Christian Clavier

French actor, producer and director Christian Clavier was born in Paris and attended high school at Lycee Pasteur. After graduation, Clavier began his career as an actor performing with comedy troupe "Splendid," which ... Read more »
Born: 05/06/1952 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (43)

Les visiteurs: La révolution 2016 (Movie)

Jacquouille la Fripouille/Jacquouillet (Actor)

Babysitting 2, All Gone South 2015 (Movie)

Alain (Actor)

Do Not Disturb 2014 (Movie)

Michel Leproux (Actor)

Le grimoire d'Arkandias 2014 (Movie)

Agénor Arkandias (Actor)

Serial (Bad) Weddings 2014 (Movie)

Claude Verneuil (Actor)

Les profs 2013 (Movie)

Cutiro, prof de maths (Actor)

You Don't Choose Your Family 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Sainte Victoire 2009 (Movie)

Vincent Cluzel (Actor)

Le Prix A Payer 2007 (Movie)

Jean-Pierre Menard (Actor)

The Red Inn 2007 (Movie)

Pierre Martin (Actor)

L' entente cordiale 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever 2006 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

Albert Est Mechant 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Corsican File 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Two Brothers 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Napoleon 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra 2002 (Movie)

Asterix (Actor)

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

Les Miserables 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 1999 (Movie)

Asterix (Actor)

The Visitors, The Corridors of Time 1998 (Movie)

Jacquouille (Actor)

The Visitors 1996 (Movie)

Jacquart (Actor)

Dead Tired 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guardian Angels 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Vengeance d'une Blonde 1994 (Movie)

Gerard Breha (Actor)

La Soif d'or 1993 (Movie)

Urbain Donnadieu (Actor)

L' Operation Corned-Beef 1991 (Movie)

Jean-Jacques Granianski (Actor)

Les Secrets professionnels du Docteur Apfelgluck 1991 (Movie)

The Attorney (Actor)

Mes meilleurs copains 1989 (Movie)

Jean-Michel Thuilliet (Actor)

La Vie dissolue de Gerard Floque 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twist Again a Moscou 1986 (Movie)

Youri (Actor)

Tranches de Vie 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Prefere 1982 (Movie)

Isaac (Actor)

Papy Fait de la Resistance 1982 (Movie)

Michel Taupin (Actor)

Le Pere Noel est une Ordure 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Je vais craquer! 1979 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

Les Bronzes font du ski 1978 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

Les Heros n'ont pas froid aux oreilles 1977 (Movie)

Couple a la 2 CV (Actor)

Sun Tan 1977 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

Le Diable dans la boite 1976 (Movie)

Renaud (Actor)

Tell Him I Love Him 1976 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

Vous n'aurez pas l'Alsace et la Lorraine 1976 (Movie)

Count (Actor)
Writer (22)

Les visiteurs: La révolution 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

You Don't Choose Your Family 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Red Inn 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Empire des loups 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Corsican File 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

from original French screenplay("Les Visiteurs") (From Story)

The Visitors, The Corridors of Time 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Visitors 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Visitors 1996 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

La Soif d'or 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Operation Corned-Beef 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mes meilleurs copains 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Vie dissolue de Gerard Floque 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Mome 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Mome 1986 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Twist Again a Moscou 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Papy Fait de la Resistance 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Papy Fait de la Resistance 1982 (Movie)

(From Story)

Le Pere Noel est une Ordure 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sun Tan 1977 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))
Producer (4)

Les visiteurs: La révolution 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Visitors, The Corridors of Time 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Les Soeurs soleil 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)
Director (1)

You Don't Choose Your Family 2011 (Movie)

(Director)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (1)

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 1999 (Movie)

key special effects make-up (Makeup)

Biography

French actor, producer and director Christian Clavier was born in Paris and attended high school at Lycee Pasteur. After graduation, Clavier began his career as an actor performing with comedy troupe "Splendid," which was involved in such cinema successes as "Le Père Noël est une ordure" (1982) and "Les Bronzés font du ski" (1979). After starring in and co-writing the knockabout comedy "L'Opêration Corned-Beef" (1991), Clavier made his mainstream breakthrough starring in the film "Les visiteurs" (1993), a comedy about a 12th century knight (played by frequent co-star Jean Reno) and his servant traveling to the 20th century and attempting to fit into modern society. Clavier played the servant, Jacouille la fripouille, which is loosely translated in English to "The Scoundrel." The character's catchphrase "Okkaaaaay!!" became popular in France following the release of the film. The film was #1 at the box office in France at the time of its release and later became a cult hit around the world. Following the success of "Les visiteurs," Clavier was a bona fide star, and began to appear in a number of high profile films. Clavier played opposite legends of French entertainment like Gérard Depardieu in the "Asterix & Obelix" film franchise and Daniel Auteuil in "L'entente cordiale" (2006), which also starred British comedy legends Jennifer Saunders and John Cleese. A dramatic role in the thriller "Bitter Victory" (2009) earned plaudits as well. In 2014, Clavier starred in the hit cross-cultural wedding farce "Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu?" (2014).

Relationships

Stephane Clavier Assistant Director

Brother

Milestones

1993

Appears in "Les Visiteurs"

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