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Jean Rochefort

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Jean Rochefort (born 29 April 1930) is a French actor, with a career that has spanned over five decades. Rochefort was born in Paris, France. He was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen He was 19 years old when he entered the Centre d'Art Dramatique de la rue Blanche. Later he joined the Conservatoire National. After his national service, in 1953, he worked with the Compagnie Grenier Hussenot as a theatre actor for seven years. There he was noticed for his ability to play both drama and comedy. He then became a television and cinema actor. He has also worked as director. In his 30s during the shooting of Cartouche, he discovered his passion for horses and equestrianism. He has been a horse breeder since then and now owns Le Haras de Villequoy. His passion led him to become a horse consultant for French television in 2004. He has won two César Awards: In 1976, Best Supporting Actor for Que la fête commence; and in 1978, Best Actor for Le Crabe-tambour. He was to play the title character in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, after being found as "the perfect Quixote" by director Terry Gilliam. Rochefort learned English just for the part. Unfortunately, amongst other production problems, he began suffering from a herniated disc. Unable to film for months, production was cancelled. A documentary, Lost in La Mancha, was made about the failed production. With recent news of the film's possible restart, Rochefort has been recast with Robert Duvall, due to his inability to ride a horse. In 1960 he married Alexandra Moscwa, with whom he fathered two children: a girl, Marie (1962), and a boy, Julien (1965). In 2007, he sang with the French band Dionysos a short verse in l'homme sans trucage: « Vas-y, saute, monte, grimpe à ton cœur, sauve-toi, n'aie pas peur, ouvre grand, mon petit, il est temps d'avaler une énorme bouffée d'air frais, andalucia, anda, anda, andalucia... » (Go ahead, jump, climbs to your heart, save yourself, don't be afraid, open wide, my boy, it's time to swallow a huge breath of fresh air, andalucia, anda, anda, andaluci...) Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Rochefort, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 29, 1930 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rencontre à Paris 1956-05-02
Latest Project:
Movie Belmondo par Belmondo 2016-05-05
Known For
Poster of Pride
Poster of The Count of Monte Cristo
Poster of El largo invierno
Poster of Salut l'artiste
Movie Belmondo par Belmondo Himself 2016-05-05
Movie Florida Claude Lherminier 2015-08-12
Movie April and the Extraordinary World Pops (voice) 2015-11-04
Movie Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart 2014-02-05
Movie The Artist and the Model Marc Cros 2012-09-28
Movie Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia Lucius Fouinus 2012-10-17
Movie Titeuf Pépé 2011-04-06
Movie Belmondo, itinéraire... Self 2011-05-18
Movie The Great Restaurant 2010-02-20
Movie Agathe Cléry Louis Guinard 2008-11-11
Movie I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster Jean 2008-01-18
Movie Tell No One: The B-Side 2007-10-15
Movie Mr. Bean's Holiday Maître d'hôtel 2007-03-22
Movie The Key Joseph Arp 2007-12-19
Movie Tell No One Gilbert Neuville 2006-11-01
Movie Twice Upon a Time Louis Ruinard 2006-11-08
Movie Akoibon Chris Barnes 2005-04-13
Movie Hell Louis 2005-11-16
Movie RRRrrrr!!! Lucie 2004-01-28
Movie Pride as Eddie 2004-06-21
Movie The Car Keys 2003-12-10
Movie J.S. Bach: The Music, The Life, The Legend Narrator (voice) 2003-08-13
Movie Saint-Germain ou La négociation Henri de Malassise 2003-12-20
Movie Lost in La Mancha Himself 2002-02-11
Movie Man on the Train Monsieur Manesquier 2002-09-02
Movie Blanche Mazarin 2002-09-18
Movie Pierre et le Loup 2002-10-22
Movie The Closet Kopel, le directeur de l'usine 2001-01-17
Movie Honolulu Baby Cri Cri 2001-03-23
Movie Rembrandt Nicolaes Tulp 1999-08-09
Movie In and Out of Fashion 1998-03-03
Movie Wind with the Gone Edgard Wexley 1998-11-12
