Sami Frey

Actor, Director
A handsome dark-haired French actor, Sami Frey began his career as a teen actor on stage and in features. His screen profile increased in tandem with the rise of the French New Wave and he enjoyed early success in Agnes ... Read more »
Born: 10/13/1937 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (48)

Marguerite & Julien 2015 (Movie)

Abbé de Hambye (Actor)

The Wedding Director 2008 (Movie)

Prince Ferdinando Gravina di Palagonia (Actor)

Danse Avec Lui 2007 (Movie)

Le maitre ecuyer (Actor)

The Repentant 2002 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Les Acteurs 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

In and Out of Fashion 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Life and Times With Antonin Artaud 1995 (Movie)

Antonin Artaud (Actor)

Traps 1995 (Movie)

Daniel Renouard (Actor)

D'Artagnan's Daughter 1994 (Movie)

Aramis (Actor)

L' Amour Conjugal 1994 (Movie)

Nathan Le Cerf (Actor)

Hors Saison 1992 (Movie)

(Narrator)

La Voix 1992 (Movie)

Gille (Actor)

Moving in 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Contre l'oubli 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

L' Africana 1990 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

De sable et de sang 1989 (Movie)

Manuel Vasquez (Actor)

Hard to Be a God 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Deux fragonards 1989 (Movie)

Salmon d'Anglas (Actor)

L' Oeuvre au noir 1988 (Movie)

Prior (Actor)

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

Paul Nuytten (Actor)

L' Etat de grace 1986 (Movie)

Antoine Lombard (Actor)

Sauve-toi, Lola 1986 (Movie)

Dr Tobman (Actor)

Laputa 1985 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

L' Unique 1984 (Movie)

Colewsky (Actor)

The Little Drummer Girl 1984 (Movie)

Khalil (Actor)

La Vie de Famille 1983 (Movie)

Emmanuel (Actor)

Le Garde du Corps 1983 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Ecoute Voir... 1977 (Movie)

Arnaud De Maule (Actor)

Guerres civiles en France 1977 (Movie)

Babeuf (Actor)

Pourquoi Pas! 1977 (Movie)

Fernand (Actor)

Une Page d'Amour 1976 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

Nea 1975 (Movie)

Axel Thorpe (Actor)

Le Jardin Qui Bascule 1974 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Le Jeu de Solitaire 1974 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Sweet Movie 1973 (Movie)

El Macho (Actor)

Cesar et Rosalie 1971 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Le Journal D'Un Suicide 1971 (Movie)

Guide (Actor)

Paulina 1880 1971 (Movie)

Brother (Actor)

Les Maries de l'an Deux 1970 (Movie)

Chouan (Actor)

M comme Mathieu 1970 (Movie)

Mathieu (Actor)

Rak 1970 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Mister Freedom 1967 (Movie)

Christ-Man (Actor)

Band of Outsiders 1966 (Movie)

Franz (Actor)

The Seven Deadly Sins 1963 (Movie)

Catherine's Lover (Actor)

Cléo de 5 à 7 1962 (Movie)

Actor in Comedy Film (Actor)

Therese Desqueyroux 1961 (Movie)

Jean Azevedo (Actor)

The Truth 1960 (Movie)

Gilbert Tellier (Actor)

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A handsome dark-haired French actor, Sami Frey began his career as a teen actor on stage and in features. His screen profile increased in tandem with the rise of the French New Wave and he enjoyed early success in Agnes Varda's "Cleo From 5 to 7/Cleo de 5 a 7" (1962) and Jean-Luc Godard's "Bande a Part/Band of Outsiders" (1964). A prolific actor with more than 50 films to his credit, Frey often was cast as the eccentric. During his long career, he worked for some of the leading filmmakers including Jean-Paul Rappeneau ("Les Marie de l'an II" 1971), Marguerite Duras ("Jaune le soleil" 1972) and Colinne Serreau ("Pourquoi Pas!" 1978). In 1984, Frey made his American film debut as the target for Diane Keaton's "The Little Drummer Girl". Bob Rafelson tapped him to play a suave entrepreneur whom both Debra Winger and Theresa Russell find attractive in the noirish "Black Widow" (1987). The actor also was impressive in a pivotal role as a French Zionist in the epic ABC miniseries "War and Remembrance" (1988). Frey has continued to appear onstage in France and more recently earned critical praise for his portrayal of poet Antonin Artaud in "My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud" (1993; released in the USA in 1995) and as a knight banished from court who finds romance with a peasant in "L'Amour Conjugal/Conjugal Love" (1995).

Milestones

1995

Had the leading role of a knight in the period film "L'Amour conjugal/Conjugal Love"

1994

Cast as Aramis in Bernard Tavernier's "D'Artagnan's Daughter"

1993

Gave one of his best performances as French poet Antonin Artaud in "My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud"

1988

American TV debut in the epic ABC miniseries, "War and Remembrance"

1987

Played an entrpreneur in "Black Widow", directed by Bob Rafelson

1984

US acting debut, "The Little Drummer Girl"

1974

Appeared in Dusan Makavejev's "Sweet Movie"

1967

Starred opposite Catherine Deneuve in "Manon 70"

1964

Co-starred in Jean-Luc Godard's "Bande a Part/Band of Outsiders"

1962

Breakthrough feature, "Cleo from 5 to 7/Cleo de 5 a 7", directed by Agnes Varda

1956

Film debut, "Pardonnez nos Offenses"

1956

Had stage success in "L'annee du Bac"

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