Jean-Pierre Cassel

Jean-Pierre Cassel

actor, director, writer

Jean-Pierre Cassel was born on Oct 27, 1932 in France. Jean-Pierre Cassel's big-screen debut came with Pigalle-Saint-Germain-des-Prés directed by André Berthomieu in 1950, strarring Un figurant. Jean-Pierre Cassel is known for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly directed by Julian Schnabel, Mathieu Amalric stars as Jean-Do and Emmanuelle Seigner as Céline. Jean-Pierre Cassel has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Jean-Pierre Cassel achieved is National Board of Review, USA. The upcoming new movie Jean-Pierre Cassel plays is Asterix at the Olympic Games which will be released on Jun 13, 2008.

He made his movie debut at the invitation of Gene Kelly, who cast Cassel in the 1956 Paris-filmed seriocomedy La route joyeuse (1957). At least, that's what the press releases claimed; actually, the tall, elastic-faced Cassel had been plugging away in films on a minor basis since 1950. Shortly after, Cassel was perfectly cast in the naif title role in the 1958 film version of Voltaire's Candide. He has since been a stalwart in the comedies of director Philippe de Broca, nearly always playing latter-day variations of the ingenuous Candide. Since this time, he is the screen-lover of some of the best actresses like Jean Seberg, Brigitte Bardot, Claude Jade, Catherine Deneuve, Stéphane Audran or Marie Dubois. He played in Gérard Brach's Le bateau sur l'herbe (1971) (1970) with Claude Jade and John McEnery. In 1974, Jean-Pierre Cassel added thousands of American filmgoers to his fan following with his appearances as the bumbling King Louis XIII in Richard Lester's Les trois mousquetaires (1973) and On l'appelait Milady (1974).

  • Birthday

    Oct 27, 1932
  • Place of Birth

    Paris, France

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

National Board of Review, USA
Best Acting by an Ensemble
Winner - NBR Award

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