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Jean Bouise

Highest Rated: 100% I Am Cuba (1964)

Lowest Rated: 29% Edith and Marcel (1983)

Birthday: Jun 3, 1929

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

A French character actor with distinctive facial features, Jean Bouise was a talented supporting player who often worked in the films of Luc Besson. He founded the theater troupe Théâtre de la Cité in the '50s and began his acting career with an appearance in the 1961 TV movie "Flore et Blanchflore." Bouise gained attention for a lead role in the 1963 film "El Otro Cristóbal," which screened at Cannes, and had the title role in a TV production of the Alfred Jarry play "Ubu roi." A supporting role in the Costa-Gavras political thriller "Z" raised his profile significantly and led to other parts with renowned directors. He worked with director Jacques Rivette on two films and had a principal role in the 1975 war drama"The Old Gun" with Romy Schneider and Philippe Noiret, earning Bouise a best actor French César Award nomination. He received another César nomination two years later for his performance in the crime drama "Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff" before winning on his third attempt for the soccer-themed film "Coup de tête" (or "Hothead") in 1979. He ended his career with several collaborations with director Luc Besson, including the 1985 Paris Metro drama, "Subway," and his final film, the crime drama "La Femme Nikita."

Highest rated movies

Mr. Klein
The Confession
I Am Cuba
Out 1, Noli Me Tangere
Z
La Femme Nikita
Le Dernier Combat
The Big Blue

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 84% La Femme Nikita L'attaché ambassade (Character) $5.0M 1990
62% 93% The Big Blue Uncle Louis (Character) $2.9M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Oeuvre au noir Campanus (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ete en Pente Douce Olivier Voke (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet De guerre lasse Joseph Isaac Roth (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Engagements of the Heart Joseph Isaac Roth (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer on a Soft Slope Olivier Voke (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Zone Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zone Red Antoine Sénéchal (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'air du crime M. Stutz (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Credo Le Père Serge (Character) - 1983
29% 50% Edith and Marcel Lucien Roupp (Character) - 1983
67% 68% Le Dernier Combat The Doctor (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 82% Hot-Head Le président Sivardière (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coup De Tete Le président Sivardière (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un papillon sur l'épaule Dr. Bavier (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roads to the South Le métayer (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Corrupt Man Commissaire Pernais (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 86% Le juge Fayard dit Le Shériff Unknown (Character) - 1977
100% 88% Mr. Klein Le Vendeur (Character) $192.9K 1976
No Score Yet 93% The Old Gun François (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Enough to Kill Docteur S. Rosenfeld (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burned Barns Le journaliste/Reporter (Character) - 1973
96% 84% Out 1, Noli Me Tangere Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Die of Love The judge (Character) - 1971
100% 85% The Confession Chef der Fabrik (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 92% The Things of Life François (Character) - 1970
94% 93% Z Georges Pirou (Character) $83.3K 1969
100% 92% I Am Cuba Jim (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 22% Tintin and the Blue Oranges le capitaine Haddock (Voice) - 1964