Patrick Dewaere

Actor, Songwriter, Composer
Short-lived, popular leading man with a flair for comedy who made an arresting film debut as Gerard Depardieu's scabrous, temporarily impotent sidekick in Bertrand Blier's "Going Places" (1974). He was also memorable in ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1947 in France

Filmography

Actor (23)

Patrick Dewaere 1992 (Movie)

(archival footage) (Actor)

Le Grand embouteillage 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Plein Sud 1984 (Movie)

Serge Laine (Actor)

Beau Pere 1981 (Movie)

Remi (Actor)

Hotel des Ameriques 1981 (Movie)

Gilles (Actor)

Paradis pour tous 1981 (Movie)

Alain Durieux (Actor)

Coup de Tete 1980 (Movie)

Francois Perrin (Actor)

Psy 1980 (Movie)

Mare (Actor)

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs 1979 (Movie)

Stephane (Actor)

The Best Way 1979 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Un Mauvais Fils 1979 (Movie)

Bruno Calgagni (Actor)

Paco the Infallible 1978 (Movie)

Pocapena (Actor)

Serie Noire 1978 (Movie)

Frank Poupart (Actor)

La Cle Sur la Porte 1977 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

La Stanza del Vescovo 1976 (Movie)

Marco Maffei (Actor)

Le Juge Fayard dit le "sheriff" 1976 (Movie)

Jean Marie Fayard (Actor)

F comme Fairbanks 1975 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

Adieu Poulet 1974 (Movie)

Lefevre (Actor)

Catherine et Cie 1974 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

Going Places 1974 (Movie)

Pierrot (Actor)

La Marche Triomphale 1974 (Movie)

Second Lieutenant Balo (Actor)

La Meilleure facon de marcher 1974 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Lily Aime-Moi 1973 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)
Music (1)

F comme Fairbanks 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Short-lived, popular leading man with a flair for comedy who made an arresting film debut as Gerard Depardieu's scabrous, temporarily impotent sidekick in Bertrand Blier's "Going Places" (1974). He was also memorable in Jean-Jacques Annaud's darkly comic "Hot Head" (1979) and Blier's "Beau Pere" (1981). Dewaere appeared in over 20 films before he died in 1982 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Relationships

Miou-Miou Actor

Companion
Met in the 1960s when both were members of Cafe de la Gare separated c. 1975 had daughter with him committed suicide in 1982

Georges Gollignon

Step-Father

Angele Dewaere

Daughter
born in 1974 survived him mother Miou-Miou appeared in the biographical documentary, "Patrick Dewaere" (1992)

Mado Maurin

Mother
ran local theater company

Jean-Francois Maurin

Brother
born in 1951

Jean-Pierre Maurin

Brother
born in 1941 died in 1996

Yves-Marie Maurin

Brother
born in 1944

Dominique Maurin

Sister
born in 1949

Veronique Maurin

Sister
born in 1960

Milestones

1992

Was the subject of the biographical documentary, "Patrick Dewaere"

1982

Final film, "Paradis pour tous/Paradise for All"

1981

Reunited with Blier for "Beau-pere/Stepfather"

1979

Last stage appearance in "Les robots ne sont pas mechants" at the Cafe de la Gare

1978

Starred in Jean Jacques Annaud's "Coup de tete/Hot Head"

1977

Second collaboration with Blier, "Get Out Your Handkerchiefs/Preparez vos mouchoirs"; film nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award

1976

Composed score and starred in "F comme Fairbanks/F for Fairbanks"

1975

Starred in Claude Miller's "La meilleur facon de marcher"

1973

International breakthrough, Bertrand Blier's "Les valseuses/Going Places"

1970

Acted in the TV presentation "Si j'etais vous"

1970

Reunited with Clement for "The Deadly Trap/La maison sous les arbres"

1969

Cast by Jean-Paul Rappeneau in "Les maries de l'an II"

1967

Appeared in the French television series, "Jean de la Tour Miracle"

1965

First film with Rene Clement, "Paris brule-t-il/Is Paris Burning?"

1960

TV acting debut, "La deesse d'or"

1957

Acted in "The Spies/Les espions", helmed by Henri-Georged Clouzot

1956

Appeared in "The Happy Road", directed by Gene Kelly

1955

Had featured role in the motion picture "La Madelon"

1952

Stage acting debut in "Maison de poupee"

1951

Made film debut in "Monsieur Fabre"

Had been cast as boxer Marcel Cerdan in Claude Lelouch's biopic "Edith and Marcel" about Cerdan's relationshiop with chanteuse Edith Piaf at time of his suicide

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