Gérard Philipe

1922 - 1959

In 1940 Gerard left school and his parents wanted him be a lawyer. But soon his mother noticed that he was only interested in acting, although his father was against the idea. After timely intervention from Mark Allégret, who decided he showed some promise, Gerard's debut was in Claude Dauphin's play "One plain girl". After this, Gerard decided to get into the conservatory. He was wonder even in music. He himself used to find necessary sounds - exact, unexpected, and unforeseen. All this helped him to portray amazing characters. Millions of people were inspired by him.One day Georges Lacombe offered Philipe a part in his movie "Land Without Stars". Critical reaction was very favourable and he became a star, taking on prominent roles in films such as "The Idiot", "Devil in the Flesh", "The Charterhouse of Parma", "Such a Pretty Little Beach", "Juliette, or The Key of Dreams", "Fan-Fan the Tulip", "Beauties of the Night", "The Red and the Black", "The Best Part" and "The Gambler".In 1951

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