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Jean-Pierre Cassel


1932 - 2007

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The actor Jean-Pierre Cassel was born as Jean-Pierre Crochon in Paris. Before he came to the film he was active as a nightclub dancer, an ability he put into action time and again in his early film roles.

He made his film debut in 1953 with "Saluti e baci". When he was spotted by Gene Kelly for the movie "The Happy Road - Strasse des Glücks" this marked the beginning of a great career which found its height in the 70's.

Jean-Pierre Cassel took acting lessons after his film debut and acted at the Theatre National Populaire. In the next years he took part in other movies in which he normally impersonated smaller roles, so in "A pied, à cheval et en voiture" (57), "En cas de malheur" (58), "Les surmenés" (58) and "La nuit de Tom Brown" (59).

His parts became gradually bigger from the 60's till he grew up to a leading actor.
To his well-known movies of the 60's belong "Les jeux de l'amour - Liebesspiele" (60), "L'amant de cinq jours - Liebhaber für fünf Tage" (61), "Arsène Lupin contre Arsène Lupin" (62), "Cyrano et d'Artagnan" (63), "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines - Die tollkühnen Männer in ihren fliegenden Kisten" (65), "Un monsieur de compagnie - Ich war eine männliche Sexbombe" (65), "Paris brûle-t-il?" (66) and "Oh! What a Lovely War" (69).

His film career became more international from the 70's, besides productions in France and Italy he also appeared in movies in the USA.
Jean-Pierre Cassel rallied a crowd of fans round him with movies like "Malpertuis" (71), "Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie" (72), "The Three Musketeers" (73), "Murder on the Orient Express" (74), "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? - Die Schlemmerorgie" (78) and "Grandison" (79).

In the next decades he acted in countless cinema and TV productions where he impersonated bigger and smaller roles.
He took aprt in popular movies like "La vie continue" (81), "La truite" (82), "Alicja" (82), "Liberty" (86), "Casanova" (87), "A Matter of Convenience" (87), "Il giovane Toscnini" (88), "The Phantom of the Opera" (89), "Mister Frost" (89), "Vincent & Theo" (90), "The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish" (91), "L'enfer - Die Hölle" (94), "Casque bleu" (94), "Les montagnes bleues" (98), "Les rivières pourpres - Die purpurnen Flüsse" (00) and "Michel Vaillant" (03).

Jean-Pierre Cassel was nominated for a César in 1996.
His son Vincent Cassel became also a well-known actor.
 

Other movies with Jean-Pierre Cassel: 
Un acte d'amour (53) Serie "La famille Anodin" (56) Comme un cheveu sur la soupe (57) Le désordre et la nuit (58) Et ta soeur (58) Serie "Les cinq dernières minutes: Le théâtre du crime" (58) La marraine de Charley (59) Le farceur (60) Goodbye Again (61) Le mariage de Figaro (61) Napoléon II, l'aiglon (61) Candide ou l'optimisme au XXe siècle (61) La gamberge (62) Les sept péchés capitaux: L'avarice (62) Le caporal épinglé - Der Korporal in der Schlinge (62) Nunca pasa nada (63) Alta infedelta: La sospirosa (64) Les plus belles escroqueries du monde: L'homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel (64) Les fêtes galantes (65) L'avare (66) Jeu de massacre (67) Le dolci signore (67) La double inconstance (68) L'ours et la poupée - Der Bär und die Puppe (69) L'armée des ombres - Armee im Schatten (69) La rupture - Der Riss (70) Le bateau sur l'herbe (71) Baxter! (73) Il magnate (73) Le mouton enragé - Das wilde Schaf (74) The Four Musketeers (74) That Lucky Touch (75) Docteur Françoise Gailland (75) Les oeufs brouillés (76) Folies bourgeoises (76) L'oeil de l'autre (77) Les rendez-vous d'Anna (78) De Dunquerque à la victoire (79) Je te tiens, tu me tiens par la barbichette (79) La ville des silences (79) La giacca verde (79) Le soleil en face (80) 5 % de risques (80) Serie "Love in a Cold Climate" (80) Superman II (80) Nudo di donna (81) La guérilléra (82) Ehrengard (82) Il caso graziosi (82) Vive la sociale! (83) Dernier banco (84) La lune d'Omaha (85) Tranches de vie (85) L'été 36 (86) La méthode rose (86) Serie "Se n giorno busserai alla mia porta" (86) Serie "Nel gorgo del peccato" (86) Serie "The Secret of the Sahara" (87) Vado a riprendermi il gatto (87) Sentimental Journey (87) Emma. Quattro storie de donne (87) Chouans! (88) Serie "La chaîne" (88) Mangeclous (88) La baïonnette de Mirabeau (89) Tu crois pas si bien dire (89) The Return of the Musketeers (89) Serie "Disperatamente Giulia" (89) Serie "Piège infernal" (89) Serie "La misère des riches" (89) Serie "Les cadavres exquis de Patricia Highsmith" (90) The Fatal Image (90) The Maid (91) Salut les coquins (91) Mountain of Diamonds (91) Fantaghiro - Prinzessin Fantaghiro (91) Amor e Dedinhos de Pé (91) Notorious (92) Aqui d'El Rei! (92) Serie "Warburg: A Man of Influence" (92) Sur la terre comme au ciel (92) Déshabillés fatals (92) L'oeil écarlate (92) De terre et de sang (92) Coup de jeune (93) Pétain (93) Cha Forte com Limao (93) Métisse (93) Le secret d'Elissa Rhaïs (93) La treizième voiture (93) Serie "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Petrograd, July 1917" (93) Prêt-à-Porter (94) La cérémonie - Blutiger Engel (95) Serie "Tatort: Eine todsichere Falle" (95) Le fils de Paul (95) Le coeurétincelant (95) Amores que matan (95) Serie "Le juge est une femme: Dérive mortelle" (95) Flairs ennemis (96) Le président et la garde-barrière (96) L'embellie (96) Les bidochon (96) Un printemps de chien (97) Con rabbia e con amore (97) Il cuore e la spada (98) La patinoire (98) Serie "Mai con i quadri" (98) Trafic d'influence (99) Le plus beau pays du monde (99) The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service (99) Sade (00) Le coup du lapin (00) Serie "Les cordier, juge et flic: Les tables de la loi" (00) Serie "Crimes en série: Histoires d'amour" (00) Serie "Rastignac ou les ambitieux" (01) Un pique-nique chez Osiris (01) Double emploi (01) Serie "Méditerranée" (01) Un citronnier pour deux (01) Serie "La memoria e il perdono" (01) Ma vie en l'air (01) La chanson du maçon (02) A l'abri des regards indiscrets (02) La faux (03) La maison du canal (03) The Wooden Camera (03) Une deuxième chance (03) Claire Montana (03) Narco (04) Menteur! Menteuse! (04) Serie "Fabien Cosma: D'un battement de cils" (04)


 
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