Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Highest Rated: 89% Delicatessen (1991)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 18, 1946

Birthplace: Paris, France

Prolific actor Jean-Claude Dreyfus has made several films a year since his debut in 1970. His first major leading role came in 1983, costarring with Obaya Roberts in Jean-Claude Roy's comedy "Education anglaise." Building a strong reputation for comedies, Dreyfus made several B-grade slapstick comedies, particularly in 1984 playing Marquis Du Hickey in "Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers." Beginning to increase his stature in the '90s, he was cast in a small part in Claude Lelouch's "There Were Days and Moons" and worked with the director two years later in "La belle histoire." In 1991 Dreyfus gained critical acclaim for playing Clapet, the butcher, in Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's dark comedy "Delicatessen." The role earned Dreyfus a César award for Best Supporting Actor, and he formed a working relationship with the director, who cast him again in the dark fantasy world of "The City of Lost Children" and in Jeunet's romantic war drama "A Very Long Engagement," starring Jeunet's muse, Audrey Tautou. Extending his dramatic range, Dreyfus played supporting roles in Anne Fontaine's "Les histoires d'amour finissent mal en general" and Jean Marboeuf's "Petain." One of his most accomplished dramatic roles came in 2001 in Eric Rohmer's period drama "The Lady and the Duke," earning Dreyfus considerable critical acclaim. In the '00s Dreyfus's films varied wildly from the redemptive crime drama "Autumn" to the curious adventure film "Two Brothers" about two captive tigers.

Highest rated movies

Delicatessen
The City of Lost Children
A Very Long Engagement
Two Brothers
The Lady and the Duke
Autumn
Requiem for a Killer

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Necrologies Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vive la crise ! Montaigne (Character) - 2017
0% 23% Requiem for a Killer Le maitre de chant (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Salengro Case Henri Béraud (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ugly Melanie Narrator - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsieur Max Unknown (Character) - 2007
24% 36% Autumn Hugo (Character) $10.5K 2006
78% 85% A Very Long Engagement Commandant Lavrouye (Character) - 2004
78% 75% Two Brothers Eugène Normandin (Character) $18.9M 2004
71% 67% The Lady and the Duke Le duc d'Orléans (Character) $329.8K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tiré à part Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limited Edition Georges Récamier (Character) - 1996
79% 90% The City of Lost Children Marcello (Character) $1.9M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Son of Gascogne Marco Garciano (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cache Cash Max (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petain Dumoulin (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonsoir Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Affairs Usually End Badly Dennard (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coyote M. Poireau (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Fille de L'Air Marcel (Character) - 1992
89% 91% Delicatessen Clapet (Character) $4.7K 1991
No Score Yet 65% Duo Adviser (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 45% Le prix du danger Bertrand (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Éducation anglaise Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Soldier Capitaine Maryla (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 44% Immoral Women Bini (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Angels Zwerg / Dwarf (Character) - 1976

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Unknown (Character) 2002