Jacques Brel

Birthday: Apr 8, 1929
Birthplace: Not Available
A singer, songwriter, actor, and the director of two films, Jacques Brel was an international star. As a musician, the native of Brussels was known for writing poetic songs protesting the power of the bourgeoisie and for those paying tribute to his beloved Belgium. In 1966, Brel created his famed stage show, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. That same year, Brel ended his singing career and became an actor. He made his directorial debut in 1972 with Franz, a serio-comic love story in which he also starred. The film received critical praise, but was a box-office failure. The following year, Brel directed Le Far West (1973), a lighthearted portrait of those seeking to create the Old West in modern America. Brel's portrayal of Native Americans caused controversy and this film also did poorly. Though he continued his acting career through the mid-'70s, he never directed again.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Il est minuit, Paris s'éveille Actor 2012
No Score Yet Les risques du métier (Risky Business) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Himself 1975
No Score Yet A Pain in the A** (L'Emmerdeur) Pignon 1973
No Score Yet L'Aventure C'est L'Aventure Jacques 1972
No Score Yet Franz Director Leon 1972
No Score Yet Les Assassins De L'Ordre Level 1971
No Score Yet Mon Oncle Benjamin (My Uncle Benjamin) Benjamin 1969
No Score Yet La Bande a Bonnot Raymond 1968
85% Paris Belongs to Us (Paris Nous Appartient) Actor 1960