Didier Pain

Character actor Didier Pain's fame is largely overshadowed by that of his niece, actor and singer Vanessa Paradis, the chart-topping singer who is also famous for being the wife of Johnny Depp. In spite of this, Pain is ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1947 in Charenton-le-Pont, Val-de-Marne, FR

Filmography

Actor (14)

On Guard! 2002 (Movie)

Passepoil (Actor)

The Visitors 1996 (Movie)

King Louis VI (Actor)

Le Bal des Casse-Pieds 1992 (Movie)

Main in the Market (Actor)

La Gloire de mon pere 1991 (Movie)

Uncle Jules (Actor)

Mohamed Bertrand-Duval 1991 (Movie)

Vieux G.O. (Actor)

My Mother's Castle 1991 (Movie)

Uncle Jules (Actor)

Triplex 1991 (Movie)

Solidarity Employee (Actor)

Veraz 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jean de Florette 1987 (Movie)

Eliacin (Actor)

Manon des sources 1987 (Movie)

Eliacin (Actor)

Screen Test 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lace II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's European Vacation 1985 (Movie)

Video Camera Thief (Actor)

Lethal Exposure (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Witch Way Love 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Character actor Didier Pain's fame is largely overshadowed by that of his niece, actor and singer Vanessa Paradis, the chart-topping singer who is also famous for being the wife of Johnny Depp. In spite of this, Pain is a veteran actor with many movie and TV credits under his belt. He first surfaced in the 1980 TV film "Le menage de Caroline", following that with his initial movie appearance, in a crime thriller called "The Telephone Bar", released the same year. The next decade and a half was productive for Pain, and he was a regular presence in domestic movies and TV productions. Occasional roles in higher-profile international releases -- such as the rural period piece "Jean de Florette" and its sequel, "Manon of the Spring" (both 1986) -- helped keep him in demand. He even dropped into the odd Hollywood film, doing a funny cameo as a video camera thief making life miserable for Chevy Chase and his family in the "National Lampoon" production "European Vacation" (1985). As the 1990s wore on, Pain started to retreat from acting and his appearances petered out by the turn of the millennium. Starting in the mid-1990s, he ventured behind the camera, executive producing the films "Élisa" (1995) and "Un amour de sorciére" (1997), both of which starred Paradis.

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