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Gérard Blain (1930–2000)

Gérard Blain was born on October 23, 1930 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for The American Friend (1977), Hatari! (1962) and Le Beau Serge (1958). He was married to Monique Sobieski, Bernadette Lafont and Estella Blain. He died on December 17, 2000 in Paris. See full bio »


(age 70) in Paris, France

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Known For

The American Friend
The American Friend Raoul Minot
Hatari! Charles 'Chips' Maurey
Le Beau Serge
Les Mistons
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 2001 Love Bandits
The priest
 1995 Jusqu'au bout de la nuit
 1993 L'homme dans la nuit (TV Movie)
 1992 Chasse gardée
Pierre Bufières
 1990 Les cinq dernières minutes (TV Series)
- Hallali (1990) ... Régis
 1989 Der Schnee der Anden (TV Movie)
 1989 Le masque (TV Series)
M. Joyeux
- La rançon de la gloire (1989) ... M. Joyeux
 1989 Les deux virus (TV Movie)
Le professeur Puisard
 1989 Jour après jour
Richard Lunet
 1989 Winter's Child
Stephane's father
 1988 Natalia
Claude Roitman
 1987 Killing Time
 1986 La presqu'île
 1986 Un moment d'inattention (TV Movie)
Le père
 1985 Série noire (TV Series)
- Pas de vieux os (1985) ... Baglet
 1985 Un aventurier nommé Godin (TV Movie)
L'avocat de Godin
 1984-1985 Quei trentasei gradini (TV Mini-Series)
Dottor Brauner
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Dottor Brauner
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Dottor Brauner
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Dottor Brauner
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Dottor Brauner
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Dottor Brauner
 1984 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
Henri Fontenoy, dit le 'Colonel'
- Sortie interdite (1984) ... Henri Fontenoy, dit le 'Colonel'
 1983 La derelitta
 1983 Un dimanche de flic
 1981 La flambeuse
 1978 Utopia
 1977 La machine
Le journaliste
 1977 The American Friend
Raoul Minot
 1976 A Child in the Crowd
Un passant (uncredited)
 1974 The Pelican
Paul Boyer
 1971 Paolo e Francesca
Giovanni Malatrasi
 1970 Cain from Nowhere
 1967 Shock Troops
 1967 La musica
 1966 L'inconnue (Short)
 1966 M.M.M. 83
Robert Gibson
 1965 Un amore
 1965 La guêpe (TV Movie)
 1964 Amori pericolosi
L'attendente (segment "Il generale")
 1964 Via Veneto
 1964 La bonne soupe
Le peintre
 1963 La soupe aux poulets
 1963 The Virgins
Xavier de Brétevielle
 1963 The Eye of the Needle
Toto Cacace
 1962 Lo sgarro
 1962 Hatari!
Charles 'Chips' Maurey (as Gerard Blain)
 1961 Skin and Bones
 1960 Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (Short)
The New Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1960 Via Margutta
Stefano Solera (as Gerard Blain)
 1960 Silver Spoon Set
Anselmo Foresi (as Gerard Blain)
 1959 Match contre la mort
Jacques Lourmel
 1959 Les Cousins
 1958 Le Beau Serge
 1958 Le désir mène les hommes
Olivier Jourdans
 1958 Giovani mariti
Marcello (as Gerard Blain)
 1957 Les Mistons (Short)
 1956 Crime and Punishment
Jean Fargeot
 1956 Deadlier Than the Male
Gérard Delacroix
 1954 Service Entrance
Le photographe - copain de Léo (uncredited)
 1954 Before the Deluge
Un lycéen (uncredited)
 1954 Wild Fruit
 1946 Son of France
 1945 Children of Paradise (uncredited)
 1944 Le carrefour des enfants perdus (uncredited)
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Leading actor of the French New Wave movement, mentored by the director Julien Duvivier. He was said to physically resemble the actor James Dean and was thought of as a French equivalent. He was a favorite of continental critics and was strongly promoted by the influential magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. After a period of retirement, he re-emerged in the 1970's as a writer/director of socially ... See more »

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