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Alain Cuny (12 July 1908 – 16 May 1994) was a French actor.

He was born René Xavier Marie in Saint-Malo, Brittany, and studied medicine for a while before entering the film industry as a costume and set designer. Cuny started acting in the 1930s. Among his most notable films are Les Visiteurs du soir (1942), by Marcel Carné; Les Amants (The Lovers 1958); La dolce vita (1960) and Satyricon (1969), the later two directed by Federico Fellini. During his life, he befriended women such as Hafida Elalama, and many other models and actresses

Later in his career he had a role in the softcore porn film Emmanuelle (1974). Also in 1974 he played Sitting Bull in the absurdist western Don't Touch the White Woman!. One of his last roles was in Camille Claudel (1988) as Louis-Prosper Claudel, father of the film's heroine. Cuny worked in both France and Italy, and died in 1994 in Paris.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alain Cuny (12 July 1908 – 16 May 1994) was a French actor.

He was born René Xavier Marie in Saint-Malo, Brittany, and studied medicine for a while before entering the film industry as a costume and set designer. Cuny started acting in the 1930s. Among his most notable films are Les Visiteurs du soir (1942), by Marcel Carné; Les Amants (The Lovers 1958); La dolce vita (1960) and Satyricon (1969), the later two directed by Federico Fellini. During his life, he befriended women such as Hafida Elalama, and many other models and actresses

Later in his career he had a role in the softcore porn film Emmanuelle (1974). Also in 1974 he played Sitting Bull in the absurdist western Don't Touch the White Woman!. One of his last roles was in Camille Claudel (1988) as Louis-Prosper Claudel, father of the film's heroine. Cuny worked in both France and Italy, and died in 1994 in Paris.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 41

Birthday 1908-07-12

Day of Death 1994-05-16

Place of Birth Saint-Malo, France

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 Dear Antonioni as Self
1991 The Annunciation of Marie as Anne Vercors
1988 Camille Claudel as Louis-Prosper Claudel
1988 La coscienza di Zeno as Alfio Cosini sr.
1987 Chronicle of a Death Foretold as El Viudo Xius
1985 Detective as le vieux mafieux
1983 The Basileus Quartet as Mario Cantone
1983 Fellini nel cestino as Sé stesso
1982 Time Masters as Xul (voice)
1979 Christ Stopped at Eboli as Il Barone Rotundo
1978 The Song of Roland as Turpin/der Mönch
1976 I prosseneti as Il conte Davide
1976 Illustrious Corpses as Richter Rasto
1975 Irene, Irene as Guido
1975 Two in the Amsterdam Rain
1974 Emmanuelle as Mario
1974 Don't Touch the White Woman! as Sitting Bull
1973 Valparaiso, Valparaiso as Balthazar Lamarck-Caulaincourt
1972 The Master and Margaret as Profesor Woland & Satana
1972 The Audience as teologa Belga
1971 La grande scrofa nera as Il Padre di Enrico
1970 Many Wars Ago as Gen. Leone
1970 Ciao, Federico!
1969 Fellini's Satyricon as Lica
1969 The Milky Way as Man with cape
1965 Mission of Fear as Jean de Brébeuf
1963 Corruption as Leonardo Mattioli
1963 Banana Peel as Hervé Bontemps
1960 La Dolce Vita as Enrico Steiner
1958 The Lovers as Henri Tournier
1956 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Claude Frollo
1956 Cinépanorama (52 episodes)
1953 The Lady Without Camelias as Lodi
1953 Les crimes de l'amour
1952 Anita Garibaldi
1952 The Solitary Conquerors
1951 The Forbidden Christ as Antonio
1943 The Phantom Baron as Hervé
1942 Les Visiteurs du Soir as Gilles
1941 Madame Sans-Gêne as Roustan
1940 My Crimes After Mein Kampf as Marinus van der Lubbe (l'incendiaire du Reichstag)

Writing

1991 The Annunciation of Marie Screenplay

Directing

1991 The Annunciation of Marie Director

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