Louis Jouvet (1887–1951)


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Louis Jouvet was a living glory of the French theatre where he debuted in 1910. In his life he has worked as pharmacist, manager of a theatre, actor and theatre teacher. He debuted at the movies in 1932 and his best films were of the Golden Age of French cinema called the "poetical realism", e.g. "Hotel du Nord (1938)" or "La fin du jour (1939)". ... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Paris, France

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Quai des Orfèvres L'inspecteur adjoint Antoine
(1947)
Christine Pierre Verdier, dit Jo
(1937)
Bizarre, Bizarre Archibald Soper
(1937)
Topaze Albert Topaze
(1933)

Filmography

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 1951 Young Love
L'inspecteur Ernest Plonche
 1951 Dr. Knock
Docteur Knock
 1950 Lady Paname
Gambier, dit Bagnolet - un photographe anarchiste
 1950 Miquette
Monchablon
 1949 Return to Life
Jean Girard (segment 3 : "Le retour de Jean")
 1949 Between Eleven and Midnight
L'inspecteur Carrel
 1948 Monelle
Gérard Favier
 1947 Quai des Orfèvres
L'inspecteur adjoint Antoine
 1947 Copie conforme
Ismmora / Dupon / le Duc de Niolles / ...
 1946 Un revenant
Jean-Jacques Sauvage
 1943 Immortal France
Pierre Froment / Félix Froment
 1941 Volpone
Mosca
 1940 L'école des femmes
Arnolphe
 1940 Sérénade
Le baron Hartmann
 1939 The Phantom Wagon
Georges
 1939 La fin du jour
Raphaël Saint-Clair
 1938 Hotel du Nord
Monsieur Edmond
 1938 Bargekeepers Daughter
René Cercleux
 1938 The Curtain Rises
Le professeur Lambertin
 1938 The Shanghai Drama
L'aventurier Ivan
 1938 Sirocco
Rossignol
 1938 Ramuntcho
Itchoua
 1938 La Marseillaise
Roederer, le procureur du département
 1937 The Alibi
Le commissaire Calas
 1937 The Cheat
Valfar
 1937 Bizarre, Bizarre
Archibald Soper
 1937 Christine
Pierre Verdier, dit Jo
 1937 Street of Shadows
Le commandant Simonis
 1936 The Lower Depths
Le baron
 1936 Mr. Flow
Achille Durin / Mr. Flow
 1935 Carnival in Flanders
Le chapelain / The Priest
 1933/II Topaze
Albert Topaze
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Le comédien désincarné". Paris : Flammarion, foreword by Fabrice Luchini See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Else Collin  (his death)  (3 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

One works in the theatre because one senses that one has never been oneself, that one cannot be oneself - that, at last, one has found the way to become oneself.

Trivia:

Dedicated his life to the theatre and took on film roles solely for the purpose of financing his theatre company. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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