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Louis Jourdan is a Actor French born on 19 june 1921 at Marseille (France)

Louis Jourdan

Louis Jourdan
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Birth name Louis Robert Gendre
Nationality France
Birth 19 june 1921 at Marseille (France)
Death 14 february 2015 (at 93 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Legion of Honour

Louis Jourdan (born Louis Robert Gendre; 19 June 1921 – 14 February 2015) was a French film and television actor. He was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), Gigi (1958), The Best of Everything (1959), The V.I.P.s (1963) and Octopussy (1983). He played Dracula in the 1977 BBC television production Count Dracula.


On 11 March 1946, Jourdan married Berthe Frédérique (nicknamed "Quique"), with whom he had his only child, Louis Henry Jourdan (born 6 October 1951), a son who died of a drug overdose on 12 May 1981 and was buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California. Berthe died in 2014.

Jourdan retired and lived, at least part-time, in the greater Los Angeles area. In July 2010, he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, which he received accompanied by friends, including Sidney Poitier and Kirk Douglas.

Jourdan has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6153 and 6445 Hollywood Boulevard.

Best films

Octopussy (1983)
The V.I.P.s (1963)
Gigi (1958)
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1961)

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Filmography of Louis Jourdan (68 films)

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Year of the Comet, 1h31
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes La provence
Actors Timothy Daly, Penelope Ann Miller, Louis Jourdan, Ian William Richardson, Art Malik, Ian McNeice
Roles Philippe
Rating58% 2.9032152.9032152.9032152.9032152.903215
Margaret Harwood (Miller), the mousy daughter of esteemed wine merchant Sir Mason Harwood (Richardson), discovers a magnum of wine, vintage 1811, bearing Napoleon's seal. Sir Mason instantly offers it to his best customer, T.T. Kelleher (Rimmer), who sends his friend, Oliver Plexico (Daly) to retrieve it. Three other interested parties converge on the valuable rarity: a Greek billionaire, to whom Margaret's unscrupulous brother has independently sold the bottle; an amoral French scientist (Jourdan), who believes it contains the secret to a rejuvenation formula that he will kill to obtain; and a murderous thug (Brimble), who wants to sell it himself.
The Return of Swamp Thing, 1h28
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Comedy horror films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Louis Jourdan, Heather Locklear, Dick Durock, Sarah Douglas, Joe Sagal, Monique Gabrielle
Roles Dr. Anton Arcane
Rating45% 2.256932.256932.256932.256932.25693
After her mother's mysterious death, Abigail Arcane (Heather Locklear) travels to the Florida swamps to confront her evil stepfather Dr. Arcane (Louis Jourdan), who had been resurrected after his death in the first film. In an attempt to stave off the effects of aging, Dr. Arcane, assisted by Dr. Lana Zurrell (Sarah Douglas), combines genes from various swamp animals and human beings, creating an army of monsters known as Un-Men. Dr. Arcane tries to use his stepdaughter Abby in his genetic experiments until she is rescued by Swamp Thing (Dick Durock), a scientist previously transformed into a bog creature after a confrontation with the evil doctor, and a conscience-stricken Dr. Zurrell.
Counterforce, 1h38
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Action
Actors George Kennedy, Simón Andreu, Jorge Rivero, Andrew Stevens, Isaac Hayes, Kevin Bernhardt
Roles Kassar
Rating50% 2.5314852.5314852.5314852.5314852.531485
Dans un pays du Moyen-Orient, le président Kassar, à peine élu, voit son gouvernement démocratique renversé par le coup d'État fomenté par le colonel d'un pays voisin. Le militaire met immédiatement en place un régime autoritaire. Des menaces pèsent alors à la fois sur la vie de Kassar et sur l'entente internationale. Une équipe de forces spéciales est dépêchée par les États-Unis pour secourir Kassar et contrer les exactions du dictateur.
Grand Larceny, 1h35
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes La provence, Heist films
Actors Marilu Henner, Ian McShane, Omar Sharif, Louis Jourdan, Steve Kalfa, Mike Marshall
Roles Charles Grand
Rating62% 3.148413.148413.148413.148413.14841
Freddy Grand, a woman estranged from her father for 18 years, travels to his estate on the French Riviera after learning of his death. There she carries out his final wishes and begins to learn something about his past. She discovers he was a thief who served time in prison, but was approached by an insurance company on his release to employ his talent in helping them to recover some stolen valuables. A reformed man of many years before his death, he wishes Freddy to continue his work.
The First Olympics: Athens 1896, 3h57
Directed by Alvin Rakoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors David Ogden Stiers, Hunt Block, Alex Hyde-White, Benedict Taylor, David Caruso, Jason Connery
Roles Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Rating75% 3.7795453.7795453.7795453.7795453.779545
Elle raconte l'histoire des premiers Jeux olympiques modernes et des individus qui les ont ramenés à la vie.
Octopussy (1983)
, 2h11
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Kristina Wayborn
Roles Kamal
Rating65% 3.2984253.2984253.2984253.2984253.298425
British agent 009 is found dead at the British embassy in East Berlin, dressed as a circus clown and carrying a fake Fabergé egg. MI6 immediately suspects Soviet involvement and, after seeing the real egg appear at an auction in London, sends James Bond—agent 007—to investigate and find out who the seller is. At the auction Bond is able to swap the real egg with the fake and engages in a bidding war with exiled Afghan prince Kamal Khan, forcing Khan to pay £500,000 for the fake egg. Bond follows Khan back to his palace in Rajasthan, India, where Bond defeats Khan in a game of backgammon. Bond escapes with his Indian colleague Vijay, evading Khan's bodyguard Gobinda's attempts to kill them both. Bond is seduced by one of Khan's associates, Magda, and notices that she has a blue-ringed octopus tattoo. Magda steals the real Fabergé egg fitted with a listening device by Q, while Gobinda captures Bond and takes him to Khan's palace. After Bond escapes from his cell he listens in on the bug in the Fabergé egg and discovers that Khan is working with Orlov, a Soviet general, who is seeking to expand Soviet control into Central Europe.
Double Deal, 1h30
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller
Actors Louis Jourdan, Diane Craig, Bruce Spence, Kerry Walker, Harold Baigent
Roles Peter Sterling
Rating51% 2.5855452.5855452.5855452.5855452.585545
En Australie, Christine, mannequin trentenaire, se morfond auprès de son mari Peter, sexagénaire et richissime homme d'affaires. Tout change pour elle avec l'irruption dans sa vie d'un mystérieux et sensuel jeune homme qui, un jour, l'aborde au volant de la Rolls qu'il vient de voler : Christine tombe dans les bras du bel inconnu. Avant de s'enfuir ensemble, ils mettent à sac la maison de Christine. Puis, déguisés en clowns, ils dévalisent un bureau de poste. Mais Peter n'est peut-être pas étranger à cette échappée de sa femme à la Bonnie and Clyde…
Gamble on Love
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Louis Jourdan, Beverly Garland, Ellen Crawford

