- Métayer, Alex
- (March 19, 1930, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France - February 21, 2004, Paris, France)The son of an air force officer, he spent his childhood in Algeria. Having trained as a musician, he played saxophone with a jazz orchestra and obtained a first prize in clarinet. In the 1960s, he became a cabaret performer and progressively won huge popularity as a comedian thanks to his one-man shows of the 1970s-1990s. His talent was ignored by filmmakers, and besides the two feature films he wrote and directed, he played in only one episode of a TV series (1976 Faux et Usage de Faux, episode "Seznec, faux Coupable", Bernard Claeys) and a motion picture (1980 5 % de Risques, Jean Pourtalé, France / West Germany). His son, Eric Métayer (b. 1958), is also an actor.Filmography1988 ◘ Le Bonheur se porte large (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, actor)1991 ◘ Mohamed Bertrand Duval (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)
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