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Also Known As: Patrick Jean-Marie Henri Maurin Died: July 16, 1982
Born: January 26, 1947 Cause of Death: self-inflicted gunshot wound
Birth Place: France Profession: actor, playwright, songwriter, composer

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Short-lived, popular leading man with a flair for comedy who made an arresting film debut as Gerard Depardieu's scabrous, temporarily impotent sidekick in Bertrand Blier's "Going Places" (1974). He was also memorable in Jean-Jacques Annaud's darkly comic "Hot Head" (1979) and Blier's "Beau Pere" (1981). Dewaere appeared in over 20 films before he died in 1982 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Short-lived, popular leading man with a flair for comedy who made an arresting film debut as Gerard Depardieu's scabrous, temporarily impotent sidekick in Bertrand Blier's "Going Places" (1974). He was also memorable in Jean-Jacques Annaud's darkly comic "Hot Head" (1979) and Blier's "Beau Pere" (1981). Dewaere appeared in over 20 films before he died in 1982 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Patrick Dewaere (1992) (Archival Footage)
3.
 Plein Sud (1984) Serge Laine
4.
 Paradis pour tous (1982) Alain Durieux
5.
 Hotel des Ameriques (1982) Gilles
6.
 Psy (1981) Mare
7.
 Beau Pere (1981) Remi
8.
 Best Way, The (1980) Marc
9.
 Un Mauvais Fils (1980) Bruno Calgagni
10.
 Coup de Tete (1980) Francois Perrin
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Milestones close milestones

1951:
Made film debut in "Monsieur Fabre"
1952:
Stage acting debut in "Maison de poupee"
1955:
Had featured role in the motion picture "La Madelon"
1956:
Appeared in "The Happy Road", directed by Gene Kelly
1957:
Acted in "The Spies/Les espions", helmed by Henri-Georged Clouzot
1960:
TV acting debut, "La deesse d'or"
1965:
First film with Rene Clement, "Paris brule-t-il/Is Paris Burning?"
1967:
Appeared in the French television series, "Jean de la Tour Miracle"
1970:
Cast by Jean-Paul Rappeneau in "Les maries de l'an II"
1971:
Acted in the TV presentation "Si j'etais vous"
1971:
Reunited with Clement for "The Deadly Trap/La maison sous les arbres"
1973:
International breakthrough, Bertrand Blier's "Les valseuses/Going Places"
1975:
Starred in Claude Miller's "La meilleur facon de marcher"
1976:
Composed score and starred in "F comme Fairbanks/F for Fairbanks"
1977:
Second collaboration with Blier, "Get Out Your Handkerchiefs/Preparez vos mouchoirs"; film nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award
1978:
Starred in Jean Jacques Annaud's "Coup de tete/Hot Head"
1979:
Last stage appearance in "Les robots ne sont pas mechants" at the Cafe de la Gare
1981:
Reunited with Blier for "Beau-pere/Stepfather"
1982:
Final film, "Paradis pour tous/Paradise for All"
:
Had been cast as boxer Marcel Cerdan in Claude Lelouch's biopic "Edith and Marcel" about Cerdan's relationshiop with chanteuse Edith Piaf at time of his suicide
1992:
Was the subject of the biographical documentary, "Patrick Dewaere"
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companion:
Miou-Miou. Actor. Met in the 1960s when both were members of Cafe de la Gare; separated c. 1975.

Family close complete family listing

step-father:
Georges Gollignon.
mother:
Mado Maurin. Ran local theater company.
brother:
Jean-Pierre Maurin. Actor. Born in 1941; died in 1996.
brother:
Yves-Marie Maurin. Born in 1944.
sister:
Dominique Maurin. Born in 1949.
brother:
Jean-Francois Maurin. Born in 1951.
sister:
Veronique Maurin. Born in 1960.
daughter:
Angele Dewaere. Born in 1974; survived him; mother Miou-Miou; appeared in the biographical documentary, "Patrick Dewaere" (1992).
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