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Philippe Léotard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philippe Léotard ( born Ange Philippe Paul André Léotard-Tomasi August 28, 1940 - died August 25, 2001) was a French actor, poet, and singer. He was born in Nice , one of seven children - four girls, then three boys, of which he was the oldest - and was the brother of politician François Léotard. His childhood was normal except for an illness (rheumatic fever) which struck him and forced him to spend days in bed during which time he read a great many books. He was particularly fond of the poets - Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Blaise Cendrars. He met Ariane Mnouchkine at the Sorbonne and in 1964 they formed the théâtre du soleil. He played Philippe, the tormented son of a women with terminal illness, in the 1974 drama film La Gueule ouverte, by the controversial director Maurice Pialat. He won a César Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1982 movie La Balance. One of his few English-language roles was a cameo in the 1973 thriller The Day of the Jackal and he co-starred as "Jacques" in the 1975 John Frankenheimer movie French Connection II which starred Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey, (sequel to The French Connection). Léotard died in 2001 of respiratory failure in Paris at the age of 60. He was interred at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Description above from the Wikipedia article Philippe Léotard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 28, 1940 In Nice, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bed and Board 1970-09-01
Latest Project:
Movie Les Miserables 1995-03-22
Known For
Poster of Le voleur et la menteuse
Poster of Im Kreis der Iris
Poster of There Were Days... and Moons
Poster of So Long, Stooge
Movie Les Miserables Thénardier 1942 1995-03-22
Movie Elisa le fumeur de Gitanes 1995-02-01
Movie Im Kreis der Iris Dr. Ionescu 1993-01-01
Movie Le voleur et la menteuse Jeff 1993-01-01
Movie Ville à vendre Jean Boulard 1992-02-26
Movie Venins Phil Anzer 1991-05-01
Movie The Flesh Nicola 1991-08-21
Movie There Were Days... and Moons le chanteur abandonné 1990-04-11
Movie Le Grand ruban Jeff 1990-01-31
Movie Jane B. by Agnès V. Le peintre / Murderer 1988-03-02
Movie The South 1988-03-05
Movie L'oeuvre au noir Henri-Maximilien 1988-05-13
Movie Snack Bar Budapest Sapo 1988-09-22
Movie La couleur du vent Pierre 1988-11-02
Movie If the Sun Never Returns Arlettaz 1987-09-02
Movie The Nonentity Kaufmann 1986-08-13
Movie Farewell Fred Fred 1985-01-30
Movie Rouge-Gorge 1985-02-06
Movie Tangos, the Exile of Gardel Pierre 1985-11-06
Movie Femmes de Personne 1984-03-14
Movie Les Fauves Léandro Santini 1984-04-18
Movie So Long, Stooge Bauer 1983-12-20
Movie Paradise for All Marc Lebel 1982-08-25
Movie The Shock Félix 1982-04-28
Movie La Balance Dédé Laffont 1982-11-10
Movie Les babas cool Blaise 1981-12-15
Movie A Week's Vacation le docteur Sabouret 1980-06-02
Movie The Little Mermaid Georges Maréchal 1980-08-20
Movie Short Memory Frank Barila 1979-09-30
Movie Your Turn, My Turn Vincent 1978-03-15
Movie Judith Therpauve Jean-Pierre Maurier 1978-10-06
Movie Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff Marec 1977-01-12
Movie The Good and the Bad le vendeur de Citroën 1976-01-21
Movie Vincent mit l'âne dans un pré (et s'en vint dans l'autre) 1976-05-12
Movie French Connection II Jacques 1975-05-18
Movie The Track Paul Danville 1975-01-01
Movie Cat and Mouse Pierre Chemin 1975-09-03
Movie The Wonderful Crook Julien 1974-01-01
Movie The Oil War Will Not Happen 1974-01-02
Movie The Mouth Agape Philippe 1974-05-08
Series La Cloche tibétaine Vladimir Petropavlovsky 1974-12-17
Movie The Middle of the World Paul 1974-09-11
Movie The Day of the Jackal Gendarme 1973-05-15
Movie Kamouraska Antoine 1973-07-18
Movie Chinese Glory Michel Perrat 1972-11-26
Movie A Gorgeous Girl Like Me Clovis 1972-09-13
Movie Crime and Punishment Razoumikhine 1971-01-20
Movie Two English Girls Diurka 1971-11-18
Movie Max and the Junkmen Losfeld 1971-02-17
Movie Bed and Board L'homme Ivre (uncredited) 1970-09-01
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