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Christian Clavier

Christian Clavier is a French actor, screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is the brother of French film director Stéphane Clavier. After his high class studies at the Neuilly Lycée Pasteur—though asserted here and there, he never studied at Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) —he started his actor career with the comedic theater troupe Splendid, which had hits with films like Les Bronzés font du ski and Le Père Noël est une ordure. His most notable success without the Splendid group, and by far his biggest hit to date, was in the 1993 film les Visiteurs, where he played a character known as Jacquouille la fripouille; the character's cry of "Okkkayyy!!" became a popular exclamation after the movie's success. After les Visiteurs he was a certified star, participating in big-budget films like Astérix et Obélix contre César, Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre, and the sequel and remake of Visiteurs. He also played several dramatic roles on television, including M. Thénardier in Les Misérables (2000 television version) and Napoléon in a biographical television film. Clavier has played in notable duos with: Jean Reno in les Visiteurs (the Visitors) and the US remake, Just Visiting, L'Opération Corned-Beef and L'Enquête corse (The Corsican investigation). Gérard Depardieu in Astérix et Obélix (Asterix and Obelix) and Les anges gardiens. He also runs a production company, Ouille Production. He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite on 13 June 1998, and promoted Officier (Officer) in 2005. He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 2008. He is a friend of former French président Nicolas Sarkozy, and recently emigrated to England as a result of Francois Hollande's punitive tax policy, mirrored in his Astérix co-star Gérard Depardieu's self-imposed exile to Belgium.


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Born:
May 6, 1952 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
94
First Appeared:
In the movie The Year 01 1973-02-22
Latest Project:
Movie Les Tuche 4 2021-12-08
Known For
Poster of Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion
Poster of Do Not Disturb
Poster of Panique au Plazza
Poster of The Visitors
Filmography
Movie Qu'est-ce qu'ils ont fait au bon Dieu? Himself 2021-07-01
Movie Les Tuche 4 Le Père Noël 2021-12-08
Movie Mystery In St Tropez Unknown 2021-07-14
Movie Kaamelott - The First Chapter Le Jurisconsulte 2021-07-21
Movie Irréductible Unknown 2021-12-08
Movie Qu'est-ce qu'on a tous fait au Bon Dieu ? Claude Verneuil 2021-10-13
Movie Wide Load Foster 2019-03-13
Movie Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 Claude Verneuil 2019-01-30
Movie Ibiza Philippe 2019-07-03
Movie Meet the Malawas Julien Gosset-Grainville 2019-12-25
Movie Spirou & Fantasio's Big Adventures Comte de Champignac 2018-02-21
Movie Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion Astérix (voice) 2018-05-12
Movie If I Were a Boy Docteur PACE 2017-02-22
Movie A Bag of Marbles Docteur Rosen 2017-01-18
Movie With Open Arms Jean-Etienne Fougerole 2017-04-05
Movie Finding Momo Alain Prioux 2017-12-27
Movie The Visitors: Bastille Day Jacquouille la Fripouille/Antoine-Claude Jacquouillet/Edmond Jacquart 2016-03-23
Movie Cédric Pépé 2016-06-08
Movie Babysitting 2 Alain 2015-12-02
Movie Serial (Bad) Weddings Claude Verneuil 2014-04-16
Movie Des Bronzés au Père Noël, la folle histoire du Splendid Unknown 2014-01-31
Movie The Secret of Arkandias Agenor Arkandias 2014-10-22
Movie Do Not Disturb Michel Leproux 2014-12-31
Movie Serial Teachers Serge Cutiro, prof de math 2013-04-17
Movie Le bœuf clandestin monsieur Berthaud 2013-11-16
Movie Les affaires sont les affaires Le marquis de Porcellet 2013-08-09
