Jean Champion

Jean Champion

Highest Rated: 100% Mr. Klein (1976)

Lowest Rated: 83% Coup de torchon (Clean Slate) (1981)

Birthday: Mar 9, 1914

Birthplace: Not Available

Finding international fame with his role as the producer of a film within a film in François Truffaut's acclaimed Day for Night (1973), French actor Jean Champion would become one of France's most celebrated and dependable character actors. With roles in such popular films as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and the cult TV series Belphegor, Champion would deeply ingrain himself into French film history by working with some of the most celebrated directors of his time and moving effortlessly between roles in television and film.Born in Chalon-sur-Saone, France, in March 1914, Champion began refining his love for acting on stage, performing with such theater greats as Jacques Copeau and Georges Piteoff before making his eventual transition into film and television. For nearly 30 years, he would appear in the films of such acclaimed French directors as Luis Bunuel (The Phantom of Liberty [1974]), Alain Resnais (Muriel [1963]), and Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). Champion made his final film appearance in Roger Vadim's television adaptation of playwright Sacha Guitry's My Father Was Right in 1996.Plagued with health problems later in life, Jean Champion died in the same town he was born in, on May 23, 2000. He was 87.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Passion of Bernadette 1st Canon 1990
No Score Yet The Blood of Others Meurice's Elevator Man 1984
83% Coup de torchon (Clean Slate) Priest 1981
No Score Yet March Or Die Minister 1977
100% Mr. Klein Le gardien de la morgue 1976
No Score Yet Section Spéciale (Special Section) Advocate 1975
86% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) Foucauld's Doctor 1974
100% Day for Night Bertrand 1973
No Score Yet L' Invitation (The Invitation) Alfred 1973
95% Le Cercle Rouge Le garde-barrière 1970
No Score Yet The Thief of Paris (Le Voleur) Owner of the Hotel de la Biche 1967
98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) Aubin 1964
85% Muriel ou Le Temps d'un Retour (The Time of Return) Ernest 1963


100% Smiley's People
Monsieur La Pierre


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