Pierre Richard Biography

Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Certainly one of France's supreme farceurs in the classic tradition, comedian Pierre Richard was born to an uppercrust family with an embarrassing riches of middle names as he was christened Pierre Richard Maurice Charles Leopold Defays. Working and building up his trade at the Paris Music Hall in the early years, he appeared in small movie roles thoughout most of the 60s. In the 70s, however, he aimed his genius directly towards film and succeeded beyond the wildest expectations. Directing and co-writing many of his slapstick vehicles, his characters often have taken on an hilariously guileless persona and, coupled with his innate gift for klutzy physical comedy, have become an audience favorite for nearly four decades. His superior work in The Daydreamer (1970) and The Troubles of Alfred (1972) was immediately recognized and this led to the international crossover hit The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1973) in which Richard played a naive, innocent concert musician plucked by chance to become a superspy on a top secret mission. A potent association in the 1960s and 1970s with actor/producer/director Yves Robert and the 1980s with writer/director Francis Veber and actor Gerard Depardieu produced several comedy classics: Alexander (1967), The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1974), The Goat (1981), Les Comperes (1983) and The Fugitives (1986). Many of Richard's classic comedies, including The Toy (1976), have spawned Hollywood remakes and imitations, though most pale compared to the originals.

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Le Distrait 1970 Comedy
Le jumeau Matthias Duval 1984 Comedy
The Goat François Perrin 1985 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Fugitives François Pignon 1986 Comedy, Crime
À gauche en sortant de l'ascenseur Yann Ducoudray 1988 Comedy
Bienvenue à bord! The Hitchhiker 1990
Promotion canapé l'informateur 1990 Comedy
On peut toujours rêver Charles de Boisleve, dit 'L'Empereur' 1991 Comedy
Vieille canaille Charlie 1993 Comedy, Crime
La cavale des fous Bertrand Daumale 1993 Comedy
La partie d'échecs Ambroise 1994 Comedy, Drama
L'amour conjugal Squirrat 1995 Drama
Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti Pascal Ichak 1997 Comedy, Romance
Droit dans le mur Romain 1997 Comedy
27 Missing Kisses Captain 2001 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mariées mais pas trop Maurice Donnay 2003
En attendant le déluge Jean-René 2005 Drama
Le cactus Christian 2005 Comedy
Essaye-moi Le père d'Yves-Marie 2006 Comedy, Romance
Le serpent Cendras 2007 Thriller
Faubourg 36 Monsieur TSF 2008 Drama, Music, Romance
Mia et le Migou Pedro 2008 Animation, Family
King Guillaume William-Fernand 2009 Comedy
Le bonheur de Pierre Pierre 2009 Comedy
Victor Victor 2009 Comedy
Cinéman Pierre Richard 2009 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Kérity, la maison des contes Adrien 2010 Animation, Family
All Together Albert 2011 0
Mes héros Jean 2012 Comedy, Drama
Les âmes de papier Victor 2013
Drôlement bath Moïshe 2014 Comedy