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Jean Martin is a Actor French born on 6 march 1922 at Paris (France)

Jean Martin

Jean Martin
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Nationality France
Birth 6 march 1922 at Paris (France)
Death 2 february 2009 (at 86 years) at Paris (France)

Jean Martin (6 March 1922 – 2 February 2009) was a French actor of stage and screen. Martin served in the French Resistance during World War II and later fought with the French paratroopers in Indochina. Theatrically, he is perhaps best known for originating two roles in Samuel Beckett's most famous plays: Lucky in Waiting for Godot, and Clov in Endgame. During the 1950s, he was a performer at the Théâtre National Populaire and also worked for radio plays.

Making over eighty film and television appearances, Martin is best remembered by international audiences for his role as the French paratroop commander Col. Mathieu in The Battle of Algiers (1965), as well as villainous roles in My Name is Nobody and The Day of the Jackal (both 1973). He was one of the protagonists in Les Compagnons de Baal (1968).

Most of his other screen work was in French or European cinema, and his stage performances have gained him much more recognition and acclaim than his film work. Martin was also an active political leftist, and was fired from the Théâtre National Populaire for signing the manifesto of the 121 against the Algerian War. He was also blacklisted from radio work and remained unemployed for a time as a result.

Martin was hired for The Battle of Algiers because director Gillo Pontecorvo was looking for a little-known professional actor to play the part of Col. Mathieu. Martin had by then worked extensively on stage, but had done just a few appearances on screen. Enjoying to work in movies and wishing to develop his film career, Martin applied for the part and was hired. Martin later explained that his working relationship with Pontecorvo on the set of The Battle of Algiers was often difficult, as the director otherwise hired non-professional actors for the film. Martin, as the film's only professional actor, was sometimes uncomfortable working with untrained performers, while Pontecorvo was worried that their acting styles might be too different from each other and work against the picture. Martin was ultimately very happy with the film.

Jean Martin continued working on stage and on screen, playing a variety supporting roles in French films and television productions. He also provided the voice of L'oiseau in the animation feature film Le Roi et l'oiseau.

Martin died from cancer in Paris on 2 February 2009, aged 86.

Best films

The Battle of Algiers (1966)
(Actor)
The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (1980)
(Actor)
Fear Over the City (1975)
(Actor)
My Name Is Nobody (1973)
(Actor)
A Woman at Her Window (1976)
(Actor)
The Inheritor (1973)
(Actor)

Usually with

Claude Zidi
Claude Zidi
(5 films)
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone
(3 films)
Yves Boisset
Yves Boisset
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jean Martin (52 films)

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Actor

Lucie Aubrac, 1h55
Directed by Claude Berri, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes French war films, Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Carole Bouquet, Daniel Auteuil, Patrice Chéreau, Jean-Roger Milo, Bernard Verley, Heino Ferch
Roles Paul Lardanchet
Rating65% 3.2952753.2952753.2952753.2952753.295275
Ce film retrace l'histoire de la vie de Lucie Aubrac pendant la résistance à l'occupation nazie, dont un "coup d'éclat" réussi... l'organisation d'un commando pour faire évader son mari Raymond Aubrac.
Justinien Trouve, or God's Bastard, 2h50
Directed by Christian Fechner
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical
Actors Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Pierre-Olivier Mornas, Ticky Holgado, Bernard Haller, Patrice Valota, Roland Blanche
Roles l'abbé
Rating64% 3.2346153.2346153.2346153.2346153.234615
Un soir de 1683, alors qu'une tempête fait rage, un mystérieux cavalier dépose un nourrisson à l'entrée d'un monastère. Le gardien de la porte découvre avec horreur que le nez du nouveau-né a été coupé. Après lui avoir porté secours avec ses fidèles, le Grand vigilant baptise l'enfant Justinien Trouvé et le confie au couple Coutouly dont l'époux, Martin, est un ancien marin...
Le crime d'Ovide Plouffe, 1h47
Directed by Denys Arcand, Gilles Carle
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Gabriel Arcand, Anne Létourneau, Jean Carmet, Pierre Curzi, Véronique Jannot, Donald Pilon
Roles Sculpteur
Rating71% 3.583113.583113.583113.583113.58311
Devenu représentant de commerce, Ovide Plouffe a épousé Rita Toulouse. Sa jeune épouse s’occupe du comptoir de bijouterie du couple. De son côté, Ovide est attiré par une jeune française employée au restaurant Chez Gérard. Le couple est en instance de rupture. Lorsque Rita meurt dans un accident d’avion, Ovide est rapidement soupçonné et les procédures judiciaires et pénales sèment le scandale dans toute la famille Plouffe.
Orphée
Orphée (1983)
, 1h35
Directed by Claude Santelli
Genres Drama
Actors Jean-Pierre Bouvier, Catherine Frot, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marie-Christine Barrault, Jean Martin, William Coryn

