From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Albert Dupontel (born 11 January 1964 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines) is a French actor and film director. He started his career as a stand-up comedian. In February 1998, his 1996 film Bernie took the Grand Prize at the 9th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival which was attended by Dupontel. Description above from the Wikipedia article Albert Dupontel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.