Jean-Louis Barrault

Jean-Louis Barrault

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier) (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 78% Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux) (1939)
  • Birthday: Sep 8, 1910
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • French actor Jean-Louis Barrault studied acting with Charles Dullin and pantomime with Etienne Decroux while supporting himself as a bookkeeper and flower salesman. Under the direction of Dullin, Barrault made his stage bow in 1931 in Volpone. Never content with mere performing, Barrault became a director with the stage production Autour d'une mere in 1935, the same year that he made his first film, Les Beaux Jours. Five years later, Barrault joined the Comedie Francaise as actor/director. With many of his Comedie Francaise associates -- including several who'd been marked for arrest by the occupying Nazi troops -- Barrault appeared in his most celebrated film, Les Enfants du Paradis (1945). As mime-actor Deburau, whose unrequited love for enigmatic femme fatale Arletty shapes the destiny of his life, Jean-Louis Barrault delivers a matchless performance that is still being studied in acting and mime schools today. In 1959, Barrault organized his own acting company with his wife, actress Madeleine Renaud; as a result, he all but pulled out of filmmaking, except for cameos in such films as The Longest Day (1962). And in 1968, still the rebel he'd been in the days when he hid French Underground members on the set of Les Enfants du Paradis, Jean-Louis Barrault was removed as director of the Theatre de France when he sided with students and strikers during the May Riots.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet La piste du sud Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le testament du Docteur Cordelier (Experiment in Evil) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Parade en 7 nuits Actor 2011
No Score Yet L'ange de la nuit Actor 2011
No Score Yet La grande frousse (The Big Scare) Actor 2011
No Score Yet That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes) Nicolas Edme Restif de la Bretonne 1983
No Score Yet Lovers' Exile Actor 1980
No Score Yet Chappaqua Dr. Benoit 1966
87% The Longest Day Fr. Roulland 1962
100% The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier) Actor 1959
No Score Yet Traité de bave et d'éternité, (Venom and Eternity) Actor 1952
100% La Ronde Robert Kuhlenkampf 1950
97% Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) Baptiste Debureau 1946
78% Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux) William Kramps 1939
100% Pearls of the Crown Gen. Bonaparte 1937

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