Maurice Ronet

Maurice Ronet

Highest Rated: 100% The Swimming Pool (1969)

Lowest Rated: 80% Beau Pere (1981)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1927

Birthplace: Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Considered one of the most talented French actors of his generation, Maurice Ronet was born into a theatrical family, and took to the stage while young. He studied under Jean-Louis Barrault, the noted actor and mime, at the prestigious Paris Conservatoire. By the age of 22, he was appearing in films, starting in Jacques Becker's comedy "Rendezvous in July," which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1949. During these early years, the dapper actor was often cast in sleek thrillers as the romantic lead; he worked with such renowned directors as Sacha Guitry and Jules Dassin. In the mid-to-late 1960s, Ronet acted frequently in New Wave noirs directed by Claude Chabrol. He was pitted against superstar Alain Delon in "Purple Noon," the first movie made about Patricia Highsmith's classic literary knave, the talented Tom Ripley. And he was paired off with the sultry Jeanne Moreau in the jazzy suspense story "Elevator to the Gallows," the first film directed by Louis Malle. Ronet's second collaboration with the director, "The Fire Within," was a major change in tone. As an alcoholic teetering on the verge of suicide, the actor garnered the best notices of his career. A man of varied interests, Ronet also wrote, painted, and directed two films, including an adaptation of Herman Melville's tale of alienation, "Bartleby, the Scrivener." He lived with Josephine Chaplin, daughter of silent-film tramp Charlie Chaplin and granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, from 1977 until his death from cancer.

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No Score Yet 67% La Balance Roger Massina (Character) - 1982
80% 82% Beau Pere Charly (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 37% Sphinx Yvon Mageot (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 25% Bloodline Charles Martin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cobblestones Kelvo (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to the Ritz Gregor (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 43% The French Woman Pierre (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Corrupt Man Philippe Dubaye (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry of the Heart Mathieu (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 45% The Destructors Inspector Briac (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 31% Ms. Don Juan Pierre Gonzague (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 29% The Deadly Trap Stranger (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Leap Garal (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale Commissario (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Modification Léon Delmont (Character) - 1970
100% 81% The Swimming Pool Harry (Character) $66.7K 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Woman François (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 25% The Women Jérôme (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Birds in Peru (Les Oiseaux Vont Mourir Au Peru) Unknown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 56% How Sweet It Is! Phillipe (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 31% Who's Got the Black Box Unknown (Character) - 1968
80% 81% The Unfaithful Wife Victor Pegala (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Champagne Murders Paul (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 48% Lost Command Capain. Boisfeuras (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Rooms in Manhattan Francois Comte (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pariahs of Glory Ferrier (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 53% Circle of Love Henri/Der Ehemann (Character) - 1964
82% 90% The Fire Within Alain Leroy (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enough Rope Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Demarcation Line Pierre (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Denunciation Michel Jussieur (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Love Philippe (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rendezvous at Midnight Pierre Neyris (Character) - 1961
95% 92% Purple Noon Philippe Greenleaf (Character) $663.5K 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mi último tango Dario Ledesma (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl Against Napoleon Unknown (Character) - 1959
93% 91% Elevator to the Gallows Julien Tavernier (Character) $104.8K 1958
No Score Yet 77% Carve Her Name With Pride Jacques (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Heat Jean Mallet (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 79% He Who Must Die Michelis (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sorceress Laurent (Character) - 1956
83% No Score Yet Rendezvous in July Roger Moulin (Character) $11.3K 1949

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