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Born: May 24, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Voix humaine, La (1983) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Bancs publics (2011)
As she does every morning, Lucie takes advantage of her journey to work to lose herself for a while in the pages of a good book. And as she does every morning, she joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like any other. Then suddenly all activity in the office stops.
Agora (2010)
A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.
Of Gods and Men (2010)
Cistercian monks stand up for their beliefs when confronted by fundamentalists.
Je vais te manquer (2009)
Will Oliver miss out on love or will Lila miss her plane? Will Julia escape death or will Marcel fail to live life? Will Fanny lack courage or will Max miss his chance? In an airport bustling with life, the destinies of six people will bump into each other, intertwine, separate and come together in
Goya's Ghosts (2007)
A biographical tale told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya, whose paintings are best known for their brutality and the colorful depictions of life during the Spanish Inquisition. The drama unfolds as Brother Lorenzo, an enigmatic member of the powerful Spanish clergy, bec
Last Mistress, The (2007)
A man is torn between two women--one demonic, one angelic. The young and dissolute Ryno de Marigny is betrothed to marry Hermangarde, a virtuous gem of the French aristocracy. But some, who wish the union not to occur, whisper that the young man will never break off his affair with Vellini, which ha
Heartbeat Detector (2007)
Simon Kessler is a psychologist working in the Human Resources department of multinational petrochemical corporation SC Farb. His successful role in a recent corporate downsizing proved to SC Farb's managing director Karl Rose that Simon is the perfect candidate to sort out a delicate situation conc
Il Sera Une Fois (2006)
Looks at the terror that time holds for all of us, its control over even our simplest actions and relationships, and how it seems to gain power the less we're aware of its effects on us. Follows a young boy, Pierrot, who lives by measuring his moments. Each tick seems to leave a physical impression
Bye Bye Blackbird (2006)
The film is a beautiful but tragic love story set in a circus at the turn of the century, a tale of dreams, unrequited love and the flight in every trapeze artist's soul. Stunningly original, a visual feast. Original soundtrack by Mercury Rev.
Don Juan (2005)
The story of the legendary character Don Juan.
Gentille (2005)
A woman finds that reality always catches up with her, including when her partner of 10 years, unaware of the pertinence of his question, asks her to marry him.
Under A False Name (2004)
Writer Daniel Botanski has always published his books under a pen name. On his way to his stepson's wedding, he has a chance sexual encounter with a woman who turns out to be his stepson's bride, Mila. Mila later comes to work as Daniel's assistant, and their affair continues. One morning, Daniel re
5x2 (2004)
When Marion and Gilles host a dinner party, an air of intimacy born of too much wine causes them to share secrets with their guests that underscore their differences. During a previous milestone moment in their marriage, Gilles fails to show up at the hospital when their son is born because he is re
Ceux d'en face (2000)
While her boyfriend Sebastien is travelling abroad, Linda visits his friend Mikael at a country house. Once there, Linda discovers a suitcase full of interesting photographs and begins to edit them together, attempting to make some sense of the disparate images.
Les Acteurs (2000)
A savvy mix of formal declarations and heartfelt setpieces, this freeform cinematic romp from celebrated filmmaker Bertrand Blier is dedicated to the twin conceits that actors -- including this film's Gallic all-star cast -- aren't necessarily equipped with an "off" switch and that anything is possi
Monkey's Tale, A (1999) as Voice Of Maitre Flavius (French Version)
Two mutually distrustful tribes of monkeys inhabit the same habitat: The Woonkos, who live in the forest canopy, and the Laankos, who reside on the ground. One day a rebellious young monkey named Kom falls from the treetops and is saved by the king of the Laankos.
Ronin (1998) as Jean-Pierre
