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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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Known For

Ridicule
Ridicule Le Marquis de Bellegarde
(1996)
Man on the Train
Man on the Train Monsieur Manesquier
(2002)
Tell No One
Tell No One Gilbert Neuville
(2006)

Filmography

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 2015 Floride
Claude Lherminier
 2015 Avril et le monde truqué
Pops (voice)
 2013 L'oeil du tricycle (Short)
André Malraux
 2011 Titeuf, le film
Pépé (voice)
 2010 Le joueur de citernes (Short)
Le joueur de citernes
 2010 Le grand restaurant (TV Movie)
Un client du restaurant
 2008 Agathe Cléry
Louis Guinard - le PDG
 2007 La clef
Joseph Arp
 2007 Heureux? (TV Movie)
L'interprète des sketchs de Fernand Raynaud
 2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday
Maitre'D
 2007 Chez Maupassant (TV Series)
Baptiste Hautot
- Hautot père et fils (2007) ... Baptiste Hautot
 2006 Désaccord parfait
Louis Ruinard
 1995-2005 Les boeuf-carottes (TV Series)
Commissaire Antoine Venturi / Venturi / Antoine Venturi
- Parmi l'élite (2005) ... Venturi
- Pour l'amour d'un flic (2001) ... Commissaire Antoine Venturi
- La fée du logis (2000) ... Antoine Venturi
- Soupçons (1999) ... Commissaire Antoine Venturi
- Haute voltige (1999) ... Commissaire Antoine Venturi
 2005 L'enfer
Louis
 2005 Akoibon
Chris Barnes
 2004 Frankenstein (TV Mini-Series)
Man blind who plays violin
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Man blind who plays violin
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Man blind who plays violin
 2004 Pride (TV Movie)
Eddie (French version) (voice)
 2004 Les bottes (TV Movie)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 2004 La dernière minute (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 RRRrrrr!!!
Lucie
 2003 Les clefs de bagnole
Un comédien qui refuse de tourner avec Laurent
 2003 Saint-Germain ou La négociation (TV Movie)
Henri de Malassise
 2003 Il était une fois Jean-Sébastien Bach
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Fanfan
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 2002 Nosferatu (TV Movie)
Nosferatu (voice)
 2002 Blanche
Mazarin
 2001 La vie sans secret de Walter Nions (Short)
Walter Nions
 2001 Honolulu Baby
Cri Cri
 2001 Le placard
Kopel, the director
 1998 Wind with the Gone
Edgard Wexley
 1998 Le serpent a mangé la grenouille
Monsieur Moreau
 1997 Barracuda
Monsieur Clément
 1997 Clara et son juge (TV Movie)
Le juge Larcher
 1996 Never Ever
Gerard Panier
 1996 Les grands ducs
Eddie Carpentier
 1995 Palace
Thomas Fausto
 1995 Tom est tout seul
Jean-Pierre
 1994 Ready to Wear
Inspector Tantpis
 1994 Once a Year, Every Year
Raffaele
 1993 Tombés du ciel
Arturo Conti
 1993 Tango
Bellhop
 1992 L'Atlantide
Le Meige
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
Louis XV
 1992 El largo invierno
Jordi Casals
 1992 Le bal des casse-pieds
Henri Sauveur
 1991 Amoureux fou
Rudolph
 1990 My Mother's Castle
Loïs de Montmajour / Adolphe Cassignole
 1990 The Hairdresser's Husband
Antoine
 1990 La seconde (TV Movie)
Farou
 1989 Guerra di spie (TV Mini-Series)
Giovanni Sperelli (1988)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Giovanni Sperelli (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Giovanni Sperelli (1988)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Giovanni Sperelli (1988)
 1989 Je suis le seigneur du château
Monsieur Bréaud
 1988 Sueurs froides (TV Series)
Arnaud Delamarre
- Un coeur de pierre (1988) ... Arnaud Delamarre
 1987 I miei primi 40 anni
Principe Riccio
 1987 Tandem
Michel Marteau dit Michel Mortez
 1987 Le moustachu
Le capitaine Duroc
 1986 La galette du roi
Le prince Arnold III de Corsalina
 1985 L'énigme blanche (TV Movie)
Henri
 1985 Sortüz egy fekete bivalyért
Ácsi Lajos, a gróf
 1984 Oedipus Rex (TV Movie)
Narrateur
 1984 Réveillon chez Bob
Louis Alban
