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Jean-Claude Brialy

Jean-Claude BrialyBorn: 30-Mar-1933
Birthplace: Sour el Ghozlane, Algeria
Died: 30-May-2007
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Une femme est une femme

Born in French Algeria to a military family, Jean-Claude Brialy attended military school and after the war, against the wishes of his father he studied drama at Strasbourg. Brialy obtained many minor film roles in the 1950s, and in 1961, an important part in Jean-Luc Godard's Une femme est une femme, released in the United States as A Woman Is a Woman. In the 1960s, he had many fine roles, including La Ronde (1964), and The Bride Wore Black (1968). Brialy became one of the actors associated with the French New Wave movement. In later decades, he reverted more often to supporting parts, but he always enjoyed his work. In 1988, he won a best supporting actor César for Les innocents. Brialy owned a restaurant in Paris, L'Orangerie, and remained quite active until his 2007 death in that city from cancer.


[1] Ronald Bergan, "Jean-Claude Brialy", The Guardian, 1 June 2007, obituary. Bergan calls him "openly gay", although in his autobiographies he describes himself as bisexual.

    High School: Prytanée National Militaire, La Flèche, France
    University: Centre of Dramatic Art, Strasbourg

    French Legion of Honor

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    People (15-May-2004)
    The Car Keys (10-Dec-2003) · Himself
    Special Delivery (11-Dec-2002)
    South Kensington (17-Dec-2001)
    Unfair Competition (23-Feb-2001)
    Les Acteurs (5-Apr-2000) · Himself
    The Count of Monte Cristo (7-Sep-1998)
    Portraits Chinois (12-Sep-1996)
    Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (20-Mar-1996)
    Une Femme Française (15-Mar-1995)
    A Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema (25-Jan-1995)
    The Monster (22-Oct-1994)
    La Reine Margot (13-May-1994)
    No Fear, No Die (5-Sep-1990)
    My New Partner at the Races (7-Feb-1990)
    The Innocent (23-Dec-1987)
    Inspecteur Lavardin (12-Mar-1986)
    L'Effrontée (11-Dec-1985)
    Papy fait de la résistance (26-Oct-1983)
    Edith and Marcel (13-Apr-1983)
    Deadly Circuit (9-Mar-1983)
    That Night in Varennes (15-May-1982)
    Les uns et les autres (27-May-1981)
    The Woman Banker (27-Aug-1980)
    Robert et Robert (14-Jun-1978)
    Barocco (8-Dec-1976)
    The Judge and the Assassin (10-Mar-1976)
    Catherine & Co. (29-Oct-1975)
    The Phantom of Liberty (11-Sep-1974)
    Claire's Knee (Dec-1970)
    The Bride Wore Black (22-Mar-1968)
    Operation St. Peter's (29-Dec-1967)
    The Oldest Profession (7-Apr-1967)
    One Man Too Many (5-Apr-1967)
    King of Hearts (21-Dec-1966) · Duc de Trèfle
    La Ronde (16-Oct-1964)
    Male Hunt (18-Sep-1964)
    La bonne soupe (29-Jan-1964)
    Nutty, Naughty Chateau (20-Nov-1963)
    Paris nous appartient (5-Nov-1962)
    The Devil and the Ten Commandments (14-Sep-1962)
    The Seven Deadly Sins (7-Mar-1962)
    A Woman Is a Woman (6-Sep-1961) · Émile Récamier
    The Big Night (12-Nov-1959)
    The 400 Blows (4-May-1959)
    The Cousins (11-Mar-1959)
    Christine (19-Dec-1958)
    Le beau Serge (1958)
    Girl in His Pocket (6-Nov-1957)

Author of books:
Le Ruisseau des singes (2000)
J'ai oublié de vous dire... (2004)



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