A group of five experts is assembled to retrieve a mysterious briefcase from an equally mysterious group of criminals. American strategist Sam joins French coordinator Vincent, German electronics expert Gregor, American driver Larry and British veteran Spence. They begin in Paris but soon follow the
Dieu sait quoi (1997) as Narrator
Que la lumiere soit (1997)
God has decided to write the script, but trying to get financing for "The Greatest Movie Ever Made" proves to be devilishly difficult.
Mauvais Genre (1997)
An immature novelist stalks an exotic foreign woman as inspiration for his next book only to alienate the exotic foreign woman he already lives with.
Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1995) as Dolabella
The story of an exquisitely beautiful 25-year-old, Nelly, who is stuck in a bad marriage and overwhelmed by financial problems. Then she meets Monsieur Arnaud, an elegant but lonely man 40 years her senior, who, for no apparent reason, offers to pay her debts, and gives her a job typing his memoirs.
Jefferson in Paris (1995) as Louis Xvi
Set just prior to the French Revolution, the story revolves around Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and his relationship with Maria Cosway, the unhappy wife of an unfaithful husband.
Order of the Day, The (1994) as Monsieur Starck
A Belgian Ministry of Public Works official--born the day Stalin died--finds his world crumbling under the monotony of daily routine; in this bland universe Martin K. escapes through humor and reverie.
The Remains Of The Day (1993) as Dupont D'Ivry
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
Souvenir (1988) as Xavier Lorion
A man and his daughter return to a small town in France where he had a torrid affair years earlier.
Niezwykla Podroz Baltazara Kobera (1988) as Cammerschulze--The Teacher
An imaginative orphan travels through 16th century Germany and is befriended by a wise man.
Riviera (1987) as Detective Dubois
A former American agent comes out of hiding to save his father's chateau in the South of France, and at the same time exposes himself to agents on both sides who seem to want him out of the way.
Madonna Man, The (1987) as Tanzmann
Name of the Rose, The (1986) as The Abbot
A progressive monk solves a mysterious death in a monastery with the help of his young novice.
Canevas la ville (1985) as Narration
Cinecalligramme (1985) as Narration
Billy ze Kick (1985) as Commissioner Bellanger
Holcroft Covenant, The (1985) as Ernst Manfredi
Juge, Le (1984) as Doctor
Le Bon Roi Dagobert (1984) as St Eligius
Chronopolis (1983) as Voice
Enigma (1983) as Bodley
Erendira (1983) as Senator
Bunker, The (1981) as Martin Bormann
Anthony Hopkins won the Emmy as Outstanding Actor for his portrayal of Adolph Hitler in this dramatization by prolific John Gay of James P. O'Donnell's book depicting the events surrounding Der Fuehrer's final days in and around his underground hideout. Piper Laurie's Magda Goebbels earned her an E
Committed long-distance runners strive for the 1924 Olympics.
Seuls (1981)
Risque de Vivre, Le (1980) as Narration
Dame a la licorne, La (1979) as Narration
Passage, The (1979) as Alain Renoudot
A Basque guide tries to help an American family, the Bergsons, avoid the Nazis and escape occupied France via a snowy mountain pass.
Moonraker (1979) as Hugo Drax
When a U.S. space shuttle is stolen in a midair abduction, only James Bond (Agent 007) can find the evil genius responsible. The clues point to billionaire Hugo Drax, who has devised a scheme to destroy all human life on earth. As Bond races against time to stop Drax''s evil plot, he joins forces with Dr. Holly Goodhead, a NASA scientist who is as beautiful as she is brilliant. And 007 needs all the help he can get, for Drax''s henchman is none other than Bond''s old nemesis Jaws, the indestructible steel-toothed giant. Their adventure leads them all the way to a colossal, orbiting space station, where the stage is set for an epic battle which will determine the fate of all mankind.
Bartleby (1978) as L'Huissier
L'Imprecateur (1977) as Aberaud
Left-Handed Woman, The (1977) as Waiter
Diable dans la boite, Le (1977) as Georges Aubert
Une Sale Histoire (1977) as Storyteller (1st Story)
A group of friends listen as one man tells them a story about a time when, in a small cafe, he discovered a peephole into the ladies' bathroom and became addicted to looking through it at female genitals. They ask him questions and come to conclusions about sex. This is a filmed, scripted version. Then, the actual person who this happened to relates the same story; this time, however, it is an unscripted documentary, in which the same things occur as in the scripted one.
