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Philippe Noiret is a Actor French born on 1 october 1930 at Lille (France)

Philippe Noiret

Philippe Noiret
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Nationality France
Birth 1 october 1930 at Lille (France)
Death 23 november 2006 (at 76 years) at Paris (France)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

Philippe Noiret ([filip nwaʁɛ]; 1 October 1930 – 23 November 2006) was a French film actor.

Biography

Noiret's father was in the clothes trade. Philippe was an indifferent scholar and attended several prestigious Paris schools, including the Lycée Janson de Sailly. He failed several times to pass his baccalauréat exams, so he decided to study theater. He trained at the Centre Dramatique de l'Ouest and toured with the Théâtre National Populaire for seven years, where he met Monique Chaumette, whom he married in 1962. During that time he developed a career as a nightclub comedian in a duo act with Jean-Pierre Darras, in which he played Louis XIV in an extravagant wig opposite Darras as the dramatist Jean Racine. In these roles they satirized the politics of Charles de Gaulle, Michel Debré and André Malraux.

Noiret's screen debut (1949) was an uncredited role in Gigi. In 1955 he appeared in La Pointe Courte directed by Agnès Varda. She said later - "I discovered in him a breadth of talent rare in a young actor." Sporting a pudding-basin haircut, Noiret played a lovelorn youth in the southern fishing port of Sète. He later admitted : "I was scared stiff, and fumbled my way through the part - I am totally absent in the film." He was not cast again until 1960 in Zazie dans le métro. After playing second leads in Georges Franju's Thérèse Desqueyroux in 1962, and in Le Capitaine Fracasse, from Théophile Gautier's romantic adventure, he became a regular on the French screen, without being cast in major roles until A Matter of Resistance directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau in 1966. He became a star in France with Yves Robert's Alexandre le Bienheureux

"When I began to have success in the movies," Noiret told film critic Joe Leydon at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989, "it was a big surprise for me. For actors of my generation—all the men of 50 or 60 now in French movies—all of us were thinking of being stage actors. Even people like Jean-Paul Belmondo, all of us, we never thought we'd become movie stars. So, at the beginning, I was just doing it for the money, and because they asked me to do it. But after two or three years of working on movies, I started to enjoy it, and to be very interested in it. And I'm still very interested in it, because I've never really understood how it works. I mean, what is acting for the movies? I've never really understood."

Noiret was cast primarily as the Everyman character, although he did not hesitate to accept controversial roles, such as in La Grande Bouffe, a film about suicide by overeating, which caused a scandal at Cannes in 1973, and in 1991 André Téchiné cast Noiret in J'embrasse pas (I Don't Kiss), as a melancholy old homosexual obsessed with young male flesh. And in 1987, in The Gold Rimmed Glasses based on Giorgio Bassani's novel about the cramped social life of post-war Ferrara in Italy, he played an elderly and respectable doctor who is gradually suspected of being a covert homosexual with a passion for a beautiful young man (Rupert Everett). Noiret won his first César Award for his role in Vieux Fusil in 1976. His second César came in 1990 for his role in Life and Nothing But.

Noiret appeared in Hollywood-financed films by Alfred Hitchcock (Topaz), George Cukor (Justine), Ted Kotcheff (Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?), Peter Yates (Murphy's War) and Anatole Litvak (The Night of the Generals). But he may be best known for his roles as Alfredo in Cinema Paradiso, Pablo Neruda in Il Postino, and Major Dellaplane in Bertrand Tavernier's Life and Nothing But.

By the time of his death from cancer in Paris in 2006, aged 76, Noiret had more than 100 film roles to his credit. He often joked with interviewers about his virtually non-stop work schedule, telling Joe Leydon in 1989: "You never know what will be the success of a film. And it's always comfortable to be making another film when you're reading terrible notices for your last film. You can say, 'Well, that's a pity, but I'm already working on another job.' It helps in your living. You see, if you're only making one film a year, or one film every year and a half, it's hard. Because when it's a failure, what do you do? What do you become? You're dead.”



^ [1] MovingPictureBlog.com, 23 November 2006

^ [2] EW.com, 27 November 2006

Best films

Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
(Actor)
Very Happy Alexander (1968)
(Actor)
Dead Tired (1994)
(Actor)
Fort Saganne (1984)
(Actor)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
(Actor)
Round Midnight (1986)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Philippe Noiret (147 films)

