Jean Rochefort

Actor, Singer, Cabaret performer
Rochefort has been a staple of the mainstream French cinema for over three decades, first as a character player and second lead in the late 1950s and 60s, a leading man since the 70s and an international star since the ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1930 in Paris, FR


Actor (89)

April and the Extraordinary World 2016 (Movie)

Pops (Voice)

La Derniere Minute 2016 (Movie)


Floride 2015 (Movie)

Claude Lherminier (Actor)

El Artista y la Modelo 2014 (Movie)


The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

Farou (Actor)

The Artist and the Model 2013 (Movie)

Marc Cros (Actor)

Astérix et Obélix: Au Service de sa Majesté 2012 (Movie)

Lucius Fouinus (Actor)

Titeuf 2011 (Movie)


Agathe Clery 2008 (Movie)


Tell No One 2008 (Movie)

Gilbert Neuville (Actor)

I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster 2007 (Movie)

Thief (Actor)

La Clef 2007 (Movie)

Joseph Arp (Actor)

Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 (Movie)

Maitre D' (Actor)

Desaccord Parfait 2006 (Movie)

Louis Ruinard (Actor)

Frankenstein 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


L' Enfer 2005 (Movie)

Luis (Actor)

RRRrrrr!!! 2004 (Movie)

Lucie (Actor)

Fanfan la Tulipe 2003 (Movie)


Lost in La Mancha 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Man on the Train 2003 (Movie)

Monsieur Manesquier (Actor)

BLANCHE 2002 (Movie)


Honolulu Baby 2001 (Movie)

Cri-Cri (Actor)

The Closet 2001 (Movie)

Kopel (Actor)

Never Ever 2000 (Movie)

Gerard Panier (Actor)

Barracuda 1999 (Movie)

Clement (Actor)

Palace 1999 (Movie)


Rembrandt 1999 (Movie)

Dr Nicolaes Tulp (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Wind With the Gone 1998 (Movie)

Edgar Wexley (Actor)

In and Out of Fashion 1997 (Movie)


Les Grands Ducs 1996 (Movie)

Eddie Carpentier (Actor)

Ridicule 1996 (Movie)

Marquis de Bellegrade (Actor)

Once a Year, Every Year 1994 (Movie)

Raffaele (Actor)

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

Inspector Tantpis--Prefect of Police (Actor)

Tombes du ciel 1994 (Movie)

Arturo (Actor)

Cible Emouvante 1993 (Movie)


Tango 1993 (Movie)

Room Service Waiter (Actor)

Atlantide 1992 (Movie)

LeMesge (Actor)

El Largo Invierno 1992 (Movie)

Jordi Casals (Actor)

La Promissa Volta il Fuoco 1992 (Movie)

Amedeo (Actor)

Le Bal des Casse-Pieds 1992 (Movie)

Henri Sauveur (Actor)

The Hairdresser's Husband 1992 (Movie)

Antoine (Actor)

Je Suis le seigneur du chateau 1989 (Movie)

Monsieur Breaud (Actor)

I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni 1987 (Movie)

Prince Riccio (Actor)

Tandem 1987 (Movie)

Michel Mortez (Actor)

Le Moustachu 1986 (Movie)

Duroc (Actor)

Femmes Fatales 1984 (Movie)


La Galette du Roi 1984 (Movie)

Arnold III (Actor)

Frankenstein 90 1983 (Movie)

Victor Frankenstein (Actor)

Reveillon Chez Bob 1983 (Movie)

Louis Alban (Actor)

Surtuz Egy Fekete Bivalyert 1983 (Movie)

Lajos Acsi (Actor)

L' Ami de Vincent 1982 (Movie)

Vincent Lamar (Actor)

Le Grand Frere 1981 (Movie)

Rossi (Actor)

The Indiscretion 1981 (Movie)

Alain Tescique (Actor)

Till Marriage Do Us Part 1981 (Movie)

Henry--the Frenchman (Actor)

Un Dimanche de Flics 1981 (Movie)

Rupert (Actor)

Une Etrange Voyage 1981 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Odio le Blonde 1980 (Movie)

Donald Rose (Actor)

Chere Inconnue 1979 (Movie)

Gilles (Actor)

French Postcards 1979 (Movie)

Mr Tessier (Actor)

Courage Fuyons 1978 (Movie)

