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Louis Jourdan

Highest Rated:   100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Lowest Rated:   0% Year of the Comet (1992)
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Born Louis Gendre in Marseille, France in 1921, Louis Jourdan (his mother's maiden name) was Hollywood's go-to Frenchman for the majority of his career, which spanned over five decades. He trained as an actor with Rene Simon at the Ecole Dramatique and made his onscreen debut in 1939, going on to play cultivated, polished, dashing lead roles in a number of French romantic comedies and dramas. After his father was arrested by the Gestapo, Louis and his two brothers joined the French underground; his film career came to a halt when he refused to act in Nazi propaganda films. In 1948 David O. Selznick invited him to Hollywood to appear in The Paradine Case (1948); he remained in the U.S. and went on to star in a number of Hollywood films. Jourdan quickly followed The Paradine Case with Letter From an Unknown Woman, opposite Joan Fontaine and a supporting role in Madame Bovary, directed by Vincente Minnelli. He continued to work in both France and Hollywood, often playing the French playboys. In 1958, he reteamed with Minnelli to play Gaston in the musical Gigi, opposite Leslie Caron, and got to showcase his singing voice in the film.He spent a significant part of his career filming adaptations of Alexandre Dumas works. He played the title character in The Count of Monte Cristo (1961) and later played the villain, De Villefort, in a TV movie of the same story, followed by a turn as D'Artagnan in The Man in the Iron Mask (1977). In 1983, he played a Bond villain, Kamal Khan, in Octopussy. Jourdan slowed his film output by the late 1980s, and made his last film, Year of the Comet, in 1992. He died in 2015, at age 93.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cervantes (Young Rebel)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Count Dracula
  • Actor
2007
100% That's Entertainment! III
  • Actor
1994
0% Year of the Comet
  • Philippe
1992
33% The Return of Swamp Thing
  • Dr. Anton Arcane
1989
No Score Yet Counterforce
  • Kassar
1987
No Score Yet Grace Kelly: An American Princess
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Grand Larceny
  • Grand
1987
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Madam, (Ladies of the Night)
  • Douglas Corbin
1986
No Score Yet For Love of Angela
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Lights, Camera, Action, Love
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet The First Olympics: Athens 1896
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Double Deal
  • Peter Sterling
1984
42% Octopussy
  • Kamal Khan
1983
65% Swamp Thing
  • Dr. Anton Arcane
1982
No Score Yet Image of Passion
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Silver Bears
  • Prince di Siracusa
1978
No Score Yet Count Dracula
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • D'Artagnan
1977
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • De Villefort
1975
No Score Yet Run a Crooked Mile
  • Richard Stuart
1969
No Score Yet A Flea In Her Ear
  • Henri Tournel
1967
No Score Yet Made in Paris
  • Marc Fontaine
1966
No Score Yet Il Disordine (Disorder)
  • Tom
1964
No Score Yet The V.I.P.s
  • Marc Champselle
1963
No Score Yet Amazons of Rome (Le vergini di Roma)
  • Drusco
1963
86% Irma La Douce
  • Narrator
1963
No Score Yet Can-Can
  • Philipe Forrestier
1960
60% The Best of Everything
  • David Savage
1959
77% Gigi
  • Gaston
1958
No Score Yet Julie
  • Lyle Benton
1956
No Score Yet The Swan
  • Dr. Nicholas Agi
1956
No Score Yet Bride Is Much Too Beautiful
  • Michel
1956
63% Three Coins in the Fountain
  • Prince Dino Di Cessi
1954
No Score Yet Rue de l'Estrapade
  • Henri
1953
No Score Yet Decameron Nights
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
1953
No Score Yet The Happy Time
  • Uncle Desmonde
1952
No Score Yet Anne of the Indies
  • Capt. Pierre Francois LaRochelle
1951
No Score Yet Madame Bovary
  • Rodolphe Boulanger
1949
78% The Paradine Case
  • Andre Latour
1948
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman
  • Stefan Brand
1948

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