Pierre Brasseur

Pierre Brasseur

  • Born on
    • December 22nd, 1905
  • Died on
    • August 16th, 1972
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.


Acting (19 Credits)

1972The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life as La Brunetière
1971Swashbuckler as Gosselin
1969Goto, Island of Love as Goto
1966A Matter of Resistance as Dimanche
1966King of Hearts as Le Général Géranium
1965Cloportes as Tonton
1961Spotlight on a Murderer as Comte de Keraudren
1960Eyes Without a Face as Doctor Génessier
1960Bell' Antonio as Alfio Magnano
1959Head Against the Wall as Dr. Varmont
1959The Law as Don Cesare
1957The Gates of Paris as Juju
1955Napoleon as Barras
1952Le Plaisir as Julien Ledentu
1946Gates of the Night as Georges
1945Children of Paradise as Frédérick Lemaître
1943Lumière d'été as Roland
1938Port of Shadows as Lucien

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