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      Pierre Brasseur

      Pierre Brasseur

      Highest Rated: 100% Head Against the Wall (1959)

      Lowest Rated: 60% Where the Hot Wind Blows (1959)

      Birthday: Dec 22, 1905

      Birthplace: Paris, France

      A prolific French actor, Pierre Brasseur appeared in more than 150 screen roles over the course of his decades-spanning career. Turning up in a few supporting parts during the 1920s, Brasseur hit his stride in the '30s, with roles in dozens of films, most notably Marcel Carné's moody drama "Port of Shadows," starring Jean Gabin. In 1945, Brasseur reunited with Carné for "Children of Paradise," a sweeping drama that also featured Jean-Louis Barrault and the famed actress Arletty. In the film, Brasseur portrays Frédérick Lemaître, a theater actor who vies for the love of a gorgeous and elusive woman (Arletty), placing him in a rivalry with Barrault's sensitive mime and others. Continuing their partnership, Brasseur and Carné also collaborated on the post-war mystery "Gates of the Night," with the actor eventually working with another prominent Gallic director, René Clair, on the Oscar-nominated drama "The Gates of Paris." In 1960, Brasseur appeared in one of his most famous roles, playing a demented surgeon and chillingly devoted father in the unsettling horror film "Eyes Without a Face." Although few of Brasseur's subsequent parts were as remarkable, his place in French cinema history was secured, with the actor going on to a handful of memorable supporting roles, particularly as the unhinged General Geranium in the '66 cult classic "King of Hearts." Brasseur's legacy is carried on in the acting careers of his son, Claude, and his grandson Alexandre.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Head Against the Wall
      98% Children of Paradise
      97% Eyes Without a Face
      96% Port of Shadows
      89% Law
      84% King of Hearts
      80% House of Pleasure
      60% Where the Hot Wind Blows

      Photos

      pierre brasseur (1905-1972) french actor c. 1964 - © rene saint paul/rda THE GATES OF PARIS, (aka PORTE DES LILAS), Pierre Brasseur, 1957 EYES WITHOUT A FACE, (aka LES YEUX SAN VISAGE), Pierre Brasseur, 1960 THE GATES OF PARIS, (aka PORTE DES LILAS), Henri Vidal, Pierre Brasseur, 1957 CLAUDINE A L'ECOLE, Pierre Brasseur, 1937 EYES WITHOUT A FACE (aka Les Yeux sans Visage, Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus), Pierre Brasseur, Juliette Mayniel, 1960 THE GATES OF PARIS, (aka PORTE DES LILAS), Pierre Brasseur, 1957 KING OF HEARTS, Pierre Brasseur, Alan Bates, 1966 CHILDREN OF PARADISE, (aka LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS), Pierre Brasseur, Arletty, 1945 CHILDREN OF PARADISE, (aka LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS), Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, 1945 CHILDREN OF PARADISE, (aka LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS), Pierre Brasseur, Jane Marken, 1945 THE GATES OF PARIS, (aka PORTE DES LILAS), Pierre Brasseur, Dany Carrel, 1957 THE LAW, (aka LA LEGGE, aka WHERE THE HOT WIND BLOWS!), from left: Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, 1959 THE GATES OF PARIS, (aka PORTE DES LILAS), Dany Carrel, Pierre Brasseur, 1957 THE GATES OF PARIS, (aka PORTE DES LILAS), Henri Vidal, Pierre Brasseur, 1957 THE GATES OF PARIS, (aka PORTE DES LILAS), Dany Carrel, Pierre Brasseur, 1957 EYES WITHOUT A FACE, (aka LES YEUX SANS VISAGE), Pierre Brasseur, Juliette Mayniel, 1960 KING OF HEARTS, (aka LE ROI DE COEUR) Pierre Brasseur, Julien Guiomar, Micheline Presle, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Serrault, Francoise Christophe, Genevieve Bujold, 1966

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 83% The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life La Brunetière (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gli sposi dell'anno secondo Unknown (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 68% Goto, Island of Love Goto (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortuna -- Girl From the Dead Sea Bozaglo (Character) - 1967
      84% 88% King of Hearts Le Général Géranium (Character) $17.6K 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La vie de château Dimanche (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A New World Photographer (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 55% Gracious Living Dimanche (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cloportes Tonton (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Tempt the Devil Charles Cassidi (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Jo Le commissaire Loudéac (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Circular Triangle Georges Richter (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Liolà Simone Palumbo (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitch-Hike Achille Pipermint (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Art of Murder Martin Fenayrou (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Live Henry IV... Long Live Love Montmorency (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spotlight on a Murderer Comte Hervé de Kerloguen (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carthage in Flames Sidone (Character) - 1961
      97% 87% Eyes Without a Face Doctor Génessier (Character) $52.7K 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Candide Pangloss (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il bell'Antonio Alfio Magnano (Character) - 1960
      60% 63% Where the Hot Wind Blows Don Cesare (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nina B. Affair Berrera (Character) - 1959
      100% 69% Head Against the Wall Dr. Varmont (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 50% The Adventures of Remi Jeroboam Driscoll (Character) - 1958
      89% 75% Law Unknown (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Possessors Lucien Maublanc (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 78% Gates of Paris Unknown (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oasis Antoine Vallin (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 86% Napoleon Barras (Character) - 1955
      80% 86% House of Pleasure Julien Ledentu, the Salesman (segment "La Maison Tellier") (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le rideau rouge Ludovic Arn / Macbeth (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La bergère et le ramoneur L'Oiseau (Voice) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Killer Fabius / Jean (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lovers of Verona Raffaele (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 32% Gates of the Night Georges (Character) - 1946
      98% 95% Children of Paradise Frédérick Lemaître (Character) $31.9K 1945
      No Score Yet 78% Summer Light Roland (Character) - 1943
      96% 91% Port of Shadows Lucien (Character) - 1938