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Gérard Philipe (1922–1959)

In 1940 Gerard left school and his parents wanted him be a lawyer. But soon his mother noticed that he was only interested in acting, although his father was against the idea. After timely intervention from Mark Allégret, who decided he showed some promise, Gerard's debut was in Claude Dauphin's play "One plain girl". After this, Gerard decided to ... See full bio »


(age 36) in Paris, France

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Fan-Fan the Tulip
Fan-Fan the Tulip Fanfan La Tulipe
Beauties of the Night
Beauties of the Night Claude - un jeune compositeur rêveur
The Grand Maneuver
The Grand Maneuver Le lieutenant Armand de la Verne
Rouge et noir
Rouge et noir Julien Sorel


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 1959 La fièvre monte à El Pao
Ramón Vázquez
 1956 Sur les rivages de l'ambre
Narrator (French version) / Récitant (voice)
 1956 Si Paris nous était conté
Le Trouvère
 1955 La meilleure part
Philippe Perrin - l'ingénieur en chef
 1954 Lovers, Happy Lovers!
André Ripois
 1953 It Happened in the Park
Carlo - l'amante di Valeria (segment: Gli amanti) (as Gerard Philipe)
 1952 Beauties of the Night
Claude - un jeune compositeur rêveur
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins
Le meneur de jeu / Le peintre (segment "Huitième péché, Le / Eighth Sin, The")
 1952 Fan-Fan the Tulip
Fanfan La Tulipe (as Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire)
 1951 Saint-Louis, ange de la paix
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1951 Juliette ou La clef des songes
Michel Grandier
 1950 Les fêtes galantes (Watteau) (Short)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1950 Souvenirs perdus
Gérard de Narçay (segment "Une cravate de fourrure")
 1949 All Roads Lead to Rome
Gabriel Pégase
 1946 L'idiot
Le prince Muichkine (as Gérard Philippe)
 1945 La boîte aux rêves
Un homme (uncredited)
 1944 Les petites du quai aux fleurs
Jérôme Hardy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Recorded Saint-Exupery's 'Le Petit Prince'

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gerard Philipe | Gérard Philippe | Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire


6' (1.83 m)

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Marlene Dietrich saw one of his performances in Paris during the late 40s and seriously attempted to persuade Ernst Lubitsch to do a film version of "Der Rosenkavalier" with Dietrich as the aging-yet-still-lovely countess and Phillipe as the younger lover who she knows will one day leave her. See more »

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