Thierry Lhermitte

Actor, Screenwriter
A French leading man usually in light comedy and often compared by cineastes to the American actor Tom Hanks, Thierry Lhermitte began in show business on stage in his teens and made his feature film debut in "L'an 01" ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1952 in France

Filmography

Actor (82)

Benoît Brisefer: Les taxis rouges 2014 (Movie)

Arsène Duval (Actor)

The French Minister 2014 (Movie)

Alexandre Taillard De Worms (Actor)

La marque des anges-Miserere 2013 (Movie)

Vernoux (Actor)

Gigola 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le siffleur 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thelma, Louise and Chantal 2010 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

Bancs publics 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sans Rancune! 2009 (Movie)

Vapeur (Actor)

Ca Se Soigne? 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

What If...? 2008 (Movie)

Bervesier (Actor)

13 m² 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Clef 2007 (Movie)

Francois Maneri (Actor)

The Guest 2007 (Movie)

Alexandre (Actor)

Incontrôlable 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever 2006 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

The Ex-Love of my Life 2005 (Movie)

Tom Steiner (Actor)

Between Living and Dreaming 2004 (Movie)

Pierre Langlois (Actor)

The American 2004 (Movie)

Edouard Barnier (Actor)

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

Thierry (Actor)

Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

Edgar Cosset (Actor)

Loser Takes All 2003 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Mean Spirit 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Part-Time Cops 2003 (Movie)

Francois Desbuches (Actor)

Strange Gardens 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

That Woman 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Private Affair 2002 (Movie)

Francois Maneri (Actor)

La Bande du drugstore 2001 (Movie)

Mr Stroesman (Actor)

Le Roman de Lulu 2001 (Movie)

Roman (Actor)

The Closet 2001 (Movie)

Guillaume (Actor)

Bon plan 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Prince du Pacifique 2000 (Movie)

Alfred de Morsac (Actor)

Le Prof 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

C'est pas ma faute 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Plus Beau Pays du Monde 1999 (Movie)

Col Valogne (Actor)

The Dinner Game 1999 (Movie)

Pierre Brochant (Actor)

Trafic d'influence 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

An American Werewolf in Paris 1997 (Movie)

Dr Pigot (Actor)

Kings for A Day 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Soeurs soleil 1997 (Movie)

Brice d'Hachicourt (Actor)

Marquise 1997 (Movie)

Louis XIV (Actor)

Ripoux Contre Ripoux 1997 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

Fallait Pas...! 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little Indian, Big City 1996 (Movie)

Stephan Marchado (Actor)

Augustin 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead Tired 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ma femm me quitte 1995 (Movie)

Pavel Kovacs (Actor)

La Vengeance d'une Blonde 1994 (Movie)

Gilles Favier (Actor)

Seven Sundays 1994 (Movie)

Dodo (Actor)

A Shadow of a Doubt 1993 (Movie)

Baptiste (Actor)

Love in the Strangest Way 1993 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Tango 1993 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Le Zebre 1992 (Movie)

Hippolyte (Actor)

La Totale! 1991 (Movie)

Francois Voisin (Actor)

Les Secrets professionnels du Docteur Apfelgluck 1991 (Movie)

Doctor Apfelgluck (Actor)

La Fete des peres 1990 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Promotion canape 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sheherazade 1990 (Movie)

Caliph of Baghdad (Actor)

Fucking Fernand 1987 (Movie)

Fernand LeBatard (Actor)

Last Summer in Tangiers 1986 (Movie)

Corrigan (Actor)

Nuit d'ivresse 1986 (Movie)

Jacques Belin (Actor)

Les Ripoux 1985 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

La Femme de mon pote 1984 (Movie)

Pascal Saulnier (Actor)

La Smala 1984 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Le Mariage du Siecle 1984 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Until September 1984 (Movie)

Xavier De La Perouse (Actor)

Les Rois du Gag 1983 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

Un Ete d'Enfer 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Indic 1982 (Movie)

Dominique (Actor)

La Fiancee Qui Venait du Froid 1982 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Le Prefere 1982 (Movie)

El Sublimo (Actor)

Papy Fait de la Resistance 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stella 1982 (Movie)

Yvon (Actor)

