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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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 1990 Oh! Les beaux jours (TV Movie)
Willy
 1988 La lumière du lac
Le vieux
 1985 Angelo, tyran de Padoue (TV Movie)
Orfeo
 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
 1960 The Carmelites
Le mime
 1959 Experiment in Evil (TV Movie)
Dr. Cordelier / Opale
 1958 La répétition ou L'amour puni (TV Movie)
Le comte
 1955 The False Confessions (TV Movie)
 1950 La Ronde
Robert Kuhlenkampf, le poète
 1950 Vagabonds imaginaires
Le récitant (segment 'Le bateau ivre') (voice)
 1947 Le cocu magnifique
Bruno
 1947 La rose et le réséda (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1945 La part de l'ombre
Michel Kremer
 1944 L'ange de la nuit
Jacques Martin
 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
 1938 La piste du sud
Olcott
 1938 Youth in Revolt
Armand
 1938 Mirages
Pierre Bonvais
 1938 I Accuse
 1938 The Puritan
Francis Ferriter
 1938 Storm
L'Africain / The African
 1937 Drole de Drame
William Kramps dit Le tueur de bouchers
 1937 The Pearls of the Crown
Young Bonaparte (as J.L. Barrault)
 1937 Mademoiselle Docteur
Le client fou (as J.L. Barrault)
 1937 Police mondaine
Scoppa
 1936 Hélène
Pierre Régnier
 1936 Jenny
Le Dromadaire
 1936 Under Western Eyes
Haldin
 1936 Mayerling
Un étudiant (uncredited)
 1935 Happy Days
René
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Other Works:

He acted in the Renaud-Barrault theatre company production of his translation of "Rabelais" at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Jean-Pierre Bernard and Louis Fremont in the cast. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

J.L. Barrault | Jean Louis Barrault
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

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