Pierre Woodman born in 1963 in Auvergne, France is a pornographic film director and photographer. He is the author of more than sixty pornographic ilms, more than one thousand hardcore scenes, more than 1500 photosets and more than 7000 castings, he claims to have bedded more than 3000 women.He has been married three times and is the father of two children. He is divorced from the Russian/Latvian porn star [ [Tania Russof]], and since 2002 he has lived with the photo model Sophie Paris.
He has received numerous awards from some of the Adult Industry’s most prestigious organisations for the quality of his films, recognition of a style which more closely reflects the production values of traditional cinema than porn. He is considered to be the number 1 producer in the Adult Industry with a 62 countries distribution network.
He continues to work in the fashion world, doing photo-sessions for big-name magazines ( Blast magazine cover and layout Sept 2006) and discovering fashion models from his castings which have gone on to belong to some of the most important modelling agencies as Alla Krivocheeva for Elite or recently the finalist of the Miss Hungary 2005, Budaï Zsuzsanna. He is often to be found in some of the film industry’s important events such as the Cannes Festival, and maintains a close relationship with the world of traditional cinema.
Pierre Woodman makes regular press and television appearances all over the world in which his straightforward and sincere way of talking often amazes people.
His pseudonym Woodman comes from his childhood when he lived in the country and being very good at climbing up trees, his classmates at school called him "the man of the woods" which later became shortened to Woodman. That is why, later on, when he started in the world of Show Business he started signing as Pierre Woodman. On the other side of the Atlantic, this name has a double meaning, with strong sexual overtones. This double meaning was explained to him by his friend Jenna Jameson when they first met in Las Vegas in 1995.
Pierre Woodman’s castings
Pierre Woodman started with his castings for Private in 1992. At the beginning there was no commercial motivation behind them, but after the conviction of Mike Tyson for rape, he always asked for witnesses to be there when the castings took place. This is how the "Castings X" and the "behind the Scenes" started. Pierre Woodman has spent more than 15 years in Eastern Europe casting new talent, and this is how he discovered some of the biggest stars in the porn world. Woodman's Casting X DVDs that were later put on release (after 1997) gives a good idea of what takes place in his castings.
Many starlets made their debut and/or got famous making movies in the "Castings X" series, including Silvia Saint, Alexa May, [ [Tania Russof]], [ [Monica Sweetheart]], [ [Monique Covét]], [ [Laura Angel]], [ [Sophie Evans]], [ [Cassandra Wilde]], [ [Dora Venter]], [ [Claudia Ferrari]],[ [Nikki Anderson]] and [ [Michelle Wild]].
They take place in hotel rooms, mainly around Eastern Europe, where his recruitment agents bring him their last discoveries. He has also discovered his exclusive girls in shopping malls and other public places. The girls that he casts are generally 18 or 20 years old. Most of them do not really know what Pierre does. For him, the most difficult stage is to get them to go to his hotel room. Once there, with help from his interpreter, he shows the girls a magazine or some pornographic images and invites them to do something similar. Their initial response is usually no, but after having long conversations with them, he often manages to convince them. Pierre Woodman has already released 64 DVDs from his Casting X series, using Hungarian girls (427), Czech girls (336), Russians (176) and other nationalities (+ 200) and in an interview he claimed to have more than 7000 castings in stock. All of this could make the thousandth edition of Pierre Woodman’s Casting X a very real possibility.
- Pierre Woodman at the Internet Movie Database