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Also Known As: Marie France Pisier Died:
Born: May 10, 1944 Cause of Death: drowned
Birth Place: Dalat, Lam Dong, VN Profession: actor, director, author, screenwriter

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A slight, attractive leading lady, born to French parents in Indochina, Pisier moved to Paris with her family at the age of 12 and began acting in films five years later. Her debut was in the Francois Truffaut-directed segment of the omnibus "L'Amour a vingt ans/Love at Twenty" (1962) and she late appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses" (1968) and "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run" (1980), which she also co-wrote. Pisier had made her screenwriting debut with "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1973), in which she also co-starred. She gained widespread public recognition in 1975 as the star of the popular comedy "Cousin, Cousine"--a role which earned her a Best Actress Cesar. Subsequent features include three with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial" (1975), "Barocco" (1976) and "The Bronte Sisters" (1978), in which she portrayed Charlotte.Pisier attempted to crack the American film industry with "The Other Side of Midnight" (1977), a dull misfire adapted from a Sidney Sheldon novel. She did not fare well with either her TV credits (the 1979 ABC miniseries "The French Atlantic Affair" and 1980's "Scruples") or her second Hollywood film...

A slight, attractive leading lady, born to French parents in Indochina, Pisier moved to Paris with her family at the age of 12 and began acting in films five years later. Her debut was in the Francois Truffaut-directed segment of the omnibus "L'Amour a vingt ans/Love at Twenty" (1962) and she late appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses" (1968) and "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run" (1980), which she also co-wrote. Pisier had made her screenwriting debut with "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1973), in which she also co-starred. She gained widespread public recognition in 1975 as the star of the popular comedy "Cousin, Cousine"--a role which earned her a Best Actress Cesar. Subsequent features include three with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial" (1975), "Barocco" (1976) and "The Bronte Sisters" (1978), in which she portrayed Charlotte.

Pisier attempted to crack the American film industry with "The Other Side of Midnight" (1977), a dull misfire adapted from a Sidney Sheldon novel. She did not fare well with either her TV credits (the 1979 ABC miniseries "The French Atlantic Affair" and 1980's "Scruples") or her second Hollywood film "French Postcards" (1979). Returning to France, she continued to work; in 1990, Pisier made her directorial debut with "Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party", which she adapted from her own novel. Still gorgeous, she also offered a marvelous turn as the vulgar Madame Verdurin in "Time Regained/Le Temps retrouve" (1999) Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Comme un avion (2002) Director
2.
  Bal du Gouverneur, Le (1990) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dans Paris (2006)
2.
 Paid (2006)
3.
 Comme un avion (2002)
4.
 Inch'Allah Dimanche (2001) Widow
5.
 Combat d'amour en songe (2000) L'Inconnue
6.
 Sur un air d'autoroute (2000) Doctor
7.
 Ice Rink, The (1999) The Producer
8.
 Pourquoi pas moi? (1999) Irene--Ariane'S Mother
9.
 Time Regained (1999) Madame Simone Verdurin
10.
 Marion (1997)
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Born in French Indochina (now Vietnam) and raised in New Caledonia
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Moved to Paris with family at age 12
1962:
Film acting debut as Colette in Francois Truffaut's "Antoine et Colette" segment of omnibus feature, "Love at Twenty"
1968:
Appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses"
1973:
Screenwriting debut as co-writer, "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating"
1975:
Received international success with "Cousin Cousine"; won a Cesar award
1975:
First film with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial"
1976:
Once again worked with director Techine in "Barocco," opposite Gérard Depardieu
1977:
First US feature, "The Other Side of Midnight," based on the novel by Sidney Sheldon
1979:
Cast in the ABC miniseries, "The French Atlantic Affair"
1979:
Third film with director Techine, playing Charlotte Brontë in "Le Soeurs Brontë"
1980:
Once again joined Francois Truffaut for "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run"; also co-wrote
1981:
Portrayed Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in "Chanel Solitaire"
1982:
Cast opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in the comedy, "L'As Des As/The Ace of Aces"
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Penned the best-selling novel <i> Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party </i>
1990:
Made her directorial debut with "Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party," which she adapted from her own novel
1994:
Co-starred with Thierry Lhermitte in "Tous les Jours Dimanche"
1999:
Portrayed the vulgar Madame Verdurin in Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust, "Time Regained/Le Temps retrouve"
2000:
Played a well-off military widow in "Inch' allah Sunday"
2004:
Cast as the mother of Louise in Laurence Ferreira Barbosa's "Ordo"
2006:
Cast as the Mother in "Dans Paris/Inside Paris"
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Education

University of Paris: -

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"La bal du gouveneur"

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