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Fernand Mondego 1998-09-07
Movie Never Ever Gerard Panier 1997-09-17
Movie Barracuda Monsieur Clément 1997-10-29
Movie The Grand Dukes Eddie Carpentier 1996-02-21
Movie Palace Thomas Fausto 1996-01-12
Movie Ridicule Le Marquis de Bellegarde 1996-05-09
Movie Tom est tout seul Jean-Pierre 1995-01-25
Movie Ready to Wear Tantpis 1994-12-23
Movie Wild Target Victor Meynard 1993-08-18
Movie Tango Bellhop 1993-02-03
Movie Lost in Transit Arturo Conti 1993-09-01
Movie El largo invierno Jordi Casals 1992-02-15
Movie Le Bal des casse-pieds Henri Sauveur 1992-02-12
Movie L'Atlantide 1992-11-05
Movie Amoureux fou Rudolph 1991-06-07
Movie The Hairdresser's Husband Antoine 1990-10-03
Movie My Mother's Castle Adolphe Cassignol, aka Loïs de Montmajour 1990-10-26
Movie I'm the King of the Castle Jean Breaud 1989-02-22
Movie Le moustachu le capitaine Duroc 1987-04-08
Movie Tandem Michel Mortez 1987-06-17
Movie My First 40 Years Principe Riccio 1987-11-05
Movie The King's Cake Arnold III 1986-01-29
Movie L'énigme blanche Henri 1985-12-26
Movie Volley for a Black Buffalo 1985-05-16
Movie Frankenstein 90 Victor Frankenstein 1984-08-14
Movie Réveillon chez Bob Louis Alban 1984-12-12
Movie Un dimanche de flic A. Rupert 1983-10-31
Movie L'ami de Vincent Vincent Lamar 1983-09-28
Movie L'indiscrétion Alain Tescique 1982-07-21
Movie The Big Brother Charles-Henri Rossi 1982-09-08
Movie Un étrange voyage Pierre 1981-02-04
Movie Birgit Haas Must Be Killed Charles-Philippe Bauman 1981-09-02
Movie I Sent a Letter to My Love Gilles Martin 1980-04-09
Movie I Hate Blondes Donald Rose 1980-09-12
Movie The Skirt Chaser Edouard Choiseul 1979-01-17
Movie French Postcards Monsieur Tessier 1979-10-19
Movie Courage - Let's Run Martin Belhomme 1979-10-17
Movie Grandison 1978-03-28
Movie Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? August Grandvilliers 1978-09-13
Movie Le diable dans la boîte 1977-04-19
Movie We Will All Meet in Paradise Etienne Dorsay 1977-11-09
Movie Le crabe tambour Captain, le Commandant 1977-11-09
Movie The Toilets Were Closed from the Inside Le commissaire Pichard 1976-01-07
Movie Femmes Fatales Albert 1976-02-11
Movie Pardon Mon Affaire Étienne 1976-09-22
Movie Death Rite Edouard 1976-05-12
Movie Innocents with Dirty Hands Maitre Albert Legal 1975-01-01
Movie Let Joy Reign Supreme l'abbé Dubois 1975-03-23
Movie 1001 Perversions of Felicia 1975-09-14
Movie How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby Foisnard 1974-06-19
Movie The Phantom of Liberty M. Legendre 1974-09-10
Movie The Watchmaker of St. Paul Insp. Guilboud 1974-01-16
Movie Till Marriage Do Us Part Barone Henri de Sarcey 1974-10-24
Movie The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe Colonel Louis, Marie, Alphonse Toulouse 1974-11-12
Movie The Inheritor Le nonce (André Berthier) 1973-03-22
Movie Le Complot Dominique 1973-05-01
Movie Mean Frank and Crazy Tony Louis 1973-11-23
Movie Lovely Swine 1973-10-04
Movie Salut l'artiste Clément Chamfort 1973-12-06
Movie Hearth Fires Alexandre Boursault 1972-05-24
Movie The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe Toulouse 1972-12-06
Movie The Time to Die Hervé Breton 1970-07-08
Movie La Liberté en croupe Moss 1970-10-30
Movie The Devil by the Tail Le comte Georges 1969-02-07
Movie Two Weeks in September Philippe 1967-06-07
Movie The Sunday of life 1967-01-13
Movie Angelique and the King François Desgrez / voix du narrateur 1966-01-31
Movie Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? Grégoire Pecque 1966-10-21
Movie Up to His Ears Leon 1965-12-04
Movie Angelique: The Road To Versailles François Desgrez 1965-01-01
Movie Trouble Among Widows Inspecteur Laforêt 1964-04-15
Movie Angelique François Desgrez 1964-12-08
Movie Beautiful Families Marchese Osvaldo 1964-12-25
Movie Outpost in Indo-china 1963-01-16
Movie Swords of Blood La Taupe 1962-03-07
Movie The Iron Mask 1962-10-26
Movie Le Mariage de Figaro ou La Folle Journée Le comte Almaviva 1961-12-25
Movie Leon Garros Is Looking for His Friend Fernand 1961-01-13
Movie Captain Fracasse Malartic 1961-04-21
Movie A Bullet in the Gun Barrel 1958-11-19
Movie Rencontre à Paris L'interne 1956-05-02