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Date of Birth 6 February 1951Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France
Date of Death 28 January 2005Evreux, Eure, France  (internal hemorrhage)
Birth NameJacky Boufroura
Height 5' 5¼" (1.66 m)

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Jacques Villeret was born on February 6, 1951 in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France as Jacky Boufroura. He was an actor, known for The Dinner Game (1998), The Children of the Marshland (1999) and A Crime in Paradise (2001). He was married to Irina Tarassov. He died on January 28, 2005 in Evreux, Eure, France.

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Irina Tarassov (26 December 1979 - 1998) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

He played the same character, François Pignon, in the original stage production of "Le dîner de cons" in 1993.
A pupil of Louis Seigner in the Conservatoire de Paris, he gained success playing nice, naive and funny guys (he did several one-man shows in the late seventies-early eighties), but he always said he wasn't a fun man in real life. For his work he was awarded the medal and title of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
On January 28th, 2005, he was taken ill while entertaining friends in his home near Evreux, Normandy; he was taken to hospital and died. He was diabetic and an alcoholic, and had had severe liver problems for some years. When once asked "how would you like to die?" he replied, "I'd like to faint".
Villeret's father Ahmed Boufroura was Algerian and his mother, Annette Bonin, French.
Father of Alexandre Villeret.

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