Patrick Dewaere

Birthday: Jan 26, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
Short-lived Patrick Dewaere was one of the most promising and popular French actors of the '70s. In 1968, he joined Café de la Gare, the troupe of performers which also included such future stars as Gérard Depardieu and Miou-Miou. After initially appearing under the pseudonym Patrick Morin, he finally opted for Dewaere, which was his grandmother's maiden name. Onscreen from 1971 in various bit parts, Dewaere made the breakthrough with his first major role in Bertrand Blier's anarchic comedy Les Valseuses (1974) where he and Gerard Depardieu starred as two young delinquents. The actor would team up again with Depardieu in Blier's Oscar-winning comedy Preparez Vos Mouchoirs (1978). Despite Dewaere's obvious talent for comedy, he was often successfully cast as a fragile, neurotic individual. Shortly after the release of Paradis Pour Tous (1982), the black comedy where his character committed suicide, the actor shot himself in a hotel room. The Patrick Dewaere Award was established in France in 1983. The actor was the subject of the French documentary Patrick Dewaere, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet F comme Fairbanks Actor 2011
No Score Yet Mille milliards de dollars (A Thousand Billion Dollars) Paul Kerjean 1982
No Score Yet Paradis Pour Tous Actor 1982
No Score Yet Hôtel des Amériques (Hotel America) Gilles 1981
80% Beau Père Remy 1981
No Score Yet Psy Actor 1981
No Score Yet Un Mauvais Fils (A Bad Son) Bruno 1980
No Score Yet Coup de tête (Hothead) Francois Perrin 1979
No Score Yet Série Noire Franck Poupart 1979
No Score Yet Traffic Jam (L'ingorgo - Una storia impossibile) Actor 1979
86% Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos Mouchoirs) Stephane 1978
No Score Yet Best Way to Walk (La meilleure façon de marcher) Marc 1978
No Score Yet The Bishop's Bedroom (La stanza del vescovo) Marco Maffei 1977
No Score Yet Le Juge Fayard dit Le Shériff (Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff) Fayard 1977
No Score Yet Victory March 2nd Lt. Baio 1976
No Score Yet Adieu Poulet Actor 1975
No Score Yet Catherine et Cie (Catherine & Co.) Actor 1975
No Score Yet French Detective Lefevre 1975
No Score Yet Lily, aime-moi Johnny 1975
78% Going Places (Les valseuses) Pierrot 1974
No Score Yet Can Dialectics Break Bricks? Actor 1973
No Score Yet Les mariés de l'an II Actor 1971


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