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      Henri Serre

      Henri Serre

      Highest Rated: 94% Jules and Jim (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 82% The Fire Within (1963)

      Birthday: Feb 26, 1931

      Birthplace: Sete, France

      Considering he headlined one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Henri Serre is something of an enigma. He was spotted in a cabaret comedy duo by François Truffaut, who gave him a bit in the army romp "Tire-au-Flanc 62" before casting him as Jim in "Jules et Jim," because he resembled the author of the source novel, Henri-Pierre Roche. Alongside Oskar Werner and Jeanne Moreau, Serre exudes dapper dignity. But he became so associated with the role of the Frenchman suppressing his feelings so his Austrian chum could marry the woman of his dreams that he never really emerged from its shadow. He proved a less selfless friend to right-wing activist Jean-Louis Trintignant by stealing girlfriend Romy Schneider in Alain Cavalier's debut feature "Le Combat dans l'"le," but returned to loyalty as Emilio Pucci in "Il Processo di Verona," as he helped Mussolini's daughter Edda (Silvana Mangano) attempt to save her husband from the Gestapo. Following a minor role in Louis Malle's suicide drama "Le Feu follet," Serre guested in the thrillers "Mission to Tokyo," "Fantômas contre Scotland Yard" and Costa-Gavras's "Section spéciale." He also cropped up in co-productions like the Cossack drama "Romance of a Horsethief," the disaster movie "Concorde Affair" and the chilling killer profile "Mr Frost." But leads were confined to little-seen items like the "La Main," "La vie facile" and "Une Nuit r'vée pour un poisson banal," although he did take the title role in the TV-movie "Moi, Général de Gaulle."

      Highest rated movies

      94% Jules and Jim
      91% Fire and Ice
      82% The Fire Within

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 85% Special Section Le préfet Ingrand - le délégué du ministère de l'intérieur en zone occupée (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hand Pierre (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 64% Fantomas vs Scotland Yard André Berthier (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet OSS 117 Mission to Tokyo John Wilson (Character) - 1966
      82% 90% The Fire Within Frederic (Character) - 1963
      94% 89% Jules and Jim Jim (Character) - 1962
      91% 46% Fire and Ice Paul (Character) $49.5K 1961