Jean-Louis Barrault

Actor
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jean-Louis Barrault (8 September 1910, Le Vésinet, Yvelines – 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 (Baptiste Debureau) in Marcel Carné's 1945 film Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of... read more

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jean-Louis Barrault (8 September 1910, Le Vésinet, Yvelines – 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 (Baptiste Debureau) in Marcel Carné's 1945 film Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise). 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. From 1940 to 1946 he 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 Sous les Yeux d'occident. 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 and sometime sponsor of Peter Brook. He died from a heart attack in Paris at the age of 83. Jean-Louis Barrault is buried with his wife Madeleine Renaud in the 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!" 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." Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean-Louis Barrault, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Born

Thursday, 08 September 1910

Died

Saturday, 22 January 1994

Actor Filmography

Rolling Thunder Revue Self 2019
La Continental: Le mystère Greven Hector Berlioz 2017
That Night in Varennes Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne 1982
Chappaqua Dr. Benoit 1966
The Longest Day Father Louis Roulland 1962
The Miracle of the Wolves Louis XI. / Louis XI 1961
Le dialogue des Carmélites Le mime 1960
Experiment in Evil Opale / Le docteur Cordelier / Dr. Cordelier 1959
Royal Affairs in Versailles Fénelon 1954
With André Gide Self 1952
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Actor Filmography

Rolling Thunder Revue Self 2019
La Continental: Le mystère Greven Hector Berlioz 2017
That Night in Varennes Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne 1982
Chappaqua Dr. Benoit 1966
The Longest Day Father Louis Roulland 1962
The Miracle of the Wolves Louis XI. / Louis XI 1961
Le dialogue des Carmélites Le mime 1960
Experiment in Evil Opale / Le docteur Cordelier / Dr. Cordelier 1959
Royal Affairs in Versailles Fénelon 1954
With André Gide Self 1952
La Ronde Robert Kuhlenkampf / The Poet 1950
Man to Men Henri Dunant 1948
La part de l'ombre Michel Kremer 1945
Children of Paradise Baptiste Debureau 1945
La symphonie fantastique Hector Berlioz 1942
Parade en 7 nuits Lucien Ardouin 1941
Youth in Revolt Armand 1938
I Accuse 1938
The Puritan Francis Ferriter 1938
Storm The African / L'Africain 1938
Bizarre, Bizarre William Kramps dit Le tueur de bouchers / William Kramps, le tueur de bouchers 1937
The Pearls of the Crown Bonaparte jeune 1937
Street of Shadows Le client fou 1937
The Life and Loves of Beethoven Karl van Beethoven 1937
Hélène Pierre Régnier 1936
Jenny Le Dromadaire 1936
Under Western Eyes Haldin 1936
Mayerling Un étudiant 1936
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