- Thibault, Jean-Marc
- (Jean Robert Thibault / August 24, 1923, Saint-Bris-Le-Vineux, Yonne, France - )After studying acting with Gabrielle Fontan and René Simon, he made his stage debut in l942 (Deirdre of the Sorrows, John Millington Synge, directed by Marcel Herrand) and his first film appearance the following year (Premier de Cordée, Louis Daquin). In the late 1940s, he met actor Roger Pierre, with whom he created one of the most popular comic teams of the French cabaret, music hall, and cinema. Seen first in two shorts (1950 Désordre / Désordre: Vision de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jacques Baratier, l951 Le Pompon rouge, Claude La-lande), the duo starred in about twenty movies from 1952 (Belle Mentalité, André Berthomieu) to 1974 (En Grandes Pompes, André Teisseire), including the three directed by Jean-Marc Thibault (Roger Pierre wrote alone the screenplays of Vive les Vacances! and Un Cheval pour Deux). After their separation in the mid-l970s, they played supporting roles in dramas and comedies. Jean-Marc Thibault published two autobiographies (1996 De Mémoire d'Homme, Stock; 2006 Champagne tiède et Biscuits mous: Souvenirs de A à Z, Michel Lafon), and Roger Pierre wrote Mes Amis, Mes Amours (Alternatives, 2007).Filmography1956 ◘ La Vie est belle (co-director with Roger Pierre; supervised by Jean Laviron; also co-dialogist, actor)1958 ◘ Vive les Vacances (supervised by Jean Laviron; also co-dialogist, actor)1961 ◘ Un Cheval pour Deux (also co-dialogist, actor)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.