Person Details

Birthday: 1960-09-27 14:14:05

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Movie Involvements: 55

TV Involvements: 6


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jean-Marc Barr (born on 27 September 1960 in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) is a French-American film actor and director. His mother is French. His American father was in the US Air Force and served in the Second World War. Jean-Marc Barr is primarily known as an actor, but is also a film director, screenwriter and producer. Barr is bilingual in French and English: he speaks French with a nasal, hybrid accent, reminiscent of his American upbringing - with a slight American accent and occasional anglicisms in interviews - and English with a Mid-Atlantic accent. He studied philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Paris Conservatoire and the Sorbonne. He went on to pursue an education in drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In London he met his future wife, a pianist and composer Irina Dečermić. Jean-Marc Barr began working in theatre in France in 1986. After some television roles and film work, in particular, Hope and Glory (1987) by John Boorman, he was cast in the tremendously successful The Big Blue (1988). Luc Besson cast him in the role of French diver Jacques Mayol. He played in the role opposite Rosanna Arquette and Jean Reno. The Big Blue was the most financially successful film in France in the 1980s. In 1991, he starred in Danish director Lars von Trier's Europa, marking the beginning of a long friendship (he is the godfather of von Trier's children) as well as a significant professional relationship. He went on to appear in von Trier’s Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2004) and Manderlay (2005). Also in 2005 he starred in the French film Crustacés et Coquillages. His collaboration with von Trier put him on track to start directing his own work. He debuted in 1999 as a director, screenwriter and producer with the intimate love story Lovers. This film became the first part of a trilogy; the two subsequent parts being the drama Too Much Flesh (2000) and the comedy Being Light (2001) which he co-directed with Pascal Arnold. He may also be recognized for his role as the attractive divorce lawyer, Maitre Bertram in the Merchant Ivory film le Divorce (2003). He appeared as Hugo in The Red Siren in 2002. He appeared as the main character in the video for Blur's 1995 single, "Charmless Man". Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean-Marc Barr, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Average
7

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

(2013) Debtor Gentleman
Dancer in the Dark
Average
8

Dancer in the Dark

(2000) Norman
Maurice
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8

Maurice

(1987) French colleague
Le Divorce
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5

Le Divorce

(2003) Maitre Bertram
Dogville
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8

Dogville

(2003) Man with the big Hat
King David
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5

King David

(1985) Absalom
The Big Blue
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8

The Big Blue

(1988) Jacques Mayol
Breaking the Waves
Average
8

Breaking the Waves

(1996) Terry

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Arnaud
Serge Morel
2020 The director
Secretary Pierre Vaney
2018 Milan
(voice)
Serge
Trevor De Blanc
Robert Khano
2017 Erol
Narrator
Jérôme
The Foreigner
2016 N/A
2015 N/A
N/A
2014 Debtor Gentleman
Justin Livingstone
2013 Debtor Gentleman
Jack Kerouac
Alex
Himself
Paul, l'oncle
2012 Dino
2011 Brian
Capitaine Richard Faraday
Paul Pratt
William
Jean-Paul Tremazan
2010 N/A
Dr. Max Orswell
2009 Nigel
Paul Marteau
2008 Dan
William Henry James III
Pierre
2007 Himself
2006 Spencer
2005 Mr. Robinsson
Andy
Didier
Interviewee
2004 Steven
2003 Frédéric Saltim
Maitre Bertram
Man with the big Hat
2002 Paul
Hugo
2001 Jack Lesterhoof
2000 Himself
Lyle
Norman
Himself
1998 N/A
Alex
Marc
Matthaus Singer
Captain Jacques de Keroual de Saint-Yves
1997 N/A
N/A
1996 Patrick LeMay
Terry
Silvio Roatto
Emmanuel Barnes
1995 Robert
1994 Philippe
Jack Baker
1992 Jean Tarrou
1991 Leopold Kessler
N/A
1988 Jacques Mayol
1987 French colleague
Bruce
1985 Scott
Absalom
The Founder
- Gerald
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Camera

Year Role Movie/Tv
2006 Director of Photography
2002 Camera Operator
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2000 Writer
1999 Author
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1999 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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