Jean Yanne

Jean Yanne

  • Highest Rated: 100% Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together) (1972)
  • Lowest Rated: 65% The Horseman on the Roof (1996)
  • Birthday: Jul 18, 1933
  • Birthplace: Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Respected French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Jean Yanne specializes in films that appeal specifically to the whims and tastes of his countryman and is therefore not well-known outside of France. Born Jean Gouille, he began as a standup comic but made his film debut as a serious dramatic actor in 1963. Yanne gained critical renown for his work in Godard's Weekend (1967) and Chabrol's Le Boucher (1969). He has often worked with director Claude Chabrol in efforts such as Que la Bete Meurel (This Man Must Die) (1969). He earned a Best Actor award at Cannes for his performance in Maurice Pialat's Nous ne Viellirons pas Ensemble in 1972. Later that year Yanne scripted, produced, directed, and starred in Tout le Monde il est Beau-Tout le Monde il le Gentil. A satire of modern French society, the film was the year's biggest hit. His subsequent directorial efforts -- Les Chinois a Paris and Deux Heures Moins le Quartre Jesus Christ -- were just as irreverent and iconoclastic as his first, meaning of course that Yanne has earned as many detractors as fans. As a producer, Jean Yanne was responsible for such esoterica as Andy Warhol's Dracula (1973).

Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet Ces messieurs de la famille Marco 2016
No Score Yet Laisse aller... c'est une valse (Troubleshooters) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Erotissimo Actor 2011
No Score Yet Le saut de l'ange (Angel's Leap) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Gomez & Tavarès (Payoff) Uncle 2003
No Score Yet Petites coupures Gerard 2003
No Score Yet Adolphe The Count 2002
No Score Yet Vertiges de l'amour (Love Vertigo) Actor 2001
73% Brotherhood of the Wolf Le Comte de Morangias $10.8M 2001
No Score Yet Les Acteurs (Actors ) Doctor 2000
No Score Yet Belle maman Paul 1998
No Score Yet Fallait pas!... Magic 1996
No Score Yet Bandits Simon Verini 1996
65% The Horseman on the Roof Wayfarer 1996
70% Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) Louis Goezman 1996
No Score Yet Des nouvelles du bon Dieu (News from the Good Lord) God 1996
No Score Yet Victory Mr. Schlomberg 1995
No Score Yet Raft of the Medusa (Le Radeau de la Méduse) Duroy de Chaumareys 1994
No Score Yet A La Mode Mietek Breslauer 1993
72% Indochine Guy 1992
73% Madame Bovary Homais 1991
No Score Yet Quicker Than the Eye Inspector Sutter 1988
No Score Yet Oviri (The Wolf at the Door) William Molard 1986
No Score Yet Paltoquet, Le (Paltoquet) Commissioner 1986
No Score Yet See How They Fall (Regarde les hommes tomber) Simon 1984
No Score Yet Papy fait de la résistance Murat 1983
No Score Yet Hanna K. Victor Bonnet 1983
No Score Yet Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ (Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ) Director Actor 1982
No Score Yet Moi, fleur bleue (Stop calling me baby!) Max 1977
No Score Yet L'imprécateur (The Accuser) Manager 1977
92% Andy Warhol's Frankenstein Producer 1974
67% Blood for Dracula Producer 1974
No Score Yet Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!) Producer 1974
94% Lancelot of the Lake (Lancelot du Lac) Producer 1974
No Score Yet Moi y'en a vouloir des sous (Me, I Want to Have Dough) Director 1973
100% Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together) Jean 1972
100% Le Boucher Popaul/Paul Thomas 1971
88% This Man Must Die (Que la bête meure) Paul Decourt 1970
No Score Yet Week End Actor 1968
96% Weekend Roland 1967
No Score Yet Ligne de démarcation, La (Line of Demarcation) Actor 1966
No Score Yet Life Upside Down (La vie a l'envers) Kerbel 1965
No Score Yet La sévillane Actor


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