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Jean-Louis Barrault (1910–1994)


Celebrated French stage actor/director/producer Jean-Louis Barrault was born on September 8, 1910. A superlative tragedian and mime, his dedication to both avant-garde and classical plays helped revive the French theatre after World War II, while presenting world premières of works by such playwrights as Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco and Jean ... See full bio »

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(age 83) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Longest Day
The Longest Day Father Louis Roulland
(1962)
Children of Paradise
Children of Paradise Baptiste Debureau
(1945)
La nuit de Varennes
La nuit de Varennes Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne
(1982)
Blood on His Sword
Blood on His Sword Louis XI.
(1961)

Filmography

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 1990 Oh! Les beaux jours (TV Movie)
Willy
 1988 La lumière du lac
Le vieux
 1985 Emmenez-moi au théâtre (TV Series)
Orfeo
- Angelo, tyran de Padoue (1985) ... Orfeo
 1982 La nuit de Varennes
Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne
 1982 Le soulier de satin (TV Movie)
L'annoncier
 1981 Zadig ou La destinée (TV Movie)
L'hermite
 1980 The Lovers' Exile
Introducer (for television)
 1976 Christophe Colomb (TV Movie)
Christophe Colaomb, la légende
 1970 Oh! Les beaux jours (TV Movie)
Willie
 1967 La route d'un homme (TV Short)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1966 Chappaqua
Dr. Benoit
 1964 The Big Scare
Douve
 1964 La confidence fausse (TV Movie)
Dubois
 1962 The Longest Day
Father Louis Roulland
 1961 Blood on His Sword
Louis XI.
 1959 Experiment in Evil (TV Movie)
Dr. Cordelier / Opale
 1958 La répétition ou L'amour puni (TV Movie)
Le comte
 1955 Les fausses confidences (TV Movie)
 1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles
Fénelon
 1950 La ronde
Robert Kuhlenkampf
 1950 Vagabonds imaginaires
Le récitant (segment 'Le bateau ivre') (voice)
 1948 Man to Men
Henri Dunant
 1947 Le cocu magnifique
Bruno
 1947 La rose et le réséda (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1945 La part de l'ombre
Michel Kremer (as Jean-Louis Barrault Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
 1945 Children of Paradise
Baptiste Debureau
 1944 L'ange de la nuit
Jacques Martin
 1942 Mlle. Desiree
Napoléon Bonaparte
 1942 La symphonie fantastique
Hector Berlioz (as Jean Louis Barrault)
 1941 Montmartre sur Seine
Michel Courtin (as Jean Louis Barrault)
 1941 Parade en 7 nuits
Lucien Ardouin
 1939 Farinet ou l'or dans la montagne
Maurice Farinet
 1938 La piste du sud
Olcott
 1938 Youth in Revolt
Armand
 1938 Mirages
Pierre Bonvais
 1938 I Accuse
 1938 Le puritain
Francis Ferriter
 1938 Orage
L'Africain / The African
 1937 Bizarre, Bizarre
William Kramps dit Le tueur de bouchers
 1937 The Pearls of the Crown
Bonaparte jeune (as J.L. Barrault)
 1937 Mademoiselle Docteur
Le client fou (as J.L. Barrault)
 1937 Police mondaine
Scoppa
 1937 À nous deux, madame la vie
Paul Briançon
 1936 The Life and Loves of Beethoven
Karl van Beethoven
 1936 Hélène
Pierre Régnier
 1936 Jenny
Le Dromadaire
 1936 Under Western Eyes
Haldin
 1936 Mayerling
Un étudiant (uncredited)
 1935 Les beaux jours
René
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Other Works:

He acted in Georges Feydeau's play, "Occupe-Toi D'Ameltie," at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Madeleine Renaud in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

J.L. Barrault | Jean Louis Barrault | Jean-Louis Barrault Sociétaire de la Comédie Française
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[on being an actor] You have to wake up a virgin each morning. See more »

Trivia:

Barrault was named director of the Theatre de France on Paris' Left Bank in 1959. In 1968 it was announced that he had been dismissed. The coup de grâce was administered in a stern letter from old friend, André Malraux, France's Minister of Culture, who had initially asked Barrault to preside as its director. The cause of Barrault's dismissal was his role in the student riots there. During the ... See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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