Pierre Brasseur

Pierre Brasseur

Highest Rated: 98% Eyes Without a Face (1959)

Lowest Rated: 60% Where the Hot Wind Blows (1959)

Birthday: Dec 22, 1905

Birthplace: Paris, France

A prolific French actor, Pierre Brasseur appeared in more than 150 screen roles over the course of his decades-spanning career. Turning up in a few supporting parts during the 1920s, Brasseur hit his stride in the '30s, with roles in dozens of films, most notably Marcel Carné's moody drama "Port of Shadows," starring Jean Gabin. In 1945, Brasseur reunited with Carné for "Children of Paradise," a sweeping drama that also featured Jean-Louis Barrault and the famed actress Arletty. In the film, Brasseur portrays Frédérick Lemaître, a theater actor who vies for the love of a gorgeous and elusive woman (Arletty), placing him in a rivalry with Barrault's sensitive mime and others. Continuing their partnership, Brasseur and Carné also collaborated on the post-war mystery "Gates of the Night," with the actor eventually working with another prominent Gallic director, René Clair, on the Oscar-nominated drama "The Gates of Paris." In 1960, Brasseur appeared in one of his most famous roles, playing a demented surgeon and chillingly devoted father in the unsettling horror film "Eyes Without a Face." Although few of Brasseur's subsequent parts were as remarkable, his place in French cinema history was secured, with the actor going on to a handful of memorable supporting roles, particularly as the unhinged General Geranium in the '66 cult classic "King of Hearts." Brasseur's legacy is carried on in the acting careers of his son, Claude, and his grandson Alexandre.

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Filmography

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Credit
No Score Yet 83% The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life La Brunetière (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 67% Goto, Island of Love Goto (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortuna -- Girl From the Dead Sea Bozaglo (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Vie de Chateau Dimanche (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A New World Photographer (Character) - 1966
89% 88% King of Hearts Le Général Géranium (Character) $17.6K 1966
No Score Yet 55% Gracious Living Dimanche (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cloportes Tonton (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Tempt the Devil Charles Cassidi (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Circular Triangle Georges Richter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liolà Simone Palumbo (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitch-Hike Achille Pipermint (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Art of Murder Martin Fenayrou (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spotlight on a Murderer Comte Hervé de Kerloguen (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carthage in Flames Sidone (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Candide Pangloss (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il bell'Antonio Alfio Magnano (Character) - 1960
98% 87% Eyes Without a Face Doctor Génessier (Character) $52.7K 1959
No Score Yet 69% Head Against the Wall Dr. Varmont (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nina B. Affair Berrera (Character) - 1959
60% 59% Where the Hot Wind Blows Don Cesare (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% The Adventures of Remi Jeroboam Driscoll (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Possessors Lucien Maublanc (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 88% Gates of Paris Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oasis Antoine Vallin (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 85% Napoleon Barras (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le rideau rouge Ludovic Arn / Macbeth (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet La bergère et le ramoneur L'Oiseau (Voice) - 1952
89% 86% House of Pleasure Julien Ledentu, the Salesman (segment "La Maison Tellier") (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lovers of Verona Raffaele (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 32% Gates of the Night Georges (Character) - 1946
98% 96% Children of Paradise Frédérick Lemaître (Character) $31.9K 1945
No Score Yet 78% Lumière d'été Roland (Character) - 1943
96% 91% Port of Shadows Lucien (Character) - 1938

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