Biography

After studying at the Faculty of Arts of Poitiers, Dominique Pinon moved to Paris where he enrolled at the Cours Simon acting school. His introducing appearance in cinema took place in 1981 in the movie Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix.

Pinon is considered to be a theatre actor in first place, with constant on-stage acting since 1985. Until today, he has appeared in the plays of Gildas Bourdet, Jorge Lavelli, Valère Novarina and numerous others.

His career in cinema, counting more than 80 movies to-date, shows a strong collaboration with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amongst these 8 movies dating from between 1990 and 2013, it is most notably his appearances in Delicatessen (1991), Alien Resurrection (1997) and Amélie (2001) which made him become known to the broader public outside of France.

Pinon also had numerous appearences on French TV, both in movies as well as in series. His most recent international appearance on TV is that of the character Master Raymond in the second season of the award-winning TV series Outlander.

He received the Molière theatre award for Best Actor in 2004 and was awarded the title of Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2014.

After studying at the Faculty of Arts of Poitiers, Dominique Pinon moved to Paris where he enrolled at the Cours Simon acting school. His introducing appearance in cinema took place in 1981 in the movie Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix.

Pinon is considered to be a theatre actor in first place, with constant on-stage acting since 1985. Until today, he has appeared in the plays of Gildas Bourdet, Jorge Lavelli, Valère Novarina and numerous others.

His career in cinema, counting more than 80 movies to-date, shows a strong collaboration with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amongst these 8 movies dating from between 1990 and 2013, it is most notably his appearances in Delicatessen (1991), Alien Resurrection (1997) and Amélie (2001) which made him become known to the broader public outside of France.

Pinon also had numerous appearences on French TV, both in movies as well as in series. His most recent international appearance on TV is that of the character Master Raymond in the second season of the award-winning TV series Outlander.

He received the Molière theatre award for Best Actor in 2004 and was awarded the title of Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2014.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1955-03-04

Place of Birth Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hamlet Revenant
Fin de partie as Hamm
Caminhos Magnéticos
2019 Edmond as Lucien
2018 O Homem Pykante - Diálogos com Pimenta
2018 White Fang as Beauty Smith (voice)
2017 Based on a True Story as Raymond
2017 Two Snails Set Off as (voice)
2017 Vive la crise ! as Noël
2017 Somewhere Beautiful as Magazine Editor
2017 La DorMeuse Duval as Basile Matrin
2016 Max & Leon as Michel
2016 Cassandre(9 episodes) as Jean-Pierre Marchand
2015 A Love You as Serge
2015 The Price of Desire as Fernand Leger
2015 Soulless 2
2014 My Old Lady as Monsieur Lefebvre
2014 Outlander(5 episodes) as Master Raymond
2013 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet as Two Clouds
2012 La guerre du Royal Palace as Colonel Otto Strudel
2012 The orphan plus minus an arm as L'inspecteur Lamentin
2011 Holidays by the Sea as Homme caravane
2011 Crédit pour tous as Gobert
2010 Specky Four-Eyes as Narrator
2010 What War May Bring as Maurice Lemoine
2009 La loi de Murphy
2009 Micmacs as Fracasse
2009 Humans as Gildas
2009 Au Siècle De Maupassant, Contes Et Nouvelles Du Xixe
2008 The Clown (Le Queloune)
2008 The Oxford Murders as Frank
2008 Dante 01 as César
2007 Moon in a Bottle as Pascal Rossignol
2007 Midsummer Madness as Toni
2007 Crossed Tracks as Pierre Laclos
2006 When Evil Calls as Detective Ringwald
2006 Dikkenek as Stef
2005 Your Name is Justine as Oncle Goran
2004 A Very Long Engagement as Sylvain
2004 Ne quittez pas! as Le clochard
2004 L'hiver sous la table as Dragomir
2004 Darkhunters as Charlie Jackson
2004 Hellbreeder as Detective Weiss
2004 Le bon, la brute et les zombies as Petit cowboy
2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey as His Excellency's Fop
2003 At Home with the Rozes as le lieutenant
2003 Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure as Fredy Mazas
2002 Caméra Café(0 episodes) as Jean-Pierre
2001 Beautiful Memories as Robert
2001 Putain, la vieille faut pas l'énerver! as P'tit gars
2001 Amélie as Joseph
2000 Sabotage!! as Armani
2000 Der Pilot as Pilot
1999 Like a Fish Out of Water as Melvin
1997 Alien Resurrection as Dom Vriess
1996 A Saturday on Earth as Le brigadier Morel
1995 The City of Lost Children as Scaphandrier / Les Clones
1994 KO Kid
1993 La cavale des fous as Angel
1993 Je m'appelle Victor
1992 Août as Eugène Blouzette
1991 Les arcandiers as Bruno
1991 Delicatessen as Louison
1991 25 décembre 58, 10h36 as Dominique
1990 1871 as Napoléon III
1989 The French Revolution as Drouet
1989 Things I Like, Things I Don't Like as Man
1988 The Legend of the Holy Drinker as Woitech
1988 The Mysterious Death of Nina Chereau as Albert
1988 Frantic as Wino
1987 Devil's Paradise as Gato
1986 Cent francs l'amour
1986 Zina as Pierre
1985 Via Mala(3 episodes) as Niklaus Lauretz
1985 Partir, revenir as Un villageois
1984 Nemo
1983 Ghost Dance as Salesman/Guide
1983 The Moon in the Gutter as Frank
1983 If I was a 1000 Years old
1982 Tir groupé as Daniel Verlot
1982 The Return of Martin Guerre as Antoine
1981 Diva as Le curé

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