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Jean-Marc Barr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jean-Marc Barr (born on 27 September 1960 in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) is a French-American film actor and director. His mother is French. His American father was in the US Air Force and served in the Second World War. Jean-Marc Barr is primarily known as an actor, but is also a film director, screenwriter and producer. Barr is bilingual in French and English: he speaks French with a nasal, hybrid accent, reminiscent of his American upbringing - with a slight American accent and occasional anglicisms in interviews - and English with a Mid-Atlantic accent. He studied philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Paris Conservatoire and the Sorbonne. He went on to pursue an education in drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In London he met his future wife, a pianist and composer Irina Dečermić. Jean-Marc Barr began working in theatre in France in 1986. After some television roles and film work, in particular, Hope and Glory (1987) by John Boorman, he was cast in the tremendously successful The Big Blue (1988). Luc Besson cast him in the role of French diver Jacques Mayol. He played in the role opposite Rosanna Arquette and Jean Reno. The Big Blue was the most financially successful film in France in the 1980s. In 1991, he starred in Danish director Lars von Trier's Europa, marking the beginning of a long friendship (he is the godfather of von Trier's children) as well as a significant professional relationship. He went on to appear in von Trier’s Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2004) and Manderlay (2005). Also in 2005 he starred in the French film Crustacés et Coquillages. His collaboration with von Trier put him on track to start directing his own work. He debuted in 1999 as a director, screenwriter and producer with the intimate love story Lovers. This film became the first part of a trilogy; the two subsequent parts being the drama Too Much Flesh (2000) and the comedy Being Light (2001) which he co-directed with Pascal Arnold. He may also be recognized for his role as the attractive divorce lawyer, Maitre Bertram in the Merchant Ivory film le Divorce (2003). He appeared as Hugo in The Red Siren in 2002. He appeared as the main character in the video for Blur's 1995 single, "Charmless Man". Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean-Marc Barr, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 27, 1960 In Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
49
First Appeared:
In the movie Hope and Glory 1987-08-01
Latest Project:
Movie Halo of Stars 2020-09-11
Known For
Poster of Manhattan Romance
Poster of Fantasmes! - Sexe, Fiction et Tentations
Poster of Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying
Filmography
Movie Halo of Stars Gerald 2020-09-11
Series Bad Banks Robert Khano 2018-03-01
Movie After the War Jérôme 2018-03-21
Movie UK18 The Foreigner 2017-04-19
Movie Dolphin Man Narrator 2017-10-28
Movie Grain Erol 2017-11-24
Movie Wax: We Are The X 2015-02-24
Movie The Magic Mountain 2015-07-08
Movie Vandal Paul, l'oncle 2013-10-09
Movie Manhattan Romance Alex 2013-10-15
Movie Fantasmes! - Sexe, Fiction et Tentations Himself 2013-10-13
Movie Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Debtor Gentleman 2013-12-25
Movie Big Sur Jack Kerouac 2013-11-01
Movie And They Call It Summer Dino 2012-11-22
Movie American Translation William 2011-06-07
Movie Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying Brian 2011-12-08
Movie City of Shadows Dr. Max Orswell 2010-04-09
Movie Making Plans for Lena Nigel 2009-09-02
Movie Parc Paul Marteau 2009-01-14
Movie The Anarchist's Wife Pierre 2008-06-26
Movie Baby Blues Dan 2008-11-26
Movie Nucingen House William Henry James III 2008-06-30
Movie Here's Looking at You, Boy Himself 2007-02-16
Movie Tara Road Andy 2005-05-11
Movie Manderlay Mr. Robinsson 2005-05-16
Movie CQ2 (Seek You Too) Steven 2004-09-13
Movie Dogville Man with the big Hat 2003-05-19
Movie Saltimbank Frédéric Saltim 2003-09-10
Movie Le Divorce Maitre Bertram 2003-08-08
Movie The Red Siren Hugo 2002-01-01
Movie Les fils de Marie Paul 2002-05-19
Movie Too Much Flesh Lyle 2000-09-24
Movie Dancer in the Dark Norman 2000-05-17
Movie The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 Himself 2000-11-01
Movie Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday 1999-01-06
Movie The Scarlet Tunic Matthaus Singer 1998-06-12
Movie St. Ives Captain Jacques de Keroual de Saint-Yves 1998-01-01
Movie What I Did for Love Marc 1998-06-17
Movie Ça ne se refuse pas Alex 1998-08-12
Movie Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier 1997-12-12
Movie Marching in Darkness Silvio Roatto 1996-04-27
Movie Breaking the Waves Terry 1996-05-13
Movie Les Faussaires Jack Baker 1994-11-23
Movie The Plague Jean Tarrou 1992-08-26
Movie Blaze 1991-05-26
Movie Europa Leopold Kessler 1991-06-27
Movie The Big Blue Jacques Mayol 1988-05-10
Movie Hope and Glory Cpl. Bruce Carrey 1987-08-01
Movie Maurice French colleague 1987-08-21
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