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Jean-Claude Brialy (born March 30, 1933 in Aumale, now Sour El-Ghozlane, then French Algeria – died May 302007 in Monthyon, Seine-et-Marne, France, from Cancer[1]) was a French actor, director and socialite.


Brialy moved to mainland France with his family in 1942, moved to Paris in 1954, and appeared in his first film in 1955. He became a star in the late 1950s when he was one of the most prolific actors of the French "nouvelle vague". He made films with such important nouvelle vague filmmakers as Claude Chabrol, Éric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, François Truffaut, Agnès Varda and Jacques Rozier; and with other filmmakers such as Roger Vadim, Claude Lelouch and Luis Buñuel. He was also himself a director of a number of films, including Églantine (1971). In his autobiographies, Le Ruisseau des singes (River of Monkeys) (2000) and J'ai oublié de vous dire... (I Forgot to Tell You ...) (2004) he revealed that he was bisexual.[2]

He was an alumnus of Prytanée National Militaire.

He owned a restaurant, L'Orangerie, on the Île Saint-Louis, worked as a TV presenter, a singer and a radio host.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

As actorEdit

Years 1956-1959Edit

Years 1960-1969Edit

Years 1970-1979Edit

Years 1980-1989Edit

Years 1990-1999Edit

Years 2000-2007Edit

As directorEdit



  1. International Herald Tribune: "French actor Jean-Claude Brialy, a symbol of the New Wave movement, dies at 74", accessed May 31 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 Têtu, July–August 2007 issue, page 22

External linksEdit

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