Jean Carmet

Jean Carmet

Highest Rated: 100% Circle of Deceit (1981)

Lowest Rated: 67% My Mother's Castle (1990)

Birthday: Apr 25, 1920

Birthplace: Bourgueil, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France

Just two months after receiving an honorary César Award in 1994, French actor Jean Carmet died. It was a sadly poetic end for one of the Gallic film industry's most beloved performers. Carmet first gained César recognition for the 1978 financial crime drama "Le Sucre," which cast him along superstar Gérard Depardieu. A few years later, he won his first of two Césars for helping continue the cinematic legacy of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." His portrayal of Thenardier, one half of the bad-guy couple, earned him Best Supporting Actor. He won another Best Supporting Actor prize in 1991 for playing the older version of Charlotte Gainsbourg's father in the Bertrand Blier drama "Merci la Vie." In between, Carmet was nominated back-to-back in 1986 and 1987 for, respectively, "Les Fugitifs" (Best Supporting Actor) and "Miss Mona" (Best Actor). The reach of Carmet's acting career was truly epic, dating all the way back to the early '40s. During his long and illustrious career, he occasionally popped up in English-language productions as well.

Highest rated movies

Circle of Deceit
Black and White in Color
Germinal
Violette
My Mother's Castle
The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cache Cash Durandet (Character) - 1994
75% 75% Germinal Vincent Maheu dit Bonnemort (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 33% La Reine blanche Lucien (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le bal des casse-pieds Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 67% Thanks for Life Raymond Pelleveau (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lesson of Hope Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dispute in Valladolid Unknown (Character) - 1991
67% 87% My Mother's Castle Le garde ivrogne (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Vouivre Réquiem (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bouvard and Pecuchet Juste Pecuchet (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Invité surprises Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 40% Sorceress Le curé/Vicar (Character) $13.5K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brute M. Deliot (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 67% Fugitives Martin (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Mona Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alley Cat Egon Ratablavasky (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 78% Le matou Egon Ratablavasky (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 47% Dog Day Socrate (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sac de noeuds Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire on Sight L'inspecteur Robert Casti/Commissioner Casti (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 73% Gramps Is in the Resistance André Bourdelle (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gramps Is in the Resistance André Bourdelle (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Misérables Thénardier (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un chien dans un jeu de quilles Unknown (Character) - 1982
100% 71% Circle of Deceit Rudnik (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cabbage Soup Francis Chérasse (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Soldier L'adjudant Chalumot (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gros Calin Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 89% Buffet Froid L'assassin/The Murderer (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Such a Lovely Town Le Juge Noblet (Character) - 1979
75% 67% Violette Baptiste Nozière (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le sucre Unknown (Character) - 1978
100% 68% Black and White in Color Sergeant Bosselet (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 49% The Return of the Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe Maurice Lefebvre (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bons baisers... à lundi Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pleure pas la bouche pleine Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holes Paul Bourru (Character) - 1973
67% 79% The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe Maurice (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le viager Maître Vierzon (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elle cause plus, elle flingue Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 43% The Troubles of Alfred Paul (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breach Henri Pinelli (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 60% The Novices Le client au chien (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Novices Le client au chien (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir Le docteur Féraud (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alexander La Fringale (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 40% How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning Unknown (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Counterfeit Constable Le porte drapeau (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Musketeers Planchet (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance of the Three Musketeers Planchet (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knock Le premier gars (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet God Needs Men Yvon (Character) - 1950