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Christian Marquand

Christian Marquand (15 March 1927 – 22 November 2000) was a French actor, screenwriter and film director. Born in Marseille, he was born to a Spanish father and an Arab mother, and his sister was film director Nadine Trintignant. He was often cast as a heartthrob in French films of the 1950s. Marquand's first film appearance was in 1946, as a footman in Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête). After a few more small parts, he was prominently featured in Christian-Jaque's Lucrèce Borgia (1953) as one of Lucrezia's lovers, and as an Austrian soldier in Luchino Visconti's Senso (1954). In 1956, he was directed by Roger Vadim in And God Created Woman (Et Dieu... créa la femme) opposite Brigitte Bardot. That film's success led to starring roles in the movies No Sun in Venice (1957), Temptation (1959), and The Big Show (1960) and leads opposite actresses Maria Schell, Jean Seberg, and Annie Girardot. In 1962, Marquand appeared as French Naval Commando leader Philippe Kieffer in Darryl F. Zanuck's World War II movie The Longest Day, which led to further roles in international productions such as Behold a Pale Horse (1964), Lord Jim (1965) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). He appeared in feature films and television throughout the 1970s, and played a French plantation owner in Francis Ford Coppola's re-edited Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now Redux (1979/2001). His last performance was in a 1987 French TV mini-series. He directed two films, Les Grands Chemins (1963) and the all-star sex farce Candy (1968). Marquand was married to French actress Tina Aumont from 1963 to 1966, marrying her when she was 17 and he was 36. In the 1970s, he lived with French actress Dominique Sanda, 21 years his junior, with whom he had a son, Yann. He was a close friend of Marlon Brando, who named his son Christian after him, as did French director Roger Vadim. Marquand died near Paris of Alzheimer's disease, aged 73. Source: Article "Christian Marquand" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Mar 15, 1927 In Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie La demoiselle et son revenant 1952-09-03
Latest Project:
Movie Vadim Mister Cool 2016-12-28
Known For
Poster of The Flight of the Phoenix
Poster of Le désir mène les hommes
Poster of Senso
Poster of Lucrèce Borgia
Movie Vadim Mister Cool 2016-12-28
Series Le Tiroir secret Unknown 1986-12-05
Movie L'été prochain 1985-01-09
Movie Farewell Fred Victor 1985-01-30
Movie Emmanuelle 4 Doctor Santano 1984-02-15
Movie Chassé-croisé 1982-03-24
Movie Choice of Arms Jean 1981-08-19
Movie I Love All of You Victor 1980-12-17
Movie Brigade mondaine: La secte de Marrakech Père Peter 1979-08-01
Movie Cause Always... I'm Interested in You Georges Julienne 1979-04-18
Movie Beggarman, Thief Inspector Charboneau 1979-11-26
Movie Swimming Instructor Paul 1978-03-03
Movie The Other Side of Midnight Armand Gautier 1977-06-08
Movie The Sorceror's Apprentice Ashe / Bezzerides 1977-09-28
Movie Victory at Entebbe Captain Dukas 1976-12-13
Movie Ciao! Manhattan Entrepreneur 1973-04-19
Movie Heiß und kalt Unknown 1972-05-04
Movie The Corrupt Ones Brandon 1967-01-20
Movie Who's Got the Black Box? Robert 1967-10-27
Movie The Flight of the Phoenix Dr. Renaud 1965-12-15
Movie How to Make a French Dish Unknown 1964-01-29
Movie Behold a Pale Horse Zaganar 1964-08-14
Movie Tales of Paris 1962-01-17
Movie The Longest Day Cmdr. Philippe Kieffer (commando leader) 1962-09-25
Movie Playtime Philippe 1961-02-23
Movie Shadows of Adultery Bruno 1961-04-13
Movie Sergeant X of the Foreign Legion 1960-02-19
Movie Altas variedades Unknown 1960-05-19
Movie Sweet Deceptions Enrico 1960-10-15
Movie Schlussakkord Frank Leroux 1960-12-23
Movie Temptation Patrick 1959-03-04
Movie I Spit on Your Grave Joe Grant 1959-06-26
Movie End of Desire Julien de Lamare 1958-09-24
Movie No Sun in Venice Michel Lafaurie 1957-05-31
Movie Le désir mène les hommes Unknown 1957-10-23
Movie ...And God Created Woman Antoine Tardieu 1956-11-28
Movie Les Hommes en blanc Philippon 1955-05-09
Movie Siluri umani Paolo 1954-01-01
Movie Senso Un ufficiale boemo 1954-09-02
Movie Lucrèce Borgia Unknown 1953-10-23
Movie La demoiselle et son revenant Le zouave 1952-09-03