|Born||Patrick Jean Marie Henri Bourdeaux.
26 January 1947
Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, France
|Died||16 July 1982
|Other names||Patrick Maurin|
Patrick Dewaere (26 January 1947 – 16 July 1982) was a French film actor. He was born in Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, son of French actress Mado Maurin. His five siblings, Jean-Pierre Maurin (1941-1996), Yves-Marie Maurin (1944-2009), Dominique Maurin (b. 1949), Jean-Francois Maurin (b. 1957) and Marie-Veronique Maurin (b. 1960), all became actors, with varying degrees of success.
Dewaere attended the Cours Hattemer, a private school. He was a promising and popular French actor in the late 1960s and 1970s. In 1968, he joined Café de la Gare, the troupe of performers which also included such future stars as Gérard Depardieu and Miou-Miou. After initially appearing under the pseudonym Patrick Maurin, he finally opted for Dewaere, which was his grandmother's maiden name. Onscreen from 1971 in various bit parts, Dewaere made the breakthrough with his first major role in Bertrand Blier's anarchic comedy Les Valseuses (1974) where he and Depardieu starred as two young delinquents. He teamed up again with Depardieu in Blier's Oscar-winning comedy Préparez vos mouchoirs (1978). Despite Dewaere's obvious talent for comedy, he was often successfully cast as a fragile, neurotic individual. Shortly after the release of Paradis Pour Tous (1982), a black comedy where his character committed suicide, the actor shot himself in his house, possibly related to drug abuse
- The Patrick Dewaere Award was established in France in 1983.
- Raphaël, a French singer, wrote a song in his honour, "Chanson pour Patrick Dewaere", which appeared on Raphaël's 2005 album Caravane.
For eleven years Dewaere was married to French actress Sotha. In early 1970s, Patrick Dewaere became companion of French actress Miou-Miou until they broke-up in 1976. They had one daughter. He committed suicide in 1982 by shooting himself with a rifle in Paris; he was 35 years old. He was survived by his wife and two daughters (one of whom was from a prior relationship).
|1956||Je reviendrai à Kandara||the little boy||Victor Vicas||credited as Patrick Maurin|
|1965||Paris brûle-t-il ?||uncredited||René Clément||playing a young resistance fighter who gets executed|
|1971||Les Mariés de l'an II||a volunteer||Jean-Paul Rappeneau||the film was entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival|
|1973||Themroc||a police officer||Claude Faraldo||the film received a prize at the 1973 International Film Festival of Avoriaz|
|1974||Les Valseuses||Pierrot||Bertrand Blier||the 3rd highest grossing film of the year 1974 in France|
|Lily aime-moi||Gaston||Maurice Dugowson||nominated for best film at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival|
|1975||Catherine et Compagnie||François||Michel Boisrond||English title: "Catherine & Co."|
|Adieu poulet||Lefevre||Pierre Granier-Deferre||the film was nominated for two Césars (editing and best supporting actor)|
|1976||La Meilleure façon de marcher||Marc||Claude Miller||winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography in 1975|
|F... comme Fairbanks||André||Maurice Dugowson||also credited as co-composer of the music|
|Marcia trionfale||Lt. Baio||Marco Bellocchio||English title: "Victory March"|
|1977||Le Juge Fayard dit Le Shériff||Jean-Marie Fayard||Yves Boisset|
|La stanza del vescovo||Marco Maffei||Dino Risi||adapted from the novel of the same name by Piero Chiara|
|1978||La Clé sur la porte||Philippe||Yves Boisset||based on the novel of the same name|
|Préparez vos mouchoirs||Stéphane||Bertrand Blier||Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards|
|1979||Traffic Jam||the young man||Luigi Comencini||entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival|
|Coup de tête||François Perrin||Jean-Jacques Annaud||César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Jean Bouise|
|Série noire||Franck Poupart||Alain Corneau||entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival|
|Paco l'infaillible||Pocapena||Didier Haudepin|
|1980||Un mauvais fils||Bruno Calgagni||Claude Sautet||César Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jacques Dufilho|
|1981||Psy||Marc||Philippe de Broca||film score by Mort Shuman|
|Plein sud||Serge Laine||Luc Béraud||released as "Heart Of Desire" in the USA|
|Beau-Père||Rémi||Bertrand Blier||entered into the 1981 Cannes Film Festival|
|Hotel America||Gilles Tisserand||André Téchiné||playing Catherine Deneuve's lover|
|1982||Mille milliards de dollars||Paul Kerjean||Henri Verneuil||International title: A Thousand Billion Dollars|
|Paradis pour tous||Alain Durieux||Alain Jessua||Patrick Dewaere's last film|
- Official "Acte de décès" N°2081 (death) recorded the 16th of july 1982 from "État civil de la mairie de Paris, 14e arrondissement" official copy established the 18th of january 2010
- "Quelques Anciens Celebres". Hattemer. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-30.
- German, Yuri. "Patrick Dewaere". All Movie Guide. Retrieved July 8, 2009.
- "Festival de Cannes: Patrick Dewaere". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
- "Je reviendrai à Kandara". Retrieved 2012-09-30.
- "Catherine & Co.". Retrieved 2012-09-30.
- "Heat of Desire". Retrieved 2012-09-30.
- "Mille milliards de dollars". Retrieved 2012-09-30.
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