Person Details

Birthday: 1940-08-28 22:56:36

Death: 2001-08-25 22:56:36

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Nice, France

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Movie Involvements: 47

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philippe Léotard ( born Ange Philippe Paul André Léotard-Tomasi August 28, 1940 - died August 25, 2001) was a French actor, poet, and singer. He was born in Nice , one of seven children - four girls, then three boys, of which he was the oldest - and was the brother of politician François Léotard. His childhood was normal except for an illness (rheumatic fever) which struck him and forced him to spend days in bed during which time he read a great many books. He was particularly fond of the poets - Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Blaise Cendrars. He met Ariane Mnouchkine at the Sorbonne and in 1964 they formed the théâtre du soleil. He played Philippe, the tormented son of a women with terminal illness, in the 1974 drama film La Gueule ouverte, by the controversial director Maurice Pialat. He won a César Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1982 movie La Balance. One of his few English-language roles was a cameo in the 1973 thriller The Day of the Jackal and he co-starred as "Jacques" in the 1975 John Frankenheimer movie French Connection II which starred Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey, (sequel to The French Connection). Léotard died in 2001 of respiratory failure in Paris at the age of 60. He was interred at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Description above from the Wikipedia article Philippe Léotard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Day of the Jackal
Average
8

The Day of the Jackal

(1973) Gendarme
French Connection II
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7

French Connection II

(1975) Jacques
Max and the Junkmen
Average
7

Max and the Junkmen

(1971) Losfeld
Two English Girls
Average
7

Two English Girls

(1971) Diurka
So Long, Stooge
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7

So Long, Stooge

(1983) Bauer
The Flesh
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5

The Flesh

(1991) Nicola
La Balance
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6

La Balance

(1982) Dédé Laffont
Les Miserables
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7

Les Miserables

(1995) Thénardier 1942

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1997 Inspecteur Plettschette
1996 Raúl
1995 Thénardier 1942
Gitanes Smoker
1993 Dr. Ionescu
Jeff
1992 Jean Boulard
1991 Nicola
Phil Anzer
1990 N/A
Auclair
André Arnaud
le chanteur abandonné
Jeff
1988 Pierre
Rudi
Sapo
Henri-Maximilien
Roberto
Le peintre / Murderer
Bernard Hauptmann
1987 Arlettaz
Self
1986 Kaufmann
Duke
Gad
1985 Pierre
Louis Ducasse
Fred
1984 n° 5
Léandro Santini
Antoine
1983 Bauer
André
1982 Mora
Dédé Laffont
Marc Lebel
Félix
Self
1981 Blaise
1980 Georges Maréchal
le docteur Sabouret
Lucien Chabaud
1979 Clébert
Blondin
Frank Barila
1978 Jean-Pierre Maurier
Vincent
1977 N/A
N/A
Marec
1976 N/A
le vendeur de Citroën
1975 Pierre Chemin
Jacques
Paul Danville
1974 Vladimir Petropavlovsky
Paul
Jean Cacques Brialy
Philippe
Padovani
Julien
1973 Antoine
Gendarme
1972 Michel Perrat
Clovis
Lieutenant Perrin
1971 Diurka
Honoré
Losfeld
Razoumikhine
1970 L'homme Ivre (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

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