Jacques Villeret

Rotund, balding, French comic actor Jacques Villeret is perhaps best known internationally for his performances in the play "The Dinner Game", though he acted in French film and TV productions for over 30 years with ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1951 in France

Filmography

Actor (51)

The Ferret 2014 (Movie)

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Iznogoud 2005 (Movie)

Haroun El Poussah (Actor)

Les Ames Grises 2005 (Movie)

Mierck (Actor)

Les Parrains 2005 (Movie)

Lucien (Actor)

Malabar Princess 2004 (Movie)

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Vipere du Poing 2004 (Movie)

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Strange Gardens 2003 (Movie)

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Soigne ta droite 2001 (Movie)

The Individual (Actor)

Un Crime au paradis 2001 (Movie)

Jojo Braconnier (Actor)

Les Acteurs 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Les Enfants du marais 1999 (Movie)

Riton (Actor)

The Dinner Game 1999 (Movie)

Francois Pignon (Actor)

Mookie 1998 (Movie)

Father Benoit (Actor)

Parano 1993 (Movie)

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588 Rue Paradis 1992 (Movie)

Alexandre (Actor)

Le Bal des Casse-Pieds 1992 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

Le Fils du Mekong 1992 (Movie)

Durieux (Actor)

The Favour, the Watch, and the Very Big Fish 1992 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Les Secrets professionnels du Docteur Apfelgluck 1991 (Movie)

Martineu (Actor)

Trois Annees 1989 (Movie)

Alexandre (Actor)

La Petite Amie 1988 (Movie)

Guillaume Bertin (Actor)

Mangeclous 1988 (Movie)

Salomon (Actor)

Black mic mac 1986 (Movie)

Michel LeGorgues (Actor)

Last Summer in Tangiers 1986 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

Moliere 1986 (Movie)

Bateleurs (Actor)

Summer on a Soft Slope 1986 (Movie)

Mo (Actor)

Hold-Up 1985 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

Les Freres Petard 1985 (Movie)

Momo (Actor)

Drole de Samedi 1984 (Movie)

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La Galette du Roi 1984 (Movie)

Utte of Denmark (Actor)

Les Uns et les autres 1984 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

First Name: Carmen 1983 (Movie)

Man in Gas Station Bathroom (Actor)

Circulez y'a rien a voir 1982 (Movie)

Pelissier (Actor)

Danton 1982 (Movie)

Westermann (Actor)

Effraction 1982 (Movie)

Val (Actor)

Garcon! 1982 (Movie)

Gilbert (Actor)

Les Folles Annees Du Twoist 1982 (Movie)

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Les Morfalous 1982 (Movie)

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Papy Fait de la Resistance 1982 (Movie)

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Edith et Marcel 1981 (Movie)

Jacques Barbier (Actor)

A nous deux 1978 (Movie)

Tonton (Actor)

Bete mais discipline 1978 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Mon premier amour 1978 (Movie)

Jacques Labrousse (Actor)

Rien ne va plus 1978 (Movie)

Henri Fisserman, Paul Flantier, Bouli, Dr. Delomien, Jacques du Breuil, Robert Valier, Florence, Commissaire Blandin, Le patron de La Grenade, M. Fremelin (Actor)

Un Balcon en foret 1978 (Movie)

Gourcuff (Actor)

Confidences pour confidences 1977 (Movie)

Etudiant (Actor)

Passe-Montagne 1977 (Movie)

Georges (Actor)

Robert et Robert 1977 (Movie)

Robert Villiers (Actor)

Le Trouble-Fesses 1975 (Movie)

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Les Naufrages de l'ile de la tortue 1975 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Le Bon et les mechants 1974 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Biography

Rotund, balding, French comic actor Jacques Villeret is perhaps best known internationally for his performances in the play "The Dinner Game", though he acted in French film and TV productions for over 30 years with numerous renowned directors. Villeret studied drama at the Paris Conservatory and first took to the stage doing comedic and vaudeville acting before playing early roles in dramas and romances, including Claude Lelouch's "And Now My Love". He soon dipped into comedy, with Lelouch's "Robert et Robert" (earning his first César Award), and then as an alien who loves earthly cabbage soup in "La soupe aux choux", the latter's popularity making him a star at home. Villeret worked steadily through the '80s with major directors including Patrice Leconte, Jean-Luc Godard, and Claude Sautet before slowing his output in the mid '90s, battling depression and alcoholism. He rose again at the end of that decade, taking his stage character to the big screen in the very successful "The Dinner Game" (the basis for the American comedy "Dinner for Schmucks"). Despite a difficult divorce and tax problems, he continued to appear in a number of well-received films, including more dramatic parts, but he died of a liver hemorrhage at age 53.

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