Jean Poiret

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Despite the great effort and amount of work Jean Poiret did in the acting arena, he is mostly remembered today as the author of a hugely popular play and movie. "La Cage aux Folles", written when he was deep into his ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1926 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (22)

L' Elegant Criminel 1992 (Movie)

Allard (Actor)

Sup de fric 1992 (Movie)

Cyril Dujardin (Actor)

Inspecteur Lavardin 1991 (Movie)

Inspector Jean Lavardin (Actor)

Sisi und der Kaiserkuss 1990 (Movie)

Duke Max (Actor)

Corentin, ou les infortunes conjugales 1988 (Movie)

Quack Doctor (Actor)

I Hate Actors 1988 (Movie)

Orlando Higgens (Actor)

La Petite Amie 1988 (Movie)

Martin Morel (Actor)

Les Saisons du plaisir 1988 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Une Nuit a l'assemblee nationale 1988 (Movie)

Octave Leroi (Actor)

Le Miracule 1987 (Movie)

Papu (Actor)

Liberte, Egalite, Choucroute 1984 (Movie)

Caliph of Baghdad (Actor)

Poulet au Vinaigre 1984 (Movie)

Inspector Jean Lavardin (Actor)

Le Septieme Cible 1983 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Que les gros salaires levent le doigt!!! 1981 (Movie)

Andre Joeuf (Actor)

The Last Metro 1981 (Movie)

Jean-Loup Cottins (Actor)

La Gueule de l'autre 1978 (Movie)

Constant (Actor)

Le Mur de l'Atlantique 1969 (Movie)

Squire (Actor)

Trois hommes sur un cheval 1969 (Movie)

Tout (Actor)

Thank Heaven For Small Favors 1962 (Movie)

Raoul (Actor)

Love And the Frenchwoman 1960 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

Lovers and Thieves 1957 (Movie)

Philippe Dartois (Actor)

Your Money or Your Life (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (9)

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

from screenplay("La Cage Aux Folles") (From Story)

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

("La Cage Aux Folles") (Play as Source Material)

Le Zebre 1992 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Le Zebre 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Cage aux folles III: "Elles" se marient 1986 (Movie)

("La Cage aux folles") (Play as Source Material)

La Cage aux folles II 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Cage aux folles 1979 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

La Cage aux folles 1979 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

La Gueule de l'autre 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Sound (1)

La Cage aux folles 1979 (Movie)

(Sound)
Director (1)

Le Zebre 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Despite the great effort and amount of work Jean Poiret did in the acting arena, he is mostly remembered today as the author of a hugely popular play and movie. "La Cage aux Folles", written when he was deep into his primary career, is a lighthearted sex comedy that had a long theatrical run and a massive following. It was also adapted into a wildly successful 1978 film that spawned a sequel and a Hollywood remake ('96's "The Birdcage"). Poiret was born in Paris and built his career there. After World War II, he gained prominence as a theater and radio actor, which soon led to film roles. He was a familiar presence on French film screens throughout his life, appearing in supporting roles in such efforts as the '53 adaptation of "The Three Musketeers" and François Truffaut's "The Last Metro" ('80), a romantic drama set in Nazi-occupied Paris. Poiret wrote "La cage aux Folles" in the early '70s and it became a huge hit when it landed on the stage in '73, running for many years. The original cast featured Poiret and his friend and frequent collaborator Michel Serrault as co-stars, although Poiret was replaced by Ugo Tognazzi in the film version.

Relationships

Caroline Cellier

Wife

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