Un Homme a ma taille 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Pere Noel est une Ordure 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Hommes preferent les grosses 1980 (Movie)

Herve (Actor)

Alors, Heureux? 1978 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Les Bronzes font du ski 1978 (Movie)

Popeye (Actor)

Le Dernier Amant Romantique 1977 (Movie)

L'Hermitte (Actor)

Les Heros n'ont pas froid aux oreilles 1977 (Movie)

Voleur de Pneus (Actor)

Sun Tan 1977 (Movie)

Popeye (Actor)

Des Enfants Gates 1976 (Movie)

Stephane Lecouvette (Actor)
Writer (7)

Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Prince du Pacifique 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jungle2jungle 1997 (Movie)

from screenplay("Un Indien Dans La Ville") (From Story)

Nuit d'ivresse 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Pere Noel est une Ordure 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sun Tan 1977 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))
Producer (6)

Le Prince du Pacifique 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Les Collegues 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Charite Biz'ness 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jungle2jungle 1997 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Little Indian, Big City 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)
Sound (1)

Little Indian, Big City 1996 (Movie)

dubbing producer(France) (Sound)
Director (1)

Biography

A French leading man usually in light comedy and often compared by cineastes to the American actor Tom Hanks, Thierry Lhermitte began in show business on stage in his teens and made his feature film debut in "L'an 01" (1972). In the mid-1970s, he was one of the founders of Le Splendid, a comedy troupe similar to Chicago's famed Second City. A sketch Lhermitte co-wrote about life at a Club Med called "Les Bronzes/Sun Tan" became a hit in France when made into a motion picture in 1976 and spawned an equally successful sequel. He went on to essay leading roles in "Les Heroes n'ont pas froid aux oreilles" (1978), and "Le Pere Noel est une ordure" (1981). The latter had Lhermitte running a crisis center on Christmas Eve and served as the inspiration for the 1994 Steve Martin vehicle "Mixed Nuts". Established as a major star of French cinema, Lhermitte. who also penned many of the scripts in which he acted. attempted to cross-over to the international market with a role in "Until September" (1984) but the film failed to catch on with American audiences. Returning to his native land, he went on to star in several films that were eventually Americanized including "Le fete des peres/Father's Day" (1990), in which he played a gay man who wants to father a child, "La Totale!" (1991), which James Cameron turned into "True Lies" (1994), and "Un Indien dans la ville/Little Indian, Big City" (1996), about a French man who discovers he has a son raised as a South American Indian whom he brings to Paris. That movie was supposed to further raise Lhermitte's American profile but American audiences were unresponsive. It did, however, serve as the basis for the Tim Allen comedy "Jungle2Jungle" (1997). More recently, Lhermitte portrayed King Louis XIV in "Marquise" and played a Parisian publisher engaged in one-upsmanship with his friends in "The Dinner Game" (both 1997). Amercian audiences were exposed to his considerable charms in the sophisticated Merchant-Ivory production of Diane Johnson's bestseller when Lhermitte played a suave, very married French diplomat with a penchant for seducing naive young American women--in this case, Kate Hudson--with his slick, roguish appeal and gifts of Hermes Kelly Bags.

Milestones

1998

Had leading role in the comedy "The Dinner Game"

1997

Served as associate producer of "Jungle2Jungle", the English-language remake of "Little Indian, Big City"

1997

Acted in "An American Werewolf in Paris"

1997

Portrayed King Louis XIV in "Marquise"

1996

Wrote, produced and starred in "Un Indien dans la ville/Little Indian, Big City"

1991

Producing debut, "Les Secrets professionnels du Docteur Apfelgluck"; also scripted and starred

1991

Played himself in "Grosse fatigue"

1990

Co-starred in "La Fete de peres/Father's Day"

1986

Wrote and starred in "Nuit d'ivress/Drunken Night"

1984

Appeared in English-language "Until September"

1981

Starred in "Le Pere Noel est une ordure"; also scripted

1978

Starred in "Les Heroes n'ont pas froid aux oreilles"

1976

Starred in "Les Bronzes", inspired by a sketch written through Le Splendid

1972

Feature film debut, "L'an 01"

Co-founded French comedy troupe "Le Splendid"

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