 AT 4:10PM
5 Things You Don't Know About Halle Berry's Fiance Olivier Martinez Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com

He's already put a ring on it and been in the picture for over a year, but just who is Halle Berry's husband-to-be Olivier Martinez?

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Us Weekly uncovers five need-to-know facts about the 46-year-old French film star.

1. He sure has a way of meeting cute on movie sets. Not only did the Parisian heartthrob link up with Oscar-winning ex Juliette Binoche on the set of 1994's The Horseman on the Roof, but he also first met current love Berry while filming Dark Tide in 2010.

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2. Though he's settling down with Berry, Martinez has a long list of celebrity exes. Among them: Mira Sorvino, Kylie Minogue and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

3. Now an established actor in the U.S., Martinez boxed competitively in France for three years before quitting the sport following a car accident. "I wanted to become a champ -- I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood -- and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity," he told Interview magazine. "It's like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn't be a boxer, so I quit."

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4. Spending date nights at home suits the actor just fine. "I really like old Hollywood movies. Very often I watch AMC --this television channel with old movies," he told Interview, citing 1949's White Heat as one of his favorites.

5. Notoriety isn't necessarily his entertainment industry goal. "I'm not a movie star like other actors in the way that I need to walk with a bodyguard. My goal is just…to get some interesting parts and make enough money to live free," he has said. "Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches."

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