Jacques Perrin


Actor, Producer
Jacques Perrin

About

Also Known As
Jacques Simonet
Birth Place
Paris, FR
Born
July 13, 1941

Biography

This darkly handsome leading man has been as comfortable starring in Italian productions as in those of his native France. Jacques Perrin made his screen debut in 1957 in ""La Peau de l'ours" and starred on the Paris stage in "L'Annee du bac" for more than 400 performances. Perrin was seen in this play by Italian director Valerio Zurlini and won the role of the adolescent brother in love...

Biography

This darkly handsome leading man has been as comfortable starring in Italian productions as in those of his native France. Jacques Perrin made his screen debut in 1957 in ""La Peau de l'ours" and starred on the Paris stage in "L'Annee du bac" for more than 400 performances. Perrin was seen in this play by Italian director Valerio Zurlini and won the role of the adolescent brother in love with Claudia Cardinale in "Girl With a Suitcase" (1960), which was to become the first of numerous Italian films Perrin would make. He was cited as Best Actor at the 1966 Venice Film Festival for his roles in Vittorio De Seta's "Almost a Man" and in the Spanish production "The Search." While his acting output has made him popular on the European continent, Perrin has appeared in films that have not always played in worldwide release. An exception was "Cinema Paradiso" (1989), in which he was the adult Toto, the young lad who forged a relationship with the aging projectionist. Perrin has continued to appear in films into the 90s, notably "Flight of the Innocent" (1992) and "Swallows Never Die in Jerusalem" (1994).

Perrin began a second career as a producer with Costa-Gavras' landmark political thriller "Z" (1969), the stunning film of the aftermath of a political assassination in Greece, in which he also appeared as a journalist. (Perrin had earlier appeared in the director's first film, 1965's "The Sleeping Car Murders.") Now launched on a dual career, Perrin went on to serve as one of the producers on the Oscar-winning "Black and White in Color" (1976), the story of French and German settlers of remote African posts who decide to fight World War I on their own terrain. Perrin did not usually act in the films he produced, which include "La guerre d'Algerie" (1972), "Hors la vie" (1991) and "Microcosmos" (1995).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Empire of Mid-South (2011)
Director
Oceans (2010)
Director
Winged Migration (2003)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

La 317eme Section (2010)
The Young Lieutenant (2005)
L' Enfer (2005)
The Chorus (2004)
Winged Migration (2003)
Narrator
Ti Voglio Bene, Eugenio (2002)
Love in Ambush (2002)
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
Scenes de crimes (2000)
Silencing the Guns (1996)
Les Enfants de Lumiere (1995)
Narrator
Swallows Never Die in Jerusalem (1994)
C'e Kim Novak al Telefono (1994)
Montparnasse - Pondichery (1994)
The Long Silence (1993)
Flight of the Innocent (1992)
Touch And Die (1992)
Rien que des Mensonges (1992)
L' Ombre (1991)
In Nome del Popolo Sovrano (1991)
La Contre-Allee (1991)
Fuga dal Paradiso (1990)
Vanille Fraise (1989)
Cinema Paradiso (1989)
L' Annee des Meduses (1987)
Words and Music (1986)
Garibaldi - the General (1986)
Parole de Flic (1985)
Le Juge (1984)
Une Robe noire pour un tueur (1981)
La Legion saute sur kolwezi (1979)
La Part du feu (1978)
The Adoption (1978)
Le Crabe-Tambour (1977)
Le Desert des tartares (1976)
Section Speciale (1975)
Blanche (1971)
Donkey Skin (1970)
Z (1969)
The Journalist
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1968)
Maxence
Shock Troops (1968)
Kerk
La calda vita (1967)
Fredi
The Sleeping Car Murder (1966)
Daniel
All the Other Girls Do (1966)
Gabriele
La Ligne de Demarcation (1966)
Family Diary (1963)
Lorenzo
First Taste of Love (1962)
Philippe
Girl With a Suitcase (1961)
Lorenzo Fainardi

Writer (Feature Film)

Oceans (2010)
Screenplay
Winged Migration (2003)
Screenplay
Himalaya (1999)
Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

