Biography

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Pierre Brasseur, born Pierre-Albert Espinasse (22 December 1905, Paris – 16 August 1972, Bruneck, Italy) was a French actor.

He was the son of actor Georges Espinasse and actress Germaine Brasseur while the latter was married to Albert Brasseur. His grandfather, Jules Brasseur, was an actor as well. The family tradition of using the name Brasseur was continued by his son Claude and his grandson Alexandre.

Renowned for playing outsized characters, Brasseur is probably best known in the anglophone world for his (semi-fictionalised) portrayal of the actor Frédérick Lemaître in Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise, 1945) and as Docteur Génessier (more subdued) in the horror film Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans visage, 1960) co-starring with Alida Valli.

On May 30, 1927, Brasseur performed the spoken role of the Narrator in the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky's opera-oratorio Oedipus rex.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Pierre Brasseur, born Pierre-Albert Espinasse (22 December 1905, Paris – 16 August 1972, Bruneck, Italy) was a French actor.

He was the son of actor Georges Espinasse and actress Germaine Brasseur while the latter was married to Albert Brasseur. His grandfather, Jules Brasseur, was an actor as well. The family tradition of using the name Brasseur was continued by his son Claude and his grandson Alexandre.

Renowned for playing outsized characters, Brasseur is probably best known in the anglophone world for his (semi-fictionalised) portrayal of the actor Frédérick Lemaître in Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise, 1945) and as Docteur Génessier (more subdued) in the horror film Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans visage, 1960) co-starring with Alida Valli.

On May 30, 1927, Brasseur performed the spoken role of the Narrator in the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky's opera-oratorio Oedipus rex.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1905-12-22

Day of Death 1972-08-16

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1972 The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life as La Brunetière
1971 The Married Couple of the Year Two as Gosselin
1971 Macédoine
1970 Un ange passe (théâtre) as Florisse
1970 Un ange passe (théâtre)
1969 Goto, Island of Love as Goto
1968 Sous le signe de Monte Cristo as Faria
1968 Birds in Peru as Husband
1968 A Little Virtuous as Jules Polnick
1967 Le Fou du labo 4 as acteur
1967 Fortuna as Nissim Buzaglo
1967 The Birth of Children of Paradise as Interviewee
1966 King of Hearts as Le Général Géranium
1966 A Matter of Resistance as Dimanche
1966 Deux heures à tuer as Laurent
1965 L'or du Duc as Le Maharadjah (l'oncle)
1965 La muerte viaja demasiado as Le guérisseur - segment 1 'La Bestiole'
1964 Le grain de sable as Georges Richter
1964 Lucky Jo as Loudéac
1964 Liolà as Simone Palumbo
1963 Le magot de Josefa as Mayor
1963 Un soir... par hasard as Charlèz
1963 Don't Tempt the Devil as Charles Cassidi
1963 L'Abominable Homme des douanes as acteur
1962 Le Crime ne paie pas as Martin Fenayrou
1962 Hitch-Hike as Achille Pipermint, l'homme d'affaires radin à Orly
1962 Emile's Boat
1962 Rencontres as Carl Krasner
1961 Famous Love Affairs as le grand duc Ernest
1961 The Nina B. Affair as Berrera
1961 Vive Henri IV... vive l'amour!
1961 Spotlight on a Murderer as Comte de Keraudren
1960 Candide or The Optimism in the 20th Century as Pangloss
1960 Dialogue with the Carmelites as Le commissaire du peuple
1960 Il bell'Antonio as Alfio Magnano
1960 Carthage in Flames as Sidone
1960 Eyes Without a Face as Doctor Génessier
1959 Messieurs les ronds de cuir as Monsieur Nègre
1959 Head Against the Wall as Dr. Varmont
1959 The Law as Don Cesare
1958 The Possessors as Lucien Maublanc
1958 Life for Two as Pierre Carreau
1957 The Gates of Paris as Juju
1956 Cinépanorama(52 episodes)
1955 Oasis as Antoine Vallin
1955 Tower of Nesle as Jehan Buridan
1955 Napoleon as Barras
1952 Le Rideau rouge as Ludovic Arn / Macbeth
1952 The Curious Adventures of Mr Wonderbird as L'Oiseau (voice)
1952 Le Plaisir as Julien Ledentu
1952 Torticola contre Frankensberg
1951 Barbe-Bleue as Amédée de Salfère dit Barbe-Bleue
1951 Dirty Hands as Hoederer
1950 L'homme de la Jamaïque as Jacques Mervel
1950 Souvenirs perdus as Philippe
1950 Julie de Carneilhan as Hubert Espivant
1949 Millionaires for One Day as Francis
1949 Portrait of an Assassin as Fabius / Jean
1949 Les amants de Vérone as Raffaele
1948 La Revanche de Baccarat as acteur
1948 Rocambole as acteur
1947 Noah's Ark as Bitru
1946 Gates of the Night as Georges
1946 Pétrus as Rodrigue
1946 Land Without Stars as Jean-Thomas Pellerin / François-Charles Talacayud
1946 Jéricho as acteur
1945 Children of Paradise as Frédérick Lemaître
1943 Adieu Léonard as Prosper Bonenfant
1943 Lumière d'Été as Roland
1943 Les deux timides as Vancouver
1940 Le Chemin de l'honneur as Philippe
1939 Corsican Brothers as Tonio
1938 Café de Paris as Le Rec
1938 Giuseppe Verdi
1938 Port of Shadows as Lucien
1938 Grisou as Hagnauer
1938 Heartbeat
1938 Hercule as Bastien
1937 Claudine à l'école as monsieur Dubois
1937 The Virgin Bride as Georges Letournel, le fils du mari de Jacqueline
1937 Vous n'avez rien à déclarer? as Edmond Trivelin
1935 Bout de chou as Georges Darnetal
1935 Un oiseau rare as Jean Berthier
1934 Caravane as Lt. de Tokay
1934 La garnison amoureuse as (Pierre, un "deuxième classe")
1934 L'oncle de Pékin
1933 La chanson d'une nuit as Koretzky
1933 Le sexe faible as Jimmy

Writing

1970 Un ange passe (théâtre)Writer

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