Gérard Blain

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Gérard Blain
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Blain in I Delfini (1960)
Born (1930-10-23)23 October 1930
Paris, France
Died 17 December 2000(2000-12-17) (aged 70)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor, film director
Years active 1944–2000
Spouse(s) Estella Blain (1953-1956) (divorced)
Bernadette Lafont (1957-1959) (divorced)
Monique Sobieski (1960-2000) (his death)

Gérard Blain (23 October 1930 – 17 December 2000) was a French actor and film director.[1]

Biography[edit]

Blain appeared in 60 films between 1944 and 2000. He also directed nine films between 1971 and 2000.[2][3] In 1971, he won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival for his film The Friends.[4] Blain was married to Bernadette Lafont.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Actor
Year Title Role Director
1956 Voici le temps des assassins Gérard Delacroix Julien Duvivier
1957 Les Mistons Gérard François Truffaut
1958 Le Beau Serge Serge Claude Chabrol
1958 Young Husbands Marcello Mauro Bolognini
1959 Les Cousins Charles Claude Chabrol
1960 The Hunchback of Rome Alvara aka "Hunchback" Carlo Lizzani
1960 I Delfini Anselmo Foresi Francesco Maselli
1960 Charlotte and Her Boyfriend Charlotte's new boyfriend Jean-Luc Godard
1961 Gold of Rome Davide Carlo Lizzani
1962 Hatari! Chips Chalmoy Howard Hawks
1965 Un amore Marcello Gianni Vernuccio
1965 Missione mortale Molo 83 Robert Gibson Sergio Bergonzelli
1967 Shock Troops Thomas Constantin Costa-Gavras
1977 The American Friend Raoul Minot Wim Wenders
1989 Natalia Claude Roitman Bernard Cohn
1999 Cinématon as himself Gérard Courant
Director
Year Title Cast Notes
1971 The Friends Philippe March
Yann Favre
also credited as writer
1973 Le Pélican Dominique Ravix
Daniel Sarky
1976 A Child in the Crowd Jean François Cimino
César Chauveau
1986 Pierre and Djemila Abdelkader
Djedjigua Ait-Hamouda

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gérad Blain". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Gérard Blain". newwvefilm.com. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Gérard Blain". telegraph.co.uk. 2000-09-29. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 

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