Jouvet, Louis


Jouvet, Louis
(December 24, 1887, Crozon,
   Finistère, France - August 16, 1951, Paris, France)
   One of the major figures of French theater, he made his stage debut as an actor in 1910. In 1914, Jacques Copeau hired him, and he joined the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, where he directed his first play in 1923 (Monsieur Le Trouhadec saisi par la Débauche, Jules Romains). He was successively manager of the Comédie des Champs-Elysées and the Théâtre de l'Athénée. He made his first film appearance in 1913 (Shylock, Henri Desfontaines) and remained far from the studios for almost twenty years. From 1932 (To­paze, Louis Gasnier) to 1951 (Knock / UK and USA: Dr. Knock), he starred in about thirty movies, including the one he co-directed.
 Filmography
1933 ◘ Knock, ou Le Triomphe de la Médecine (co-director with Roger Goupillières; also actor)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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  • Jouvet, Louis — ▪ French actor and director born Dec. 24, 1887, Crozon, Fr. died Aug. 16, 1951, Paris  actor, director, designer, and technician, one of the most influential figures of the French theatre in the 20th century.       Beginning as a pharmacist at… …   Universalium

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  • Jouvet, Louis — ► (1887 1952) Actor francés. Fue director de la Comédie Française. Películas: Topaze, La kermesse heroica y Knox, entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • JOUVET (L.) — JOUVET LOUIS (1887 1951) Il y a deux Louis Jouvet: l’homme de théâtre, un des plus importants animateurs de compagnie et metteurs en scène du siècle; et la vedette de cinéma malgré lui, pourrait on dire dont une quarantaine de films conservent… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jouvet — (Louis) (1887 1951) acteur et metteur en scène français; directeur du théâtre de l Athénée (1934 1951). Acteur dans de nombr. films: Drôle de drame (1937), Hôtel du Nord (1938), Quai des Orfèvres (1947) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Louis Jouvet — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jouvet. Louis Jouvet …   Wikipédia en Français


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