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Gérard Blain

Gérard Blain

Highest Rated: 100% Handsome Serge (1958)

Lowest Rated: 64% Hatari! (1962)

Birthday: Oct 23, 1930

Birthplace: Paris, France

A boyish-looking lead of two early Claude Chabrol classics, "Le Beau Serge" (1958) and "Les Cousins" (1959), Gerard Blain made a credible transition to writing and directing in the early 1970s. As a youth, he first appeared in films as an extra in Marcel Carne's classic "Les enfants du paradis/The Children of the Paradise" (1943) as well as in stage productions. After serving in a parachute regiment in the French army, Blain started his acting career in earnest in the mid-50s. The two Chabrol films established him: "Le Beau Serge/Handsome Serge" found him cast as Jean-Claude Brialy's drastically-changed school chum while in "Les Cousins/Cousins" he was Brialy's country relation. The actor went on to appear in several Italian-French co-productions, including "Il Gobbo," "I Delfini" and "Via Margutta" (all 1960), before extending his international presence as John Wayne's sidekick in the English-language "Hatari!" (1962). Blain settled back into French filmmaking in 1964 with "La Bonne Soupe/Careless Love."

Highest rated movies

100% Handsome Serge
94% The Cousins
88% The American Friend
64% Hatari!

Photos

LE BEAU SERGE, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michele Meritz, Gerard Blain, 1958 LE BEAU SERGE, Gerard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, 1958 LE BEAU SERGE, from left: Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Gerard Blain, 1958 THE COUSINS, (aka LES COUSINS), Jean-Claude Brialy, Gerard Blain, 1959 THE COUSINS, (aka LES COUSINS), Gerard Blain, Juliette Mayniel, 1959 LES COUSINS, (aka THE COUSINS), Juliette Mayniel, Gerard Blain, 1959. HATARI!, Michele Girardon, Gerard Blain, Bruce Cabot, Elsa Martinelli, John Wayne, Hardy Kruger, 1962 THE AMERICAN FRIEND, Bruno Ganz, Gerard Blain, 1977 LE BEAU SERGE, (aka HANDSOME SERGE), Gerard Blain, 1958.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bandits d'amour The Priest (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jusqu'au bout de la nuit François (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel Dust Broz (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pierre et Djemila Director,
Screenwriter
- 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Director,
Screenwriter
- 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Flambeuse Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un second souffle Director,
Screenwriter
- 1978
88% 80% The American Friend Raoul Minot (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Child in the Crowd Director,
Screenwriter
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pelican Paul Boyer (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Friends Director,
Screenwriter
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Bed Is Not for Sleeping Roger (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un homme de trop Thomas (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Caligula Joë Caligula (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet M.M.M. 83 Robert Gibson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Bonne Soupe Painter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les vierges Xavier de Brétevielle (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eye of the Needle Toto Cacace (Character) - 1963
64% 76% Hatari! Charles "Chips" Maurey (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gold of Rome Davide (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 54% Charlotte and Her Boyfriend l'ami de Charlotte qui attend dans la voiture (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Via Margutta Unknown (Character) - 1960
94% 81% The Cousins Charles (Character) - 1959
100% 76% Handsome Serge Serge (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mischief Makers Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadlier Than the Male Gérard Delacroix (Character) - 1956