Jean-Louis Richard

For over four decades, anyone going to the movies in France would have found it hard to avoid Jean-Louis Richard. Starting from his first film appearance in 1960, he was a regular and constant presence in that country's ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1927

Filmography

Actor (31)

Mister V 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adolphe 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Skin of Man, Heart of Beast 2002 (Movie)

Tac Tac (Actor)

J'ai faim !!! 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Miserables 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Le Prof 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lucie Aubrac 1999 (Movie)

Mr Henry (Actor)

La Sentinelle 1998 (Movie)

Bleicher (Actor)

Post Coitum 1998 (Movie)

Weyoman-Lebeau (Actor)

Don't Forget You're Going to Die 1997 (Movie)

Benoit's Father (Actor)

Messieurs les enfants 1997 (Movie)

Crastaing (Actor)

Dead Tired 1995 (Movie)

The Psychiatrist (Actor)

L' Appat 1995 (Movie)

Restaurant Owner (Actor)

Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jeanne la Pucelle 1994 (Movie)

Le Tremoille (Actor)

Radetzky March 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Aout 1992 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

L' Inconnu dans la Maison 1992 (Movie)

Assistant Public Prosector (Actor)

Les Deux fragonards 1989 (Movie)

Baron de Saint-Julien (Actor)

Quelques jours avec moi 1989 (Movie)

Dr Appert (Actor)

Hotel de France 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Femme secrete 1986 (Movie)

Stirner (Actor)

Un Amour de Swann 1984 (Movie)

Monsieur Verdurin (Actor)

Confidentially Yours 1983 (Movie)

Louison (Actor)

Fort Saganne 1983 (Movie)

Flammarin (Actor)

La Vie est un roman 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Metro 1981 (Movie)

Daxiat (Actor)

I Love You, I Love You 1967 (Movie)

Friend in Restaurant Car (Actor)

Jules and Jim 1962 (Movie)

1st Customer in Cafe (Actor)

Breathless 1961 (Movie)

Journalist (Actor)

Le Professionnel (Movie)

Colonel Martin (Actor)
Writer (13)

Post Coitum 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Annee Juliette 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Provincial 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Declic 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

C'est dur pour tout le Monde 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Emmanuelle 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Male du Siecle 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Day For Night 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bride Wore Black 1968 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Bride Wore Black 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fahrenheit 451 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mata Hari, Agent H-21 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Soft Skin 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Le Declic 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Mata Hari, Agent H-21 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

For over four decades, anyone going to the movies in France would have found it hard to avoid Jean-Louis Richard. Starting from his first film appearance in 1960, he was a regular and constant presence in that country's films--acting in, writing, and occasionally directing some of its most famous cinematic offerings. He started out very well, taking bit parts in Jean-Luc Godard's classic existential crime drama "Breathless" ('59) and François Truffaut's World War I-era romantic triangle saga, "Jules et Jim" ('62), which featured Richard's first wife, Jeanne Moreau, in a starring role. Following these appearances, the bit-part actor planted himself behind a typewriter to write scripts. He made an auspicious opportunity in this area when Truffaut enlisted him to adapt the Ray Bradbury science-fiction dystopia, "Farenheit 451", in '66. The collaboration apparently went smoothly, because Richard also helped write the director's subsequent effort, "The Bride Wore Black" ('68), and, later did the script for the '73 movie-business drama "Day for Night". Never staying completely in the same job role for too many films in a row, Richard continued to write, act, and even direct throughout his career. His eclectic oeuvre includes the popular soft-core film "Emmanuelle" ('74), which he wrote, and the tense thriller "The Click", which he directed.

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