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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 Jean Rochefort, l'irrésistible 2020-11-30
Known For
Poster of Pride
Poster of The Count of Monte Cristo
Poster of The Long Winter
Poster of Hail the Artist
Movie Jean Rochefort, l'irrésistible Self (archive footage) 2020-11-30
Movie Je ne sais pas si c'est tout le monde Self 2019-10-23
Movie Belmondo, le magnifique Self (archive footage) 2017-09-03
Movie Belmondo ou le goût du risque Self 2017-12-05
Movie Belmondo by Belmondo Self 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 Méliès (voice) 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 (voice) 2011-04-06
Movie Belmondo, itinéraire... Self 2011-05-18
Movie Belmondo: Il était une fois le beau monde Self (archive footage) 2011-10-25
Movie The Great Restaurant Un client du restaurant 2010-02-20
Movie I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster Jean 2008-03-26
Movie Agathe Cléry Louis Guinard 2008-11-11
Movie Tell No One: The B-Side Self 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 Robots Additional Voices (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie Akoibon Chris Barnes 2005-04-13
Movie Hell Louis 2005-11-16
Movie Pride as Eddie 2004-06-21
Movie RRRrrrr!!! Lucie 2004-01-28
Movie Lucky Luke and the Daltons Jolly Jumper (voice) 2004-11-08
Movie J.S. Bach: The Music, The Life, The Legend Narrator (voice) 2003-08-13
Movie The Car Keys Un comédien qui refuse de tourner avec Laurent 2003-12-10
Movie Saint-Germain ou La négociation Henri de Malassise 2003-12-20
Movie Lost in La Mancha Self 2002-02-11
Movie Blanche Mazarin 2002-09-18
Movie Pierre et le Loup 2002-10-22
Movie Man on the Train Monsieur Manesquier 2002-10-02
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 Self (archive footage) 1998-03-03
Movie Doctor Dolittle Additional Voices (voice) 1998-06-26
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Fernand Mondego 1998-09-07
Movie Wind with the Gone Edgard Wexley 1998-11-12
Movie Never Ever Gerard Panier 1997-09-17
Movie Barracuda Monsieur Clément 1997-10-29
Movie Palace Thomas Fausto 1996-01-12
Movie Ridicule Le Marquis de Bellegarde 1996-05-09
Movie The Grand Dukes Eddie Carpentier 1996-02-21
Movie Tom est tout seul Jean-Pierre 1995-01-25
Series Les Bœuf-carottes 1995-09-21
Movie Ready to Wear Inspector Tantpis 1994-12-23
Movie Lost in Transit Arturo Conti 1993-09-01
Movie Next Time the Fire Amedeo 1993-02-04
Movie Tango Bellhop 1993-02-03
Movie Wild Target Victor Meynard 1993-08-18
Movie Le Bal des casse-pieds Henri Sauveur 1992-02-12
Movie L'Atlantide Le Meige 1992-11-05
Movie The Long Winter Jordi Casals 1992-02-15
Movie Amoureux fou Rudolph 1991-06-07
Movie My Mother's Castle Adolphe Cassignol, aka Loïs de Montmajour 1990-10-26
Movie The Hairdresser's Husband Antoine 1990-10-03
Movie I'm the King of the Castle Jean Breaud 1989-02-22
Movie Le Moustachu le capitaine Duroc 1987-04-08
Movie My First 40 Years Principe Riccio 1987-11-05
Movie Tandem Michel Mortez 1987-06-17
Movie La Galette du roi Arnold III of Corsalina 1986-01-29
Movie Volley for a Black Buffalo Lajos Ácsi, the count 1985-05-16
Movie L'énigme blanche Henri 1985-12-26
Movie New Year's Eve At Bob's Louis Alban 1984-12-12
Movie Frankenstein 90 Victor Frankenstein, alias Victor Lafaurie 1984-08-01
Movie A Friend of Vincent Vincent Lamar 1983-09-28
Movie Un dimanche de flics A. Rupert 1983-10-31
Movie L'indiscrétion Alain Tescique 1982-07-21
Movie The Big Brother Charles-Henri Rossi 1982-09-08
Movie Birgit Haas Must Be Killed Charles-Philippe Bauman 1981-09-02
Movie Un étrange voyage Pierre 1981-02-04
Movie I Sent a Letter to My Love Gilles Martin 1980-04-09
Movie I Hate Blondes Donald Rose 1980-09-12
Movie French Postcards Monsieur Tessier 1979-10-19
Movie The Skirt Chaser Edouard Choiseul 1979-01-17
Movie Courage fuyons Martin Belhomme 1979-10-17
Movie Grandison Carl Grandison 1978-03-28
Series Encyclopédie audiovisuelle du cinéma Self - Narrator (voice) 1978-09-24
Movie Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? August Grandvilliers 1978-09-13
Movie Le Diable dans la boîte Alain Brissot 1977-04-19
Movie We Will All Meet in Paradise Etienne Dorsay 1977-11-09
Movie Drummer-Crab 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 Innocents with Dirty Hands Maitre Albert Legal 1975-03-26
Movie Let Joy Reign Supreme Father Dubois 1975-03-23
Movie Death Rite Edouard 1975-09-05
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 Watchmaker of St. Paul Commissioner Guilboud 1974-01-16
Movie The Phantom of Liberty M. Legendre 1974-09-10
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 Hail the Artist Clément Chamfort 1973-12-06
Movie Lovely Swine The police inspector 1973-10-04
Movie Mean Frank and Crazy Tony Louis 1973-11-23
Movie Hearth Fires Alexandre Boursault 1972-05-24
Movie The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe Colonel Louis 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 Don't Play with Martians René Mastier 1968-05-31
Movie The Sunday of Life Captain Bordeille 1967-01-13
Movie Two Weeks in September Philippe 1967-06-07
Movie Angelique and the King François Desgrez / Narrator (voice) 1966-01-31
Movie Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? Grégoire Pecque 1966-10-21
Movie Angelique: The Road To Versailles François Desgrez 1965-07-07
Movie Le naïf amoureux Paul Robignac, adult 1965-06-26
Movie Up to His Ears Leon 1965-12-04
Movie Angelique François Desgrez 1964-12-08
Movie Trouble Among Widows Inspecteur Laforêt 1964-04-15
Movie Beautiful Families Marchese Osvaldo 1964-12-26
Movie Outpost in Indo-china Sergeant Hérange 1963-01-16
Movie Symphony for a Massacre Jabeke 1963-08-02
Movie La Porteuse de pain Ovide Soliveau 1963-08-29
Movie Cartouche La Taupe 1962-03-07
Movie The Iron Mask Lastreaumont 1962-10-26
Movie Sun in Your Eyes 1962-06-22
Movie Leon Garros Is Looking for His Friend Fernand 1961-01-13
Movie Captain Fracasse Malartic 1961-04-21
Movie Le Mariage de Figaro ou La Folle Journée Le comte Almaviva 1961-12-25
Movie A Bullet in the Gun Barrel Léopold, barman of 'Tip Tap' 1958-11-19
Movie Rencontre à Paris L'interne 1956-05-02