Mr. Klein (1976) as Pierre
Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art - and it is easy for him to get them at bargain prices. His cosy life is disrupted when he realizes that there is another Robert Klein in Paris - a Jew with a rather mysterious behaviour. Very soon, this homonymy attracts the close - and menacing - attention of the police on the established art trader.
Droit a la ville, Le (1975) as Narration
Section Speciale (1975) as Minister
Les Oeufs Brouilles (1975) as President
Galileo (1975) as Cardinal Barberini (Later Pope Urban Viii)
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
Traque, La (1975) as David
Choisie, La (1975)
Romantic Englishwoman, The (1975) as Man
A blocked novelist tries to use his wife''s search for romance as inspiration.
India Song (1975) as French Vice-Consul Of Lahore
Evokes colonial India of the thirties, contrasting the indolent life of the colonialists with the squalor and suffering that lie just outside their gates and consciousness. Here, a beautiful woman suffers from "colonial sickness", living in a private desolation which none can enter.
Serieux comme le plaisir (1975) as Fournier
Ne (1975)
Folle a Tuer (1975) as Uncle
Aloise (1975) as Doctor
The life of noted Swiss painter Aloise, whose work was accomplished during 40 years in a mental hospital to which she was commited after protesting against World War I.
Telephone Rose, Le (1975) as Morrison
Glissements progressifs du plaisir (1974) as Judge
A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead, and a pair of scisors impaled through her heart, as she lay attached to the bedposts. Apparently, the girl does have powers, to make all people around her fall prey to her spell, glissing progressively into desire, lust, and the unknown.
Stavisky (1974) as Dr Mezy
Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war.
Un Linceul n'a pas de poches (1974) as Carlille
Phantom of Liberty, The (1974) as Jean Bermans
One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on lavatories round a dinner table on, occasionally retiring to a little room to eat.
Fille au violoncelle, La (1973) as Philippe
Duo (1973)
The Day of the Jackal (1973) as Commissioner Lebel
British and French agents join forces to save President De Gaulle from a deadly assassin.
Film sur Hans Bellmer (1972) as Narration
Chut (1972) as Sergei
Automne, L' (1972)
Les Annees Lumiere - 1895-1900 (1971) as Narration (French)
A fictional narrative about the travels of a character named John Stuart Bell is used to link the short films of brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
Murmur of the Heart (1971) as Father Henry--The Priest
A 15-year-old comes of age despite his father''''s neglect and his mother''''s smothering love.
Papa les Petits Bateaux (1971) as Polyte
Vieille Fille, Le (1971) as Pasteur
Printemps, Le (1971) as Man
Les Assasins de L'Ordre (1971) as Inspector
Poule, La (1971)
Out 1: Noli Me Tangere (1971) as Thomas
Destroy, She Said (1970) as Stein
A college professor and his young wife meet up with a young German Jew at a resort and a triangle ensues.
Stolen Kisses (1969) as Monsieur Tabard
Fresh out of the army, a romantic young man looks for work and considers an affair with an older woman.
The Bride Wore Black (1968) as René Morane
A woman seeks revenge on the five men who murdered her fiance.
Hail! Mafia (1966) as Secretary
Is Paris Burning? (1966) as Debû-Bridel
Resistance fighters and secret agents struggle to keep the Nazis from destroying Paris before their retreat.
Behold a Pale Horse (1964) as
A Spanish bandit returns from exile to visit his dying mother.
The Trial (1963) as Priest
In this adaptation of Kafka''''s classic, a man in a nameless country stands trial for an unnamed crime.

Cast (special)

Tahiti: Fire Waters (1988) as Narration
This segment of "Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World" travels to the Tahitian Islands, focusing on the changes that tourism and technology have wrought on this once-pristine South Pacific paradise. The program examines in particular the army of French scientists who are conducting underground nucle

Cast (special)

Smiley's People (1982) as Grigoriev

Cast (short)

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