Alain Cuny

Alain Cuny

  • Born on
    • July 12th, 1908
  • Died on
    • May 16th, 1994
​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.


Acting (19 Credits)

1992Le retour de Casanova
1988Camille Claudel as Louis-Prosper Claudel
1987Chronicle of a Death Foretold as El Viudo Xius
1985Detective as Old Mafioso
1982Time Masters as Xul (voice)
1979Christ Stopped at Eboli as Il Barone Rotundo
1976Illustrious Corpses as Judge Rasto
1974Emmanuelle as Mario
1974Don't Touch the White Woman! as Sitting Bull
1972The Master and Margaret as Profesor Woland & Satana
1972L'udienza as teologa Belga
1970Many Wars Ago as Gen. Leone
1969The Milky Way as Man with cape
1969Fellini Satyricon as Lica
1960The Sweet Life as Steiner
1958The Lovers as Henri Tournier
1956The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Claude Frollo
1953The Lady Without Camelias as Lodi
1942Les Visiteurs du Soir as Gilles

Himself (2 Credits)

2002Fellini: I'm a Born Liar as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
1998Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Coin of the Absolute as Himself

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