Dom Juan, La Boum, Camping … The greatest roles of Claude Brasseur


The French actor passed away at the age of 84. From Sganarelle to Fouché via the sensitive Daniel d ‘An elephant cheats a lot, as a tribute to his talent, Le Figaro presents an anthology of his most memorable compositions.

I never really took this job seriously, although I always made sure to do it seriously.Heir to a dynasty of acrobats, Claude Brasseur, who has just left us, was an actor in the blood. During his prolific career, carried out simultaneously in theater, cinema and also on television, over nearly two hundred films, he was able to demonstrate, without seeming to touch it, that he was the worthy son of the majestic Pierre Brasseur, one of the greatest French actors of the 20th century.

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Loving to put on all clothes and blend in with all settings, he composed a mischievous Sganarelle in Dom juan, a devious Fouché facing a Machiavellian Talleyrand camped by his friend Claude Rich. He could play a little thug lost beside his “mate»Jean-Paul Belmondo in Distractions, a cop in Police War which earned him a Caesar but also a earthy beauf in the saga Camping…. All with naturalness and a disarming aplomb.

Of Rue des Prairies alongside Jean Gabin, at The party where he camped Sophie Marceau’s father, passing through A simple story with the incomparable Romy Schneider, in tribute to his talent as a gifted baladin, Le Figaro has concocted, below, an anthology of his best films.

Prairie Street by Denys de La Patellière, in 1959, with Jean Gabin, Claude Brasseur, Roger Dumas, Marie-José Nat, Jacques Monod, Louis Seigner …

Dom Juan or the Feast of Peter by Marcel Bluwal in 1965, after Molière, with Michel Piccoli, Claude Brasseur, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Le Royer …

The New Adventures of Vidocq by Marcel Bluwal, in thirteen episodes, with Claude Brasseur, Danièle Lebrun, Marc Dudicourt …

Ice Breasts by Georges Lautner in 1974 with Claude Brasseur, Mireille Darc, Alain Delon …

An elephant cheats a lot (1976) and We will all go to heaven by Yves Robert (1977), with Jean Rochefort, Claude Brasseur, Victor Lanoux, Guy Bedos, Danièle Delorme, Marthe Villalonga, Anny Duperey, Martine Sarcey, Christophe Bourseiller …

A simple story by Claude Sautet in 1978, with Romy Schneider, Bruno Cremer, Claude Brasseur, Madeleine Robinson …

Police War by Robin Davis, in 1979, with Claude Brasseur, Claude Rich, Marlène Jobert …

The party (1980) and The Boom 2 (1982) by Claude Pinoteau, with Claude Brasseur, Brigitte Fossey, Sophie Marceau, Pierre Cosso …

The diner by Édouard Molinaro in 1992, adaptation of the play by Jean-Claude Brisville, with Claude Brasseur, Claude Rich, Ticky Holgado …

Camping (2006) and its two suites in 2009 and 2016 by Fabien Onteniente, with Franck Dubosc, Gérard Lanvin, Mathilde Seignier, Antoine Duléry, Claude Brasseur, Mylène Demongeot, Richard Anconina, Gérard Jugnot, Michèle Laroque …

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