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Jean Rochefort is a Actor, Director and Writer French born on 29 april 1930 at Dinan (France)

Jean Rochefort

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Birth name Jean Raoul Robert Rochefort
Nationality France
Birth 29 april 1930 at Dinan (France)
Death 9 october 2017 (at 87 years)

Jean Rochefort ([ʒã ʁɔʃ.fɔʁ]; born 29 April 1930) is a French actor, with a career that has spanned over five decades.

Biography

Rochefort was born in Paris, France. He was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen He was 19 years old when he entered the Centre d'Art Dramatique de la rue Blanche. Later he joined the Conservatoire National. After his national service, in 1953, he worked with the Compagnie Grenier Hussenot as a theatre actor for seven years. There he was noticed for his ability to play both drama and comedy. He then became a television and cinema actor. He has also worked as director.

After some supporting roles in Cartouche, Captain Fracasse and in Merveilleuse Angélique, Jean Rochefort played his first big role with Annie Girardot as his wife and Claude Jade as their daughter in Hearth Fires in 1972. In this drama he starred as a man who leaves his family for ten years before returning. Four years after Hearth Fires he was the leading star of the midlife crisis comedy An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive as a man who risks his married life with Danièle Delorme for an affair with Anny Duperey. Thanks to this comedy, Rochefort get a big popularity. In 1972, he starred opposite Pierre Richard as Chief of Counter-Espionage Louis Toulouse in the Yves Robert comedy Le Grand Blond avec Une Chasseure Noire, a role he reprised in the 1974 sequel Le Retour du Grand Blond, also directed by Robert. In 1998, he starred as "Fernand de Morcerf" opposite Gerard Depardieu in the mini-series Le Comte de Monte Cristo.

In his 30s during the shooting of Cartouche, he discovered his passion for horses and equestrianism. He has been a horse breeder since then and now owns Le Haras de Villequoy. His passion led him to become a horse consultant for French television in 2004. He has won two César Awards: in 1976, Best Supporting Actor for Que la fête commence; and in 1978, Best Actor for Le Crabe-tambour.

He was to play the title character in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, after being found as "the perfect Quixote" by director Terry Gilliam. Rochefort learned English just for the part. Unfortunately, amongst other production problems, he began suffering from a herniated disc. Unable to film for months, production was cancelled. A documentary, Lost in La Mancha, was made about the failed production.

In 1960 he married Alexandra Moscwa, with whom he fathered two children: a girl, Marie (1962), and a boy, Julien (1965). They later divorced and in all he has five children: Marie, Julien, Pierre, Clémence and Louise.



^ Source : Who's Who. Jean Rochefort was not born in Dinan, but his parents were living there.


Best films

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
(Actor)
The Closet (2001)
(Actor)
RRRrrrr!!! (2004)
(Actor)
Titeuf (2011)
(Actor)
Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977)
(Actor)
Ridicule (1996)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Jean Rochefort (126 films)

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Floride
Floride (2015)
, 1h50
Directed by Philippe Le Guay
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Jean Rochefort, Sandrine Kiberlain, Laurent Lucas, Anamaria Marinca, Clément Métayer, Philippe Duclos
Roles Claude Lherminier
Rating64% 3.242943.242943.242943.242943.24294
Un homme de quatre-vingt-deux ans, Claude Lherminier, quitte Annecy, où il habite, pour aller sans prévenir rendre visite à sa fille cadette qui vit aux États-Unis, mariée à un Américain. Lorsque sa fille aînée, Carole, qui veille sur lui, découvre cette « fugue », elle doit réagir.
April and the Twisted World, 1h43
Directed by Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci Avni
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cats, Steampunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort, Olivier Gourmet, Philippe Katerine, Marc-André Grondin, Benoît Brière
Roles Pops (voice)
Rating72% 3.64373.64373.64373.64373.6437
France, 1941. Napoleon V rules France and for the last 70 years, scientists have been mysteriously disappearing, depriving mankind of their inventions. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her parents, two of the missing scientists.
Jappeloup
Jappeloup (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Christian Duguay
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about the Olympic Games, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Film équestre français
Actors Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Lou de Laâge, Tchéky Karyo, Jacques Higelin
Roles himself
Rating67% 3.373383.373383.373383.373383.37338
In the early 1980s, Pierre Durand, Jr. gives up on his career as a lawyer and turns to professional show-jumping. He purchases Jappeloup de Luze (1975-1991) from Henry Delage. He loses at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, but wins at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, 1h30
Origin France
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Actors Jean Rochefort, Rossy de Palma, Olivia Ruiz, Marie Vincent, Arthur H, Dani
Roles Georges Méliès
Rating69% 3.495933.495933.495933.495933.49593
In Edinburgh, Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Due to the extreme cold he is born with a frozen heart which will not beat. The attendant midwife Madeleine saves his life by replacing his heart with a fragile but working cuckoo clock. She then advises him of three rules to prevent his untimely death; he must never play with the hands of the clock, he must never lose his temper, and finally he must never fall in love. Jack's mother, for reasons known only to her, quickly decides her child would be better raised by Madeleine and departs, leaving Jack. Madeleine, incapable of bearing her own children, raises and loves him as her own.
The Artist and the Model, 1h44
Directed by Fernando Trueba
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Sculpture
Actors Jean Rochefort, Claudia Cardinale, Götz Otto, Aida Folch, Chus Lampreave, Christian Sinniger
Roles Marc Cros
Rating66% 3.3459553.3459553.3459553.3459553.345955
In the summer of 1943 in the occupied France, a famous sculptor, tired of life, finds a desire to return to work with the arrival of a young Spanish woman who has escaped from a refugee camp and becomes his muse.
Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia, 1h49
Directed by Laurent Tirard
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Asterix films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Édouard Baer, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Catherine Deneuve, Luca Zingaretti, Gérard Jugnot
Roles Lucius Fouinus
Rating50% 2.509542.509542.509542.509542.50954
Julius Caesar lands in Britain, where a small village still holds out bravely against the Roman legions. But the situation becomes critical and the villagers have not got long to live; that's when Jolitorax, one of the villagers seeks volunteers to go seek help from his second-cousin Asterix the Gaul and bring back a barrel of "magic potion" from the Breton village of the indomitable heroes.
Titeuf
Titeuf (2011)
, 1h27
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin France
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Donald Reignoux, Jean Rochefort, Zabou Breitman, Maria Pacôme, Mélanie Bernier, Michael Lonsdale
Roles Pépé
Rating56% 2.847572.847572.847572.847572.84757
Les parents de Titeuf menacent de divorcer. C'est pourquoi la mère de Titeuf part chez la grand-mère de ce dernier pour "réfléchir". En même temps, Titeuf n'est pas invité à l'anniversaire de Nadia mais, mieux que Titeuf sait que le père de Nadia est parti : Titeuf essaie de faire en sorte que la mère de Nadia et le père de Titeuf se marient pour que Titeuf ait Nadia à lui tout seul...
Agathe Cléry, 1h39
Directed by Étienne Chatiliez
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Valérie Lemercier, Anthony Kavanagh, Jean Rochefort, Dominique Lavanant, Isabelle Nanty, Jacques Boudet
Roles Louis Guinard
Rating46% 2.340132.340132.340132.340132.34013
Atteinte de la maladie d'Addison, (dysfonctionnement des glandes surrénales qui fonce la peau) la directrice de marketing raciste d'une ligne de cosmétiques spéciale peaux claires, se réveille un matin dans la peau d'une noire.
J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster, 1h48
Directed by Samuel Benchetrit
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Mob film, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Anna Mouglalis, Édouard Baer, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Bouli Lanners, Laurent Terzieff
Roles Jean
Rating70% 3.547393.547393.547393.547393.54739
Quatre histoires se déroulent dans ou autour d'une cafétéria, au bord d'une nationale.
The Key
The Key (2007)
, 1h55
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Guillaume Canet, Marie Gillain, Vanessa Paradis, Josiane Balasko, Thierry Lhermitte, Jean Rochefort
Roles Joseph Arp
Rating57% 2.8569952.8569952.8569952.8569952.856995
Eric Vincent, thirties, leads an uneventful life alongside his wife Audrey. While the couple talking about having a child, the young man was contacted by a friend of his biological father he never knew. Eric learns that his parent is dead and he can come and collect the ashes of his body he wants. Reluctant at first, he eventually accepted. This was the start of a diabolical plot which is several stories collide, several destinies ...
Mr. Bean's Holiday, 1h29
Directed by Steve Bendelack
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes La provence, Transport films, Le thème des vacances, Rail transport films, Road movies
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Emma de Caunes, Max Baldry, Willem Dafoe, Stéphane Debac, Karel Roden
Roles Maître d'hôtel
Rating63% 3.198683.198683.198683.198683.19868
The film opens with Mr. Bean driving up to a church, where a fete is taking place. Bean wins the first prize in a raffle - a holiday involving a train journey to Cannes, a video camera, and €200.
Tell No One, 2h5
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Films about horses, Serial killer films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Marina Hands, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nathalie Baye
Roles Gilbert Neuville
Rating74% 3.7491153.7491153.7491153.7491153.749115
Alexandre Beck is a doctor who has slowly been putting his life back together after his wife Margot was murdered by a serial killer. Eight years on, Alex is doing well, until he finds himself implicated in a double homicide, which has plenty of evidence pointing to him as the killer – though he knows nothing of the crimes. The same day, Alex receives an email that appears to be from Margot, which includes a link to a surveillance video clip that features his late wife looking alive and well. The message warns Alex that they are both being watched. He struggles to stay one step ahead of the law, while henchmen intimidate Alex's friends into telling them whatever they might know about him – the henchmen eventually kill one of them, Charlotte. In the meantime, Alex's sister Anne persuades her well-off wife Hélène to hire a respected attorney, Élisabeth Feldman, to handle Alex's case.
Désaccord parfait
Directed by Antoine de Caunes
Genres Comedy
Actors Jean Rochefort, Charlotte Rampling, Isabelle Nanty, Ian William Richardson, James Thiérrée, Charles Dance
Roles Louis Ruinard
Rating59% 2.9558952.9558952.9558952.9558952.955895
Dans les années 1970, le couple Alice d'Abanville-Louis Ruinard, respectivement actrice et réalisateur, incarnent le glamour d'un cinéma flamboyant, fait de strass et paillettes. Mais en 1975, Alice quitte Louis, et part refaire sa vie en Angleterre avec un riche Lord. Trente ans plus tard, Alice s'est spécialisée dans le théâtre classique et expérimental, tandis que Louis compte réaliser son nouveau film dans la patrie de Shakespeare. À cette occasion il reçoit un BATAR d'honneur, un prix britannique pour l'ensemble de sa carrière, remis des mains mêmes d'Alice. Leurs retrouvailles se révèlent électriques.
Hell
Hell (2005)
, 1h38
Directed by Danis Tanović
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Emmanuelle Béart, Marie Gillain, Carole Bouquet, Karin Viard, Jacques Gamblin, Jacques Perrin
Roles Louis
Rating68% 3.446763.446763.446763.446763.44676
The film is set in Paris and is about three sisters: Celine, Anne and Sophie. It starts with a scene in which a woman and her young daughter (who we later find out is Celine) walk into an office and see two people: her father, and a young man who is naked.
Robots
Robots (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes
Roles Bigweld
Rating62% 3.149033.149033.149033.149033.14903
In Rivet Town, Herb Copperbottom, a dishwasher at Gunk's Greasy Spoon diner, races through the streets, elated that he is going to be a father. He and his wife, Lydia, after 12 hours of "labor", construct the baby. He is named Rodney, and he becomes a young inventor who dreams of making the world a better place. Rodney idolizes Bigweld, a master inventor and owner of Bigweld Industries. During Rodney's adolescence, he invents a gadget, "Wonderbot", intended to help his father clean the dishes at the restaurant. When Herb's supervisor unexpectedly confronts them, Wonderbot breaks dishes, causing Herb to be put in debt and Rodney to be dismissed. Rodney takes his invention to Robot City to see Bigweld and get a job as an inventor at Bigweld Industries, so that he can help his father pay back his supervisor. His father encourages him and confides that he has always regretted not pursuing his dream of becoming a musician. Rodney arrives in Robot City and meets Fender, a ramshackle robot who takes souvenir photos and sells maps to the stars' homes. After a spectacular but harrowing ride on the crosstown express, Rodney arrives at the gate of Bigweld Industries.