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Jean Marais

Jean Marais

Date of Birth: Dec 11, 1913

Country: France

Total Credits at Criticker: 43 (Actor)

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    Stealing Beauty (1996)
    After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her acquaintance with Nicolo Donati, a young boy with whom she fell in love on her last visit four years ago. She also is trying tosolve the riddle left in a diary written by her dead mother, Sara. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (imdb)
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    Les Misérables (1995)
    A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean. (imdb)
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    Parking (1985)
    Orphée is a hugely popular pop singer deeply in love with his wife Eurydice. During a rehearsal, he dies of a short circuit and is send to hell. Once there, Hades realize he's been taken by mistake, decides to give him a second chance and send him back to earth. But a few days later, Eurydice dies of a drug overdose. Orphée decides to go down to hell to take her back...
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    La provocation (1970)
    An expedition of archaeology students in Israel goes wrong.
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    Donkey Skin (1970)
    A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. (imdb)
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    Seven Guys and a Gal (1967)
    Italy during the Napoleonic wars: a French General and his Adjutant are separated from their unit get beyond the enemy lines. There they meet Carlotta, the resolute daughter of an Italian count, who cannot withstand the charm of the French. (imdb)
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    Fantomas Against Scotland Yard (1967)
    Fantomas wants to collect money from scottish rich' for letting them live. The French inspector (Louis de Funes) comes to a scottish castle to protect the owner, and to catch Fantomas. There is a lot of funny trouble in the castle, espacially at one big evening party. (imdb)
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    Fantomas Strikes Back (1965)
    In the second installment of the parodic Fantomas series, the title arch criminal and master of disguise kidnaps prominent scientist Prof. Marchand in order to develop a new powerful weapon to threaten the world. Fantomas is also planning to kidnap another scientist, Prof. Lefebvre. Journalist Fandor (Jean Marais, who also plays Fantomas and Prof. Lefebvre) decides to set a trap for the elusive villain. (All Movie Guide)
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    Fantômas (1964)
    Criminal mastermind Fantômas, a man of a thousand faces, is unhappy with Fandor, a journalist whose written a fictive interview of him. He kidnaps Fandor, threatens to kill him, but first goes about ruining the journalist's reputation by committing a sensational crime in Fandor's guise. Hot on the trail is police Commissaire Juve, so Fantômas commits a crime looking like him. Soon, our intrepid heroes, Fandor and Juve, with the help of Fandor's girlfriend Hélène, are on the mastermind's trail, but who's in control? (IMDB)
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    The Iron Mask (1962)
    Ste-Marguerite citadel, France's most isolated island prison, holds a mysterious captive, whose iron-masked face nobody may see on pain of death. Cardinal Mazarin, who rules France in the name of immature king Louis XIV, needs to marry him off to a Spanish infante to seal a peace treaty, but finds him dangerously flirtatious and diagnosed terminally ill. He sends the unstoppable musketeer Charles d'Artagnan and his three buddies to secretly bring the captive, in his mask. (imdb)
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    Les mystères de Paris (1962)
    Paris, 1840. Whilst driving his fiancée Irène home in his horse-drawn carriage, the Marquis Rodolphe de Sombreuil accidentally knocks down a poor man in the street. Believing the man is only slightly injured, Rodolphe gives him a purse containing some money as a recompense. But the man dies not long afterwards, leaving his wife and daughter Marie desolate. The widow is then arrested by the police, who believe she stole Rodolphe's purse. (Allmovie)
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    Pontius Pilate (1962)
    This Italian drama tells the story of Christ's crucifixion from the viewpoint of the Roman emperor's procurator in Israel who must try to quell a Jewish revolt. In a bizarre twist, John Drew Barrymore plays both Jesus and Judas in the film. (allmovie.com)
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    Blood on His Sword (1961)
    Charles le Temeraire asks in marriage Jeanne de Beauvais, daughter of King Louis XI, wishing to get her valuable lands in dowry. The King is wise to this, and since his daughter does not feel inclined to accept, he refuses. Charles sets up a plan to abduct the prince, in a way that the suspicions will fall upon Robert de Neuville, a noble enamoured of the princess. (imdb)
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    La princesse de Clèves (1961)
    Princess of Cleves is married with a rich and old prince but she loves secretly a lord younger, more beautiful and also very popular. (imdb)
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    Captain Fracasse (1961)
    Based on a novel by Theophile Gautier, this costume drama by Pierre Gaspard-Huit is set in 17th-century France and centers around De Sigognac (Jean Marais), a nobleman fallen on hard times. The once-wealthy and still-titled gentleman is currently working with an itinerant acting troupe where he comes across Isabelle (Genevieve Grad) a comely maid who tugs at his heart strings. He falls in love with her, but she is unwilling to make a commitment. (allmovie.com)
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    The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)
    Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians. (imdb)
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    Le Capitan (1960)
    King Louis has his problems -- a power-hungry regent is trying to take the seat of government right out from underneath him. In order to stave off this bid for power, the king turns to François, a swordsman and fighter who swashbuckles better than anyone else. François also incurs the wrath of the king's enemy but is compensated by the fact that the lovely Gisele has noticed him. Le Capitan also features a stock comic character, Cogolin, played by Bourvil. (Allmovie)
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    The Testament of Orpheus (1960)
    The Poet looks back over his life and work, recalling his inspirations and obsessions. (imdb)
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    Le Bossu (1959)
