Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Prolific actor Jean-Claude Dreyfus has made several films a year since his debut in 1970. His first major leading role came in 1983, costarring with Obaya Roberts in Jean-Claude Roy's comedy "Education anglaise" ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1946

Filmography

Actor (34)

Le Prince De Ce Monde 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Children of Timpelbach 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jean De La Fontaine, Le Defi 2007 (Movie)

Chateauneuf (Actor)

Le Deal 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Autumn 2006 (Movie)

Hugo (Actor)

A Very Long Engagement 2004 (Movie)

Commandant Lavrouye (Actor)

Two Brothers 2004 (Movie)

Administrator Normandin (Actor)

The Lady and the Duke 2002 (Movie)

Philippe--The Duke of Orleans (Actor)

The Son of Gascogne 1998 (Movie)

Marco Garciano (Actor)

Limited Edition 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 (Movie)

Foreman (Actor)

The City of Lost Children 1995 (Movie)

Marcello--the Flea Tamer (Actor)

Bonsoir! 1994 (Movie)

Bruneau (Actor)

Krim 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Shadow of a Doubt 1993 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Cache Cash 1993 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Mayday 1993 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Petain 1993 (Movie)

Dumoulin (Actor)

Delicatessen 1992 (Movie)

The Butcher (Actor)

La Fille de l'Air 1992 (Movie)

Marcel (Actor)

La Voix 1992 (Movie)

Head Waiter (Actor)

Schatten Der Engel 1992 (Movie)

Zwerg (Actor)

Tous les matins du monde 1992 (Movie)

Abbe Mathieu (Actor)

Un Vampire au paradis 1992 (Movie)

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Coyote 1991 (Movie)

M Poireau (Actor)

Radio Corbeau 1989 (Movie)

Rosati (Actor)

Black mic-mac 2 1988 (Movie)

Commissioner (Actor)

Tandem 1987 (Movie)

Councellor (Actor)

Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers 1984 (Movie)

Marquis Du Hickey (Actor)

Canicule 1983 (Movie)

Le Barrec (Actor)

Fitzcarraldo 1982 (Movie)

"Elvira"--Sarah Bernhardt (Actor)

Le Prix du Danger 1982 (Movie)

Bertrand (Actor)

La Derobade 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Heroines du Mal 1978 (Movie)

Bini (Actor)

Biography

Prolific actor Jean-Claude Dreyfus has made several films a year since his debut in 1970. His first major leading role came in 1983, costarring with Obaya Roberts in Jean-Claude Roy's comedy "Education anglaise". Building a strong reputation for comedies, Dreyfus made several B-grade slapstick comedies, particularly in 1984 playing Marquis Du Hickey in "Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers". Beginning to increase his stature in the '90s, he was cast in a small part in Claude Lelouch's "There Were Days and Moons" and worked with the director two years later in "La belle histoire". In 1991 Dreyfus gained critical acclaim for playing Clapet, the butcher, in Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's dark comedy "Delicatessen". The role earned Dreyfus a César award for Best Supporting Actor, and he formed a working relationship with the director, who cast him again in the dark fantasy world of "The City of Lost Children" and in Jeunet's romantic war drama "A Very Long Engagement", starring Jeunet's muse, Audrey Tautou. Extending his dramatic range, Dreyfus played supporting roles in Anne Fontaine's "Les histoires d'amour finissent mal en general" and Jean Marboeuf's "Petain". One of his most accomplished dramatic roles came in 2001 in Eric Rohmer's period drama "The Lady and the Duke", earning Dreyfus considerable critical acclaim. In the '00s Dreyfus's films varied wildly from the redemptive crime drama "Autumn" to the curious adventure film "Two Brothers" about two captive tigers.

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