Jacques Perrin was a film director and actor from France. He was given the name Jacques Simonet on occasion.
Italian filmmaker Valerio Zurlini cast him in his first juvenile film appearances, and he quickly became one of his favorites.
In the romantic comedy La Ragazza con la valigia, he co-starred with Claudia Cardinale, and in Family Diary, he co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni.
He later appeared in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s (The Truth, 1960) and Mauro Bolognini’s (Corruption, 1963) films, as well as leading roles in four Pierre Schoendoerffer films:
La 317e Section (1965), Le Crabe-tambour (1977), A Captain’s Honor (1982), and Là-haut, un roi au dessus des nuages (1985).
(2004). He co-starred with Catherine Deneuve in two Jacques Demy musicals, The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) and Donkey Skin (1970). In the international hit Cinema Paradiso, he played the mature Salvatore.
At the Venice Film Festival in 1966, he received two Best Actor honors for the Italian feature Almost a Man and the Spanish film The Search.
He founded a film production firm at the age of 27 and produced and acted in Costa-Gavras’ Z, which starred Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, and Irene Papas. In 1969, Z won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
Alexandre Simonet, Who Is Jacques Perrin’s Father?
Alexandre Simonet was born on 20 Jun 1899 and died on Mar. 5,1962. Alexandre Simonet was a director of theatre. He was married to Marie Perrin who was an actress on Nov. 22, 1932.