Jean-claude Brialy


Actor
Jean-claude Brialy

About

Birth Place
Algeria
Born
March 30, 1933
Died
May 30, 2007
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Escaping a military career forced on him by his officer father thanks to a chance meeting, while still enlisted, with future director Philippe de Broca, Brialy went on to became a central actor of the French New Wave, appearing in films by Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette and, particularly, Claude Chabrol; he turned in a masterful performance as the cynically demonic urbanit...

Biography

Escaping a military career forced on him by his officer father thanks to a chance meeting, while still enlisted, with future director Philippe de Broca, Brialy went on to became a central actor of the French New Wave, appearing in films by Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette and, particularly, Claude Chabrol; he turned in a masterful performance as the cynically demonic urbanite opposite Gerard Blain's country bumpkin in Chabrol's "The Cousins" (1959). Brialy's directorial efforts, beginning in 1971 with "Eglantine," have proved competent but unexceptional.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Un Bon petit diable (1983)
Director
Un Amour de pluie (1974)
Director
L'Oiseau Rare (1973)
Director
Les Volets Clos (1972)
Director
Eglantine (1971)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Last Investigation (2007)
Unfair Competition (2001)
Nonno Mattia
Kennedy et moi (2000)
Les Acteurs (2000)
Himself
Portraits Chinois (1996)
Beaumarchais: The Scoundrel (1996)
The Abbot
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
The Son of Gascogne (1995)
Himself
The Monster (1995)
A French Woman (1995)
Queen Margot (1994)
Aout (1992)
Martin
Faux et usage de faux (1990)
Charles Laumiere
No Fear, No Die (1990)
Pierre Ardennes
C'era un castello con 40 cani (1990)
La Femme fardee (1990)
Ripoux Contre Ripoux (1990)
Banker
Comedie d'ete (1989)
Gaston
Les Innocents (1988)
Klotz
Levy et Goliath (1988)
Bijou
Maschenka (1987)
Kolin
Le Moustachu (1987)
Grand Guignol (1987)
Mr Albert
Maladie d'amour (1987)
Le Debutant (1986)
Willy
Suivez mon regard (1986)
L' Effrontee (1986)
Le Mariage du Siecle (1985)
Kaffenberg
Le Quatrieme Pouvoir (1985)
Network President
Pinot, Simple Flic (1984)
Morcy
Les Uns et les autres (1984)
Le Telephone sonne toujours deux fois!! (1984)
Commissioner
Le Demon dans L'Isle (1983)
Doctor Paul Marshall
Papy Fait de la Resistance (1983)
La Ragazza di Trieste (1983)
Dr Marin
Sarah (1983)
Gabriel Larcange
Cap Canaille (1983)
Kebadjan
Stella (1983)
Caron
La Crime (1983)
Rambert
La Nuit de Varennes (1982)
Monsieur Jacob--Sophie'S Hairdresser
Edith et Marcel (1982)
La Banquiere (1980)
Cisterne
Le Maitre-Nageur (1979)
Logan
Bobo Jacco (1979)
Guillaume
L' Oeil du Maitre (1979)
Cazeau
Robert et Robert (1978)
Le Point de mire (1977)
Michel Gaur
Julie pot de colle (1977)
Double Murder on Via Governo Vecchio (1977)
Van Nijlen
Barocco (1976)
Walt
L' Annee Sainte (1976)
Sidekick
Le Juge et l'assassin (1976)
Villedieu
Catherine et Cie (1975)
Guillaume
Les Oeufs Brouilles (1975)
Les Onze Mille Verges (1975)
Client At Art Gallery
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Comme un pot des fraises! (1974)
L'Oiseau Rare (1973)
Armand
Un Meurtre est un Meurtre (1972)
Paul
Claire's Knee (1970)
Jerome
The Oldest Profession (1968)
Philibert
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Corey
Shock Troops (1968)
Jean
Tonio Kröger (1968)
Tonio Kröger
King of Hearts (1967)
The Duke [Le Duc de Trèfle]
Male Companion (1966)
The Prince
Mandragola (1966)
Ligurio
Male Hunt (1965)
Tony
How NOT To Rob a Department Store (1965)
Marcel
Circle of Love (1965)
Young man
I Knew Her Well (1965)
A Woman Is a Woman (1964)
Emile
Two Are Guilty (1964)
Jean-Philippe
Nutty, Naughty Chateau (1964)
Sebastian
La bonne soupe (1964)
Jacquot
The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1963)
Didier Marin
The Burning Court (1963)
Marc Desgrèz
Three Faces of Sin (1963)
Laurent
Seven Capital Sins (1963)
Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962)
Nude in His Pocket (1962)
Paris Belongs to Us (1962)
Jean-Marc
La notte brava (1962)
Scintillone
Les Godelureaux (1961)
Ronald
The 400 Blows (1959)
Les Cousins (1959)
Le Beau Serge (1958)

Writer (Feature Film)