    Prince Philippe de Gonzague decides to get rid of his cousin Duke de Nevers, having wished for long his properties and wealth. (imdb)
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    La Tour, prends garde! (1958)
    Henri La Tour after accomplishing a brilliant feat is awarded a title by King Louis XV, the Duke of Saint-Sever takes offense at it and challenges Henri to a duel. While they fight, a group of Austrian soldiers appear suddenly and the two rivals instantly unite to repel their enemies. Unfortunately, Saint-Sever is mortally wounded and, feeling he is about to die, he entreats his new friend to offer protection to Toinon, his natural daughter, whose life is being threatened... (imdb)
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    Un amour de poche (1957)
    A professor experimenting in suspended animation accidentally shrinks his dog and later, his female lab assistant, when she drinks the liquid by accident and shrinks to 3 inches tall. The professor keeps her in his pocket until he can find an antidote. Sometimes she's naked, too. (imdb)
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    Le Notti Bianche (1957)
    A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover. (imdb)
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    Elena and Her Men (1956)
    Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her. (imdb)
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    Si Paris nous était conté (1956)
    A witty journey through the history of Paris told to a group of students by Sacha Guitry, from its foundation at the time of Caesar to 1955. (imdb)
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    Futures vedettes (1955)
    At the Conservatory of Vienna the student only have eyes for their beautiful singing teacher, tenor Eric Walter. (imdb)
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    Napoléon (1955)
    Another cameo for Orson Welles as Hudson Lowe in this all star production of episodic glances at Napoleon's life, performed by Daniel Gelin as the young and Raymond Pellegrin as the old. (imdb)
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    Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1954)
    The Story of the famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo. The adventure of the falsely accused Edmund Dantes.
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    The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.
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    La voce del silenzio (1953)
    A group of men of differing circumstances and personalities gather at a monastery to undergo a course of spiritual reappraisal. (imdb)
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    Leathernose (1952)
    After being hurt in the face, Count de Roger Tinchebraye is forced to hide his disfigured face behind a leather mask. Dispirited for a while, he decides to become a Casanova-like seductor.
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    Les miracles n
    1939 : what a beautiful year for Claudia and Jerôme. No sooner do they meet that they are under each other's spell. 1939 : what a horrible year for the two lovers : war breaks out before they can get married. They meet again after the war but the enchantment has vanished. They decide to marry but it will be for reason, not for love. Miracles only happen once. (imdb)
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    Orpheus (1950)
    Orphée is a poet who becomes obsessed with Death (the Princess). They fall in love. Orphée's wife, Eurydice, is killed by the Princess' henchmen and Orphee goes after her into the Underworld. Although they have become dangerously entangled, the Princess sends Orphée back out of the Underworld, to carry on his life with Eurydice. (imdb)
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    The Glass Castle (1950)
    Evlyne, a judge's young wife, falls in love with Remy, that lives in Paris, during Holidays. After following him in the lovers city, she decides to return home to inform her husband about all.
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    Le secret de Mayerling (1949)
    On the morning of January 30, 1889, the Archduke Rodolphe de Habsbourg and his mistress Marie Vetsera were found dead. The remains of Rodolphe are discreetly repatriated to Hofburg, while that of Mary is hastily thrown into the depths of a tomb.
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    The Eagle Has Two Heads (1948)
    Political intrigue and psychological drama run parallel. The queen is in seclusion, veiling her face... (imdb)
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    The Storm Within (1948)
    When Michel, who's 22, tells his parents he is in love, his mother Yvonne is distraught, believing she... (imdb)
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    Ruy Blas (1948)
    Exiled from the court of Spain, Don Salluste, the chief of police, wants to take revenge on the Queen. One day he meets Ruy Blas, a young student who happens to be a lookalike of Don Cesar, his nephew. Salluste disguises Ruy Blas and presents him as Don Cesar. It doesn't take long before Ruy Blas, intelligent, virtuous and generous as he is becomes popular and the Queen, who has fallen in love with him, appoints him Prime Minister.
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    The Royalists (1947)
    Les Chouans is set during the dark days of the French Revolution. The title translates as "The Royalists," and indeed the protagonists are a group of French refugees loyal to the toppled royal family. Operating in Brittany, the royalists make a courageous if futile stand against the Republican army and the pro-revolution police. Based on a novel by Honore de Balzac, the film's screenplay was surreptitiously updated to include a few pro-left sentiments. (Hal Erickson, Rovi)
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    Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    "Once upon a time..." A half-ruined merchant lives in the country with his son Ludovic and his three daughters... (imdb)
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    The classic tale of Tristan and Isolde in 1940's France. (huluplus)
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    Voyage Without Hope (1943)
    Produced during the Nazi occupation of France, director Christian-Jaque delivered a thoughtful film involving a dramatic love triangle as part of a voyage without hope. (filmstruck.com)
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    Abus de confiance (1937)
    Lydia finds herself without a penny after the death of her grandmother. She must drop out of school and look for a job. She prefers to starve herself rather than sell herself to employers. Her friend Alice offers her something to get by.
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    Drôle de drame (1937)
    Mistaken identities and people in disguise lead everyone to suspect everyone else of murder
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