Biography

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Jean Rochefort (born 29 April 1930) is a French actor, with a career that has spanned over five decades.

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.

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. With recent news of the film's possible restart, Rochefort has been recast with Robert Duvall, due to his inability to ride a horse.

In 1960 he married Alexandra Moscwa, with whom he fathered two children: a girl, Marie (1962), and a boy, Julien (1965).

In 2007, he sang with the French band Dionysos a short verse in l'homme sans trucage: « Vas-y, saute, monte, grimpe à ton cœur, sauve-toi, n'aie pas peur, ouvre grand, mon petit, il est temps d'avaler une énorme bouffée d'air frais, andalucia, anda, anda, andalucia... » (Go ahead, jump, climbs to your heart, save yourself, don't be afraid, open wide, my boy, it's time to swallow a huge breath of fresh air, andalucia, anda, anda, andaluci...)

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Rochefort, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Jean Rochefort (born 29 April 1930) is a French actor, with a career that has spanned over five decades.

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.

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. With recent news of the film's possible restart, Rochefort has been recast with Robert Duvall, due to his inability to ride a horse.

In 1960 he married Alexandra Moscwa, with whom he fathered two children: a girl, Marie (1962), and a boy, Julien (1965).

In 2007, he sang with the French band Dionysos a short verse in l'homme sans trucage: « Vas-y, saute, monte, grimpe à ton cœur, sauve-toi, n'aie pas peur, ouvre grand, mon petit, il est temps d'avaler une énorme bouffée d'air frais, andalucia, anda, anda, andalucia... » (Go ahead, jump, climbs to your heart, save yourself, don't be afraid, open wide, my boy, it's time to swallow a huge breath of fresh air, andalucia, anda, anda, andaluci...)

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Rochefort, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 116

Birthday 1930-04-29

Day of Death 2017-10-09

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Belmondo par Belmondo as Himself
2015 April and the Extraordinary World as Pops (voice)
2015 Florida as Claude Lherminier
2014 Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
2012 Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia as Lucius Fouinus
2012 The Artist and the Model as Marc Cros
2011 Belmondo, itinéraire... as Himself
2011 Titeuf as Pépé
2008 Agathe Cléry as Louis Guinard
2008 Bien des choses as Voix
2008 I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster as Jean
2007 The Key as Joseph Arp
2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday as Maître d'hôtel
2007 Chez Maupassant (1 episode) as le père
2006 Twice Upon a Time as Louis Ruinard
2006 Tell No One as Gilbert Neuville
2005 Hell as Louis
2005 Akoibon as Chris Barnes
2004 RRRrrrr!!! as Lucie
2004 Heureux ?
2003 Saint-Germain ou La négociation as Henri de Malassise
2003 J.S. Bach: The Music, The Life, The Legend as Narrator (voice)
2002 Pierre et le Loup
2002 Blanche as Mazarin
2002 Man on the Train as Monsieur Manesquier
2002 Lost in La Mancha as Himself
2001 Honolulu Baby as Cri Cri
2001 The Closet as Kopel, le directeur de l'usine
1999 Rembrandt as Nicolaes Tulp
1998 Wind with the Gone as Edgard Wexley
1998 The Count of Monte Cristo (4 episodes) as Fernand Mondego
1998 In and Out of Fashion
1997 Barracuda as Monsieur Clément
1997 Never Ever as Gerard Panier
1996 Ridicule as Le Marquis de Bellegarde
1996 The Grand Dukes as Eddie Carpentier
1995 Palace as Thomas Fausto
1995 Tom est tout seul as Jean-Pierre
1994 Ready to Wear as Tantpis
1993 Lost in Transit as Arturo Conti
1993 Wild Target as Victor Meynard
1993 Tango as Bellhop
1992 L'Atlantide
1992 El largo invierno
1992 Le bal des casse-pieds as Henri Sauveur
1991 Amoureux fou as Rudolph
1990 My Mother's Castle as Adolphe Cassignol, alias Loïs de Montmajour
1990 The Hairdresser's Husband as Antoine
1989 I'm the King of the Castle as Jean Breaud
1987 My First 40 Years as Principe Riccio
1987 Tandem as Michel Mortez
1987 Le moustachu as le capitaine Duroc
1986 The King's Cake as Arnold III
1985 L'énigme blanche as Henri
1985 Volley for a Black Buffalo
1984 Reveillon chez Bob as Louis Alban
1984 Frankenstein 90 as Victor Frankenstein
1983 Un dimanche de flic as A. Rupert
1983 L'ami de Vincent as Vincent Lamar
1982 The Big Brother as Charles-Henri Rossi
1982 L'indiscrétion as Alain Tescique
1981 Birgit Haas Must Be Killed as Charles-Philippe Bauman
1981 Un étrange voyage as Pierre
1980 I Hate Blondes as Donald Rose
1980 I Sent a Letter to My Love as Gilles Martin
1979 French Postcards as Monsieur Tessier
1979 Courage - Let's Run as Martin Belhomme
1979 The Skirt Chaser as Edouard Choiseul
1978 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? as August Grandvilliers
1978 Grandison
1977 Le Crabe-Tambour as Captain, le Commandant
1977 We Will All Meet in Paradise as Etienne Dorsay
1977 Le diable dans la boîte
1976 An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive as Étienne
1976 Death Rite as Edouard
1976 Cool, Calm and Collected as Albert
1976 The Toilets Were Closed from the Inside as Le commissaire Pichard
1975 A Happy Divorce as Jean-Baptiste Morin, læge
1975 Let Joy Reign Supreme as l'abbé Dubois
1975 Innocents with Dirty Hands as Maitre Albert Legal
1974 The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe as Colonel Louis, Marie, Alphonse Toulouse
1974 Till Marriage Do Us Part as Barone Henri de Sarcey
1974 The Phantom of Liberty as M. Legendre
1974 How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby as Foisnard
1974 The Watchmaker of St. Paul as Insp. Guilboud
1973 Salut l'artiste as Clément Chamfort
1973 Mean Frank and Crazy Tony as Louis
1973 Lovely Swine
1973 Le Complot as Dominique
1973 The Inheritor as Le nonce (André Berthier)
1972 The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe as Toulouse
1972 Hearth Fires as Alexandre Boursault
1970 La Liberté en Croupe as Moss
1970 The Time to Die as Hervé Breton
1969 The Devil by the Tail as Le comte Georges
1967 Two Weeks in September as Philippe
1967 The Sunday of life
1966 Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? as Grégoire Pecque
1966 Angelique and the King as François Desgrez / voix du narrateur
1965 Up to His Ears as Leon
1965 Angelique: The Road To Versailles as François Desgrez
1964 Beautiful Families as Marchese Osvaldo
1964 Trouble Among Widows as Inspecteur Laforêt
1964 Angelique as François Desgrez
1963 La foire aux cancres as Sigoules
1963 La Porteuse de pain as Ovide Soliveau
1963 Symphony for a Massacre as Jabeke
1963 Outpost in Indo-china
1962 The Iron Mask
1962 Swords of Blood as La Taupe
1961 Le mariage de Figaro as Le comte Almaviva
1961 Captain Fracasse as Malartic
1961 Leon Garros Is Looking for His Friend
1958 A Bullet in the Gun Barrel
1956 Rencontre à Paris as L'interne

Writing

2010 Cavaliers Seuls Writer

Directing

2010 Cavaliers Seuls Director

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