Jean-Marie Bigard

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Jean-Marie Bigard
Jean-Marie Bigard.jpg
Jean-Marie Bigard.
Born Jean-Marie Bigard
(1954-05-17) 17 May 1954 (age 61)
Troyes, France
Years active 1988–present

Jean-Marie Bigard (born 17 May 1954 in Troyes, France)[1] is a French comedian and actor.[2] Known for his often controversial humour, he has performed at some of the largest entertainment facilities in France, including the Palais omnisports at Paris-Bercy and the Stade de France.[3] Bigard is a close friend of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whom he accompanied on an official visit to Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.[4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Jean-Marie Bigard married Claudia Bigard in February 1991. They divorced in August 2009. He then married the comedienne Lola Marois in May 2011. The couple have one child, Sasha, born on 19 June 2009.[7]


Year Title Role Director Notes
1989 À deux minutes près The store SOS Eric Le Hung
1990 La grande embrouille Paulo Claude Guillemot TV Movie
1991 Les secrets professionnels du Dr Apfelglück Café's owner Several
1992 Les cravates léopards Gonzales Jean-Luc Trotignon TV Movie
1996 Oui Stéphane Alexandre Jardin
Toniglandyl Myriam Isker TV Short
1997 Arlette Victor Claude Zidi
1998 Le clone Dental customer Fabio Conversi
Lautrec Aristide Bruant Roger Planchon
1999 L'âme-soeur Rémi Jean-Marie Bigard
2001 Gilbert Mouclade était un marrant Himself Elie-Alexandre Le Hoangan
Camille Saféris
La boîte Roger Claude Zidi (2)
Philosophale Farid Fedjer
2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen Dr. Larry Claude Lelouch
2003 Le dirlo: Lucie François Ragueneau Patrick Volson TV Movie
Les gaous Dédé Igor Sekulic
The Car Keys The bank manager Laurent Baffie
2005 L'homme qui voulait passer à la télé Roger Hano Amar Arhab
Fabrice Michelin
TV Movie
2006 Hé M'sieur! - Des yeux pour entendre Antoine Charpentier Patrick Volson (2) TV Movie
2007 New délire The producer Eric Le Roch
2008 Un vrai papa Noël Manu José Pinheiro TV Movie
2009 Le missionnaire Mario Roger Delattre
2010 Le grand restaurant A client Gérard Pullicino TV Movie
2011 Les recalés du permis Jealous husband Olivier Belmondo
Lucas Rue
2012 Un Marocain à Paris Saïd Naciri
2013 Nos chers voisins Serge TV Series (1 Episode)
2014 R.I.S, police scientifique Carrera Olivier Barma TV Series (1 Episode)



Views on the 11 September 2001 attacks[edit]

In September 2008, Bigard claimed that the 11 September attacks on the US seven years earlier were an "enormous lie" orchestrated by the American government. He said that he was "absolutely sure and certain" that the US government had stage-managed the attacks.[4]

Later, in a statement to Agence France-Presse, Bigard said that he wanted to "apologise to everyone". He also said: "I will never speak again about the events of 11 September. . . I will never express any more doubts." He stopped short, however, of saying that he accepted that his comments were untrue.[4]

On June 2009, Bigard posted several videos on his website in which he comments on the official account of the 11 September attacks.[8][9]

On 28 October 2009, accompanied by Mathieu Kassovitz, Bigard participated on a TV show (France 2) in which he said there was no proof of Ben Laden's culpability in the attacks, neither any images (and proof) about an airplane crashing on the Pentagon.[10]


  1. ^ Jean-Marie Bigard, Lionel Duroy (2007). Rire pour ne pas mourir. Oh! Éditions. p. 11. ISBN 978-2-915056-41-9. 
  2. ^ A Lowbrow in High Office Ruffles France (New York Times)
  3. ^ "Jean-Marie Bigard sur le 11 septembre: "Je demande pardon"". La Depeche. September 9, 2008. Retrieved August 15, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Lichfield, John (September 10, 2008). "Sarkozy's comic friend says sorry for 9/11 comments". The Independent. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Sarkozy visite le pape avec Jean-Marie Bigard". Agoravox. Dec 20, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
  6. ^ Kimmelmann, Michael (April 14, 2008). "Sarkozy and the embarrassment quotient". New York Times. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ Virone, Letzia (July 29, 2009). "Jean-Marie Bigard enfin papa". Le Soir. Retrieved August 15, 2009. 
  8. ^ "11/09 : ceux qui y croient...ou un peu". Nouvel Observateur. July 21, 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2009. 
  9. ^ Bigard, Jean-Marie. "Mes fameuses vidéos". Retrieved August 15, 2009. 
  10. ^ «L'objet du scandale» : sophismes bruyants, Le Figaro, 30 octobre 2009

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