French actors who deceased in 2000

Here are 7 famous actors from France died in 2000:

Christian Marquand

Christian Marquand (March 15, 1927 Marseille-November 22, 2000 Ivry-sur-Seine) also known as Cristian Marquand, Christian Marquant or Chr. Marquand was a French actor, film director and screenwriter. His child is called Yann Marquand.

Marquand began his career as an actor in French cinema, appearing in over 50 films between 1946 and 1995. He was also a close friend of French singer and actor Serge Gainsbourg, and played a role in Gainsbourg's film "Je t'aime moi non plus" (1976).

In the 1960s, Marquand moved to Hollywood, where he directed and acted in several films. He directed the comedy "Candy" (1968), which starred Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, and Ringo Starr, and also directed the drama "Of Flesh and Blood" (1985).

Marquand was known for his bohemian lifestyle and counterculture views, and was a prominent figure in the French New Wave movement. He was also a supporter of the Black Panther Party and participated in civil rights protests in the United States.

In addition to his work in film, Marquand was an accomplished painter and exhibited his artwork in galleries throughout Europe. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 73.

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Roger Vadim

Roger Vadim (January 26, 1928 Paris-February 11, 2000 Paris) also known as Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov, R. Vadim, Vadim or Roger Vladimir Igorevich Plemyannikov was a French film director, actor, screenwriter, film producer, journalist, author and television director. He had four children, Christian Vadim, Nathalie Vadim, Vanessa Vadim and Vania Plemiannikov.

Vadim gained fame in the 1950s with his film "And God Created Woman" which starred his then-wife, Brigitte Bardot. He went on to direct several other films including "Blood and Roses", "Barbarella" and "Pretty Maids All in a Row". Vadim was known for his controversial films that pushed the boundaries of sexuality and sensuality in mainstream cinema. Aside from his film career, he was also a well-respected journalist and author, writing for publications such as Playboy and L'Express. Vadim was married five times and had a string of notable relationships with women such as Annette Stroyberg, Catherine Deneuve, and Jane Fonda. Despite his success in the film industry, Vadim's personal life was riddled with scandal and controversy, including accusations of sexual misconduct. He died in Paris in 2000 at the age of 72.

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Claude Autant-Lara

Claude Autant-Lara (August 5, 1901 Luzarches-February 5, 2000 Antibes) also known as Claude Moore, Claude Autant Lara, Claude Autant, C. Autant Lala, technical director or Autant-Lara was a French screenwriter, film director, actor, costume designer, film art director and production designer.

Autant-Lara started his career in the French movie industry working as an art director and set designer. He worked with some of the biggest names in French cinema including Rene Clair and Marcel Carné. He directed his first film in 1942 and went on to direct over 40 films in total.

Some of his most famous films include "Douce" (1943), "Le diable au corps" (1947), and "En cas de malheur" (1958). He was known for his ability to create complex characters and for his use of naturalistic lighting techniques. He was also known for his controversial films which often dealt with themes such as sexuality and politics.

Autant-Lara was a member of the French Resistance during World War II and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his efforts. He was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts and served as President of the Festival de Cannes in 1962. Despite his success in the film industry, Autant-Lara retired from filmmaking in 1962 and spent the rest of his life painting and writing.

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Gérard Blain

Gérard Blain (October 23, 1930 Paris-December 17, 2000 Paris) also known as Gerard Blain or Blain Gérard Ernest Zéphirin was a French film director, actor and screenwriter. His child is called Paul Blain.

Blain began his acting career in the 1950s and achieved widespread recognition for his performances in French New Wave films such as "Les Cousins" (1959) and "Le Beau Serge" (1958). He also directed several films including "Un amour de pluie" (1974) and "Les Amis" (1971). Blain was known for his collaborations with notable directors such as Claude Chabrol and François Truffaut. Later in his career, he turned to television and worked as a producer and director on various French television shows. Blain was also a gifted writer and published several novels throughout his life. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 70.

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Alphonse Boudard

Alphonse Boudard (December 17, 1925 Paris-January 14, 2000 Nice) was a French screenwriter, novelist, playwright and actor.

Boudard is best known for his works that depict life in the Parisian underbelly. He grew up in poverty and dropped out of school at an early age, but managed to educate himself through reading books. In the 1950s he became associated with the French literary movement 'La Nouvelle Vague' (The New Wave). He wrote screenplays for films by notable directors such as Claude Chabrol and Jean-Luc Godard. His literary works often explored themes of crime, prison, and underworld and his most notable novels include "Le Corbillard de Jules" and "Baiser d'Enfer". In addition to his active writing career, Boudard appeared in several French films and television shows. He was also a regular columnist for a Parisian newspaper.

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Wolf Ackva

Wolf Ackva (June 30, 1911 Montigny-lès-Metz-January 16, 2000 Fahrenzhausen) also known as Rolf Ackva, W. Ackva or Wolf Ackwa was a French actor.

He was born to German parents and raised in France, where he began his acting career in the 1930s. Ackva appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, often playing supporting roles in French and German productions. He is perhaps best known for his role in the 1953 film "Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot" directed by Jacques Tati. In addition to acting, Ackva also worked as a translator, translating French films into German. He retired from acting in the early 1980s and lived in Germany until his death in 2000.

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Georges Poujouly

Georges Poujouly (January 20, 1940 Garches-October 28, 2000 Villejuif) was a French actor and voice actor.

He began his acting career at a young age, making his film debut at the age of 10 in the 1950 film "La Marie du port." However, he is perhaps best known for his role as Michel Dolle in the 1957 film "Les Quatre Cents Coups" (The 400 Blows), directed by François Truffaut. He went on to appear in several other films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including "La Famille Fenouillard" (1960) and "Le signe du lion" (1959).

Poujouly also had a successful career as a voice actor, providing the French dubbing for several foreign films, including "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1956).

Tragically, Poujouly's life was cut short when he died from lung cancer at the age of 60 in 2000. However, his legacy as a talented actor, both on screen and in the dubbing studio, lives on.

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