Jean Rochefort

Jean Rochefort

  • Born on
    • April 29th, 1930
  • Died on
    • October 9th, 2017
Jean Rochefort (29 April 1930 – 9 October 2017) was a French actor, with a career that has spanned over six 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.

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Acting (53 Credits)

2015Florida as Claude Lherminier
2015April and the Extraordinary World as Pops (voice)
2013Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
2012The Artist and the Model as Marc Cros
2012Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia as Lucius Fouinus
2011Titeuf: The Movie as Pépé (voice)
2008Agathe Cléry as Louis Guinard
2007I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster as Jean
2007The Key as Joseph Arp
2007Mr. Bean's Holiday as Maître d'hôtel
2006Twice Upon a Time as Louis Ruinard
2006Tell No One as Gilbert NeuvilleWatch Free
2005Hell as Louis
2004RRRrrrr!!! as Lucie
2003Les clefs de bagnole
2002Man on the Train as Monsieur Manesquier
2002Blanche as Mazarin
2001The Closet as Kopel, le directeur de l'usine
1998Wind with the Gone as Edgard Wexley
1998The Count of Monte Cristo as Fernand Mondego
1997Barracuda as Monsieur Clément
1996Ridicule as Le Marquis de Bellegarde
1996Les grands ducs as Eddie Carpentier
1994Ready to Wear as Tantpis
1993Wild Target as Victor Meynard
1993Tango as Bellhop
1992Le bal des casse-pieds as Henri Sauveur
1990The Hairdresser's Husband as Antoine
1990My Mother's Castle as Adolphe Cassignol, aka Loïs de Montmajour
1989I'm the King of the Castle as Jean Breaud
1987Tandem as Michel Mortez
1979French Postcards as Monsieur Tessier
1978Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? as August Grandvilliers
1977Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! as Etienne Dorsay
1977Le Crabe-Tambour as Captain, le Commandant
1976Pardon Mon Affaire as Étienne
1976Femmes Fatales as Albert
1975Let Joy Reign Supreme as l'abbé Dubois
1975Dirty Hands as Maitre Albert Legal
1974The Clockmaker of St. Paul as Commissioner Guilboud
1974The Return of the Tall Blond Man as Colonel Louis, Marie, Alphonse Toulouse
1974Till Marriage Do Us Part as Barone Henri de Sarcey
1974The Phantom of Liberty as M. Legendre
1973The Inheritor as Le nonce (André Berthier)
1972The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe as Colonel Louis Toulouse
1969The Devil by the Tail as Le comte Georges
1966Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? as Grégoire Pecque
1966Angelique and the King as François Desgrez / voix du narrateur
1965Merveilleuse Angélique as François Desgrez
1965Up to His Ears as Leon
1964Angélique, marquise des anges as François Desgrez
1962Cartouche as La Taupe
1961Captain Fracasse as Malartic

Himself (1 Credits)

2002Lost in La Mancha as Himself


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