Orphée le poète, gloire de la Thrace, époux d'Eurydice, a recueilli dans leur modeste pavillon en cheval magicien qui frappe du sabot, lettre par lettre, des poèmes-messages. Eurydice a pris ce cheval en haine, ce qui provoque de fréquentes querelles de ménage. Au cours d'une absence d'Orphée, Eurydice meurt empoisonnée, victime des machinations d'Aglaonice, une poétesse sorcière qui conduit la troupe des Bacchantes. La mort, sous la forme d'une femme en robe de soirée, suivie de deux acolytes portant des valises, entre par le miroir et va délivrer Eurydice de la vie.
The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, 1h3
Directed by Paul Grimault
Origin France
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Poésie, Films about birds, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Jean Martin, Pierre Brasseur, Pascal Mazzotti, Fernand Ledoux, Raymond Bussières, Hubert Deschamps
Roles l'Oiseau
Rating78% 3.946613.946613.946613.946613.94661
The huge kingdom of Takicardia is ruled by a king under the unwieldy title of Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI. He’s a heartless ruler, hated by his people as much as he hates them. The king is fond of hunting, but is unfortunately cross-eyed – not that anyone would dare acknowledge this in front of him, as the numerous statues and paintings that adorn the palace and the land show. Occasionally the king does hit his target though, notably the wife of the bird, known only as "l'Oiseau", the narrator of the story who takes pleasure in taunting the terrible king at every opportunity.
The Woman Cop, 1h43
Directed by Yves Boisset
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes La provence, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Miou-Miou, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jean-Marc Thibault, François Simon, Roland Blanche, Leny Escudero
Roles Le colonel
Rating64% 3.238893.238893.238893.238893.23889
Mutée à Lens (Pas-de-Calais), une jeune inspectrice de police enquête sur un réseau de prostitution enfantine et se heurte aux notables locaux.
Inspector Blunder, 1h40
Directed by Claude Zidi
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Coluche, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Lavanant, Marthe Villalonga, Martin Lamotte, Julien Guiomar
Roles man at the awards ceremony
Rating62% 3.103073.103073.103073.103073.10307
Fils d'un héros de la police abattu par Pierrot le fou, Michel Clément (Coluche) est loin d'égaler son père Jules. Encouragé par sa mère (Marthe Villalonga) à suivre les traces paternelles, il obtient de justesse son diplôme d'inspecteur de police (par indulgence du jury) et se retrouve stagiaire à la PJPP (Police Judiciaire de la Préfecture de Police). Là, sa maladresse lui cause de nombreux problèmes, mais malgré cela, Michel rêve d'arrêter l'ennemi public n 1, l'impitoyable Roger Morzini (Gérard Depardieu). Celui-ci, trouvant son visage bien trop connu, subit une opération de chirurgie esthétique.
Bête, mais discipliné
Directed by Claude Zidi
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Jacques Villeret, Michel Aumont, Michel Robbe, Kelvine Dumour, Catherine Lachens, Jean Martin
Roles inspecteur principal
Rating46% 2.33512.33512.33512.33512.3351
Jacques fait son service militaire. Souffre-douleur de ses camarades, effacé, timide, rond et maladroit, il est contraint d'accepter d'être le chauffeur d'une ambulance spéciale dans laquelle ont pris place un agent secret, Stévenin, et un faux malade mais vrai savant, inventeur d'un gaz mystérieux, que les autorités françaises veulent faire circuler discrètement à travers le pays.
L'associé
L'associé (1979)
, 1h34
Directed by René Gainville
Genres Comedy
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Michel Serrault, Claudine Auger, Catherine Alric, Daniel Prévost, Judith Magre, Henri Virlogeux
Roles Bastias
Rating59% 2.965582.965582.965582.965582.96558
Après avoir été licencié de l'agence de publicité où il travaillait, Julien Pardot décide d'ouvrir un cabinet de conseils financiers.
