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Louis Jouvet (1887–1951)


Louis Jouvet was a living glory of the French theatre where he debuted in 1910. In his life he has worked as pharmacist, manager of a theatre, actor and theatre teacher. He debuted at the movies in 1932 and his best films were of the Golden Age of French cinema called the "poetical realism", e.g. "Hotel du Nord (1938)" or "La fin du jour (1939)". ... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Paris, France

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Known For

Quai des Orfèvres
Quai des Orfèvres L'inspecteur adjoint Antoine
(1947)
Bizarre, Bizarre
Bizarre, Bizarre Archibald Soper
(1937)
The Lower Depths
The Lower Depths Le baron
(1936)
Carnival in Flanders
Carnival in Flanders Le chapelain / The Priest
(1935)

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 1951 Une histoire d'amour
L'inspecteur Ernest Plonche
 1950 Lady Paname
Gambier, dit Bagnolet - un photographe anarchiste
 1949 Retour à la vie
Jean Girard (segment 3 : "Le retour de Jean")
 1949 Between Eleven and Midnight
L'inspecteur Carrel
 1948 Monelle
Gérard Favier
 1947 Copie conforme
Manuel Ismora - un cambrioleur de grande envergure / Gabriel Dupon - son sosie, un brave homme / Le duc de Niolles / ...
 1946 Un revenant
Jean-Jacques Sauvage
 1943 Immortal France
Pierre Froment / Félix Froment
 1941 Volpone
Mosca
 1940 Sérénade
Le baron Hartmann
 1939 La fin du jour
Raphaël Saint Clair
 1938 Hôtel du Nord
Monsieur Edmond
 1938 The Curtain Rises
Le professeur Lambertin
 1938 The Shanghai Drama
L'aventurier Ivan
 1938 Sirocco
Rossignol
 1938 Ramuntcho
Itchoua
 1937 The Alibi
Le commissaire Calas
 1937 Forfaiture
Valfar
 1937 Dance Program
Pierre Verdier, dit Jo
 1937 Mademoiselle Docteur
Simonis
 1936 Mr. Flow
Achille Durin / Mr. Flow
 1935 Carnival in Flanders
Le chapelain / The Priest
 1933/II Topaze
Albert Topaze
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Other Works:

Gala de l'Union des Artistes, March 6, 1959 See more »

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Personal Quote:

One works in the theatre because one senses that one has never been oneself, that one cannot be oneself - that, at last, one has found the way to become oneself.

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In 1936 he became teacher of acting technique and theatrical history at the Conservatoire de Paris but he did not like that work and had probably had to accept it unwillingly. Very often he arrived late to lessons and compared his watch with a grandfather clock that was in the classroom. One day he explicated his habit to the students telling them: "It's always amazing for me to see something ... See more »

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Capricorn

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