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PIERRE RICHARD (born PIERRE-RICHARD MAURICE CHARLES LéOPOLD DEFAYS; 16 August 1934) is a French actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for the roles of a clumsy daydreamer in comedy films . Richard is considered by many, such as Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
and Gérard Depardieu , to be one of the greatest and most talented French comedians in the last 50 years. He is also a film director and occasional singer.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Acting career * 3 Recurring names * 4 Other activities * 5 Personal life * 6 Filmography * 7 Publications * 8 Distinctions * 9 Documentaries * 10 References * 11 External links

EARLY LIFE

Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
was born in a Bourgeois family from Valenciennes
Valenciennes
. He is the grandson of Léopold Defays who was the director of the company Escaut-et-Meuse. His name comes from the stage name of Pierre Richard-Willm who was his mother's favorite actor. Pierre Richard spent his childhood and a part of his teenage years in his native city where he was a student at the Henri-Wallon high school.

Skipping classes regularly to go to the cinema, it was Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
in Up in Arms that revealed his vocation. This being received with only a moderate enthusiasm by his family, he had to learn a real profession. He then studied kinesiotherapy without renouncing acting.

ACTING CAREER

Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
at the 31e cérémonie des César in 2006

Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
started his career in the theater with Antoine Bourseiller and producing himself in famous cabarets from Paris, where he played his first sketches written with Victor Lanoux . He then began his film career in 1968 in the film Very Happy Alexander directed by Yves Robert
Yves Robert
. In 1970, he directed his first film Le Distrait , followed by Les Malheurs d\'Alfred (1972) and I Don\'t Know Much, But I\'ll Say Everything (1973). He worked again with Yves Robert for the film The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1973) and its sequel The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1974), both written by Francis Veber
Francis Veber
, who then cast him in the main role in his directorial debut, The Toy (1976). Their partnership achieved further success in three successful comedies of the early 1980s, La Chèvre (1981), Les Compères (1983) and Les Fugitifs (1986), which paired Richard with Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
. Richard returned behind the camera to direct On peut toujours rêver (1991) and Droit dans le mur (1997).

RECURRING NAMES

Among his most famous film roles, Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
came to play different characters with the same name but without any link between them. He is named :

* FRANçOIS PERRIN in the films :

* The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe and The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe , a violinist used as a "fool's trap" and taken as a secret agent, * On aura tout vu , a photographer who writes a script and sells it to a producer of pornographic films ( Jean-Pierre Marielle ), * The Toy , an unemployed journalist bought as a toy in a big store by the son of a powerful and wealthy businessman ( Michel Bouquet
Michel Bouquet
), * La Chèvre , an incredibly unlucky accountant sent to Mexico and assistantof a private detective ( Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
) ;

* PIERRE RENAUD in the films :

* Je suis timide mais je me soigne , a hotel cashier suffering of a sickly shyness and attempting to seduce a rich customer with the help of a marital agent ( Aldo Maccione ), * C\'est pas moi, c\'est lui , a ghostwriter writing for the same author and getting his chance working for a famous producer (Aldo Maccione) ;

* FRANçOIS PIGNON in the films :

* Les Compères , a depressive unemployed teacher, in charge of an investigation with a macho journalist (Gérard Depardieu), * Les Fugitifs , a father of a five year old girl, unemployed for three years, attempts a bank robbery and forces a former burglar (Gérard Depardieu) to accompany him as he leaves the scene.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Since 1986, Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
has also become a businessman and winemaker . He owns the restaurant Au pied de chameau in Paris and a 50-hectare vineyard which produces some 80,000 bottles a year (red and rosé ) labelled as Château Bel Évêque in Gruissan in the department of Aude .

PERSONAL LIFE

Married and divorced three times, he has two sons who are both actors and musicians, Olivier is a group member of "Blues trottoir" and plays the saxophone whereas Christophe plays the double bass . His grandson, Arthur Defays, is a model and actor.

FILMOGRAPHY

Note : Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
has played in all the films he has directed.

YEAR TITLE ROLE DIRECTOR

1958 Les Amants de Montparnasse uncredited Jacques Becker

1967 Alexandre le bienheureux Colibert Yves Robert
Yves Robert

Un idiot à Paris (fr) a policeman Serge Korber

1968 La Prisonnière (fr) uncredited Henri-Georges Clouzot
Henri-Georges Clouzot

1970 Le Distrait (Absent-minded aka. The Daydreamer) Pierre Malaquet Pierre Richard

Trois hommes sur un cheval (fr) the painter Marcel Moussy

1971 La Coqueluche (fr) Pierre Christian-Paul Arrighi

1972 Les malheurs d\'Alfred Alfred Dhumonttyé Pierre Richard

Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire François Perrin Yves Robert

1973 La raison du plus fou (fr) the learner Raymond Devos and François Reichenbach

Je sais rien, mais je dirai tout Pierre Gastié-Leroy Pierre Richard

1974 Juliette et Juliette (fr) Bob Rozenec Remo Forlani

Un nuage entre les dents (fr) Prévot Marco Pico (fr)

