- Barr, Jean-Marc
- (September 27, 1960, Birburg, Germany-)He is the son of an American colonel who was a World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veteran before becoming a security police officer for presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. Educated at the seminary, he joined the West Point Air Force Academy. At age twenty-one, he switched to acting and studied drama at the London World Shakespeare Company. In 1988, he performed Orpheus Descending onstage with Vanessa Redgrave. He played supporting and leading roles in about fifty movies (from 1984 The Frog Prince, Brian Gilbert, UK, to 2008 The Plague, Kim Nguyen, Canada). He got his big break with Luc Besson's Le Grand Bleu / UK and USA: The Big Blue (1988).Filmography1999 ◘ Lovers (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, co-producer, cinematographer, still photographer)2001 ◘ Too Much Flesh (co-director with Pascal Arnold; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, co-producer, actor; shot in 1999)◘ Being Light (co-director with Pascal Arnold; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, executive producer, actor)2006 ◘ Chacun sa Nuit / UK and USA: One to Another / UK video: One Two Another (co-director with Pascal Arnold; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, executive producer, actor, co-cinematographer; France / Denmark)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.