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French actor and author
Jean Piat is ...
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||France|
|Occupation||actor, dub actor, director, writer and film actor|
|Position held||Sociétaires of the Comédie-Française|
|Awards||Officer of the Legion of Honour, Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Broquette-Gonin prize, prix Renaissance des lettres and Prix du Brigadier|
About Jean Piat
Jean Piat: The French Actor and Author Who Conquered the Stage and Screen
Jean Piat was a true icon of French culture, a versatile artist who excelled both as an actor and an author. Born on September 23, 1924, in Lannoy, France, Piat grew up in a family of actors and was destined to follow in their footsteps. He started his career in the theater in the 1940s and quickly gained recognition for his talent and charisma.
Piat's breakthrough came in 1953 when he starred in the play "Le Diable et le Bon Dieu" by Jean-Paul Sartre, directed by Louis Jouvet. The play was a huge success and established Piat as one of the leading actors of his generation. He went on to perform in numerous plays, including "Le Cid" by Pierre Corneille, "Le Misanthrope" by Molière, and "Les Fourberies de Scapin" by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.
In the 1960s, Piat turned to the screen and appeared in several films, including "Le Capitaine Fracasse" by Pierre Gaspard-Huit and "Les Amitiés Particulières" by Jean Delannoy. He also became a familiar face on French television, hosting the popular show "Au Théâtre Ce Soir" from 1966 to 1987.
But Piat was not content with just acting. He was also a prolific author, writing several books, including his memoirs "Le Temps des Gares" and the novel "La Mort de Molière." He was also a respected voice actor, lending his voice to numerous documentaries and audiobooks.
Throughout his career, Piat remained a beloved figure in French culture, admired for his talent, his wit, and his charm. He was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1991 and continued to perform and write until his death in 2018 at the age of 93.
- "Jean Piat, French Actor and Author, Dies at 93" by Robert D. McFadden, The New York Times, September 20, 2018
- "Jean Piat, French Actor and Writer, Dies Aged 93" by Kim Willsher, The Guardian, September 20, 2018
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The Lame Devil
1948 film by Sacha Guitry
The Milky Way
1969 film by Luis Buñuel
1955 film by Sacha Guitry
Rider on the Rain
French-Italian film, 1970
The Porter from Maxim's
1953 film by Henri Diamant-Berger
Clara de Montargis
1951 film by Henri Decoin
Tower of Screaming Virgins
1968 film by Franz Antel
Ciao, les mecs
1979 film by Sergio Gobbi
1961 film by Jean Girault
1977 film by Marcel Carné
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