Philippe Léotard

Philippe Léotard

  • Born on
    • August 28th, 1940
  • Died on
    • August 25th, 2001
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philippe Léotard ( born Ange Philippe Paul André Léotard-Tomasi August 28, 1940 - died August 25, 2001) was a French actor, poet, and singer. He was born in Nice , one of seven children - four girls, then three boys, of which he was the oldest - and was the brother of politician François Léotard. His childhood was normal except for an illness (rheumatic fever) which struck him and forced him to spend days in bed during which time he read a great many books. He was particularly fond of the poets - Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Blaise Cendrars. He met Ariane Mnouchkine at the Sorbonne and in 1964 they formed the théâtre du soleil. He played Philippe, the tormented son of a women with terminal illness, in the 1974 drama film La Gueule ouverte, by the controversial director Maurice Pialat. He won a César Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1982 movie La Balance. One of his few English-language roles was a cameo in the 1973 thriller The Day of the Jackal and he co-starred as "Jacques" in the 1975 John Frankenheimer movie French Connection II which starred Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey, (sequel to The French Connection). Léotard died in 2001 of respiratory failure in Paris at the age of 60. He was interred at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Description above from the Wikipedia article Philippe Léotard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (21 Credits)

1995Les Misérables as Thénardier 1942
1995Élisa as Gitanes Smoker
1991The Flesh as Nicola
1990There Were Days... and Moons as le chanteur abandonné
1988Snack Bar Budapest as Sapo
1988The South as Roberto
1988Jane B. for Agnes V. as Le peintre / Murderer
1985Tangos, the Exile of Gardel as Pierre
1983So Long, Stooge as Bauer
1982La balance as Dédé Laffont
1982Le choc as Félix
1980Une semaine de vacances as le docteur Sabouret
1977Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff as Marec
1975French Connection II as Jacques
1975The Track as Paul Danville
1974The Mouth Agape as Philippe
1973The Day of the Jackal as Gendarme
1972A Gorgeous Girl Like Me as Clovis
1971Two English Girls as Diurka
1971Max and the Junkmen as Losfeld
1970Bed & Board as L'homme Ivre (uncredited)


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