Daniel Duval

Actor, director, and screenwriter Daniel Duval earned acclaim in his native France with spiny art house dramas like "Shadow of the Castles" and "Memoirs of a French Whore" (1979). Those directorial efforts would hew ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1944 in Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, FR

Filmography

Actor (35)

La Vie Pure 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Lyonnais 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beautiful Lies 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

District 13: Ultimatum 2010 (Movie)

Walter Gassman (Actor)

On the Shore 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

RTT 2009 (Movie)

Segal (Actor)

Les tremblements lointains 2008 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

One Day You'll Understand 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Grocer's Son 2008 (Movie)

Pere d'Antoine (Actor)

3 Amis 2007 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

Jean De La Fontaine, Le Defi 2007 (Movie)

Terron (Actor)

Le Deuxième Souffle 2007 (Movie)

Venture Ricci (Actor)

Time To Leave 2006 (Movie)

The Father (Actor)

Cache 2005 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

36 Quai Des Orfevres 2004 (Movie)

Eddy Valence (Actor)

Process 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Time of the Wolf 2004 (Movie)

Georges (Actor)

Love ETC. 1999 (Movie)

Yvon (Actor)

Night Wind 1999 (Movie)

Serge (Actor)

Ca ne se refuse pas 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Si je t'aime... prends garde a toi 1998 (Movie)

Samuel (Actor)

Will It Snow for Christmas? 1997 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

J'Irai au Paradis, Car L'Enfer est Ici 1996 (Movie)

Bertrand Cardone (Actor)

What's So Funny About Me? 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nefertiti: The Daughter of the Sun 1993 (Movie)

Menkuthura (Actor)

Stan the Flasher 1991 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Les Loups entre eux 1984 (Movie)

The Gypsy (Actor)

Le Juge 1983 (Movie)

Rocca (Actor)

Un Ete d'Enfer 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Bar du Telephone 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Historien om en Moder 1978 (Movie)

Death (Actor)

La Derobade 1978 (Movie)

Gerard (Actor)

Va Voir Maman, Papa Travaille 1977 (Movie)

Serge (Actor)

Ben et Benedict 1976 (Movie)

Remi Peyrou (Actor)

Le Voyage d'Amelie 1973 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)
Writer (5)

Le Temps Des Porte-Plumes 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Effraction 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Derobade 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Ombre des Chateaux 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Voyage d'Amelie 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (5)

Le Temps Des Porte-Plumes 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Effraction 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

La Derobade 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Ombre des Chateaux 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Voyage d'Amelie 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Actor, director, and screenwriter Daniel Duval earned acclaim in his native France with spiny art house dramas like "Shadow of the Castles" and "Memoirs of a French Whore" (1979). Those directorial efforts would hew closely to Duval's later career as a tenebrous character actor, his gaunt figure and piercing gaze lending a terrifying believability to his performances as, typically, arch villains or outlaws. After a difficult childhood, the future star entered into an apprenticeship as a joiner, but before long heard the call of his true vocation after a chance meeting with a TV producer. He made his directorial debut in 1974 with the surprisingly lighthearted "Le voyage d'Amélie", also taking the film's lead male role. After a few more feature films in the late 1970s, Duval continued directing primarily on television in the 1980s, finally transitioning to acting roles by late decade. After some run-ins with the law in the late '80s, Duval returned stronger than ever in the '90s and '00s, appearing as the bumptious father in "Y'aura-t-il de la neige à Noël?" (1996) and marking his triumphant return to the director's chair with the semi-autobiographical "A Year in My Life" (2006).

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