Jean Pierre Aumont


Actor
Jean Pierre Aumont

About

Also Known As
Jean-Pierre Philippe Salomons, Pierre Aumont
Birth Place
Paris, FR
Born
January 05, 1911
Died
January 30, 2001

Biography

Handsome, romantic Continental lead for over five decades. Aumont began his career on the French stage, scoring a triumph in Cocteau's "La Machine Infernale" (1934). He entered film in France in the early 1930s and, after fighting with the Free French Army and earning both the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre, made his Hollywood debut in "Assignment in Brittany" (1943). Aumont has...

Family & Companions

Blanche Montel
Wife
Actor. Divorced in 1940.
Maria Montez
Wife
Actor. Married from July 13, 1943 until her death in September 1951; mother of Tina Aumont.
Marisa Pavan
Wife
Actor. Married on March 27, 1956; divorced in 1965; remarried in 1969.

Bibliography

"Sun and Shadow"
Jean-Pierre Aumont (1977)

Notes

At the time of his death, various obituaries listed his birthyear as either 1909 or 1911.

He was awarded the Legion of Honor.

Biography

Handsome, romantic Continental lead for over five decades. Aumont began his career on the French stage, scoring a triumph in Cocteau's "La Machine Infernale" (1934). He entered film in France in the early 1930s and, after fighting with the Free French Army and earning both the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre, made his Hollywood debut in "Assignment in Brittany" (1943). Aumont has alternated between stage and film and US and international productions. His most representative roles came as the suave, philandering magician, Marco the Magnificent, in "Lili" (1953) and as an aging matinee idol in Truffaut's valentine to filmmaking, "Day For Night" (1973). Married to actresses Blanche Montel, Maria Montez and--twice--Marisa Pavan, he is also the brother of director Francois Villiers and father of actress Tina Aumont.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Two in the Wave (2010)
Himself
The Proprietor (1996)
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Giorgino (1994)
A Star For Two (1991)
Crimes et Jardin (1991)
Becoming Colette (1991)
The Free Frenchman (1990)
A notre regrettable epoux (1988)
The Blood of Others (1988)
Andre Blomart
Sweet Country (1987)
Johnny Monroe (1987)
On a Vole Charlie Spencer! (1986)
La Java des ombres (1983)
Nana (1982)
Muffat
A Time For Miracles (1980)
Father Dubois
Memory Of Eva Ryker (1980)
Inspector Laurier
Beggarman, Thief (1979)
Something Short of Paradise (1979)
Two Solitudes (1978)
Tallard
Blackout (1978)
Monsieur Henri Lee
Le Chat et la Souris (1978)
Des journees entieres dans les arbres (1976)
Son
The Happy Hooker (1975)
Yves St Jacques
Catherine et Cie (1975)
Marquis Depuisargue
Mahogany (1975)
Porgi l'Altra Guancia (1974)
Day for Night (1973)
L' Homme Au Cerveau Greffe (1972)
Marcilliy
Cauldron of Blood (1971)
[Claude] Marchand
John Paul Jones (1959)
Louis XVI
Hilda Crane (1956)
Jacques De Lisle
Napoleon (1955)
Charge of the Lancers (1954)
Capt. Eric Renault
Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)
Cardinal De Rohan
Lili (1953)
Marc
The Gay Adventure (1953)
Siren of Atlantis (1949)
Andre St. Avit
Song of Scheherazade (1947)
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Heartbeat (1946)
Pierre
The Cross of Lorraine (1944)
Paul [Duprey]
Assignment in Brittany (1943)
Captain [Pierre] Metard/Bertrand Corlay
Hotel du Nord (1938)
Cargaison Blanche (1937)
Le Voleur (1934)

Cast (Special)

Melba (1989)
A Tale of Two Cities (1989)
Circus of the Stars (1977)
The Spiral Staircase (1961)
Intermezzo (1961)
Holger Brandt
So Help Me, Aphrodite (1960)
Louis

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Windmills Of The Gods (1988)
Sins (1986)
The French Atlantic Affair (1979)

Life Events

1930

Debut on French stage

1931

Film acting debut in "Echec et mat"

1934

Won acclaim in stage production of Cocteau's play, "La Machine Infernale"

1939

Joined the French Tank Corps; won the Croix de Guerre; medically discharged (1941)

1941

Enlisted with the Free French Army and fought in Tunisia, Italy and France; wounded and earned Legion of Honor

1942

Went to Hollywood

1943

US film debut, "Assignment in Brittany"

Videos

Movie Clip

Lili (1953) - You Have No Family? Everyone’s French and idyllic, Jean Pierre Aumont, Kurt Kasznar and Mel Ferrer haggling over fruit when title character Leslie Caron (in her first role after An American In Paris), arrives, her expectations let down, Alex Gerry as a storekeeper, opening the MGM fantasy musical hit Lili, 1953.
Day For Night (1973) - Meet Pamela A famous Francois Truffaut opening, with Truffaut playing the director of the movie which is the basis for the story, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Jean-Pierre Lead his male leads, playing father and son, young Nathalie Baye and Dani on the crew, Jean Champion the producer, in Day For Night, 1973.
Day For Night (1973) - The Way I Do With Fellini Valentina Cortese, in an Academy Award-nominated performance as tipsy French actress Severine, struggles in her first scene with director Francois Truffaut, playing movie director Ferrand, Jean-Pierre Aumont as actor Alexandre, her one-time lover, playing her husband in Day For Night, 1973.
Devil At 4 O'Clock, The - Potential Murderers American priest Doonan (Spencer Tracy) has just forced the French colonial governor (Alexander Scourby) to liberate baking prisoners Harry (Frank Sinatra), Jacques (Jean-Pierre Aumont) and Marcel (Gregoire Aslan), in The Devil At 4 O'Clock, 1961.
Devil At 4 O'Clock, The - It's Not Contagious Prisoner-laborers Harry (Frank Sinatra), Jacques (Jean-Pierre Aumont) and Marcel (Gregoire Aslan) realize that Fr. Doonan (Spencer Tracy) is running a hospital for lepers, and discover Camille (Barbara Luna) in The Devil At 4 O'Clock, 1961.

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Family

Francois Villiers
Brother
Director. Born in 1920.
Tina Aumont
Daughter
Actor. Mother, Maria Montez.
Jean-Claude Aumont
Son
Mother, Marisa Pavan.
Patrick Aumont
Son
Mother, Marisa Pavan.

Companions

Blanche Montel
Wife
Actor. Divorced in 1940.
Maria Montez
Wife
Actor. Married from July 13, 1943 until her death in September 1951; mother of Tina Aumont.
Marisa Pavan
Wife
Actor. Married on March 27, 1956; divorced in 1965; remarried in 1969.

Bibliography

"Sun and Shadow"
Jean-Pierre Aumont (1977)

Notes

At the time of his death, various obituaries listed his birthyear as either 1909 or 1911.

He was awarded the Legion of Honor.

Received the Croix de Guerre.