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Jean-Louis Barrault

Jean-Louis Barrault


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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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