Jean-Pierre Aumont

Jean-Pierre Aumont

  • Highest Rated: 100% Day for Night (1973)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight) (1962)
  • Birthday: Jan 5, 1911
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Jean-Pierre Aumont, born Jean Pierre-Salomon, was a tall, charming, blond and blue-eyed leading man, who became the archetype of the "continental" gentleman. Born into the French upper class (his father owned a chain of department stores, while his mother was a former actress), he leaped into theater at age 16, studying at the Paris Conservatory. He made his stage debut at 21 and his first film appearance a year later in Jean de la Lune (1931); his career really took off after he appeared in Cocteau's play La Machine Infernal in 1934, establishing his attractiveness as a leading man and prompting film-makers to demand his services. Following his appearance in Carné's classic film Hôtel du Nord (1938), he put his career on the back burner in order to serve with the Free French forces in Tunisia, Italy, and France; a brave soldier, he was ultimately awarded the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre. With France under Hitler's occupation, he moved to California in 1942, where his role in a stage production led to a contract with MGM. Cleverly utilizing his background, the studio assigned him the leads in Cross of Lorraine (1942) and Assignment in Brittany (1943), a film about the French resistance. His Hollywood career was fairly routine, and he returned to France after the war. However, he had become popular in the states, and continued to make occasional American TV, stage, and movie appearances into the '80s. The author of several plays, he also penned the autobiography Sun and Shadow (1976). A complex love-life produced marriages to French film actress Blanche Montel, whom he divorced, and Hollywood vixen Maria Montez, who died in 1951. He and Montez had a daughter, Tina (Maria-Christina) Aumont, who went on to become a film actress. An engagement to star Hedy Lamarr was broken off and followed by a marriage, divorce, and re-marriage to actress Marisa Pavan. His brother is French film director Francoise Villiers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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No Score Yet Le déserteur Actor 2014
No Score Yet Les enfants du diable Actor 2013
No Score Yet Allons z'enfants Actor 2012
No Score Yet L'équipage (Flight Into Darkness) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Si Versailles m'était conté (Royal Affairs in Versailles) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Porgi l'altra guancia (Turn the Other Cheek) Actor 2011
66% Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague) Actor $28.3K 2010
No Score Yet Don't Look in the Attic Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Passion for Life Actor 1999
No Score Yet Messieurs les Enfants Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Proprietor Franz Legendre 1996
31% Jefferson in Paris D'Hancarville 1995
No Score Yet GIORGINO Sebastien 1994
No Score Yet Becoming Colette Captain 1992
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Windmills of the Gods' Actor 1988
No Score Yet Sweet Country Mr. Araya 1987
No Score Yet Sins Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Blood of Others Mr. Blomart 1984
No Score Yet Maria Chapdelaine Actor 1983
No Score Yet Nana Count Muffat 1982
No Score Yet La Villa delle Anime Maledette Actor 1981
No Score Yet A Time for Miracles Father Dubois 1980
No Score Yet Something Short of Paradise Mileau 1979
No Score Yet Blackout (New York Blackout) Henry Lee 1978
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Yves St. Jacques 1977
29% Mahogany Christian Rosetti 1975
No Score Yet Cat & Mouse (Le Chat et la souris) Monsieur Richard 1975
100% Day for Night Alexandre 1973
38% Castle Keep The Count of Maldorais 1969
No Score Yet Cauldron of Blood Claude Marchand 1967
No Score Yet Horse Without a Head Actor 1963
17% Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight) Alan Stewart 1962
No Score Yet The Devil at 4 O'clock Jacques 1961
No Score Yet The Enemy General Lionel Durand 1960
No Score Yet John Paul Jones King Louis XVI 1959
No Score Yet The Seventh Sin Paul Duvelle 1957
No Score Yet Napoleon Renault de Saint-Jean d'Angely 1955
100% Lili Marc 1953
No Score Yet Life Begins Tomorrow (La Vie commence demain) The Man of Today 1952
No Score Yet Les Loups Chassent La Nuit Cyril 1952
No Score Yet Moineaux de Paris Actor 1952
No Score Yet L'Amant de paille (The Straw Lover) Actor 1950
No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis Lt. André St. Avit 1948
No Score Yet Song of Scheherazade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1947
No Score Yet Heartbeat Pierre de Roche 1946
No Score Yet The Cross of Lorraine Paul 1943
78% Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux) Billy 1939
No Score Yet Hotel Du Nord Pierre 1938
No Score Yet Tarass Boulba Actor 1936
No Score Yet Maria Chapdelaine Lorenzo Suprenant 1934
No Score Yet Dans les rues (Song of the Streets) Actor 1933

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