Paul Crauchet

Paul Crauchet
Born (1920-07-14)14 July 1920
Béziers, France
Died 19 December 2012(2012-12-19) (aged 92)

Paul Crauchet (14 July 1920 19 December 2012)[1] was a French actor.


As a young man interested in aviation and rugby, Paul Crauchet discovered a passion for the theatre at the age of 23. He settled in Paris in 1945, he studied under Charles Dullin for three years and began on stage in 1949. He then worked at the Théâtre National Populaire with Jean Vilar.

Crauchet appeared in the first film by Éric Rohmer, The Sign of Leo, in 1959, and then in 1962 in The War of the Buttons of Yves Robert. It is in The Wise Guys of Robert Enrico in 1965 that he became noticed. He had a very long career during which he worked with many directors, such as Alain Resnais, René Clément, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jacques Deray and José Giovanni. In 1983 he starred in Les Bancals.[2]

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Wild Grass Patient
2007 The Grocer's Son Le père Clément
1996 La Belle Verte Osam
1990 The King's Whore Le Duc de Luynes
My Mother's Castle Edmond des Papillons
My Father's Glory Edmond des Papillons
Impasse de la vignette Pa
1978 Butterfly on the Shoulder Raphaël
1975 Flic Story Paul Robier
1973 Story of a Love Story
The Burned Barns Pierre Cateux
1972 Un flic Morand
1971 Where Did Tom Go ?
The Married Couple of the Year Two Public Prosecutor
1970 Le Cercle rouge Le Receleur
Last Known Address Jacques Loring
1969 Army of Shadows Felix Lepercq
La Piscine Leveque
1967 The Last Adventure L'assureur
1966 The War Is Over Roberto
Is Paris Burning? Priest
1965 The Wise Guys Pélissier
1962 War of the Buttons Touegueule
1959 The Sign of Leo Fred
1956 La Bande à papa


  1. "La disparition du comédien Paul Crauchet à l'âge de 92 ans". Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  2. Kaplan, Mike (1 August 1983). Variety international show business reference, 1983. Garland Pub. p. 437.

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