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Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
(4 December 1922 – 25 November 1959) was a prominent French actor who appeared in 34 films between 1944 and 1959. Active in both theater and cinema, he was, until his untimely death, one of the main stars of the post-war period. His image has remained youthful and romantic, which has made him one of the icons of French cinema.


1 Life and career 2 Selected filmography

2.1 Acting 2.2 Voice

3 References

3.1 Bibliography

4 External links

Life and career[edit] Born Gérard Philip[1] in Cannes, he was of one quarter Czech ancestry from his maternal grandmother and three quarters French ancestry.[2] As a teenager Philipe took acting lessons before going to Paris
to study at the Conservatoire of Dramatic Art. When he was 19 years old, he made his stage debut at a theater in Nice; and the following year his strong performance in the Albert Camus
Albert Camus
play Caligula brought an invitation to work with the Théâtre national populaire (T.N.P.) in Paris
and Avignon, whose festival, founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, is France's oldest and most famous. Philipe made his film debut in Les Petites du quai aux fleurs (1943) and after a few more minor film roles, he rocketed to fame as a result of his performance in Claude Autant-Lara's Devil in the Flesh (1947). He played roles as diverse as Faust
and Modigliani. In 1951, Philipe married Nicole Fourcade (1917–1990), an actress/writer, with whom he had two children. She adopted the pseudonym, Anne Philipe, and wrote about her husband in two books, the first called Souvenirs (1960) and a second biography titled Le Temps d'un soupir (No Longer Than a Sigh, 1963). He died from liver cancer while working on a film project in Paris, a few days short of his 37th birthday. (His doctors concealed from him the nature of his disease.) In accordance with his last wishes, he is buried, dressed in the costume of Don Rodrigue (The Cid), in the village cemetery in Ramatuelle, Var near the Mediterranean Sea coast.[3] To commemorate the centenary of the cinema in 1995, the French government issued a series of limited edition coins that included a 100 franc coin bearing the image of Philipe. Among the most popular French actors of modern times, he has been elevated to mythic status in his homeland, not least because of his early death at the peak of his popularity. In 1986, his portrait appeared on a French commemorative postage stamp. There is a film festival named in his honour as well as a number of theatres and schools (such as the College Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
- Cogolin) in various parts of France. In Germany he has been scarcely less respected than in his native country; a cultural centre is named after him in Berlin.

Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
Street in Paris

Selected filmography[edit] Acting[edit]

Year Title Role Director

1946 The Idiot Le prince Muichkine Georges Lampin

1947 Devil in the Flesh François Jaubert Claude Autant-Lara

1948 Such a Pretty Little Beach Pierre Monet Yves Allégret

The Charterhouse of Parma

1949 Beauty and the Devil Young Henri Faust René Clair

1950 Juliette, or Key of Dreams Michel Marcel Carné

La Ronde the Count Max Ophüls

1951 Fanfan la Tulipe Fanfan La Tulipe Christian-Jaque

1952 The Seven Deadly Sins (episode "The Eighth Sin") the carnival banker"/"the painter Georges Lacombe (episode)

Beauties of the Night Claude René Clair

It Happened in the Park
It Happened in the Park
(episode "La Rupture") Carlo Gianni Franciolini

1953 The Proud and the Beautiful Georges Yves Allégret

Knave of Hearts Andre Ripois René Clément

Royal Affairs in Versailles D'Artagnan Sacha Guitry

1954 Le Rouge et le Noir Julien Sorel Claude Autant-Lara

1955 The Grand Maneuver Armand de la Verne René Clair

If Paris
Were Told to Us Le Trouvère Sacha Guitry

1956 Les Aventures de Till L'Espiègle Till Eulenspiegel Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
and Joris Ivens

1957 The House of Lovers Octave Mouret Julien Duvivier

The Lovers of Montparnasse Amedeo Modigliani Jacques Becker

1958 La Vie à deux Désiré Clément Duhour

Le Joueur Alexei Ivanovich Claude Autant-Lara

1959 Les Liaisons dangereuses Vicomte de Valmont Roger Vadim

La Fièvre Monte à El Pao Ramon Vasquez Luis Buñuel


Le Petit Prince (1954) La Vie de W.-A. Mozart - racontée aux enfants (1954) Pierre et le Loup ( Peter And The Wolf
Peter And The Wolf
by Sergei Prokofiev) with the Symphony Orchestra of the USSR (1956)


^ Perisset, Maurice (1979). Alain Lefeuvre, ed. Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
ou la jeunesse du monde. Nice. p. 22.  ^ Radio.cz ^ "Gérard Philipe". Find A Grave. October 25, 1999. 

Stupková, Laurence (April 12, 2001). "Gérard Philippe : comédien français très aimé des Tchèques". Prague. http://www.radio.cz/fr/rubrique/faits/gerard-philippe-comedien-francais-tres-aime-des-tcheques Bibliography[edit]

Capua, Michelangelo (2008). Gérard Philipe. Alessandria: Edizioni Falsopiano.  Sadoul, Georges (1962). Gérard Philipe. Belin: Henschelverlag.  Le Coz, Martine (March–April 1997). "Gérard Philipe, héros stendhalien". Avant-Scène du Cinéma. Paris.  Stupková, Laurence (April 12, 2001). "Gérard Philippe : comédien français très aimé des Tchèques". Prague. http://www.radio.cz/fr/rubrique/faits/gerard-philippe-comedien-francais-tres-aime-des-tcheques

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