Maurice Ronet

Actor, Director
Considered one of the most talented French actors of his generation, Maurice Ronet was born into a theatrical family, and took to the stage while young. He studied under Jean-Louis Barrault, the noted actor and mime, at ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1927 in France

Filmography

Actor (39)

Elevator to the Gallows 1988 (Movie)

Julien Tavernier (Actor)

Surprise Party 1982 (Movie)

Georges Levesque (Actor)

Beau Pere 1981 (Movie)

Charly (Actor)

La Balance 1981 (Movie)

Roger Massina (Actor)

Sphinx 1981 (Movie)

Yvon Julie DeMargeau (Actor)

Bloodline 1979 (Movie)

Charles Martin (Actor)

Emmenez-Moi au Ritz 1976 (Movie)

Gregor (Actor)

Madame Claude 1976 (Movie)

Pierre Sinclair (Actor)

Mort d'un pourri 1976 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

Nuit d'or 1975 (Movie)

Nuit d'Or (Actor)

Die Antwort Kennt Nur der Wind 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Messe doree 1973 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Le Cri Du Coeur 1973 (Movie)

Mathieu (Actor)

The Destructors 1973 (Movie)

Briac (Actor)

Don Juan 1973 ou si Don Juan etait une femme 1972 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

La Chambre Rouge 1971 (Movie)

Jean Gerfaud (Actor)

Les Galets, d'Etreta 1971 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

Sans Sommation 1971 (Movie)

Maury (Actor)

La Maison Sous les Arbres 1970 (Movie)

Org Man (Actor)

Qui? 1970 (Movie)

Serge (Actor)

Raphael, ou le Debauche 1970 (Movie)

Raphael (Actor)

The Swimming Pool 1970 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

La Femme Infidele 1969 (Movie)

Victor Pegala (Actor)

La Modification 1969 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

Un Peu, beaucoup, passionnement 1969 (Movie)

Didier (Actor)

Birds in Peru 1968 (Movie)

Rainier (Actor)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

The Champagne Murders 1968 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

La Ligne de Demarcation 1966 (Movie)

Pierre--Comte DeGrandville (Actor)

The Road to Corinth 1966 (Movie)

Dex (Actor)

La Ronde 1965 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

Lost Command 1965 (Movie)

Boisefeuras (Actor)

Trois Chambres a Manhattan 1965 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

The Fire Within 1962 (Movie)

Alain Leroy (Actor)

The Victors 1962 (Movie)

French Lt Cohn (Actor)

Purple Noon 1960 (Movie)

Philippe Greenleaf (Actor)

Carve Her Name With Pride 1958 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

He Who Must Die 1957 (Movie)

Michelis (Actor)

House of Ricordi 1955 (Movie)

Vincenzo Bellini (Actor)
Director (1)

Bartleby 1977 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Bartleby 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Considered one of the most talented French actors of his generation, Maurice Ronet was born into a theatrical family, and took to the stage while young. He studied under Jean-Louis Barrault, the noted actor and mime, at the prestigious Paris Conservatoire. By the age of 22, he was appearing in films, starting in Jacques Becker's comedy "Rendezvous in July," which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1949. During these early years, the dapper actor was often cast in sleek thrillers as the romantic lead; he worked with such renowned directors as Sacha Guitry and Jules Dassin. In the mid-to-late 1960s, Ronet acted frequently in New Wave noirs directed by Claude Chabrol. He was pitted against superstar Alain Delon in "Purple Noon," the first movie made about Patricia Highsmith's classic literary knave, the talented Tom Ripley. And he was paired off with the sultry Jeanne Moreau in the jazzy suspense story "Elevator to the Gallows," the first film directed by Louis Malle. Ronet's second collaboration with the director, "The Fire Within," was a major change in tone. As an alcoholic teetering on the verge of suicide, the actor garnered the best notices of his career. A man of varied interests, Ronet also wrote, painted, and directed two films, including an adaptation of Herman Melville's tale of alienation, "Bartleby, the Scrivener." He lived with Josephine Chaplin, daughter of silent-film tramp Charlie Chaplin and granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, from 1977 until his death from cancer.

Relationships

Mother

EDUCATION

Paris Conservatoire

Paris

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