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Louis Jouvet

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A superb leading man of French stage and screen with an ugly, humorous, tragic face, Jouvet is considered by some to be the finest French actor of his time. Determined to be an actor, he was rejected three times by the Paris Conservatoire; in 1908 he joined a stage company as an administrator, then debuted onstage two years later. In 1913 he was appointed director of the Theatre du Vieux-Colombier in Paris. During World War One he served in combat at the front. From 1919-21 he was in New York, appearing with his troupe in a repertory of productions that received much acclaim. Back in France, he became the director of the Theatre de Champs Elysees; by the early '30s he was one of the most prominent performers on the Paris stage. Having appeared in one film (1913's Shylock), in 1933 he began taking film roles to support his theatrical work; his subtle, forceful, witty performances redeemed poor movies and intensified high-quality work. During World War Two he toured South America with his company; after the war he returned to Paris, continuing to appear on stage and screen until shortly before his death. His daughter is actress Lisa Jouvet.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Lady Paname
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Miquette et sa mère (Miquette)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Knock (Dr. Knock)
  • Dr. Knock
1951
No Score Yet Between Eleven and Midnight (Entre onze heures et minuit)
  • Inspector Carrel
1950
No Score Yet Monelle (Les Amoureux Sont Seuls Au Monde)
  • Actor
1950
100% Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour)
  • Inspector Antoine
1947
No Score Yet Sirocco (La Maison Du Maltais)
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet The Heat Of A Nation (Untel Pere Et Fils)
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet The Heart of a Nation
  • Pierre Froment/Felix
1943
No Score Yet L'alibi (The Alibi)
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet La Charrette Fantôme (The Phantom Wagon)
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet La Fin du Jour (The End of a Day)
  • Saint Clair
1939
78% Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux)
  • Archibald Soper Bishop of Bedford
1939
No Score Yet Volpone
  • Mosca
1939
No Score Yet Le drame de Shanghaï
  • Ivan
1938
No Score Yet Dance Program (Un Carnet de Bal)
  • Jo/Pierre Verdier
1938
No Score Yet Hotel Du Nord
  • Monsieur Edmond
1938
88% La Marseillaise
  • Roederer
1937
No Score Yet Forfaiture (The Cheat)
  • Actor
1937
88% Les Bas-fonds (The Lower Depths) (Underground) (Underworld)
  • The Baron
1936
No Score Yet Carnival in Flanders
  • The Priest
1935
No Score Yet Topaze
  • Auguste Topaze
1935

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