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Trois amis
Trois amis (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by Michel Boujenah
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Mathilde Seigner, Pascal Elbé, Kad Merad, Yves Rénier, Daniel Duval, Annelise Hesme
Roles Serano, le concessionnaire Mercedes-Benz
Rating55% 2.753572.753572.753572.753572.75357
Claire, César et Baptiste se connaissent et s'apprécient depuis l'enfance. Inséparables, ils affrontent ensemble les difficultés de la vie. Lorsque la femme de Baptiste convoque Claire et César pour leur annoncer qu'elle quitte son mari, ceux-ci n'ont pas d'autre choix que d'annoncer la triste nouvelle à leur ami, qui sombre aussitôt dans la déprime. César, célibataire malheureux mais gouailleur, cache ses problèmes personnels et engage une call-girl pour consoler Baptiste. Celui-ci, ignorant tout de son initiative, tombe amoureux de la séductrice. Claire, à la recherche du nom de sa mère, qui a accouché sous X, dissimule elle aussi ses préoccupations. César et Baptiste décident de l'aider discrètement, mais se révèlent maladroits. Bon an mal an, le trio se dispute, se réconcilie, se cherche et se quitte.
Edy
Edy (2005)
, 1h41
Directed by Stéphan Guérin-Tillié
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors François Berléand, Philippe Noiret, Marion Cotillard, Yves Verhoeven, Laurent Bateau, Éric Savin
Roles Louis
Rating57% 2.8668652.8668652.8668652.8668652.866865
Edy (François Berléand) est un agent d'assurance véreux qui, élevé aux méthodes peu orthodoxes de Louis, organise avec la complicité de certains de ses clients des meurtres déguisés en accident afin de toucher les polices d'assurance. Un soir, alors qu'Edy doit effectuer un de ses sinistres forfaits, il est pris d'une crise de névrose et tue son « client » avec son propre revolver. Quelques jours plus tard, à la suite de son agression dans le RER, il refait usage de cette arme en tuant par accident un de ses agresseurs. Les policiers chargés de l'enquête, après analyse balistique, rapprochent les deux meurtres. Edy est alors suspecté et sa combine menace d'être dévoilée.
Ripoux 3
Ripoux 3 (2003)
, 1h45
Directed by Claude Zidi
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Philippe Noiret, Thierry Lhermitte, Lorànt Deutsch, Chloé Flipo, Jean-Luc Bideau, Bernadette Lafont
Roles René
Rating56% 2.845052.845052.845052.845052.84505
Comme il le souhaitait dès l'époque de sa rencontre avec René Boirond, François Lesbuche est devenu commissaire à l'IGS, là où lui et René avaient été embauchés à la fin du deuxième opus. Malgré son grade et sa volonté d'être incorruptible, il n'hésite pas à rejouer les ripoux pour aider son vieil ami René, retraité reclus sur sa péniche. Impliqué bien malgré lui dans une affaire de blanchiment d'argent, René qui a accidentellement perdu le magot qui lui avait été confié est poursuivi par les commerçants chinois de Belleville. Avec l'aide d'un ami chirurgien, Albert, René change d'identité et devient Jean Morzini, un patient de la clinique d'Albert récemment décédé. Il reçoit alors la visite d'une certaine Maud qui lui remet les instructions pour le casse d'une banque que Morzini avait prévu de cambrioler ; et de la fille du vrai Morzini, Marie, qui n'avait jamais vu son père et croit que c'est René. Simultanément, François prend sous sa tutelle un jeune stagiaire, Julien, filleul de son patron, qui s'éprend de Marie.
Les Côtelettes, 1h26
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Théâtre, Vieillesse, Films about cancer, Films based on plays
Actors Philippe Noiret, Michel Bouquet, Catherine Hiegel, Farida Rahouadj, Jérôme Hardelay, Hammou Graïa
Roles Léonce
Rating49% 2.475212.475212.475212.475212.47521
Un homme âgé débarque un soir chez Léonce, son fils et sa nouvelle compagne, et annonce qu'il vient « pour l'emmerder ». Il questionne en particulier Léonce sur ses relations avec Nacifa, sa femme de ménage, dont il révèle qu'elle vient également chez lui, et qu'elle a bouleversé sa vie. Ils parlent de leur rapport aux femmes, à cette femme en particulier, au trouble, à la féminité.
Père et fils, 1h37
Directed by Michel Boujenah
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Philippe Noiret, Charles Berling, Bruno Putzulu, Pascal Elbé, Marie Tifo, Geneviève Brouillette
Roles Léo
Rating66% 3.344063.344063.344063.344063.34406
Léo est délaissé par ses enfants David, Max et Simon. Ayant peur de mourir sans avoir revu ses fils Max et David réconciliés, il s'invente une maladie grave pour obliger ses fils à faire un voyage au Québec avec lui.
Step by Step, 1h26
Directed by Philippe Blasband
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Philippe Noiret, Yolande Moreau, Lucas Van den Eynde, Serge Larivière, Jean-Michel Vovk, Rachid Benbouchta
Roles Louis Chevalier
Rating68% 3.429443.429443.429443.429443.42944
The police question Hubert Verkamen, suspected of killing his entire family. This one may well stand as an honest merchant, the cops know well that he is nothing but a dangerous drug dealer. Having never managed to wedge him, they rejoiced to finally have the opportunity to stop him and try by all means to make him talk, to have to wear. But nothing work, handling is not where it was expected.
Le Pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz
Directed by Didier Martiny
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Philippe Noiret, Stéphane Audran, Michel Aumont, Judith Magre, Carole Bouquet, Niels Arestrup
Roles Joseph Steg
Rating54% 2.7408152.7408152.7408152.7408152.740815
Violoncelliste mondialement connu, Jascha est un personnage hors norme. Il va, solitaire, de récital en concert. La gloire l'a altéré, il ne possède plus la même flamme qu'autrefois et il le sait. Au cours d'une tournée, il donne un concert à Evian. Ses parents et son oncle profitent de cette occasion pour venir passer quelques heures avec lui. Autres retrouvailles, celle des parents avec Lulu Kreutz, amie de toujours qui vit à Evian; celle de Jascha avec Anna et son mari. Le pique-nique en montagne, propose par Lulu, va réunir ces êtres qui s'aiment mais que le temps sépare.
On Guard
On Guard (1997)
, 2h
Directed by Philippe de Broca
Origin France
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Pérez, Marie Gillain, Yann Collette, Philippe Noiret
Roles Philippe d'Orléans
Rating69% 3.493193.493193.493193.493193.49319
In 1700 in Nevers, France, a skilled swordsman named Lagardère (Daniel Auteuil) challenges Duke Philippe de Nevers (Vincent Pérez) to a friendly duel in order to learn his secret lethal maneuver known as the "Nevers Attack". Nevers agrees and quickly dispatches the upstart whom he soon befriends. Nevers learns that he has a "son" by Blanche de Caylus—a fact previously concealed by his cousin and would-be heir, the wicked Comte de Gonzague (Fabrice Luchini). That night Nevers escapes an assassination attempt by Gonzague's men.
Les Palmes de M. Schutz, 1h46
Directed by Claude Pinoteau, Isabelle Broué
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret, Charles Berling, Christian Charmetant, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Marie-Laure Descoureaux
Roles Le professeur Rodolphe Schutz
Rating68% 3.435553.435553.435553.435553.43555
Inspiré de la vie de Pierre et Marie Curie, l'histoire raconte leurs travaux à l'École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI), au cours desquels ils ont découvert le polonium et le radium, le tout supervisé par le bouillonnant professeur Schutz (Philippe Noiret), directeur de l'école qui rêve d'une grande découverte de ses chercheurs afin d'obtenir enfin les palmes académiques.
Soleil
Soleil (1997)
, 1h44
Directed by Roger Hanin
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Philippe Noiret, Sophia Loren, Roger Hanin, Michel Creton, Marianne Sägebrecht, Roger Dumas
Roles Joseph Lévy

