A cheeky actor who has made many comedies, Jean-Pierre Marielle died at the age of 87 following a long illness on Wednesday (April 24th).

"Agathe Marielle is saddened to announce that her husband, the actor Jean-Pierre Marielle, died April 24, at 16:24, at the hospital of Four-Cities, Saint-Cloud, the following of a long illness. The funeral will be held in the strictest intimacy, "said his wife in a statement.

Coming from a very modest background, he is destined for literary studies. But a teacher from his high school advises him to turn to theatrical studies.

He then enters the Conservatoire de Paris and meets some happy fellows: Belmondo, Rochefort Cremer, Rich, Vernier, Beaune. Seven young men from very different backgrounds who become friends. The laughter, the tears, the disappointments, the love stories weld them for a lifetime.

"There are years of group of actors, like years of painters, musicians, it's like plum years, like the pinard. It's like that, "said Jean-Pierre Marielle, faithful to his line of conduct:
do not fetch noon to four o'clock

He is first and foremost known for his role as boasters, his lanky tall figure, his voice cavernous, guttural, fleshy with a huge laugh that tobacco was scuffing.

Throughout his long career in the cinema he embodies in the comedies the role of the average French, mocking and good living salacious verb ("You feel the piss you, not the holy water ..." "It's a beautiful p ' tit piece, eh, it's well worth the shot. ") with its arsenal of expressions of yesteryear (" miche "," my little one ").

Of the hundreds of roles he has played, he will remain, forever, this representative in umbrellas, great lover of later

("Oh that ass!" Looks like a Courbet.), Who looses woman and children to become a painter on the coasts of Finistere, in Les Galettes de Pont-Aven (1975) his greatest popular success.

This unclassifiable film by Joël Séria is punctuated by

"Oh, damn shit god name! Of a Marielle who raises verbal crudity at the top of the great art ...

"He could say very raw dialogues without ever being vulgar; on the contrary, he gave them almost class, "boasted Joel Seria, who had to fight to impose Marielle title role of his Galettes.

But these are dramatic roles that bring him a high notoriety in the profession, especially in Bertrand Tavernier's "La fête commence" (1974), where Jean-Pierre Marielle plays a Marquis de Pontcallec grandiloquent.

Les Galettes de Pont-Aven (1975) by Joël Séria, a cult film in which he plays a banal citizen in search of identity and happiness, this performance will earn him an appointment as a best actor at the first ceremony of the Caesar.

A moment of misguidance (1977) by Claude Berri where he embodies a difficult role of father falling in love with the daughter of his best friend, or Coup de torchon (1981) by Bertrand Tavernier, he embodies both a a filthy pimp and his military brother.

This double composition will earn him a second appointment to the César, this time as a supporting role. In 1991, he made the most important film of his career. Every morning in the world, directed by Alain Corneau, who adapts Pascal Quignard's novel, and asks existential questions about art, music and emotion. Jean-Pierre Marielle plays Jean de Sainte-Colombe, widow and Jansenist violist, refusing the honors of Versailles and the solicitations of Louis XIV to live in recluse in the countryside with his two daughters before he accepts, despite himself, to receive a student named Marin Marais, played at different ages by Guillaume and Gérard Depardieu.

Every morning in the world is awarded the Louis Delluc Prize 1991 and seven Césars in 1992.

On the boards, he also leads a brilliant career. Jean-Pierre Marielle was pleased to read and say the words of Molière, Ionesco, Pinter, Pirandello, Anouilh, Chekhov, Claudel ...

In 1994, he won the Molière award for Best Actor for his role in Harold Pinter's The Return. In 2014, he is playing Love Letters at the Antoine Theater in Paris.

"The theater is always a very present emotion in me. Hear the three strokes, the curtain rising and the murmur of the room, then we start.

Like writers, the Prix Goncourt, we are still waiting for the role that will make you something that you can not imagine, even in your dearest desires. ".

Modest this great comedian said of himself that he was stalled nothing:

"I'm shifted, not stalled. There is nothing better than being quirky.»

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld