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Jean-Pierre Léaud

Jean-Pierre Léaud is not everybody's cup of tea for sure, but will remain an important name in film history. As an actor he can be adored or hated for exactly the same reasons: he is one of those rare players that directors let improvise his dialogue, which gets on certain viewers' nerves while it fascinates others. The same is true for his very ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The 400 Blows
The 400 Blows Antoine Doinel
I Hired a Contract Killer
I Hired a Contract Killer Henri Boulanger
Masculin Féminin
Masculin Féminin Paul - un jeune homme instable
Day for Night
Day for Night Alphonse


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 2017/I M
Le père de Lila
 2016 The Death of Louis XIV
Louis XIV
 2012 Camille redouble
Monsieur Dupont, l'horloger
 2011 Le Havre
Le dénonciateur
 2009 Visage
Antoine / King Herode
 2009 Collection Fred Vargas (TV Series)
Le Nermord
- L'homme aux cercles bleus (2009) ... Le Nermord
 2005 J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka
Georges Franju
 2004 Folle embellie
 2002 La guerre à Paris
Haut Placé
 2001 Le pornographe
Jacques Laurent
 2001 Ni na bian ji dian
Jean-Pierre / Man at the Cemetery
 2000 L'affaire Marcorelle
François Marcorelle
 2000 A Matter of Taste
Le juge d'instruction
 1999 Innocent
Le poète
 1998 Elizabeth (uncredited)
 1996 Pour rire!
Nicolas Gardinier
 1996 Irma Vep
René Vidal
 1996 My Man
M. Claude
 1995 One Hundred and One Nights
Le second Jean-Pierre (complete version) (uncredited)
 1994 Personne ne m'aime
 1993 La naissance de l'amour
 1992 La Vie de Bohème
 1991 C'est la vie
 1991 Paris s'éveille
 1991 Le gorille (TV Series)
- Gorille Poker (1991) ... Bicchieri
 1990 I Hired a Contract Killer
Henri Boulanger
 1989 Femme de papier (TV Movie)
 1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel
 1988 La couleur du vent
 1988 36 fillette
Boris Golovine
 1988 Jane B. par Agnès V.
L'amoureux colérique
 1988 Sei delitti per padre Brown (TV Mini-Series)
 1987 Les keufs
Le commissaire Bouvreuil
 1987 Boran - Zeit zum Zielen
 1986 Corps et biens
 1986 Série noire (TV Series)
Gaspard Bazin
 1985 Le tueur assis (TV Movie)
 1985 Treasure Island
Midas (as Jean-Pierre Leaud)
 1985 Néo Polar (TV Series)
- Des choses qui arrivent (1985) ... Fontaine
 1985 Csak egy mozi
Péter - a rendezõ
 1985 L'herbe rouge (TV Movie)
 1985 Détective
Inspector Neveu
 1984 Paris vu par... 20 ans après
René - segment 3
 1984 Rebelote
Rémi Chauveau
 1982 Mersonne ne m'aime (TV Movie)
Daniel Flipo-Risq
 1981 La cassure
Le commissaire de police Rauffast
 1981 Aiutami a sognare
 1981 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
Le vendeur de La Belle Aubaine
- Le petit Pommier (1981) ... Le vendeur de La Belle Aubaine
 1980 Parano
 1979 Love on the Run
Antoine Doinel
 1976 Le pendule (TV Short)
 1976 Les lolos de Lola
Bernard Dubois
 1973 The Mother and the Whore
 1973 Day for Night
Alphonse (as Jean-Pierre Leaud)
 1973 L'éducation sentimentale (TV Mini-Series)
Frédéric Moreau
 1972 Out 1: Spectre
 1972 Last Tango in Paris
Tom - un cinéaste, le fiancé de Jeanne (as Jean-Pierre Leaud)
 1971 Two English Girls
Claude Roc
 1971 Out 1, noli me tangere
 1971 A Girl Is a Gun
Billy le Kid
 1970 Os Herdeiros
 1970 Bed & Board
Antoine Doinel
 1969 Porcile
Julian Klotz (as Jean Pierre Leaud)
 1969 Le gai savoir
Émile Rousseau
 1969 Paul
 1968 Dialóg 20-40-60
Adamik (segment "The Twenty-Year-Olds")
 1968 Stolen Kisses
Antoine Doinel
 1967 Bande-annonce De 'Week End' (Short)
Saint-Just / Le jeune minet du 16ème (uncredited)
 1967 Weekend
Saint-Just / Le jeune minet du 16ème (uncredited)
 1967 La chinoise
 1967 Le départ
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Le garçon d'étage (segment "Anticipation") (uncredited)
 1966 Made in U.S.A
Donald Siegel (as JPL)
 1966 Masculin Féminin
Paul - un jeune homme instable
 1965 Pierrot le Fou
Young Man in Movie Theatre (uncredited)
 1965 Alphaville
Breakfast waiter (uncredited)
 1964 Mata Hari, agent H21
Absalon (uncredited)
 1964 L'amour à la mer
Le gars du métro
 1963 Robinson's Place (Short)
 1962 Antoine and Colette (Short)
Antoine Doinel
 1962 Love at Twenty
Antoine Doinel (segment "Antoine et Colette")
 1960 Boulevard
Georges 'Jojo' Castagnier
 1960 Testament of Orpheus
Dargelos / The schoolboy (uncredited)
 1959 The 400 Blows
Antoine Doinel
 1958 King on Horseback
Pierrot (as J.P. Leaud)
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Alternate Names:

JPL | J.P. Leaud | Jean Pierre Leaud | Jean-Paul Leaud | Jean-Pierre Leaud


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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What I find great in his films, is the feeling of freedom, of truth, that feeling you get along with the camera. The precise intuition he has of the truth of tiny details. The 400 Blows (1959), which I watch often, is full of details which give poetry to the movie.


As he had so much respect for Marlon Brando and was afraid of working with him, all his scenes in Last Tango in Paris (1972) were shot on Saturdays, when Brando refused to work. Thus, they didn't meet together during the entire shooting. See more »


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