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  • Nous Ne Vieillirons Pas Ensemble

  • Beaumarchais L'Insolent

  • Regarde les Hommes Tomber

  • Weekend

  • Lancelot of the Lake

  • A la Mode

  • The Horseman on the Roof

  • Que la Bête Meure

  • Madame Bovary

  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

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Jean Yanne Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Director
  • Born: Jul 18, 1933
  • Died: May 23, 2003
  • Birth Name: Jean Gouyé

Respected French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Jean Yanne specializes in films that appeal specifically to the whims and tastes of his countryman and is therefore not well-known outside of France. Born Jean Gouille, he began as a standup comic but made his film debut as a serious dramatic actor in 1963. Yanne gained critical renown for his work in Godard's [[Feature~V53748~Weekend~weekend]] (1967) and Chabrol's [[Feature~V6788~Le Boucher~thebutcher]] (1969). He has often worked with director Claude Chabrol in efforts such as [[Feature~V49526~Que la Bete Meurel~quelabêtemeure]] ([[Feature~V49526~This Man Must Die~quelabêtemeure]]) (1969). He earned a Best Actor award at Cannes for his performance in [[Performer~P106408~Maurice Pialat~mauricepialat]]'s [[Feature~V143161~Nous ne Viellirons pas Ensemble~nousnevieillironspasensemble]] in 1972. Later that year Yanne scripted, produced, directed, and starred in Tout le Monde il est Beau-Tout le Monde il le Gentil. A satire of modern French society, the film was the year's biggest hit. His subsequent directorial efforts -- [[Feature~V143574~Les Chinois a Paris~leschinoisàparis]] and [[Feature~V151279~Deux Heures Moins le Quartre Jesus Christ~deuxheuresmoinslequartavantjesuschrist]] -- were just as irreverent and iconoclastic as his first, meaning of course that Yanne has earned as many detractors as fans. As a producer, Jean Yanne was responsible for such esoterica as [[Feature~V2340~Andy Warhol's Dracula~bloodfordracula]] (1973). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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