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Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
(French: [baʁo]; 8 September 1910 – 22 January 1994) was a French actor, director and mime artist, training that served him well when he portrayed the 19th-century mime Jean-Gaspard Deburau
Jean-Gaspard Deburau
(Baptiste Debureau) in Marcel Carné's film Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise, 1945) and part of an international cast in The Longest Day (1962). Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
studied with Charles Dullin in whose troupe he acted from 1933 to 1935. At 25 years of age, he met and studied with the mime Étienne Decroux (who played Baptiste's father in the Carné film). From 1940 to 1946 Barrault was a member of the Comédie-Française, where he directed productions of Paul Claudel's Le Soulier de satin and Jean Racine's Phèdre, two plays that made his reputation. Over his career, he acted in nearly 50 movies including Les beaux jours, Jenny, L'Or dans la Montagne and Under Western Eyes.[1] In 1940, he married the actress Madeleine Renaud. They founded a number of theatres together and toured extensively, including in South America. He was the uncle of actress Marie-Christine Barrault
Marie-Christine Barrault
and sometime sponsor of Peter Brook. He died from a heart attack in Paris
Paris
at the age of 83. Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
is buried with his wife Madeleine Renaud in the Passy Cemetery
Passy Cemetery
in Paris. Jean-Louis Barrault, Reflections on the Theatre:

"In fact it is the simplest things that are the most tricky to do well. To read, for example. To be able to read exactly what is written without omitting anything that is written and at the same time without adding anything of one's own. To be able to capture the exact context of the words one is reading. To be able to read!"[2]

Barrault from Melinda Camber Porter's Through Parisian Eyes: Reflections on Contemporary French Arts and Culture: "When I wake up in the morning I want to feel hungry for life. Desire is what drives me. When I go to sleep, I feel I have experienced a small death, so that I can wake up in the morning renewed and reborn." Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

1935 Les beaux jours René Marc Allégret

1936 Mayerling Student Anatole Litvak Uncredited

Under Western Eyes Haldin Marc Allégret

Jenny Le Dromadaire Marcel Carné

Helene Pierre Régnier Jean Benoît-Lévy

Beethoven's Great Love Karl van Beethoven Abel Gance

1937 À nous deux, madame la vie Paul Briançon René Guissart and Yves Mirande

Police mondaine Scoppa Michel Bernheim and Christian Chamborant

Street of Shadows Le client fou G. W. Pabst

Pearls of the Crown young Napoleon Sacha Guitry
Sacha Guitry
and Christian-Jaque

Bizarre, Bizarre William Kramps Marcel Carné

1938 Orage the African Marc Allégret

Le puritain Francis Ferriter Jeff Musso

J'accuse!

Abel Gance

Mirages Pierre Bonvais Alexandre Ryder

Altitude 3.200 Armand Jean Benoît-Lévy and Marie Epstein

La Piste du sud Olcott Pierre Billon

1939 Farinet ou l'or dans la montagne Maurice Farinet Max Haufler

1941 Parade en sept nuits Lucien Ardouin Marc Allégret

Montmartre-sur-Seine Michel Courtin Georges Lacombe

1942 La Symphonie fantastique Hector Berlioz Christian-Jaque

Le Destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary Napoléon Bonaparte Sacha Guitry

1944 L'Ange de la nuit Jacques Martin André Berthomieu

1945 Children of Paradise Baptiste Deburau Marcel Carné

Blind Desire Michel Kremer Jean Delannoy

1947 Le Cocu magnifique Bruno E.G. de Meyst

1948 Man to Men Henri Dunant Christian-Jaque

1950 Vagabonds imaginaires Le récitant Alfred Chaumel and Jacques Dufilho Voice, (segment 'Le bateau ivre')

La Ronde Robert Kuhlenkampf, the poet Max Ophüls

1951 Traité de bave et d'éternité Himself Isidore Isou

1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles Fénelon Sacha Guitry

1959 The Doctor's Horrible Experiment Doctor Cordelier / Opale Jean Renoir TV Movie

1960 Le dialogue des Carmélites Le mime Philippe Agostini and Raymond Leopold Bruckberger

1961 Le Miracle des loups Louis XI of France André Hunebelle

1962 The Longest Day Father Roulland Ken Annakin

1964 La grande frousse Douve Jean-Pierre Mocky

1966 Chappaqua Doctor Benoit Conrad Rooks

1977 Jacques Prévert Himself Jean Desvilles

1980 The Lovers' Exile Introducer Marty Gross

1982 That Night in Varennes Nicolas-Edme Rétif Ettore Scola

1988 La Lumière du lac Le vieux Francesca Comencini

References[edit]

^ IMDb
IMDb
list of film appearances ^ Jean-Louis Barrault, Reflections on the Theatre. London: Rockcliff, 1951

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Jean Gabin
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(1976) Lino Ventura
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(1977) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1978) Charles Vanel
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(1979) Jean Marais
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(1980) Yves Montand
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(1981) Orson Welles
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(1982) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1983) Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1984) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1985) Madeleine Renaud
Madeleine Renaud
and Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1988) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1989) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1990) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1994) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(1995) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1996) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1997) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1998) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1999) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(2000) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2001) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2002) — (2003) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(2004) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2005) Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet
(2006) Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
(2007) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2010) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2011) Guillaume Canet
Guillaume Canet
(2012) Jamel Debbouze
Jamel Debbouze
(2013) François Cluzet
François Cluzet
(2014) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
(2015) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
(2016) – (2017)

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