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Michel Bouquet

Michel Bouquet

Highest Rated: 100% Night and Fog (1955)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Last Mitterrand (2005)

Birthday: Nov 6, 1925

Birthplace: Paris, France

A remarkably prolific French actor, Michel Bouquet has been a regular presence on screens both big and small since the late 1940s, working with many of his country's finest filmmakers, including François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol. A native Parisian trained in stage acting, Bouquet started winning small film parts in his 20s, notably appearing in a minor role in the lauded historical drama "Monsieur Vincent" (1947). By the late 1960s, the casually charming Gallic actor had graduated to bigger parts, with a significant role in Truffaut's haunting drama "The Bride Wore Black" (1968), starring Jeanne Moreau. The following year, Bouquet portrayed the jealous husband of Stéphane Audran's character in Chabrol's tense thriller "The Unfaithful Wife" (1969), later reuniting with the actress and the director for "Just Before Nightfall" (1971), another well-received crime drama. Other standout roles for the versatile Bouquet include his turn as a callous industrialist in the scathing comedy "Le Jouet" (1976) and, much later, his performance as the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the lush historical drama "Renoir" (2012), a part that reaffirmed his cherished status in French cinema. Michel Bouquet died on April 13, 2022 in Paris, Paris, France at the age of 96.

Highest rated movies

91% All the Mornings of the World
89% The Way I Killed My Father
85% Toto le Héros
85% The Bride Wore Black
83% The Little Room
82% Mississippi Mermaid
80% The Unfaithful Wife
72% Renoir

Photos

LA FEMME INFIDELE, Michel Bouquet, Stephane Audran, Stephane Di Napoli, 1969 MISSISSIPPI MERMAID, (aka LA SIRENE DU MISSISSIPPI), Michel Bouquet, Catherine Deneuve, 1969 LA FEMME INFIDELE, Michel Bouquet, 1969 LA FEMME INFIDELE, Michel Bouquet, Stephane Audran, 1969 JUSTE AVANT LA NUIT, (aka JUST BEFORE NIGHTFALL), Michel Bouquet, Stephane Audran, 1971. LA FEMME INFIDELE, Michel Bouquet, Stephane Audran, Stéphane Di Napoli, 1969 MISSISSIPPI MERMAID, (aka LA SIRENE DU MISSISSIPPI), Catherine Deneuve, 1969 TOTO THE HERO,(aka TOTO LE HEROS), Michel Bouquet, 1992. ©Triton Pictures ELISA, Andre Julien, Michel Bouquet, Olivier Saladin, Sekkou Sall (front center), Florence Thomassin, Vanessa Paradis, 1995, (c) Polygram Filmed Entertainment LA RUPTURE, Michel Bouquet (top), Stephane Audran, 1970 RENOIR, Michel Bouquet (back left), as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Christa Theret (front), 2012. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films RENOIR, Michel Bouquet, as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 2012. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films RENOIR, from left: Vincent Rottiers, as Jean Renoir, Michel Bouquet, as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 2012. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films RENOIR, from left: Vincent Rottiers, as Jean Renoir, Michel Bouquet, as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 2012. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films RENOIR, from left: Christa Theret, Michel Bouquet, as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 2012. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films RENOIR, Michel Bouquet, as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 2012. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Ceremony Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case Marcel Germon (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Origin of Violence Marcel Fabre (2014) (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Art Dealer Raoul (Character) - 2015
72% 53% Renoir Auguste Renoir (Character) $2.3M 2012
83% 83% The Little Room Edmond (Character) $5.8K 2010
43% 61% The Last Mitterrand Le Président (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Afternoon of Mr. Andesmas Monsieur Andesmas (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 43% Les Côtelettes Potier (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arbres Unknown (Character) - 2002
89% 50% The Way I Killed My Father Maurice (Character) $145.4K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince's Manuscript Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 72% Elisa Samuel (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eye of Vichy Narrator - 1993
No Score Yet 62% L'oeil De Vichy Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret and the Judge Le juge Forlacroix (Character) - 1991
91% 89% All the Mornings of the World Baugin (Character) - 1991
85% 92% Toto le Héros Thomas, as an old man (Character) $21.7K 1991
No Score Yet 54% Cop au vin Hubert Lavoisier (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Misérables Inspecteur Javert (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet La danse de mort The Captain (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le compromis Vanderkeulen (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 73% The Toy Pierre Rambal-Cochet (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Bloody Murder Hélène Noblet (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Fear Claude Balard (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Au-Dela de la Peur Claude Balard (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloody Sun Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bons baisers... à lundi Nez-D'Boeuf (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet France Inc. Le Français (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suspects Procureur Delarue (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 76% Two Men in Town Commissaire Goitreau (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden to Know Paul Cristiani (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 83% French Conspiracy Maïtre Lempereur (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le complot Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3000 Million Without an Elevator Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of Doom House Charles Dideloo (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 65% Malpertuis Charles Dideloo (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Papa the Little Boats Marc (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 81% Just Before Nightfall Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Countdown Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 69% Borsalino Maître Rinaldi (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Leap Comissaire Jauran (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 75% The Breach Unknown (Character) - 1970
82% 73% Mississippi Mermaid Camolli (Character) $26.9K 1969
80% 82% The Unfaithful Wife Charles Desvallées (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 31% Who's Got the Black Box Unknown (Character) - 1968
85% 80% The Bride Wore Black Coral (Character) $42.3K 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Agent Tiger Jacques Vermorel (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 93% Special Friends (Les Amities particulieres) Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Special Friendship Père de Trennes (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Sinner Unknown (Character) - 1959
100% 95% Night and Fog Narrator - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Paws Maurice (Character) - 1949