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Jean Poiret

Highest Rated: 95% Birds of a Feather (1978)

Lowest Rated: 60% La Cage aux Folles II (1980)

Birthday: Aug 17, 1926

Birthplace: Paris, France

Despite the great effort and amount of work Jean Poiret did in the acting arena, he is mostly remembered today as the author of a hugely popular play and movie. "La Cage aux Folles," written when he was deep into his primary career, is a lighthearted sex comedy that had a long theatrical run and a massive following. It was also adapted into a wildly successful 1978 film that spawned a sequel and a Hollywood remake ('96's "The Birdcage"). Poiret was born in Paris and built his career there. After World War II, he gained prominence as a theater and radio actor, which soon led to film roles. He was a familiar presence on French film screens throughout his life, appearing in supporting roles in such efforts as the '53 adaptation of "The Three Musketeers" and François Truffaut's "The Last Metro" ('80), a romantic drama set in Nazi-occupied Paris. Poiret wrote "La cage aux Folles" in the early '70s and it became a huge hit when it landed on the stage in '73, running for many years. The original cast featured Poiret and his friend and frequent collaborator Michel Serrault as co-stars, although Poiret was replaced by Ugo Tognazzi in the film version.

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80% 81% The Birdcage Writer $124M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Elegant Criminal Allard (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Elegant Criminel Allard (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Zebre Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cash Academy Cyril Dujardin (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oddball Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Saisons du plaisir Bernard (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 0% Le miraculé Papu (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Hate Actors Orlando Higgins (Character) $3.8K 1986
No Score Yet 52% Inspector Lavardin Inspecteur Jean Lavardin (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Je Haïs les Acteurs Orlando Higgins (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 57% Chicken With Vinegar Inspecteur Jean Lavardin (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% Happy Easter Writer - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seventh Target Jean Michelis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Que les gros salaires lèvent le doigt ! André Joeuf (Character) - 1982
60% 55% La Cage aux Folles II Screenwriter - 1980
86% 80% The Last Metro Jean-Loup Cottins (Character) - 1980
95% 85% Birds of a Feather Writer - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantic Wall Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Wash Unknown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Money or Your Life Lucien Pélépan (Character) - 1966
89% 88% King of Hearts Unknown (Character) $17.6K 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Light-Fingered George Raoul (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les vierges Le banquier Marchaix (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Qué Mambo L'inspecteur Sapin (Character) - 1959
60% 17% Naughty Girl Inspector No. 1 (Character) - 1956

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