Ulliel achieved international fame for his role in A long engagement Sunday, the “successor” to the successful film The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulin, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou. The war epic tells the story of a girl who goes in search of her fiancé who disappeared in the trenches during World War I.
Ulliel also played the role of Hannibal Lecter in 2007 Hannibal risen, the prequel that reveals the childhood of the famous cannibal. The French actor was the second person to portray Lecter, after Anthony Hopkins.
Ulliel was not only an actor but also a model. He was the face of French brand Longchamp and perfume Bleu de Chanel and was on the cover of French Vogue in 2007.