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Thierry Lhermitte

Highest Rated:   86% The Closet (Le Placard) (2001)
Lowest Rated:   0% Until September (1984)
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Birthplace:   Boulogne-Billancourt, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France
One of France's most popular actors, writers, and producers, Thierry Lhermitte has been appearing in films since the 1970s. Perhaps best known for work in farcical comedies, the tall, handsome actor has appeared in some of France's more outrageous films over the course of his prolific career.Born in Paris on November 24, 1957, Lhermitte began his career as one of the founding members of the comedy troupe Le Splendid. Among the troupe's other founders were Patrice Leconte, Josiane Balasko, and Michel Blanc, all of whom Lhermitte would collaborate with on future films. After his film debut in Bertrand Blier's Les Valseuses (1974) and a supporting role in Bertrand Tavernier's Que La Fête Commence... (1975), Lhermitte had his first screen collaboration with his Le Splendid colleagues, co-writing and acting in Leconte's Les Bronzés (1978). A farcical satire about a group of French tourists vacationing in Africa, the film proved to be phenomenally popular in France, inspiring a sequel the next year and a dedicated cult following.Lhermitte subsequently made his mark starring in a number of comedies, including Les Hommes Preferent les Grosses (1981) with Balasko, Jean-Loup Hubert's L'Année Prochaine...Si Tout Va Bien (1981) with Isabelle Adjani, and Blier's La Femme De Mon Pote (1983). He maintained a prolific work schedule throughout the '80s and '90s, continuing to play the romantic lead in comedies of every possible variety for a diverse array of directors.Lhermitte also continued to collaborate with his Le Splendid colleagues, starring in Leconte's 1993 Tango as a man intent on murdering his wife after she leaves him, and alongside Balasko in Grosse Fatigue, a comedy that featured Michel Blanc both directing and acting in a double role. In 1998, Lhermitte had one of his greatest successes to date as one of the stars of Francis Veber's Le Dîner de Cons. A witty comedy of manners, it featured the actor in top form as an arrogant publisher put in his place by the seemingly moronic man (Jacques Villeret) he has invited to his weekly dinner of idiots. One of the most popular films to be released in France in years, it was a phenomenal hit with critics and audiences alike.In addition to acting, Lhermitte has continued to work as a screenwriter and producer. In 1994, he wrote, produced, and starred in the children's comedy Un Indien dans la Ville; three years later he served as the associate producer for its American remake, Jungle 2 Jungle.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Nos femmes
  • Actor
2015
65% The French Minister
  • Alexandre Taillard de Worms
2014
No Score Yet Benoît Brisefer: Les taxis rouges
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet La marque des anges - Miserere
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Nothing Sacred
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Les papas du dimanche
  • Morgan
2012
No Score Yet Le noir (te) vous va si bien
  • François
2012
No Score Yet Gigola
  • M. Henry
2011
No Score Yet Thelma, Louise et Chantal
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Whistler (Le Siffleur)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite) (Park Benches)
  • Doctor
2009
No Score Yet Sans rancune !
  • Vapeur
2009
No Score Yet Notre univers impitoyable (What If...?)
  • Nicolas Bervesier
2008
No Score Yet L'invité
  • Alexandre
2007
No Score Yet 13m2
  • Solitaire
2007
No Score Yet Mr. Average (Comme tout le monde)
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Les Bronzés 3: Amis pour la vie
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2006
No Score Yet Foon
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet L'Antidote
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ex-Wife of My Life
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet L'américain (The American)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Effroyables jardins
  • Thierry Plaisance
2004
No Score Yet Searching for Love (Entre vivir y soñar)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Ripoux 3 (Les ripoux 3)(Part-Time Cops)
  • François Lesbuche
2003
No Score Yet Les Clefs de bagnole (The Car Keys)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Mauvais Esprit (Mean Spirit)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Qui Perd Cagne!
  • Jacques
2003
49% And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
  • Thierry
$0.6M 2003
37% Le Divorce
  • Edgar Cosset
$9M 2003
No Score Yet Entrusted
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Strange Gardens
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Une affaire privée (A Private Affair)
  • Francois Maneri
2002
No Score Yet La bande du drugstore
  • Mr. Stroesman
2002
86% The Closet (Le Placard)
  • Guillaume
$4.6M 2001
No Score Yet Great Idea
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Le Prince du Pacifique (The Prince of the Pacific)
  • Alfred de Morsac
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2000
73% The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de cons)
  • Pierre
1999
7% An American Werewolf in Paris
  • Dr. Pigot
1997
No Score Yet Ripoux contre ripoux (Le cop 2)(My New Partner II)
  • Francois
1997
No Score Yet Marquise
  • Louis XIV
1997
20% Jungle 2 Jungle
  • Screenwriter
1997
No Score Yet Fallait pas!...
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Augustin
  • Himself
1995
50% Dead Tired (Grosse Fatigue)
  • Himself
1995
13% Un Indien dans la Ville (An Indian in the City) (Little Indian, Big City)
  • Steph
  • Screenwriter
1994
No Score Yet Tous les jours dimanche (Seven Sundays)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Fanfan
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Tango
  • Paul
1993
No Score Yet La Totale!
  • Francois
1991
No Score Yet Les 1001 nuits
  • The King
1990
No Score Yet Dernier été à Tanger (Last Summer in Tangiers)
  • Corrigan
1987
No Score Yet The Gag Kings (Les Rois du Gag)
  • Francois
1985
0% Until September
  • Xavier de la Perouse
1984
No Score Yet Les Ripoux (Le Cop) (My New Partner)
  • Francois
1984
No Score Yet Papy fait de la résistance
  • Col.SS
1983
No Score Yet My Best Friend's Girl
  • Pascal
1983
No Score Yet Rock 'n Torah
  • El Sublimo
1983
No Score Yet Le Père Noël est une Ordure
  • Pierre Mortez
1982
No Score Yet L'Année prochaine... si tout va bien (Next Year If All Goes Well )
  • Maxime
1981
No Score Yet Clara et les Chics Types
  • Bertrand
1981
No Score Yet Les bronzés font du ski
  • Popeye
1979
No Score Yet Les Bronzés (French Fried Vacation)
  • Popeye
  • Screenwriter
1978
No Score Yet Que la fête commence... (Let Joy Reign Supreme)
  • Count of Horn
1974
86% Going Places (Les valseuses)
  • Doorman
1974

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