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Jean Marais (I) (1913–1998)


Jean Marais was a popular French cinema actor and director who played over 100 roles in film and on television, and was also known for his many talents as a writer, painter and sculptor. He was born Jean Alfred Villain-Marais on December 11, 1913, in Cherbourg, France. His father practiced veterinarian medicine, then fought in the World War I, and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast La Bête (The Beast) / The Prince / Avenant
(1946)
Orpheus
Orpheus Orphée
(1950)
Fantomas
Fantomas Fantômas / Fandor
(1964)
Stealing Beauty
Stealing Beauty M. Guillaume
(1996)

Filmography

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 1992 Les enfants du naufrageur
Marc-Antoine
 1986 Lien de parenté
Victor Blaise
 1985 Parking
Hadès / The Devil
 1980 Les parents terribles (TV Movie)
Georges
 1977 Vaincre à Olympie (TV Movie)
Menesthée
 1973-1974 Joseph Balsamo (TV Mini-Series)
Baron Joseph Balsamo / Graf Alessandro di Cagliostro / Graf Phönix / ...
- Die Intrige (1974) ... Baron Joseph Balsamo / Graf Alessandro di Cagliostro / Graf Phönix / ...
- Episode #1.7 (1973) ... Baron Joseph Balsamo / Graf Alessandro di Cagliostro / Lieutenant de Barreau / ...
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Baron Joseph Balsamo / Graf Alessandro di Cagliostro / Lieutenant de Barreau / ...
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Baron Joseph Balsamo / Graf Alessandro di Cagliostro / Lieutenant de Barreau / ...
- No Title (1973) ... Baron Joseph Balsamo / Graf Alessandro di Cagliostro / Lieutenant de Barreau / ...
 1973 Karatekas and co (TV Mini-Series)
L'Empereur
- Quelque part en Méditerranée (1973) ... L'Empereur
- Deux millions de fusils (1973) ... L'Empereur
- Mozart passe la mesure (1973) ... L'Empereur
- Le club de l'eau plate (1973) ... L'Empereur
- La couronne d'Attila (1973) ... L'Empereur
 1971 Robert Macaire (TV Movie)
Robert Macaire
 1970 Donkey Skin
Le roi bleu
 1970 La provocation
Christian
 1969 Le jouet criminel (Short)
Le vieil homme
 1969 Le paria
Manuel Thomas, dit Manu
 1967 Seven Guys and a Gal
Dorgeval
 1965 Fantômas se déchaîne
Fantômas / Fandor / Professeur Lefèvre
 1965 Train d'enfer
Antoine Donadieu
 1965 Thomas l'imposteur
Le narrateur (voice)
 1965 Le gentleman de Cocody
Jean-Luc Hervé de la Tommeraye
 1964 Friend of the Family
Noël Carradine
 1964 Cherchez l'idole
Un invité au spectacle de Sylvie Vartan (uncredited)
 1960 Testament of Orpheus
Oedipe (uncredited)
 1958 La vie à deux
Teddy Brooks
 1958 Chaque jour a son secret
Xavier Lezcano
 1958 King on Horseback
Henri La Tour
 1957 S.O.S. Noronha
Frédéric Coulibaud
 1957 Typhoon Over Nagasaki
Pierre Marsac
 1956 Elena and Her Men
Général François Rollan
 1956 Toute la ville accuse
François Nérac
 1956 Goubbiah, mon amour
Goubbiah
 1955 School for Love
Eric Walter
 1953 Le guérisseur
Pierre Lachaux-Laurent
 1953 Julietta
André Landrecourt
 1953 Boum sur Paris
Jean Marais
 1953 Inside a Girls' Dormitory
Inspecteur Désiré Marco
 1953 Voice of Silence
Andrea Sanna / L'ancien maquisard
 1953 Les amants de minuit
Marcel Dulac
 1953 L'appel du destin
Lorenzo Lombardi
 1952 Nez de cuir
Roger de Tainchebraye
 1950 Coriolan
 1950 Le château de verre
Rémy Marsay
 1950 Orpheus
Orphée
 1949 Ceux du Tchad (Short)
Un jeune lieutenant
 1948 Aux yeux du souvenir
Jacques Forestier
 1948 L'aigle à deux têtes
Stanislas
 1947 Les chouans
Le marquis de Montauran
 1944 Carmen
Don José
 1943 Voyage sans espoir
Alain Ginestier
 1942 Le lit à colonnes
Rémi Bonvent
 1941 Le pavillon brûle
Daniel
 1938 Remontons les Champs-Élysées
L'abbé-précepteur
 1938 Le patriote
 1937 Abus de confiance (as Marais)
 1937 Bizarre, Bizarre
Le fêtard assommé par un Chinois
 1937 Nuits de feu
 1936 Les hommes nouveaux
Le secrétaire
 1935 Le bonheur
Journalist - Un journaliste (uncredited)
 1934 L'aventurier
Le jeune ouvrier (as Maray)
 1934 Le scandale
Le liftier
 1933 Étienne
 1933 L'épervier
 1933 Song of the Streets (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Book) "Histoires de ma vie", Albin Michel 1975, ISBN 2-226-00153-0

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marais | Maray

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

What has always attracted me in life is poetry. Any genre can have poetry. For me, poetry contains truth.

Trivia:

Apart from being a stage and film actor, he was also a writer and a noteworthy painter and sculptor. See more »

Trademark:

Almost always cast by Jean Cocteau

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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