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Jacques Perrin

Renowned French actor Jacques Perrin portrays the grownup Salvatore, a man who returns to his tiny Sicilian village a great success but with lingering questions about the once-in-a-lifetime love he left behind. Perrin began his career as a romantic cinematic hero in such films as La Ragazza con la Vaglia annd Cronaca Familiare in which he starred as Marcello Mastroianni's brother. Other early films include Mario Bolognini's La Corrozione, Vittorio de Seta's Half a Man and Angelino Fons's La Busca.

Perrin has had a long-time association with the director Costa Gavras and was thrust into the international spotlight with his leading role in the seminal political thriller Z, which Perrin also produced. His other films with Costa Gavras include The Sleeping Car Murders and Special Section. Perrin has also worked with Claude Chabrol in The Demarcation Line, Jacque Demy in The Young Girls of Rochefort and Donkey Skin and Pierre Schoendoerffer in The 317 th Section and L'Honnuer d'un Capitain. He also starred in Yves Robert's Montparnasse Pondichery, Jane Birkin's Oh pardon, tu dormais and reunited with Tornatore in Everybody's Fine.

Perrin recently returned to his roots with the romantic action hit The Brotherhood of the Wolf, playing the older Thomas. Other recent films include Jacques Monnet's C'es Pas Ma Faute, Fulvio Wetzl's Prima la Musica, poile parole and Frederic Schoendoerffer's Crime Scenes. He will next be seen in Pierre Schoendoerffer's La Haut and in Francisco Jose Fernandez's Ti voglio bene Eugenio.

As a producer, Perrin's credits include Marin Karmitz's Camarades and Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black and White in Color, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1976, Jane Birkin's Oh pardon, tu dormais, the insect life documentary Microcosmos, Eric Valli's Himalaya and the forthcoming L'Empire du milieu du sud, which he also co-directs with Eric Deroo.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Jacques Perrin Facts

OccupationDirector, Actor, Producer
BirthdayJuly 13, 1941 (80)
BirthplaceParis, France

Selected Filmography

Not available.