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Jean-Claude Brialy Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Mar 30, 1933
  • Died: May 30, 2007

The son of a high-ranking French military officer, Jean-Claude Brialy was expected to following in his father's boot-steps upon completing his studies at Strasbourg University. Brialy was deflected from a lifetime in uniform through his blossoming friendship with aspiring filmmaker [[Performer~P87022~Philippe de Broca~philippedebroca]]. Deciding to become an actor, Brialy appeared in some of the earliest short-subject projects of such future Nouvelle Vague directors as [[Performer~P108391~Jacques Rivette~jacquesrivette]] and [[Performer~P91804~Jean-Luc Godard~jeanlucgodard]]. He made his first feature-film appearance in [[Performer~P107981~Jean Renoir~jeanrenoir]]'s [[Feature~V105541~Paris Does Strange Things~elenaandhermen]] (1958). In collaboration with [[Performer~P84594~Claude Chabrol~claudechabrol]], Brialy starred in [[Performer~P84594~Chabrol~claudechabrol]]'s maiden directorial effort, [[Feature~V28626~Le Beau Serge~lebeauserge]], then originated the ubiquitous [[Performer~P84594~Chabrol~claudechabrol]] protagonist Paul in [[Feature~V11250~Les Cousins~lescousins]]. This particular role cemented Brialy's standard screen characterization: the impeccably mannered, implicitly decadent boulevardier. One of the busiest of the New Wave directors (especially during the years 1960 and 1961), Jean-Claude Brialy remained so even after launching his own prolific career with 1972's [[Feature~V90324~Eglantine~eglantine]].Brialy died of cancer in Paris, France on May 30, 2007. He was 74. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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