 1984 Le scénario défendu (TV Movie)
Antoine Rossi
 1984 I cani di Gerusalemme (TV Movie)
Nicodème
 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 Le petit Mitchell illustré (TV Movie)
 1981 Birgit Haas Must Be Killed
Charles-Philippe Bauman
 1981 Un étrange voyage
Pierre
 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
Captain
 1977 Le diable dans la boîte
Alain Brissot
 1976 Pardon Mon Affaire
Étienne
 1976 Death Rite
Edouard
 1976 Femmes Fatales
Albert
 1976 Les vécés étaient fermés de l'intérieur
Le commissaire Pichard (as Rochefort)
 1975 Un divorce heureux
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
Dominique
 1973 Bel ordure
L'inspecteur de police
 1973 The Inheritor
Le nonce (André Berthier)
 1972 Hearth Fires
Maître Alexandre Boursault
 1972 L'oeuf
Dugommier
 1972 The Troubles of Alfred
Voice only (uncredited)
 1971 Le misanthrope (TV Movie)
Alceste
 1970 Céleste
Georges Cazenave
 1970 La liberté en croupe
Moss
 1970 Le temps de mourir
Hervé Breton
 1969 The Devil by the Tail
Le comte Georges
 1968 Le pain de ménage (TV Movie)
Pierre
 1968 Pour un amour lointain
Guillaume
 1967 Ne jouez pas avec les Martiens
René Mastier
 1967 Dim Dam Dom (TV Series)
Grégoire Alexandrovich, Prince Potemkine
- Le lapin de Noël (1967) ... Grégoire Alexandrovich, Prince Potemkine
 1967 Two Weeks in September
Philippe
 1967 The Sunday of Life
Le capitaine Bordeille
 1966 Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
Grégoire Pecque
 1965 Up to His Ears
Leon
 1965 Les noces de papier (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1965 Le naïf amoureux (TV Movie)
Paul adulte
 1965 Genousie (TV Movie)
Philippe Hassingor
 1964 Le belle famiglie
Il marchese Osvaldo (segment "Amare è un po' morire")
 1964 Du grabuge chez les veuves
Inspecteur Laforêt
 1963 Le scieur de long (TV Movie)
Jean-Marie Bonnefoit
 1963 The Bread Peddler
Ovide Soliveau
 1963 Outpost in Indo-china
Le sergent Hérange
 1962 La lettre dans un taxi (TV Movie)
Paul
 1962/I La nuit des rois (TV Movie)
Messire André
 1962 Le masque de fer
Lastreaumont
 1962 Cartouche
La Taupe
 1961 Loin de Rueil (TV Movie)
Jacques L'Aumône
 1958-1961 La caméra explore le temps (TV Series)
Guillaume de Plaissians / Chauveau-Lagarde
- Les Templiers (1961) ... Guillaume de Plaissians
 1961 Le capitaine Fracasse
Malartic
 1960 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (TV Series)
- Lazarillo (1960)
 1960 Arden de faversham (TV Movie)
 1960 Le Sire de Vergy (TV Movie)
Gontran de Coucy
 1960 Leon Garros ishchet druga
Fernand
 1958 A Bullet in the Gun Barrel
Léopold - le barman du 'Tip Tap'
 1958 La dame de pique (TV Movie)
Tomsky
 1958 Monsieur de Saint-Germain (TV Movie)
L'inspecteur
 1957 Les fiancés du paradis (TV Movie)
Le serpent
 1956 Rencontre à Paris
L'interne (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He also directed two shorts in 1973 : "Rosinne" and "Facile, très facile". Rochefort sings the song "Paris Jadis" with Jean-Pierre Marielle ( without appearing in the film ) in Bertrand Tavernier's "Des Enfants perdus" (1977).In 1980 he acted in a commercial for "Café Legal" directed by François Leterrier. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rochefort

Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with Luis Buñuel in Le fantôme de la liberté (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 ... See more »

Trivia:

In his autobiography 'Ce genre de choses', he offers an hilarious recounting of his meeting with Harold Pinter: he and Delphine Seyrig had flown to London to convince the writer to give his permission for his plays 'The Lover', 'The Collection' and 'Old Times' to be performed in France for the first time. During their meeting at the bar of the Savoy Hotel, Rochefort, who could barely speak ... See more »

Nickname:

Mon petit Jeannot See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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