Martin Belhomme/Emile Belhomme/Adrien Belhomme (Actor)

Les Innocents aux mains Sales 1978 (Movie)

Legal (Actor)

Grandison 1977 (Movie)

Carl Grandison (Actor)

Le Cavaleur 1977 (Movie)

Edouard Choiseul (Actor)

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 1977 (Movie)

August Grandvilliers (Actor)

Le Crabe-Tambour 1976 (Movie)

Commander (Actor)

Le Diable dans la boite 1976 (Movie)

Alain Brissot (Actor)

Nous irons tous au paradis 1976 (Movie)

Etienne Dorsay (Actor)

Pardon Mon Affaire 1975 (Movie)

Etienne (Actor)

Calmos 1974 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Que la fete commence... 1974 (Movie)

Abbe (Actor)

Un Divorce Heureux 1974 (Movie)

Morin (Actor)

Isabelle devant le desir 1973 (Movie)

Vaudois (Actor)

Le Fantome de la Liberte 1973 (Movie)

Legendre (Actor)

Le Retour du Grand Blond 1973 (Movie)

Toulouse (Actor)

Mio Dio, come sono Caduta in Basso 1973 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Bel Ordure 1972 (Movie)

Inspector (Actor)

Comment Reussir Quand On Est Con Et Pleurnichard 1972 (Movie)

Foisnard (Actor)

Le Complot 1972 (Movie)

Officer (Actor)

Salut l'artiste 1972 (Movie)

Clement (Actor)

L' Heritier 1971 (Movie)

Berthier (Actor)

L' Horloger de St Paul 1971 (Movie)

Inspector Guiboud (Actor)

Le Grand Blond avec une Chaussure Noire 1971 (Movie)

Toulouse (Actor)

L' Oeuf 1970 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Les Feux de la Chandeleur 1970 (Movie)

Alexandre (Actor)

The Devil By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

Georges (Actor)

Cartouche 1964 (Movie)

LaTaupe (Actor)

The Sunday of Life 1964 (Movie)

Poucier (Actor)

Up To His Ears 1964 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)


Rochefort has been a staple of the mainstream French cinema for over three decades, first as a character player and second lead in the late 1950s and 60s, a leading man since the 70s and an international star since the 80s. He has also worked extensively in French theater and TV. Though adept with a variety of material, Rochefort tends to fare best in sex farces and other comedies. The handsome, long-faced and somewhat sad-eyed actor convinces as ambiguous establishment figures and law enforcement officials. He trained at the Paris Conservatory--where he was a classmate of future superstar (and co-star) Jean-Paul Belmondo--before joining the military. Upon his return to Paris, Rochefort began performing at a Left Bank cabaret. He segued to small film roles at the end of the 50s.


Paris Conservatoire




Appeared in the British comedy, "Mr. Bean's Holiday" starring Rowan Atkinson


Co-starred in the French comic-drama, "L'homme du train/The Man on the Train"


Cast as Don Quixote in Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"; suffered a double disc hernia during the first week of filming, causing production to be put on hold and later ended production completely


Starred in the french film, "Ridicule"


Cast in the Robert Altman ensemble, "Prêt-à-Porter/Ready to Wear"


Portrayed the title character in "Le Mari de la coiffeuse/The Hairdresser's Husband"


Cast in the french film, "Je suis le seigneur du château/I'm the King of the Castle"


Starred as Dr Victor Frankenstein in the Gothic comedy "Frankenstein 90"


US film debut, "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"


Credited as song performer on "Des Enfants Gates/Spoiled Children"


Starred in the sequel "Pardon Mon Affaire, Too", again directed by Robert


Starred in the international hit "Pardon Mon Affaire", a sex comedy directed by Robert


Appeared in Luis Bunuel's "Le Fantome de la Liberte/The Phantom of Liberty"


Starred opposite Philippe Noiret in "L' Horloger de St Paul/The Watchmaker of Saint-Paul"; first film with helmer Bertrand Tavernier (his feature directing debut); first of many collaborations with Noiret


Played a major supporting role in the international hit "The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe"; first of many collaborations with director Yves Robert


Breakthrough supporting role, "Cartouche"; first film with Belmondo


Feature debut, "Une Balle dans le Canon"

Met future co-star Jean-Paul Belmondo at the Paris Conservatory

Began performing career in Left Bank cabarets

Served in the French military