Jean-Claude Brialy

Jean-Claude Brialy

Highest Rated: 100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) (1959)

Lowest Rated: 29% Edith and Marcel (1983)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1933

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of a high-ranking French military officer, Jean-Claude Brialy was expected to following in his father's boot-steps upon completing his studies at Strasbourg University. Brialy was deflected from a lifetime in uniform through his blossoming friendship with aspiring filmmaker Philippe de Broca. Deciding to become an actor, Brialy appeared in some of the earliest short-subject projects of such future Nouvelle Vague directors as Jacques Rivette and Jean-Luc Godard. He made his first feature-film appearance in Jean Renoir's Paris Does Strange Things (1958). In collaboration with Claude Chabrol, Brialy starred in Chabrol's maiden directorial effort, Le Beau Serge, then originated the ubiquitous Chabrol protagonist Paul in Les Cousins. This particular role cemented Brialy's standard screen characterization: the impeccably mannered, implicitly decadent boulevardier. One of the busiest of the New Wave directors (especially during the years 1960 and 1961), Jean-Claude Brialy remained so even after launching his own prolific career with 1972's Eglantine.Brialy died of cancer in Paris, France on May 30, 2007. He was 74.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Le débutant (The Debutante) Willy 2016
No Score Yet La sonate à Kreutzer Actor 2014
No Score Yet Cap Canaille Actor 2013
No Score Yet Les yeux de l'amour (Eyes of Love) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Les lions sont lâchés (The Lions Are Loose) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Le puits aux trois vérités Actor 2013
No Score Yet Le chemin des écoliers Actor 2011
No Score Yet Château en Suède (Nutty, Naughty Chateau) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Le bal du comte d'Orgel (The Ball of Count Orgel) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Arsène Lupin contre Arsène Lupin Actor 2010
No Score Yet Vous êtes de la police? Actor 2007
No Score Yet Six Moral Tales By Eric Rohmer Actor 2006
No Score Yet As Luck Would Have It Jean-Pierre 2005
No Score Yet People Minimo 2004
No Score Yet Les Clefs de bagnole (The Car Keys) Actor 2003
No Score Yet C'est le Bouquet Actor 2002
No Score Yet South Kensington Actor 2001
No Score Yet Concorrenza sleale (Unfair Competition) Nonno Mattia 2001
No Score Yet To the Extreme (In extremis) Actor 2000
No Score Yet Les Acteurs (Actors ) Himself 2000
No Score Yet Inspecteur Lavardin Actor 1999
No Score Yet Ripoux contre ripoux (Le cop 2)(My New Partner II) Banker 1997
80% Ridicule Actor 1996
40% The Monster Roccarotta 1996
70% Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) Abbot 1996
69% Portraits Chinois Rene Sandre 1996
No Score Yet Shadow Play Actor 1996
No Score Yet Son of Gascogne Actor 1995
No Score Yet Une femme française, (A French Woman) Arnoult 1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Actor for a Day 1995
81% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) Coligny 1994
No Score Yet Inspecteur Lavardin Claude Alvarez 1991
No Score Yet No Fear, No Die Pierre Ardennes 1990
No Score Yet Les innocents (The Innocents) Klotz 1987
No Score Yet Levy and Goliath (Lévy et Goliath) Bijou/Delaroche 1987
No Score Yet An Impudent Girl (L'Effrontée) Sam "Fruit of the Loom" 1985
67% Les uns et les autres Lido's 1984
No Score Yet Pinot simple flic Morcy 1984
No Score Yet Papy fait de la résistance Tennisman 1983
29% Edith and Marcel Loulou Barrier 1983
No Score Yet Mortelle Randonnee (Deadly Circuit) (Deadly Run) Voragine 1983
83% That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes) M. Jacob 1983
No Score Yet La Ragazza di Trieste (The Girl from Trieste) Professor Martin 1982
No Score Yet Jacko and Lise Guillaume 1982
No Score Yet La banquiere Paul Cisterne 1980
No Score Yet Robert et Robert Manager 1978
No Score Yet L'imprécateur (The Accuser) Rantec 1977
No Score Yet Barocco Walt 1976
No Score Yet Holy Year Pierre Bizet 1976
No Score Yet The Judge and the Assassin (Le juge et l'assassin) Villedieu Attorney 1976
No Score Yet Catherine et Cie (Catherine & Co.) Actor 1975
86% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) Mr. Foucauld 1974
No Score Yet Un Amour De Pluie Screenwriter Director 1974
96% Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) Jerome 1971
81% The Bride Wore Black Corey 1968
No Score Yet Manon 70 Jean-Paul 1968
89% King of Hearts The Duke 1967
No Score Yet Un Homme De Trop Jean 1967
No Score Yet Anna Serge 1967
No Score Yet The Oldest Profession (Le Plus vieux métier du monde) Philibert 1967
90% I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene) Dario 1965
No Score Yet Circle of Love The Young Gentleman 1964
82% A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme) Emile Recamier 1964
No Score Yet Tonio Kröger (Tonio Kroeger ) Tonio Kroger 1964
No Score Yet Carambolages (Carom Shots) Paul Martin 1963
No Score Yet L' Éducation Sentimentale (Sentimental Education) (Lessons in Love) Frederic 1962
No Score Yet La notte brava (The Big Night) Scintillone 1962
No Score Yet La Chambre ardente Marc 1962
No Score Yet The Devil and the Ten Commandments Didier Marin [Episode 7] 1962
No Score Yet Une Histoire D'Eau The Man 1961
No Score Yet Vanina Vanini Actor 1961
96% Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) Actor 1961
85% Paris Belongs to Us (Paris Nous Appartient) Jean Marc 1960
93% Les Cousins Paul 1959
100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) Man in street 1959
No Score Yet Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les Garçons s'Appellent Patrick (All the Boys Are Called Patrick) Actor 1959
93% Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) Chess player at motel $0.2M 1958
100% Le Beau Serge Francois 1958
No Score Yet Le Triporteur (The Tricyclist) Jean-Claude 1957
No Score Yet Girl in His Pocket Actor 1957
No Score Yet Fool's Mate (Le Coup du Berger) Actor 1956


80% The Count of Monte Cristo
Leonce Morel


Jerome says: I thought to myself that every woman has her most vulnerable point. For some, it's the nape of the neck, the waist, the hands. For Claire, in that position, in that light, it was her knee. It was the magnetic pole of my desire, the precise point where, if I could pursue this desire, I'd have placed my hand. And right there is where her boyfriend had his hand. In all his innocence and insipidness. That hand was above all insipid, and that shocked me.

Aurora says: It's very simple. Place your hand on her knee. That will exorcise the desire.

Jerome says: It's not simple at all. That's the hardest thing to do. A caress has to be accepted. It would be easier to seduce her.

Aurora says: I find all men attractive. That's why I can't pick one. Why one and not another? I need a reason to choose one specific man. Since I can't have them all, I prefer to do without any.

Jerome says: That's quite unnatural, and quite immoral.

Aurora says: Hardly immoral, since it keeps me chaste.

Jerome says: The heroes of a story are always blindfolded. Otherwise they'd attempt nothing. The plot would stall.

Aurora says: Actually, everyone wears a blindfold.Or at least blinders.

Jerome says: Except you, since you write.

Aurora says: Yes, writing forces me to keep my eyes open.

Jerome says: Seeing a girl cry renders me utterly helpless, especially if she's pretty.

Aurora says: So you make the ugly ones cry?

Jerome says: No, neither the ugly ones nor the pretty ones.