Jacques François

For the soccer player, see Jacques Francois (soccer).

Henri Jacques Daniel Paul François (16 May 1920 – 25 November 2003), known as Jacques François was a French actor. During a sixty-year career (19422002) he appeared in more than 120 films and over 30 stage productions. In 1948 he went to Hollywood with a view to playing the lead in Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls, 1948) but the part went to Louis Jourdan. After appearing alongside Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as the playwright Jacques Pierre Barredout in The Barkleys of Broadway (Charles Walters, 1949) he returned to France.

François regularly dubbed Gregory Peck into French.

During World War II, he served as a captain in the French First Army under General de Lattre.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Fifi Martingale
2000 Les Acteurs Himself
1996 My Man
North Star
1992 My Wife's Girlfriends Gilbert Thonon
1991 L'Opération Corned-Beef General Masse of the Directorate-General for External Security
1991 Triplex
1983 Papy fait de la résistance
1982 Le Père Noël est une ordure
Le Cadeau
A Thousand Billion Dollars
Toutes griffes dehors Alain
1980 Julien Fontanes, magistrat Quinzac
1979 Seven Days in January
1978 La Zizanie
One Two Two Bouillaud-Crevel
1977 Sorcerer
1976 The Toy
1975 Section spéciale
1973 The Day of the Jackal Pascal
1972 Plot
1955 The Grand Maneuver
To Paris with Love
1953 South of Algiers
1952 Three Women
1951 Encore
Edward and Caroline
1950 Pact with the Devil
1949 The Barkleys of Broadway

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