The Voyage of Time (2016)
Executive Producer
The Empire of Mid-South (2011)
Producer
Oceans (2010)
Producer
La bel âge (2009)
Producer
Paris 36 (2008)
Producer
Modern Love (2008)
Producer
Héros Fragiles (2006)
Coproducer
The Chorus (2004)
Producer
As Life Goes by (2003)
Producer
Winged Migration (2003)
Producer
Himalaya (1999)
Producer
The Trench (1999)
Coproducer
Les Agneaux (1996)
Producer
Microcosmos (1996)
Producer
Les Enfants de Lumiere (1995)
Producer
Guelwaar (1993)
Producer
Hors la vie (1991)
Producer
The Monkey People (1989)
Producer
The Adoption (1978)
Producer
Black and White in Color (1977)
Producer
Le Desert des tartares (1976)
Producer
La Spirale (1975)
Producer
La Guerre d'Algerie (1972)
Producer
Z (1969)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Les Enfants de Lumiere (1995)
Other
Raoni: The Fight For the Amazon (1986)
Other

Life Events

1957

Film acting debut in "La peau de l'ours"

1959

Played over 400 performances in "L'Annee du bac"

1960

Cast in first Italian film, "Girl With a Suitcase"

1965

First colloboration with Constantin Costa-Gavras, "The Sleeping Car Murders"

1966

Won acclaim for two leading roles in "Almost a Man" and "The Search"

1969

Co-produced "Z" for director Costa-Gavras

1976

Produced Oscar-winning "Black and White in Color"

1989

Co-starred in "Cinema Paradiso"

1995

Produced and narrated "Les enfants de Lumiere/The Children of Lumiere"

2001

Played the elder version of the narrator in "Le Pacte des loups/Brotherhood of the Wolf"

Videos

Movie Clip

Z -- (1969) - This Ideological Disease Beginning during the credits, with the famous non-disclaimer, because it was common knowledge that the story took place in contemporary Greece, the General (Pierre Dux) leads fellow authorities discussing politics in metaphor, opening Costa-Gavras' thriller Z, 1969.
Z -- (1969) - A Blow Struck To The Head Widow Helene (Irene Papas) and "the journalist" (Jacques Perrin) observe crowds mourning "the deputy" with the "Z" symbol, as "the prosecutor" (Jean-Louis Trintignant) gets an autopsy report, in Costa-Gavras' Z, 1969.
Z -- (1969) - Your Husband's Heart Helene (Irene Papas), wife of the assaulted "Deputy," (Yves Montand) arrives at the hospital, with flashbacks, official apologies and a poor diagnosis, in Costa-Gavras' Z, 1969.
Z -- (1969) - Why Is Peace Intolerable? Flanked by aides (Charles Denner, Bernard Fresson), police not helping, "The Deputy" (Yves Montand) is forced to cross a hostile crowd for his rally, attacked for the first time, in Costa-Gavras' Z, 1969, clearly but not explicitly taking place in the director's native Greece.
Z -- (1969) - A Hungry Bear Does Not Dance "The Deputy" (Yves Montand), just arrived in the un-named country that can only be the director's native Greece, planning the rally, thug Yago (Renato Salvatori) and pals beating up demonstrators, in Costa-Gavras' Z, 1969.
Young Girls Of Rochefort (1967) - Chanson De Maxence Shooting on the genuine location, Americans George Chakiris and Grover Dale observe as cafe owner Danielle Darrieux and daughter Genevieve Thenier greet Jacques Perrin as sailor Maxence, song by director Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand, in The Young Girls Of Rochefort, 1967.
Cinema Paradiso (1989) - I'm Calling From Sicily Director Giuseppe Tornatore's nearly still-life opening, eventually adding Pupella Maggio, as the now-elderly mother of movie director Salvatore (Jacques Perrin) at the wheel in Rome, opening the Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Film, Cinema Paradiso, 1989, starring Philippe Noiret.

Trailer

Family

Alexandre Simonet
Father
Stage manager and director with Comedie Francaise.
Marie Perrin
Mother
Actor.

Bibliography