Jean-Laurent Cochet

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Jean-Laurent Cochet
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Born(1935-01-28)28 January 1935
Romainville, France
Died7 April 2020(2020-04-07) (aged 85)
Paris, France

Jean-Laurent Cochet (28 January 1935 – 7 April 2020) was a French director and actor.



He was best known for starring in movies such as A Thousand Billion Dollars and Fort Saganne . He was an important teacher for acting. Hundreds of his students have succeeded in theater and cinema: Gérard Depardieu, Richard Berry, Claude Jade, Isabelle Huppert, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, Carole Bouquet, Fabrice Luchini, etc. [1] [2] [3] On 7 April 2020, he died from COVID-19 during the pandemic. [4] [5] [6]


1982 A Thousand Billion Dollars Hartmann
1984 Fort Saganne Bertozza
2004Edward & LuluLe Notaire



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