Dossier 51
Dossier 51 (1978)
, 1h48
Directed by Michel Deville
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Roger Planchon, François Marthouret, Patrick Chesnais, Jean Martin, Daniel Mesguich, Anna Prucnal
Roles Vénus
Rating74% 3.731033.731033.731033.731033.73103
Le diplomate Dominique Auphal mène une vie tranquille jusqu'à ce que des services secrets mettent sous haute surveillance sa vie privée à la recherche d'une faille qui pourrait permettre de le forcer à travailler pour eux.
The Cat
The Cat (1977)
, 1h49
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Mariangela Melato, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Galabru, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Jean Martin, Philippe Leroy
Roles Legrand
Rating69% 3.463853.463853.463853.463853.46385
À la mort de leur père, Amedeo et sa sœur Ofelia héritent d'un vieil immeuble délabré dans le cœur de Rome ; un promoteur s'en porte acquéreur à condition qu'il soit vide de ses occupants. Six appartements sont encore occupés et ils se décident à employer tous les moyens pour expulser les locataires...
Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff, 1h52
Directed by Yves Boisset, Sébastien Grall
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat
Actors Patrick Dewaere, Aurore Clément, Jacques Ramade, Philippe Léotard, Michel Auclair, Jean Bouise
Roles Le docteur
Rating70% 3.527013.527013.527013.527013.52701
Dans une ville de province, le jeune juge d'instruction Jean-Marie Fayard (Patrick Dewaere), surnommé « le Shériff » en raison de son intégrité et de son tempérament impétueux, met en détention préventive un industriel local, suite à une suite d'accidents de travail mortels dans son usine. Ses supérieurs hiérarchiques lui font comprendre vertement leur désapprobation, et finissent par lui retirer l'affaire.
The Wing or The Thigh?, 1h50
Directed by Claude Zidi, Jean-Jacques Beineix
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Circus films, Cooking films
Actors Louis de Funès, Coluche, Julien Guiomar, Claude Gensac, Ann Zacharias, Martin Lamotte
Roles Doctor
Rating71% 3.5990253.5990253.5990253.5990253.599025
Charles Duchemin (Louis de Funès) is the editor of an internationally known restaurant guide. After being appointed to the Académie française, Duchemin decides to retire as a restaurant critic and trains his son Gérard (Coluche) to continue the family business. However, Gérard Duchemin is more interested in his true passion—the circus—than high cuisine. Soon, however, Charles' plans to retire are complicated by the arrival of Jacques Tricatel (Julien Guiomar), the owner of a company of mass-produced food. Fearing for the future of high cuisine, Charles and his son strive to ruin Tricatel's company in any way they can. This movie is an allegory of the antagonism between USA culture and French culture as it was seen by French people in the 70s.
A Woman at Her Window, 1h50
Directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Romy Schneider, Philippe Noiret, Umberto Orsini, Joachim Hansen, Victor Lanoux, Carl Möhner
Roles Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
Rating62% 3.148093.148093.148093.148093.14809
Rico et Margot Santorini ne s'aiment plus. Lui, play-boy vaguement diplomate, collectionne les aventures féminines ; Margot, belle, riche et courtisée est dans l'attente d'un grand amour. En cette année 1936, le monde décadent et sans âme de la grande bourgeoisie grecque n'offre guère d'occasions de vivre intensément comme le souhaiterait la romanesque Margot, qui cache sa véritable nature sous un masque de cynisme et de frivolité. Certes, il y a Raoul Malfosse, le plus assidu et le plus sympathique de ses soupirants ; mais il est semblable à ces nombreux industriels plus attachés à la réussite de leurs affaires qu'au sort du monde. Cette chaude nuit d'août, où de sa fenêtre Margot est le témoin d'une chasse à l'homme, va bouleverser la destinée de la jeune femme.