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      Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

      Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

      Highest Rated: 100% The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 64% Paris 36 (2008)

      Birthday: Jul 2, 1949

      Birthplace: Paris, France

      Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu was a French actor best known as the "real" Martin Guerre in "The Return of Martin Guerre" (1982), the Academy Award-nominated cinematic adaptation of Janet Lewis' novel. Across a 40 year career, he acted in over 100 films, often playing the role of the villain. The father of actress Ingrid Donnadieu, he arrived on screens with appearances in Roman Polanski's legendary psychological thriller "The Tenant" (1976) and Claude Lelouch's "Si c'était à refaire" (1976), though his breakout role was in "Le professional" (1981), Georges Lautner's crime saga starring Jean-Paul Belomondo. After impressing alongside Gérard Depardieu and Nathalie Baye in "The Return of Martin Guerre," Donnadieu consolidated his position as an in-demand actor with appearances in Serge Leroy's crime drama "L'indic" (1983), Pascal Kané's political drama "Liberty belle" (1983) and Alain Resnais' "La vie est un roman" (1983). He had another memorable role in Bertrand Tavernier's brutal Middle Ages drama "La passion Béatrice" (1987), playing Julie Delpy's abusive father. In the early 1990s, Donnadieu appeared in Jacques Dorfmann's Inuit soap opera "Shadow of the Wolf" (1992), and later reunited with Dorfmann for his Ancient Gaul epic, "Vercingétorix" (2001). Following a notable role in Jean-Louis Guillermou's biopic "Antonio Vivaldi, un prince à Venise" (2006), Donnadeiu's final cinema role came in Christophe Barratier's nostalgic musical "Paris 36" (2008). He died in December 2010, aged 61.

      Highest rated movies

      The Return of Martin Guerre poster The Return of Martin Guerre The Vanishing poster
      The Vanishing
      Life is a Bed of Roses poster
      Life is a Bed of Roses
      Paris 36 poster
      Paris 36




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      64% 57% Paris 36 Galapiat (Character) $850.6K 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How Much We Hated Each Other Jean Monnet (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clochemerle Barthélémy Piéchut (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 16% Druids Dumnorix (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Caboose Larrivée (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dreyfus Case Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 47% Shadow of the Wolf Brown (Character) $1.2M 1993
      No Score Yet 62% Justinien Trouve, or God's Bastard Unknown (Character) - 1992
      98% 88% The Vanishing Raymond Lemorne (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 48% Beatrice François de Cortemart (Character) $140.6K 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Urgent Unknown (Character) - 1984
      78% 42% Life is a Bed of Roses School Teacher (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberty Belle Yvon (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbarous Street Unknown (Character) - 1983
      100% 80% The Return of Martin Guerre Martin Guerre (Character) $16.2K 1982
      No Score Yet 81% Le Professionnel Unknown (Character) - 1981