Michel Blanc

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Michel Blanc
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Michel Blanc in 2009
Born (1952-04-16) 16 April 1952 (age 69)
OccupationActor, director, writer
Years active1974–present

Michel Blanc (born 16 April 1952) is a French actor, writer and director. [1] He is noted for his roles of losers and hypochondriacs. He is frequently associated with Le Splendid, which he co-founded, along with Thierry Lhermitte, Josiane Balasko, Christian Clavier, Marie-Anne Chazel and Gérard Jugnot.
Michel Blanc has also shown his versatility by appearing in more serious roles, such as the title role in the Patrice Leconte film Monsieur Hire .

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He is one of the few people to have won awards at the Cannes Film Festival in both a creative and performing role, winning the Male Acting Prize in 1986 and the Best Screenplay Prize in 1994. [2]

On stage

As an actor

YearTitleDirectorNotes
1976Foot-ballMichel Fagadau
Je vais craquer Le Splendid Théâtre du Splendid
Ma tête est malade Le Splendid Théâtre du Splendid
1977Le Pot de terre contre le pot de vin Le Splendid Théâtre du Splendid
1978Amour, coquillages et crustacés Le Splendid Théâtre du Splendid
1982Bunny's bar Josiane Balasko Théâtre du Splendid
1985-88Nuit d'ivresse Josiane Balasko Théâtre du Splendid
1992Je veux faire du cinémaMichel Blanc Théâtre de la Michodière
'Art' Patrice Kerbrat Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
1995 The Merchant of Venice Jean-Luc TardieuMaison de la culture de Loire-Atlantique Nantes

As a director

YearTitleComedianNotes
1987L'Excès contraire Dominique Lavanant Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens
written by Françoise Sagan
1992Je veux faire du cinémaMichel Blanc Théâtre de la Michodière
written by Neil Simon

