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Jean Yanne

Lowest Rated:   65% The Horseman on the Roof (1996)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
72% 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
71% Indochine
  • Guy
1992
89% 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
100% This Man Must Die (Que la bête meure)
  • Paul Decourt
1970
No Score Yet Week End
  • Actor
1968
95% 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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