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Jean Champion is a Actor French born on 9 march 1914 at Chalon-sur-Saône (France)

Jean Champion

Jean Champion
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Nationality France
Birth 9 march 1914 at Chalon-sur-Saône (France)
Death 23 may 2001 (at 87 years)

Jean Champion (9 March 1914 – 23 May 2001) was a French film actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1962 and 1996.

Biography

Dans une carrière s'étalant sur plus d'une trentaine d'années, Jean Champion a joué, la plupart du temps dans de petits rôles, sous la direction des plus fameux réalisateurs de l'époque, dont Agnès Varda, Alain Resnais, Jacques Demy, François Truffaut ou Jean-Pierre Melville. Il est notamment connu pour son rôle de l'inspecteur dans le film Le Maître d'école de Claude Berri (1981) et celui du client du bar refaisant la bataille de l' Atlantique dans Le Crabe-Tambour.

Best films

Day for Night (1973)
(Actor)
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jean Champion (39 films)

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Actor

Guardian Angels, 1h50
Directed by Jean-Marie Poiré
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Buddy films
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Eva Grimaldi, Yves Rénier, Laurent Gendron, Jean Champion
Roles Grand-père du Père Tarain
Rating59% 2.95932.95932.95932.95932.9593
Deux individus que tout oppose se retrouvent malgré-eux enchantés par leur ange gardien : l'un, Carco, malfrat égoïste reconverti, doit ramener de Hong Kong le fils d'un ami trafiquant, mais le fait surtout pour passer les 15 millions de dollars en bons du trésor volés. L'autre, un curé, le père Tarain, honnête et bienveillant, rentre de stage éducatif avec un groupe de jeunes en difficultés.
I Want to Go Home, 1h40
Directed by Alain Resnais
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes La bande dessinée
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Laura Benson, Ludivine Sagnier, Linda Lavin, Micheline Presle, Caroline Silhol
Roles Le chauffeur de taxi
Rating54% 2.702512.702512.702512.702512.70251
Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled with his daughter Elsie who has been a student in Paris for two years, in flight from the American culture of which she sees her father as a typical example. Elsie is naively infatuated with French literature, and is trying to secure an introduction to the brilliant university professor Christian Gauthier, an expert on Flaubert but also an enthusiast for comic books. The meeting of father and daughter goes badly, but Elsie is persuaded to join Joey and Lena for the weekend at the country house of Gauthier's mother, Isabelle. During a comic-themed masquerade party, all of the characters are made to reconsider their present and past relationships.
Life and Nothing But, 2h15
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Themes French war films, Political films
Actors Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Maurice Barrier, Pascale Vignal, Jean-Pol Dubois, François Perrot
Roles Lagrange
Rating74% 3.7390553.7390553.7390553.7390553.739055
Set in October 1920, it tells the story of Major Dellaplane, a man whose job is to find the identities of unknown dead soldiers after World War I. Dellaplane forms a relationship with a woman who is looking for her missing husband, but a dilemma begins when he learns that her husband may still be alive. The movie is a sensitive examination of the deep psychological scars left behind by the Great War, clear of sentiment yet with delicately nuanced irony.
Bernadette
Bernadette (1988)