Un cardiologue, victime d'une attaque cardiaque, revoit défiler sa vie d'enfant.
Balthus Through the Looking Glass, 1h12
Directed by Damian Pettigrew
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Philippe Noiret
Roles Récitant / Narrator
Rating86% 4.3409654.3409654.3409654.3409654.340965
The feature length documentary highlights the painter's complex creative process with rare footage of the artist at work in his studio in the Swiss mountain village of Rossinière. Conversations with Balthus and his wife Setsuko, his daughter Harumi, his sons Stanislaus and Thadée, interviews with art critics Jean Leymarie, Jean Clair, Pierre Rosenberg, and James Lord, and with French painter François Rouan (who often assisted Balthus during his tenure at the Villa Medici), contribute to form a psychological portrait of a secretive and controversial artist.
Les Grands Ducs, 1h25
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Philippe Noiret, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean Rochefort, Catherine Jacob, Michel Blanc, Clotilde Courau
Roles Victor Vialat
Rating59% 2.9539052.9539052.9539052.9539052.953905
George Cox, Victor Vialat and Eddie Carpentier are old and shabby broke actors. They will resume unexpectedly with panache but three small roles in a light comedy, bound for a tour. Shapiron, producer, ruined, will do anything to sabotage the show and thus get the insurance but the three actors will not let the last chance of life.
Fantôme avec chauffeur, 1h18
Directed by Gérard Oury
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Ghost films
Actors Gérard Jugnot, Philippe Noiret, Jean-Luc Bideau, Charlotte Kady, Daniel Russo, Béatrice Agenin
Roles Philippe Bruneau-Teissier
Rating48% 2.4222352.4222352.4222352.4222352.422235
À Paris, un grand patron de la finance et son chauffeur sont tués. Alors que, vivants, ils n'avaient que des relations strictement professionnelles et hiérarchiques, leurs fantômes assistent le plus souvent ensemble aux conséquences de leurs modes de vie troublés.
Les Milles
Les Milles (1995)
, 1h43
Directed by Sébastien Grall
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Themes French war films, Prison films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Jean-Pierre Marielle, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ticky Holgado, Philippe Noiret, Rüdiger Vogler, François Berléand
Roles Le Général
Rating64% 3.243893.243893.243893.243893.24389
Mai 1940. Juifs, communistes ou opposants au nazisme sont internés au camp des Milles, près d'Aix-en-Provence. Le commandant Perrochon dirige ce camp d'une main de fer. Mais pourtant, quand l'arrivée des nazis est annoncée, il ne peut se résoudre à leur livrer ses prisonniers et affrète secrètement un train pour les évacuer sur Bayonne.