Movie La Cage aux folles Georges 2011-01-08
Movie You Don't Choose Your Family César 2011-11-09
Movie Il était une fois... Le Père Noël est une Ordure 2011-01-31
Movie Bitter Victory 2009-12-02
Movie Le Bourgeois gentilhomme Monsieur Jourdain 2009-12-19
Movie The Imaginary Invalid Argan 2008-11-13
Movie The Price to Pay Jean-Pierre Ménard 2007-04-04
Movie The Red Inn Pierre Martin 2007-12-05
Movie French Fried Vacation 3 Jérôme Tarayre 2006-02-01
Movie Entente Cordiale François de La Conche 2006-06-21
Series Kronprinz Rudolf Graf Taaffe 2006-12-29
Movie The Crown Prince Premierminister Taaffe 2006-09-29
Movie The Antidote Andre Morin 2005-03-30
Movie Albert est méchant Patrick Lechat 2004-01-14
Movie The Corsican File Rémi François, aka Jack Palmer 2004-10-06
Movie Lovely Rita Edgar Lamarck 2003-09-24
Movie Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Astérix 2002-01-30
Series Napoleon Napoléon Bonaparte 2002-10-07
Movie Just Visiting Andre 2001-04-06
Series Les Misérables Thénardier 2000-09-04
Movie Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar Astérix 1999-02-03
Series Vivement dimanche self 1998-09-20
Movie The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacques-Henri Jacquard / Prosper le Purineur / Jacouillet 1998-02-11
Movie Les Sœurs Soleil un spectateur 1997-04-02
Movie Panique au Plazza 1996-04-13
Movie Guardian Angels Père Hervé Tarain / His guardian angel 1995-10-11
Movie Dead Tired Christian Clavier 1994-05-18
Movie La vengeance d'une blonde Gérard Bréha 1994-01-26
Movie The Visitors Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacquard 1993-01-27
Movie The Thirst for Gold Urbain 1993-08-31
Movie The Professional Secrets of Dr. Apfelgluck L'avocat 1991-04-24
Movie Operation Corned Beef Jean-Jacques Granianski 1991-02-05
Movie Les gens ne sont pas forcément ignobles Pierre 1991-06-15
Series Stars 90 self 1990-09-03
Series Les Nuls, l'émission Unknown 1990-10-13
Movie My Best Pals Jean-Michel Tuilier 1989-03-01
Movie Les cigognes n'en font qu'à leur tête le petit chef de la DDASS 1989-01-25
Movie Un fil à la patte Fernand de Bois d'Enghien 1989-10-02
Movie Fantômes sur l'oreiller Brice Michaud 1989-12-30
Series Palace Chef Briffaud 1988-10-29
Movie The Debauched Life of Gerard Floque Edouard 1987-01-14
Movie L'été 36 Alexis 1986-02-06
Movie Twist Again in Moscow Iouri 1986-10-22
Movie Double mixte Bob Smith 1986-11-07
Movie Santa Claus Is a Stinker Katia (Jean-Jacques) 1985-01-14
Movie Slices of Life L'ami du dragueur / Charles-Henri / L'amant anti-chien 1985-02-06
Movie Gramps Is in the Resistance Michel Taupin 1983-10-26
Series Merci Bernard Unknown 1982-04-04
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie Elle voit des nains partout ! le fourbe 1982-04-07
Movie Santa Claus Is a Stinker Katia (Jean-Jacques) 1982-08-25
Movie Clara and Chics Types Charles 1981-01-14
Movie Les babas-cool Antoine Bonfils 1981-12-15
Movie Cocktail Molotov Le Beatnick 1980-02-06
Movie Rat Race Jérôme Osendron 1980-04-22
Movie Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears The husband of the couple at the 2 CV 1979-01-17
Movie French Fried Vacation 2 Dr Jérôme Tarayre 1979-11-22
Movie French Fried Vacation Dr Jérôme Tarayre 1978-11-11
Movie This Sweet Sickness François 1977-09-28
Movie You Won't Have Alsace-Lorraine Le conteur (voice) 1977-10-19
Movie Attention les yeux! un agent de police 1976-02-17
Movie F as in Fairbanks Le serveur 1976-05-05
Movie The Bottom Line comédien en répétition (non crédité) 1976-06-16
Movie C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule ! Le policier homosexuel 1975-01-22
Movie Un bol d'air Christian 1975-02-19
Movie Let Joy Reign Supreme Le valet de l'auberge 1975-03-23
Movie Les Suspects un journaliste (non-crédité) 1974-11-27
Movie The Year 01 Unknown 1973-02-22