La moutarde me monte au nez (Lucky Pierre) Pierre Durois Claude Zidi

Le retour du grand blond François Perrin Yves Robert

1975 Trop c\'est trop cameo appearance Didier Kaminka (fr)

La Course à l\'échalote Pierre Vidal Claude Zidi

1976 On aura tout vu ! François Perrin Georges Lautner
Georges Lautner

Les Naufragés de l\'île de la Tortue (fr) Jean-Arthur Bonaventure Jacques Rozier
Jacques Rozier

Le Jouet (The Toy) François Perrin Francis Veber

1978 Je suis timide... mais je me soigne (fr) Pierre Renaud Pierre Richard

La Carapate Jean-Philippe Duroc Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury

1980 C\'est pas moi, c\'est lui Pierre Renaud Pierre Richard

Le Coup du parapluie (The Umbrella Coup) Grégoire Lecomte Gérard Oury

1981 La Chèvre (Knock on Wood) François Perrin Francis Veber

1983 Un chien dans un jeu de quilles (fr) Pierre Cohen Bernard Guillou

Les Compères (ComDads) François Pignon Francis Veber

1984 Le Jumeau (The Twin) Matthias et Mathieu Duval Yves Robert

1985 Tranches de vie Dubois François Leterrier

1986 Les Fugitifs François Pignon Francis Veber

1988 Mangeclous (fr) Mangeclous Moshé Mizrahi
Moshé Mizrahi

À gauche en sortant de l\'ascenseur (Door on the Left as You Leave the Elevator) Yann Ducoudray Édouard Molinaro
Édouard Molinaro

1990 Promotion canapé cameo appearance Didier Kaminka

Bienvenue à bord ! the hitchhiker Jean-Louis Leconte (fr)

1991 On peut toujours rêver (fr) Charles de Boisleve Pierre Richard

1992 Vieille canaille (fr) Charlie Gérard Jourd\'hui (fr)

1993 La Cavale des fous (fr) Bertrand Daumale Marco Pico (fr)

1994 La Partie d\'échecs (fr) Ambroise Yves Hanchar (fr)

1995 L\'Amour conjugal (fr) Squirrat Benoît Barbier

1997 A Chef in Love (Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti) Pascal Ichak Nana Dzhordzhadze
Nana Dzhordzhadze

Droit dans le mur (fr) Romain Pierre Richard

2000 27 Missing Kisses
27 Missing Kisses
Captain Nana Dzhordzhadze

2003 Mariées mais pas trop Maurice Donnay Catherine Corsini

Les Clefs de bagnole (The Car Keys) as himself Laurent Baffie
Laurent Baffie

2004 En attendant le déluge (fr) Jean-René Damien Odoul (fr)

2005 Le Cactus (fr) Christian Gérard Bitton (fr) and Michel Munz (fr)

2006 Essaye-moi (fr) Yves-Marie's father Pierre-François Martin-Laval

Le Serpent (The Serpent) Cendras Eric Barbier (fr)

2008 Faubourg 36 Max Christophe Barratier

King Guillaume (fr) William-Fernand Pierre-François Martin-Laval

2009 Victor Victor Thomas Gilou (fr)

Cinéman (fr) cameo appearance Yann Moix
Yann Moix

Le Bonheur de Pierre Pierre Martin Robert Menard

2011 All Together Albert Stéphane Robelin

2012 Mes héros Jean Éric Besnard

2016 Lost in Paris Duncan Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon

PUBLICATIONS

* Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
(1989). Olivier Orban, ed. Le petit blond dans un grand parc. * Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
(2003). Cherche-Midi, ed. Comme un poisson sans eau, détournement de mémoire. * Pierre Richard; Gwendal Le Bec (2010). Gallimard Jeunesse Giboulées, ed. Le petit blond avec un mouton blanc. Paris. p. 75. ISBN 978-2-07-062104-0 . * Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
and Jérémie Imbert, Je sais rien mais je dirai tout (autobiography). Preface by Gérard Depardieu. Éditions Flammarion, 2015.

DISTINCTIONS

* Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
1996 : Best Actor for A Chef in Love * Just for Laughs
Just for Laughs
Festival of Montréal
Montréal
2004 : Honorary Prize * 31st César Awards 2006 : Honorary Cesar * Magritte Awards 2015 (Belgium) : Honorary Prize * Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour
Legion of Honour

DOCUMENTARIES

* Un jour, un destin : Pierre Richard, l'incompris (A film by Laurent Allen-Caron). Broadcast on France
France
2 on 6 September 2015 and again on 31 December 2015.

REFERENCES

* ^ " Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
: tendre inadapté". Les Échos (in French). 7 May 2015. * ^ A B "Pierre Richard, l\'incompris" (in French). France
France
2 . Retrieved 6 September 2015. * ^ "L\'école buissonnière a réussi à Pierre Richard". La Voix du Nord (in French). 25 April 2010. * ^ "Château Bel Évêque" (in French). Gault Millau . Retrieved 5 August 2016.

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