Un Bon petit diable (1983)
Screenwriter
Un Amour de pluie (1974)
Screenwriter
L'Oiseau Rare (1973)
Screenwriter
Les Volets Clos (1972)
Screenwriter
Eglantine (1971)
Screenwriter

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Les Acteurs (2000)
Other
The Son of Gascogne (1995)
Other

Cast (Short)

A Story of Water (1958)
All Boys are Called Patrick (1957)
Le Coup du Berger (1956)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Count of Monte Cristo (1999)

Life Events

1956

Acted in short films by Rohmer ("La Sonate a Kreutzer"), Rivette ("Le coup de Berger"), Godard ("Tous les garcons s'appelent Patrick") and Doniol-Valcroze ("Les surmenes")

1956

Acted in Renoir's "Elena et les hommes" but cut from final version

1957

Feature film acting debut in "L'ami de la famille" (dir. Jacques Pinoteau)

1971

Feature film directing and co-writing debut, "Eglantine"

Videos

Movie Clip

I Knew Her Well (1965) - But We're Not Lovers Adriana (Stefania Sandrelli) now working at a cinema in Rome, emerges and is collected by friends, Enrico Mario Salerno her date, Jean-Claude Brialy his buddy Dario with the American girl (Solvi Stubing), early in Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well, 1965.
I Knew Her Well (1965) - She Looks LIke A Butterfly Now working as a model, but only at a rowdy boxing match, Adriana (Stefania Sandrelli) makes an impression, directed by Nino Manfredi as her bumbling press agent, in Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well, 1965.
I Knew Her Well (1965) - Open, Make Haste Slowly Opening from director Antonio Pietrangeli, finding his title character (Stefania Sandrelli as Adriana) on the beach, late for her job at the seaside beauty salon, in I Knew Her Well, 1965.
Les Cousins (1959) - Go Learn To Read Paris party mayhem from New Wave pioneer Claude Chabrol, blonde Francoise is the director's wife Stephane Audran, as visiting Charles (Gerard Blain) and cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy) are more interested in ethereal Florence (Juliette Mayniel) than a boozy Italian count (Corrado Guarducci), in Les Cousins, 1959.
Les Cousins (1959) - The Famous Cousin Young Charles (Gerard Blain) from the provinces sits in at cards and is enthralled by Florence (Juliette Mayniel, her first appearance) as his cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy) shows him around Paris, also introducing Yvonne (Michele Meritz), in director Claude Chabrol's early New Wave statement Les Cousins, 1959.
Claire's Knee (1970) - I Only Remember One Girlfriend The title, denoting the film as the fifth in Eric Rohmer's partly un-released series, and the opening on Lake Annency in the French Alps, finds Jerome (Jean-Claude Brialy) reunited with Aurora (Cornu), then meeting her summer landlord (Michele Montel), in Claire's Knee, 1970.
Claire's Knee (1970) - It's A Secret Recipe Writer Aurora (Cornu) has been trying to get her friend, soon-to-be-married diplomat Jerome (Jean-Claude Brialy) to flirt with her landlord's young daughter Laura (Beatrice Romand), for which he later reproaches her, vacationing in the French Alps in Eric Rohmer's Claire's Knee, 1970.
Claire's Knee (1970) - You'll Make Me Fall Engaged Jerome (Jean-Claude Brialy), now a regular guest at the Alpine home where his friend Aurora (Cornu) stays, is steering clear of the landlord's younger daughter (Beatrice Romand), but developing an interest in Claire (Laurence De Monaghan), in Eric Rohmer's Claire's Knee, 1970.
Le Beau Serge (1958) - I Had No Illusions Visiting his hometown, Francois (Jean-Claude Brialy) with local Michel (Michele Creuze), then another encounter with now less-drunk ex-best friend Serge (Gerard Blain), his wife (Michele Meritz), her father and sister (Edmond Beauchamp, Bernadette Lafont), in Claude Chabrol's Le Beau Serge, 1958.
Le Beau Serge (1958) - You're Fat And Ugly Med student Francois (Jean-Claude Brialy) back in his hometown, visits old friend Serge (Gerard Blain), for the first time not drunk, with his wife Yvonne (Michele Meritz), who had a miscarraige, and her sister (Bernadette Lafont), in Claude Chabrol's debut, Le Beau Serge, 1958.
Le Beau Serge (1958) - Parish Of Sardent Somewhat historic, the opening of the first recognized French New Wave feature, Claude Chabrol directs the arrival of Jean-Claude Brialy, as medical graduate Francois, in Chabrol's own home town (Sardent), with a brief look at the title character (Gerard Blain), in Le Beau Serge, 1958.
Les Cousins (1959) - Paris Is A Marvelous Town His first night in Paris, Charles (Gerard Blain) begins a letter home, having excused himself before his host, cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy), with friend Clovis (Claude Cerval), receives his pregnant ex-girlfriend (Genevieve Cluny), in Claude Chabrol's New Wave hit Les Cousins, 1959.

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