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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 22, 1994|
|Born:||September 8, 1910||Cause of Death:||heart failure|
|Birth Place:||France||Profession:||Cast ...|
Barrault was the first in France to use filmed sequences as part of a theatrical production (in Claudel's "Christophe Colomb", film sequences directed by Michel Boyer).
"Face, voice, body--there's nothing mean about Barrault; he acts with the lot. His lean, bony features, aided by a touch of greasepaint, have a register, even when in apparent repose, that ranges from the noble to the dissolute, from smugness to suffering. Vocally, he can go all the way from quiet authority to glass-shattering hysteria. But it's the way he uses his physique that makes him something special ... I can't imagine any role in which he'd be ridiculous." --Bob Baker in Film Dope, Number 2, March 1973.
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