Une quinquagénaire revient à Las Vegas pour diriger le casino que lui a légué son père. Mais sa fonction et son idylle avec l'un des responsables de l'établissement sont difficiles à harmoniser...
Swamp Thing, 1h31
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess, Al Ruban, Dick Durock
Roles Dr. Anton Arcane
Rating54% 2.700682.700682.700682.700682.70068
In the swamps of Savannah Georgia, Dr. Alec Holland works with his sister Linda on a top-secret bio-engineering project to create a plant/animal hybrid capable of thriving in extreme environments. Government agent Alice Cable arrives just as Holland makes a major breakthrough, and begins to develop feelings for him. However, a paramilitary group led by the evil Dr. Anton Arcane, who is obsessed with immortality, kills Linda while trying to steal the formula for their own purposes. During the attack, Alice escapes and Alec is covered in chemicals, caught on fire, and runs screaming in the swamp, presumably to die. However, he returns as a monstrously mutated plant creature. As the Swamp Thing, Holland battles Arcane's forces to protect Cable, and eventually takes on Arcane himself, also mutated by the Holland formula.
Bayou Romance, 1h35
Directed by Alan Myerson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Annie Potts, Michael Ansara, Michael Durrell, Eugene Jackson, Virginia Capers, Louis Jourdan
Rating69% 3.488043.488043.488043.488043.48804
Aux États-Unis, Lily, trentenaire et dessinatrice publicitaire, quitte la ville pour se rendre en Louisiane où elle vient d'hériter d'une plantation. Elle découvre que son domaine est squatté par des bohémiens. Le docteur créole qui convoite la plantation cherche à gagner ses faveurs sous le prétexte de l'aider. Mais Lily s'éprend du séduisant gitan Stefan sur lequel Rena, une fille de son clan, a des vues malgré la désapprobation de son père Zanko. Romances et luttes d'intérêts s'interfèrent et engendrent des affrontements qui se muent en drames.
Escape to Love, 1h45
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors Louis Jourdan, Paddi Edwards, Patti Davis, Curt Lowens, Richard Epcar, Jane Merrow

Lors de son séjour en Europe, une étudiante américaine s'éprend d'un dissident polonais retenu par le KGB et l'aide à s'évader. Ils s'enfuient en empruntant un train à destination de Paris, mais sont loin d'être débarrassés de leurs poursuivants.
Count Dracula, 2h30
Directed by Philip Saville
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Judi Bowker, Jack Shepherd, Mark Burns
Roles Count Dracula
Rating75% 3.789733.789733.789733.789733.78973
Lucy Westenra's sister Mina bids farewell to her fiancé Jonathan Harker, who is leaving for a business trip. Harker, a solicitor, is travelling to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania to expedite his purchase of Carfax Abbey and other properties in England.
Silver Bears, 1h53
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan, Stéphane Audran, Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam
Roles Prince di Siracusa
Rating60% 3.0022653.0022653.0022653.0022653.002265
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) persuades his boss, American mobster Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam), to buy up a Swiss bank in order to more easily launder their ill-gotten gains. The impoverished Italian Prince Gianfranco di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan) agrees to act as chairman of the board in order to give it an air of respectability. "Doc" goes to Lugano, a major center of banking activity, along with the Don's wayward son Albert (Jay Leno), only to find that the best bank that the Prince could get consists of some shabby offices above a pizza restaurant with assets of $900.