Gérard Philipe (1922–1959)

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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 Marc 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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The Red and the Black Julien Sorel
Montparnasse 19 Modigliani
Lovers, Happy Lovers! André Ripois


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 1961 L'histoire dépasse la fiction (TV Series)
Le Cid
- El Campeador (1961) ... Le Cid (voice)
 1959 Fever Mounts at El Pao
Ramón Vázquez
 1959 Les liaisons dangereuses
Vicomte de Valmont
 1958 Le joueur
Alixei Ivanovitch
 1958 Life as a Couple
 1958 Montparnasse 19
 1957 Lovers of Paris
Octave Mouret
 1956 Sur les rivages de l'ambre
Narrator (French version) / Récitant (voice)
 1956 Bold Adventure
 1956 If Paris Were Told to Us
Le Trouvère
 1955 The Best Part
Philippe Perrin - l'ingénieur en chef
 1955 The Grand Maneuver
Le lieutenant Armand de la Verne
 1954 The Red and the Black
Julien Sorel
 1954 Lovers, Happy Lovers!
André Ripois
 1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles
 1953 It Happened in the Park
Carlo - l'amante di Valeria (segment: Gli amanti) (as Gerard Philipe)
 1953 The Proud and the Beautiful
Georges, Former French Doctor
 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 Fanfan la Tulipe
Fanfan La Tulipe (as Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire)
 1951 Saint-Louis, ange de la paix
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1951 Juliette, or Key of Dreams
Michel Grandier
 1950 Les fêtes galantes (Watteau) (Short)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1950 Lost Souvenirs
Gérard de Narçay (segment "Une cravate de fourrure")
 1950 La Ronde
Le comte
 1950 Beauty and the Devil
Young Henri Faust / Young-Looking Mephistopheles
 1949 All Roads Lead to Rome
Gabriel Pégase
 1948 Les drames du Bois de Boulogne (Short)
Le narrateur (voice)
 1948 The Charterhouse of Parma
Le marquis Fabrice del Dongo (as Gerard Philipe)
 1947 Devil in the Flesh
François Jaubert
 1946 L'idiot
Le prince Muichkine (as Gérard Philippe)
 1946 Land Without Stars
Simon Legouge / Frédéric Talacayud
 1945 Box of Dreams
Un homme (uncredited)
 1944 Les petites du quai aux fleurs
Jérôme Hardy
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Other Works:

Recorded Saint-Exupery's 'Le Petit Prince'

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 43 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


6' (1.83 m)


Anne Philipe  (his death)  (2 children)

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Developed a strong theatrical association with the Theatre National de Paris throughout his later career. See more »

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