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French Jean-Louis BARRAULT

born Jean-Louis Bernard BARRAULT

French actor, director and mime artist

Source :  Philippe BARRAULT

Born: on September 08, 1910 in Le Vésinet, Yvelines, France
Died: on January 22, 1994 in Paris, France


Jean-Louis Barrault studied with Charles Dullin in whose troupe he acted from 1933 to 1935. At 25 years of age, he met and studied with the mime Étienne Decroux (who played Baptiste's father in the Carné film). From 1940 to 1946 Barrault was a member of the Comédie-Française, where he directed productions of Paul Claudel's Le Soulier de satin and Jean Racine's Phèdre, two plays that made his reputation.

Over his career, he acted in nearly 50 movies including Les beaux jours, Jenny, L'Or dans la Montagne and Sous les Yeux d'occident.

In 1940, he married the actress Madeleine Renaud. They founded a number of theatres together and toured extensively, including in South America.

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