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      Jacques Villeret

      Jacques Villeret

      Highest Rated: 89% First Name: Carmen (1983)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Edith and Marcel (1983)

      Birthday: Feb 6, 1951

      Birthplace: Loches, Indre-et-Loire, France

      Rotund, balding, French comic actor Jacques Villeret is perhaps best known internationally for his performances in the play "The Dinner Game," though he acted in French film and TV productions for over 30 years with numerous renowned directors. Villeret studied drama at the Paris Conservatory and first took to the stage doing comedic and vaudeville acting before playing early roles in dramas and romances, including Claude Lelouch's "And Now My Love." He soon dipped into comedy, with Lelouch's "Robert et Robert" (earning his first César Award), and then as an alien who loves earthly cabbage soup in "La soupe aux choux," the latter's popularity making him a star at home. Villeret worked steadily through the '80s with major directors including Patrice Leconte, Jean-Luc Godard, and Claude Sautet before slowing his output in the mid '90s, battling depression and alcoholism. He rose again at the end of that decade, taking his stage character to the big screen in the very successful "The Dinner Game" (the basis for the American comedy "Dinner for Schmucks"). Despite a difficult divorce and tax problems, he continued to appear in a number of well-received films, including more dramatic parts, but he died of a liver hemorrhage at age 53.

      Highest rated movies

      First Name: Carmen poster
      First Name: Carmen
      The Dinner Game poster
      The Dinner Game
      Bolero poster
      Bolero
      Another Man, Another Chance poster
      Another Man, Another Chance
      Soigne ta Droite poster
      Soigne ta Droite
      Edith and Marcel poster
      Edith and Marcel

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      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 16% Iznogoud Haroun El Poussah (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 33% Les Parrains Lucien (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 31% Grey Souls Le juge Mierck (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 33% Malabar Princess Gaspard (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper in the Fist Jacques Rézeau (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 70% Vipere Au Poing Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 81% Strange Gardens Jacques Pouzay (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le furet Le Furet (Character),
      Producer
      - 2003
      No Score Yet 49% A Crime in Paradise Jojo Braconnier (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Un aller simple Jean-Pierre (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 88% Children of the Marshland Riton (Character) $324.0K 1999
      74% 90% The Dinner Game François Pignon (Character) $4.1M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mookie Frère Benoît (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 70% The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Lingerie Man (Character) $160.3K 1991
      33% 19% Soigne ta Droite L'individu (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ete en Pente Douce Maurice Leheurt/Mo (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer on a Soft Slope Maurice Leheurt/Mo (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les frères pétard Unknown (Character) - 1986
      89% 61% First Name: Carmen Unknown (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 67% Les morfalous Béral (Character) - 1983
      29% 50% Edith and Marcel Jacques Barbier (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 73% Gramps Is in the Resistance Le maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 67% Waiter! Gilbert (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gramps Is in the Resistance Le maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Move Along, There Is Nothing to See! Unknown (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Malevil momo (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cabbage Soup La Denrée (Character) - 1981
      67% 89% Bolero Jacques (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Adventure for Two Tonton Musique (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Roberte Robert Villiers (Character) - 1978
      63% 56% Another Man, Another Chance Customer (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Bon et les Mechants Simon (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing to Report Unknown (Character) - 1973