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Jean Rochefort

French character star Jean Rochefort expressed an interest in acting early in life. Born in 1930, he trained at the Paris Conservatoire but had to halt his studies due to military service. Relocating to Paris, he developed a minor name for himself in cabaret and stage plays. He also worked with the Grenier-Hussenot company at this time and acted in... See full bio »
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 2015 Floride (post-production)
Claude Lherminier
 2013 Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Méliès (voice)
 2011 Titeuf, le film
Pépé (voice)
 2008 Agathe Cléry
Louis Guinard - le PDG
 2007 The Key
Joseph Arp
 2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday
 2006 Twice Upon a Time
Louis Ruinard
 2005 Hell
 2005 Akoibon
Chris Barnes
 2004 RRRrrrr!!!
 2003 The Car Keys
Un comédien qui refuse de tourner avec Laurent
 2003 Il était une fois Jean-Sébastien Bach
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Fanfan
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 2002 Blanche
 2001 Honolulu Baby
Cri Cri
 2001 The Closet
Kopel, the director
 1998 Wind with the Gone
Edgard Wexley
 1998 Le serpent a mangé la grenouille
Monsieur Moreau
 1997 Barracuda
Monsieur Clément
 1996 Never Ever
Gerard Panier
 1996 Les grands ducs
Eddie Carpentier
 1995 Palace
Thomas Fausto
 1995 Tom est tout seul
 1994 Ready to Wear
Inspector Tantpis
 1994 Once a Year, Every Year
 1993 Lost in Transit
Arturo Conti
 1993 Tango
 1992 L'Atlantide
Le Meige
 1992 The Long Winter
Jordi Casals
 1992 Le bal des casse-pieds
Henri Sauveur
 1991 Amoureux fou
 1990 My Mother's Castle
Loïs de Montmajour / Adolphe Cassignole
 1990 The Hairdresser's Husband
 1989 I'm the King of the Castle
Monsieur Bréaud
 1987 I miei primi 40 anni
Principe Riccio
 1987 Tandem
Michel Marteau dit Michel Mortez
 1987 Le moustachu
Le capitaine Duroc
 1986 The King's Cake
Le prince Arnold III de Corsalina
 1985 Sortüz egy fekete bivalyért
Ácsi Lajos, a gróf
 1984 Réveillon chez Bob
Louis Alban
 1983 L'ami de Vincent
Vincent Lamar
 1983 Un dimanche de flic
A. Rupert
 1982 Le grand frère
Charles-Henri Rossi
 1982 L'indiscrétion
Alain Tescique
 1981 Birgit Haas Must Be Killed
Charles-Philippe Bauman
 1981 Un étrange voyage
 1980 I Hate Blondes
Donald Rose
 1980 I Sent a Letter to My Love
Gilles Martin
 1979 French Postcards
Monsieur Tessier
 1979 Courage fuyons
Martin Belhomme / Adrien Belhomme, his father
 1979 Grandison
Carl Grandison
 1979 Le cavaleur
Edouard Choiseul
 1977 Le Crabe-Tambour
 1977 The Devil in the Box
Alain Brissot
 1976 Pardon Mon Affaire
 1976 Death Rite
 1976 Calmos
 1976 Les vécés étaient fermés de l'intérieur
Le commissaire Pichard (as Rochefort)
 1975 A Happy Divorce
Jean-Baptiste Morin
 1975 Dirty Hands
Maître Albert Légal
 1975 Isabelle and Lust
Monsieur Vaudois
 1974 The Return of the Tall Blond Man
Colonel Louis, Marie, Alphonse Toulouse
 1974 Till Marriage Do Us Part
Barone Henri de Sarcey
 1973 Salut l'artiste
Clément Chamfort
 1973 Mean Frank and Crazy Tony
Louis Annunziata
 1973 Le complot
 1973 Lovely Swine
L'inspecteur de police
 1973 The Inheritor
Le nonce (André Berthier)
 1972 Hearth Fires
Maître Alexandre Boursault
 1972 The Egg
 1972 The Troubles of Alfred
Voice only (uncredited)
 1970 Céleste
Georges Cazenave
 1970 La liberté en croupe
 1970 The Time to Die
Hervé Breton
 1969 The Devil by the Tail
Le comte Georges
 1968 Pour un amour lointain
 1967 Ne jouez pas avec les Martiens
René Mastier
 1967 Two Weeks in September
 1967 The Sunday of Life
Le capitaine Bordeille
 1966 Who Are You, Polly Magoo?
Grégoire Pecque
 1965 Up to His Ears
 1964 Le belle famiglie
Il marchese Osvaldo (segment "Amare è un po' morire")
 1964 Trouble Among Widows
Inspecteur Laforêt
 1963 The Blockhead Fair
Le père de Didier
 1963 The Bread Peddler
Ovide Soliveau
 1963 The Corrupt
 1963 Outpost in Indo-china
Le sergent Hérange
 1962 The Iron Mask
 1962 Swords of Blood
La Taupe
 1961 Captain Fracasse
 1960 Leon Garros ishchet druga
 1958 A Bullet in the Gun Barrel
Léopold - le barman du 'Tip Tap'
 1956 Meeting in Paris
L'interne (uncredited)
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play "Champignol malgré lui" (Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallières) See more »

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[on working with Luis Buñuel in The Phantom of Liberty (1974)] The police commissioner called. "Your sister is on the phone." "But she's dead!" Cut. We go to the next scene, the family tomb. Don Luis says, "Camera!" Then he says "Cut!" "Go get me a phone." His assistant goes and gets a phone. On a stack of coffins, Buñuel pushes one of the coffins and puts the phone on the coffin beneath it. So, ... See more »


Has five children: Marie, Julien, Pierre, Clémence and Louise. See more »


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