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Christian Clavier

Christian Clavier is a French actor, screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is the brother of French film director Stéphane Clavier. After his high class studies at the Neuilly Lycée Pasteur—though asserted here and there, he never studied at Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) —he started his actor career with the comedic theater troupe Splendid, which had hits with films like Les Bronzés font du ski and Le Père Noël est une ordure. His most notable success without the Splendid group, and by far his biggest hit to date, was in the 1993 film les Visiteurs, where he played a character known as Jacquouille la fripouille; the character's cry of "Okkkayyy!!" became a popular exclamation after the movie's success. After les Visiteurs he was a certified star, participating in big-budget films like Astérix et Obélix contre César, Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre, and the sequel and remake of Visiteurs. He also played several dramatic roles on television, including M. Thénardier in Les Misérables (2000 television version) and Napoléon in a biographical television film. Clavier has played in notable duos with: Jean Reno in les Visiteurs (the Visitors) and the US remake, Just Visiting, L'Opération Corned-Beef and L'Enquête corse (The Corsican investigation). Gérard Depardieu in Astérix et Obélix (Asterix and Obelix) and Les anges gardiens. He also runs a production company, Ouille Production. He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite on 13 June 1998, and promoted Officier (Officer) in 2005. He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 2008. He is a friend of former French président Nicolas Sarkozy, and recently emigrated to England as a result of Francois Hollande's punitive tax policy, mirrored in his Astérix co-star Gérard Depardieu's self-imposed exile to Belgium.

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May 6, 1952 In Paris - France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Cédric
Latest Project:
Movie Spirou & Fantasio's Big Adventures 2018-02-21
Known For
Poster of If I Were a Boy
Poster of Babysitting 2
Poster of Panique au Plazza
Poster of Cédric
Movie Cédric Pépé 2020
Movie Spirou & Fantasio's Big Adventures Comte de Champignac 2018-02-21
Movie If I Were a Boy Docteur PACE 2017-02-22
Movie A Bag of Marbles Docteur Rosen 2017-01-18
Movie With Open Arms Jean-Etienne Fougerole 2017-04-05
Movie Finding Momo Alain Prioux 2017-12-27
Movie The Visitors: Bastille Day Jacquouille la Fripouille/Antoine-Claude Jacquouillet/Edmond Jacquart 2016-03-23
Movie Babysitting 2 Alain 2015-12-02
Movie Serial (Bad) Weddings Claude Verneuil 2014-04-16
Movie Do Not Disturb Michel Leproux 2014-12-31
Movie The Secret of Arkandias Agenor Arkandias 2014-10-22
Movie Le bœuf clandestin monsieur Berthaud 2013-11-16
Movie Serial Teachers Cutiro / Serge Tirocul 2013-04-17
Movie Les affaires sont les affaires Le marquis de Porcellet 2013-08-09
Movie La Cage aux folles Georges 2011-06-28
Movie You Don't Choose Your Family César 2011-11-09
Movie Bitter Victory 2009-12-02
Movie The Imaginary Invalid Argan 2008-11-13
Movie The Red Inn Pierre Martin 2007-12-05
Movie The Price to Pay Jean-Pierre Ménard 2007-04-04
Movie French Fried Vacation 3 Jérôme Tarayre 2006-02-01
Movie L'entente cordiale François de La Conche 2006-06-21
Movie The Crown Prince Premierminister Taaffe 2006-09-29
Movie The Antidote Andre Morin 2005-03-30
Movie Albert est méchant Patrick Lechat 2004-01-14
Movie The Corsican File Jack Palmer 2004-10-06
Movie Lovely Rita Edgar Lamarck 2003-09-24
Series Napoleon Napoleone Bonaparte 2002-10-07
Movie Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Astérix 2002-01-29
Movie Just Visiting Andre 2001-04-06
Series Les Misérables Thénardier 2000-09-04
Movie Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar Astérix 1999-02-01
Movie The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacques-Henri Jacquard / Prosper le Purineur / Jacouillet 1998-02-11
Movie Les sœurs soleil un spectateur 1997-04-02
Movie Panique au Plazza 1996-04-13
Movie Guardian Angels Père Hervé Tarain / His guardian angel 1995-11-11
Movie La vengeance d'une blonde Gérard Bréha 1994-01-26
Movie Dead Tired elle-même 1994-05-18
Movie The Visitors Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacquard 1993-01-27
Movie The Thirst for Gold Urbain 1993-08-31
Movie Operation Corned Beef Jean-Jacques Granianski 1991-02-05
Movie The Professional Secrets of Dr. Apfelgluck L'avocat 1991-04-24
Movie Mes meilleurs copains Jean-Michel Tuilier 1989-01-01
Movie Les cigognes n'en font qu'à leur tête le petit chef de la DDASS 1989-01-25
Movie La vie dissolue de Gérard Floque Edouard 1987-01-14
Movie Double Mixte (1989) acteur 1987-04-11
Movie Twist Again in Moscow Iouri 1986-10-22
Movie Slices of Life L'ami du dragueur / Charles-Henri / L'amant anti-chien 1985-02-06
Movie Le Père Noël est une ordure Katia (Jean-Jacques) 1985-01-14
Movie Papy fait de la résistance Michel Taupin 1983-10-26
Movie Santa Claus Is a Stinker Katia 1982-08-25
Movie Elle voit des nains partout ! 1982-04-07
Movie Les babas cool Antoine Bonfils 1981-12-15
Movie Rat Race 1980-04-22
Movie Clara and Chics Types Charles 1980-10-02
Movie Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears The husband of the couple at the 2 CV 1979-01-17
Movie French Fried Vacation 2 Jérôme 1979-11-22
Movie French Fried Vacation Dr Jérôme Tarayre 1978-11-01
Movie This Sweet Sickness François 1977-09-28
Movie The Bottom Line comédien en répétition (non crédité) 1976-06-16
Movie Attention les yeux ! un agent de police 1976-02-17
Movie F… comme Fairbanks 1976-05-05
Movie C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule ! Le policier homosexuel 1975-01-22
Movie The Year 01 1973-02-22