Filmography

As an actor

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1974Les filles de MalemortDaniel Daërt
Bonne présentation exigéeThe man who arrivedCharles NemesShort
1975 Let Joy Reign Supreme Louis XV's valet Bertrand Tavernier
Le bol d'airMichelCharles NemesShort
1976Attention les yeux!A Cop Gérard Pirès
The Best Way to Walk Deloux Claude Miller
Je t'aime moi non plus A worker Serge Gainsbourg
L'ordinateur des pompes funèbres Gérard Pirès
The Tenant Scope's Neighbor Roman Polanski
On aura tout vuA theatre's friend Georges Lautner
Cours après moi ... que je t'attrapeRobert Pouret
1977Le diable dans la boîtePierre Lary
Spoiled Children The young man Bertrand Tavernier
Au théâtre ce soirSandy Remington Pierre Sabbagh TV Series (1 Episode)
Vous n'aurez pas l'Alsace et la LorraineAntremont Coluche
Le point de mireThe CopJean-Claude Tramont
1978 Madame le juge  [ fr ]ColomarPhilippe CondroyerTV Series (1 Episode)
Le beaujolais nouveau est arrivéThe Captain's sonJean-Luc Voulfow
Surprise Sock The intern Jean-François Davy
Les héritiersIvanPierre LaryTV Series (1 Episode)
La tortue sur le dosThe Reveller Luc Béraud
Le temps d'une RépubliqueThe second officerMichel WynTV Series (1 Episode)
Les Bronzés Jean-Claude Dusse Patrice Leconte
1979 Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears A passerbyCharles Nemes
The Adolescent M. Bertin Jeanne Moreau
Pierrot mon amiFrançois LeterrierTV Movie
Cause toujours... tu m'intéresses!The Cop Édouard Molinaro
Histoires insolitesThe Inspector Maurice Ronet TV Series (1 Episode)
Les Bronzés font du ski Jean-Claude Dusse Patrice Leconte
Rien ne va plusMarcel Dupin Jean-Michel Ribes
La Gueule de l'autre Taboureau Pierre Tchernia
Les 400 coups de VirginieThe antiquarianBernard QueysanneTV Mini-Series (1 Episode)
Les enquêtes du commissaire MaigretCrotton Yves Allégret TV Series (1 Episode)
1980 The Horse of Pride Corentin Calvez Claude Chabrol
1981 Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine Guy Patrice Leconte
Histoire contemporaineErnest de Bonmont Michel Boisrond TV Mini-Series
Les enquêtes du commissaire MaigretBelloir Yves Allégret TV Series (1 Episode)
1982Ma femme s'appelle reviensBernard Patrice Leconte
Le Père Noël est une ordure Telephone's voice Jean-Marie Poiré
Le mystère du gala mauditBernard LionTV Movie
Après tout ce qu'on a fait pour toiPierre Jacques Fansten TV Movie
1983Circulez y a rien à voir!Leroux Patrice Leconte
Merci Bernard Jean-Michel Ribes TV Series (3 Episodes)
Papy fait de la résistance Father Leboeuf Jean-Marie Poiré
1984 Retenez Moi...Ou Je Fais Un Malheur Laurent MartinMichel Gérard
Marche à l'ombreDenisMichel Blanc
NemoBorisArnaud Sélignac
1985Drôle de samediThe pupilBay Okan
1986 Tenue de soirée Antoine Bertrand Blier Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor
Nominated - César Award for Best Actor
Je hais les acteursMonsieur Albert Gérard Krawczyk
Les Fugitifs Doctor Bourdarias Francis Veber
1988 Nuit d'ivresse Jacques BelinAlain DhénautTV Movie
Piazza NavonaGilbertRoger GuillotTV Series (1 Episode)
Médecins des hommesPhilippe Alain Corneau TV Series (1 Episode)
Une nuit à l'Assemblée Nationale Walter Arbeit Jean-Pierre Mocky
Sans peur et sans reproche Verdiglione Gérard Jugnot
1989PalaceThe Inspector Jean-Michel Ribes TV Series (1 Episode)
Monsieur Hire Monsieur Hire Patrice Leconte Nominated - César Award for Best Actor
Chambre à partMartinJacky Cukier
1990 Strike It Rich Hotel ManagerJames Scott
Uranus René Gaigneux Claude Berri
1991 Merci la vie Raymond Pelleveau Bertrand Blier
Les secrets professionnels du Dr Apfelglück The Hindu Alessandro Capone
The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Norbert Ben Lewin
Prospero's Books Alonso Peter Greenaway
1993Toxic AffairThe suicidalPhilomène Esposito
1994 Grosse Fatigue Himself / Patrick OlivierMichel Blanc
The Monster Paride Taccone Roberto Benigni
Prêt-à-Porter Inspector Forget Robert Altman National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
1996 Les Grands Ducs Shapiron Patrice Leconte
1999C'est plus fort que moi Gilles Marchand Short
2002 Summer Things Jean-PierreMichel Blanc
2003L'affaire DominiciThe Commissioner Sébeille Pierre Boutron TV Movie
2004 Madame Édouard Commissioner Léon Nadine Monfils
93, rue LauristonInspector Blot Denys Granier-Deferre TV Movie
2006 Je vous trouve très beau Aymé Pigrenet Isabelle Mergault Love is Folly International Film Festival - Best Actor
Nominated - César Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Lumière Film Festival - Best Actor
Les Bronzés 3: Amis pour la vie Jean-Claude Dusse Patrice Leconte
2007 The Witnesses Adrien André Téchiné Nominated - César Award for Best Actor
Le Deuxième souffle Commissioner Blot Alain Corneau
2008 Nos 18 ans Professor MartineauFrédéric Berthe
Musée haut, musée bas Mosk Jean-Michel Ribes
2009 The Girl on the Train Samuel Bleistein André Téchiné
Une petite zone de turbulences Jean-Paul MuretAlfred LotAlso co-wrote the script
2011 The Minister GillesPierre Schoeller César Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Day I Saw Your Heart Eli DhreyJennifer Devoldère
2013 Demi-soeur Paul Bérard Josiane Balasko
2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Mayor Lasse Hallström
2015 Memories Michel Jean-Paul Rouve
The New Adventures of Aladdin SultanArthur Benzaquen
2016 Odd Job Gardot Pascal Chaumeil Also writer
2017 Raid dingue Jacques Pasquali Dany Boon

As a director

YearTitleActorsNotes
1984 Marche à l'ombre Gérard Lanvin, Katrine Boorman, François Berléand, Dominique Besnehard, Patrick Bruel...Also Writer and Actor
Nominated - César Award for Best Debut
1994 Grosse fatigue Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier...Also Writer and Actor
Cannes Film Festival - Best Screenplay
Nominated - Palme d'Or
Nominated - César Award for Best Writing
1999Mauvaise passe Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Keith Allen, Ben Whishaw, Barbara Flynn...Also Writer
2002 Summer Things Charlotte Rampling, Jacques Dutronc, Carole Bouquet, Karin Viard, Denis Podalydès...Also Writer and Actor
Nominated - César Award for Best Writing
2018Voyez comme on danse

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References

  1. "Michel Blanc". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  2. "Michel Blanc". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 6 February 2022.