Brialy in 1992
30 March 1933|
Aumale, French Algeria (now Sour El-Ghozlane, Algeria)
30 May 2007 (aged 74)|
Monthyon, Seine-et-Marne, France
César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
1987 The Innocents
Jean-Claude Brialy (30 March 1933 – 30 May 2007) was a French actor and director.
Life and career
Brialy was born in Aumale, French Algeria, where his father was stationed with the French Army. Brialy moved to mainland France with his family in 1942, moved to Paris in 1954, and appeared in his first film in 1955.
He became a star in the late 1950s when he was one of the most prolific actors of the French "nouvelle vague". He made films with such important nouvelle vague filmmakers as Claude Chabrol, Éric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, François Truffaut, Agnès Varda, and Jacques Rozier; and with other filmmakers such as Roger Vadim, Claude Lelouch and Luis Buñuel.
He was also a director of a number of films, including Églantine (1971). In his autobiographies, Le Ruisseau des singes (River of Monkeys) (2000) and J'ai oublié de vous dire... (I Forgot to Tell You ...) (2004) he revealed that he was bisexual.
- Tim Weiner, "French actor Jean-Claude Brialy dies at 74", New York Times (June 1, 2007) accessed 23 October 2009
- Têtu, July–August 2007 issue, page 22
- Sovereign Ordonnance n° 15.565 of 18 Nov. 2002 : promotions or nominations