The Info List - Raimu

was the stage name for the French actor Jules Auguste Muraire (18 December 1883 – 20 September 1946). He is most famous for playing César in the Marseilles trilogy (Marius, Fanny and César).


1 Life and career 2 Family 3 Death 4 Legacy 5 Selected filmography 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Born in Toulon
in the Var département, he made his stage debut there in 1899. After coming to the attention of the then great music hall star Félix Mayol
Félix Mayol
who was also from Toulon, in 1908 he was given a chance to work as a secondary act in the Paris theater scene. Primarily a comedian, in 1916 writer/director Sacha Guitry
Sacha Guitry
gave him significant parts in productions at the Folies Bergère
Folies Bergère
and other major venues. In addition to his appearances on stage, Raimu
also developed a successful career in films sometimes under the name Jules Raimu. He starred in the premiere of Messager's operetta Coups de roulis
Coups de roulis
in 1928. In 1929, already a leading actor, he gained wide acclaim for his starring role in the stage production of the Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
play Marius. He was reluctant because of his disappointment over his first film role many years before; he agreed to act in Guitry's film Le Blanc et le Noir and then reprised his Marius role on film a year later. By his late forties, Raimu
had become one of his country's most respected actors and was considered the ultimate actor by luminaries such as Alec Guinness, Marlene Dietrich, and Orson Welles.

Grave in Toulon

Family[edit] He married Esther Metayer (1905-1977) in 1936, twenty-two years younger than him. He had a daughter Paulette Brun (1925-1992). Death[edit] Raimu
died of a heart attack during his sleep in the American Hospital of Paris, brought on by complications with anesthesia after a relatively minor leg operation. Legacy[edit] On his passing in 1946 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, he was interred in the cemetery of his birthplace in Toulon
where there is the Cinéma Raimu Toulon
named in his honor. In 1961, the government of France
honored him with his image on a postage stamp. A small museum created by his granddaughter Isabelle Nohain exists in the town of Cogolin
in the Var département in France. Selected filmography[edit]

Chantons sous l'Occupation (1976) (archive footage) Le Colonel Chabert (1943) Untel père et fils (1943) L'Arlésienne (1942) The Benefactor (1942) Les Inconnus dans la maison (1941) La Fille du puisatier (1940) Cocoanut (1939) Monsieur Brotonneau
Monsieur Brotonneau
(1939) The Strange Monsieur Victor
The Strange Monsieur Victor
(1938) La Femme du boulanger (1938) Gribouille (1937) Life Dances On
Life Dances On
(1937) The Secret of Polichinelle (1936) César (1936) The Brighton Twins (1936) Fun in the Barracks (1932) Fanny (1932) Marius (1931)

External links[edit]

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Honorary César


Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1976) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1976) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
(1977) Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
(1977) Robert Dorfmann (1978) René Goscinny
René Goscinny
(1978) Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
(1979) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1979) Pierre Braunberger (1980) Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
(1980) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1981) Alain Resnais (1981) Georges Dancigers (1982) Alexandre Mnouchkine (1982) Jean Nény (1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Raimu
(1983) René Clément
René Clément
(1984) Georges de Beauregard (1984) Edwige Feuillère
Edwige Feuillère
(1984) Christian-Jaque (1985) Danielle Darrieux
Danielle Darrieux
(1985) Christine Gouze-Rénal (1985) Alain Poiré (1985) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1986) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1986) Jean Delannoy
Jean Delannoy
(1986) René Ferracci (1986) Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
(1986) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1987) Serge Silberman (1988) Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier
(1989) Paul Grimault
Paul Grimault
(1989) Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
(1990) Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jean-Pierre Aumont
(1991) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1992) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1993) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
(1993) Jean Carmet
Jean Carmet
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1995) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Henri Verneuil
Henri Verneuil
(1996) Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour
(1997) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
(1997) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1998) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1998) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1999) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(1999) Josiane Balasko
Josiane Balasko
(2000) Georges Cravenne
Georges Cravenne
(2000) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(2000) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese


Darry Cowl (2001) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2001) Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
(2001) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(2002) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2002) Claude Rich
Claude Rich
(2002) Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
(2003) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Micheline Presle
Micheline Presle
(2004) Jacques Dutronc
Jacques Dutronc
(2005) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2005) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2006) Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
(2006) Marlène Jobert
Marlène Jobert
(2007) Jude Law
Jude Law
(2007) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(2008) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(2008) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2009) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2010) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2011) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2012) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2013) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2014) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2015) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2016) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2017) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 7399121 LCCN: n89625714 ISNI: 0000 0000 7970 0421 GND: 11892673X SELIBR: 322617 SUDOC: 027341747 BNF: cb11940472n (data) BIBSYS: 99021613 Léonore: LH/1967/39 SN