Directed by Jean Delannoy
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Sydney Penny, Jean-Marc Bory, Michèle Simonnet, Roland Lesaffre, Bernard Dhéran, Elisabeth Kaza
Roles un chanoine
Rating67% 3.369023.369023.369023.369023.36902
L'évocation de la vie de Bernadette Soubirous, aînée des quatre enfants d’une famille pauvre, qui, à l'âge de 14 ans, vit apparaître près de la grotte de Massabielle la vierge Marie ou, selon ses propres termes, une dame habillée de blanc, plus que belle. Cette dame en blanc apparaîtra encore dix-sept fois devant les yeux éblouis de la jeune fille et provoquera de nombreuses polémiques qui fit de Lourdes une capitale religieuse.
Love Unto Death, 1h32
Directed by Alain Resnais
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Fanny Ardant, Jean Dasté, Geneviève Mnich
Roles Voice
Rating67% 3.3936653.3936653.3936653.3936653.393665
Un homme meurt. La mort est constatée par un médecin. La femme qui l'aime et qu'il a aimée est encore sous le choc quand, soudain, il revient à la vie. Que va-t-il faire, que vont-ils faire tous deux de ce sursis, de cette vie "en plus" qui leur est accordée ?
The Blood of Others, 2h15
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean, Sam Neill, Lambert Wilson, Samuel Fuller, Stéphane Audran
Roles Elevator operator
Rating54% 2.7063452.7063452.7063452.7063452.706345
In Nazi occupied France, Jean Blomart sits by a bed in which his lover Hélène lies dying. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn about both characters and their relationship to each other. As a young man filled with guilt about his privileged middle-class life, Jean joins the Communist Party and breaks from his family, determined to make his own way in life. After the death of a friend in a political protest, for which he feels guilty, Jean quits the Party and concentrates on trade union activities. Hélène is a young designer who works in her family's confectionary shop and is dissatisfied with her conventional romance with her fiance Paul. She contrives to meet Jean, and although he initially rejects her, they form a relationship after she has an abortion following a reckless liaison with another man. Jean tells Hélène he loves her even though he believes he does not. He proposes to her and she accepts.
The Hatter's Ghost, 2h4
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Erotic thriller films
Actors Michel Serrault, Charles Aznavour, Monique Chaumette, François Cluzet, Isabelle Sadoyan, Aurore Clément
Roles Le sénateur Laude
Rating70% 3.5322353.5322353.5322353.5322353.532235
Labbé, a hatter in a French provincial town, leads the life of a respectable citizen but is in fact a serial murderer. The only person to suspect this is his neighbour Kachoudas, an Armenian tailor. After the hatter kills his own wife, he then kills six of her friends to stop them visiting her and prepares to murder a seventh when the intended victim dies naturally. As a substitute, he murders the maid. At the same time, Kachoudas is dying and Labbé confesses his crime to him. Then, after getting drunk he visits his favourite prostitute Berthe and kills her too, being found there in the morning by the police.
Le Maître d'école, 1h35
Directed by Claude Berri
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Children's films
Actors Coluche, Josiane Balasko, Jacques Debary, Charlotte de Turckheim, Roland Giraud, André Chaumeau
Roles School Inspector
Rating59% 2.9596452.9596452.9596452.9596452.959645
Gérard Barbier was a salesman clothing. Dismissed because he defended a child caught stealing boots, he decided to become a teacher. Once at school, he realized that this teacher profession is not quite like he saw it.
Come to My Place, I Live at a Girlfriend's, 1h25
Directed by Patrice Leconte, Régis Wargnier, Olivier Péray
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Théâtre, La précarité, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Michel Blanc, Bernard Giraudeau, Anémone, Marie-Anne Chazel, Thérèse Liotard, Sylvie Granotier
Roles le patron du Taxi-frêt
Rating62% 3.145073.145073.145073.145073.14507
Guy (Michel Blanc) travaille comme pompiste dans une station service. Son copain Daniel (Bernard Giraudeau) est déménageur dans une petite entreprise. Guy se fait renvoyer de son travail parce que son patron apprend qu'il arnaque les clients en facturant des prestations non effectuées. Son « coup » favori consiste à faire croire qu'il a vidé un bidon d'huile dans le moteur alors qu'il a utilisé un bidon déjà vide. Au passage, il ne se gêne pas pour draguer les clientes.
Coup de Torchon, 2h4
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Achache
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, La colonisation française, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, Histoire de France
Actors Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Stéphane Audran, Eddy Mitchell, Guy Marchand
Roles Le curé
Rating73% 3.693873.693873.693873.693873.69387
Lucien Cordier (Philippe Noiret) is an ineffectual local constable with a cheating wife and laughable job. He accepts condescension from his superiors and his wife with good humor, as his antisocial personality allows him to tolerate such abuse. However, he soon realizes that he can use his position to gain vengeance with impunity, and he starts to kill everyone who has regarded him as a fool.
The Honorable Society, 1h25
Directed by Anielle Weinberger
Origin France
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Daniel Gélin, Anicée Alvina, Marcel Dalio, Hugues Quester, Jean Champion, Catherine Lachens
Roles Gaston de Marcilly

En 1977, le riche homme d'affaires Max de Marcilly commémore, à l'occasion dune soirée de nouvel an, le décès survenu cinq ans auparavant, de son épouse Béatrice, comédienne prometteuse.
Félicité
Félicité (1979)
, 1h45
Directed by Christine Pascal
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Christine Pascal, Monique Chaumette, Paul Crauchet, Dominique Laffin, Michel Raskine, Roland Amstutz
Roles The doctor
Rating63% 3.1608353.1608353.1608353.1608353.160835
Après une scène de jalousie qui l'a opposée à Vincent, Félicité se retrouve seule. L'espace d'une nuit, elle va revivre sa jeune histoire, ses douleurs, ses rapports avec ses parents, alors que tout près de là, son frère Marc se suicide.
Sugar
Sugar (1978)
, 1h44
Directed by Jacques Rouffio
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Jean Carmet, Gérard Depardieu, Michel Piccoli, Nelly Borgeaud, Georges Descrières, Roger Hanin
Roles Le Ministre du Commerce
Rating63% 3.1556953.1556953.1556953.1556953.155695
The film recounts a fraud case, on the basis of the speculative bubble on the price of sugar in 1974. A small saver, Adrien Courtois lose all the inheritance of his wife. The Viscount Raoul Renaud Homécourt of Vibraye is a fantastic and unscrupulous broker. Between the two men, so different, will be born a friendship and complicity. Around this couple gravitate some savory characters...