Patrick Dewaere (26 January 1947 – 16 July 1982) was a French film actor. He was born in Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, son of French actress Mado Maurin. His five siblings, Jean-Pierre Maurin (1941–1996), Yves-Marie Maurin (1944–2009), Dominique Maurin (b. 1949), Jean-Francois Maurin (b. 1957) and Marie-Veronique Maurin (b. 1960), all became actors, with varying degrees of success.
26 January 1947
|Died||16 July 1982 35) (aged|
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Other names||Patrick Maurin|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
Dewaere attended the Cours Hattemer, a private school.
One of his first TV appearances was in 1961, when he was 14 years old. He appeared in a video for the song "Nuits d'Espagne" by Dalida. Later, he was a promising and popular French actor in the late 1960s and 1970s. In 1968, he joined Café de la Gare, the troupe of performers which also included such future stars as Gérard Depardieu and Miou-Miou. After initially appearing under the pseudonym Patrick Maurin, he finally opted for Dewaere, which was his grandmother's maiden name. Onscreen from 1971 in various bit parts, Dewaere made the breakthrough with his first major role in Bertrand Blier's anarchic comedy Les Valseuses (1974) where he and Depardieu starred as two young delinquents. He teamed up again with Depardieu in Blier's Oscar-winning comedy Préparez vos mouchoirs (1978). In 1981, he played in controversial film Beau-père, in which his character engaged in an incestuous relationship with his seductive underage adolescent step-daughter.
Despite Dewaere's obvious talent for comedy, he was often successfully cast as a fragile, neurotic individual.
For eleven years Dewaere was married to French actress Sotha. In the early 1970s, he became the companion of French actress Miou-Miou, until they separated in 1976. They had one daughter. Shortly after the release of Paradis Pour Tous (1982), a black comedy where his character committed suicide, the actor shot himself in his house in Paris; he was 35 years old.
- The Patrick Dewaere Award was established in France in 1983.
- Raphaël, a French singer, wrote a song in his honour, Chanson pour Patrick Dewaere, which appeared on Raphaël's 2005 album Caravane.
|1955||Monsieur Fabre||Henri Diamant-Berger|
|La Madelon||Un enfant du village||Jean Boyer||Uncredited|
|1956||Plucking the Daisy||Toto's brother||Marc Allégret||Uncredited|
|I'll Get Back to Kandara||the little boy||Victor Vicas||credited as Patrick Maurin|
|1957||The Happy Road||Child||Gene Kelly|
|Les Espions||Le petit Moynet||Henri-Georges Clouzot|
|1958||Mimi Pinson||Le jeune frère de Mimi||Robert Darène|
|1966||Paris brûle-t-il?||young resistance fighter who gets executed||René Clément||Uncredited|
|1971||Les Mariés de l'an II||a volunteer||Jean-Paul Rappeneau||the film was entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival|
|The Deadly Trap||L'homme à l'écharpe jaune||René Clément||Uncredited|
|1973||Themroc||Le maçon||Claude Faraldo||the film received a prize at the 1973 International Film Festival of Avoriaz|
|1974||Les Valseuses||Pierrot||Bertrand Blier||the 3rd highest-grossing film of the year 1974 in France|
|1975||Au long de rivière Fango||Sébastien||Sotha|
|Lily aime-moi||Gaston||Maurice Dugowson||nominated for best film at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival|
|Pas de problème!||Le barman||Georges Lautner|
|Catherine et Compagnie||François||Michel Boisrond||English title: "Catherine & Co."|
|Adieu poulet||Lefevre||Pierre Granier-Deferre||the film was nominated for two Césars (editing and best supporting actor)|
|1976||La Meilleure façon de marcher||Marc||Claude Miller||winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography in 1975|
|Marcia trionfale||Lt. Baio||Marco Bellocchio||English title: "Victory March"|
|F... comme Fairbanks||André||Maurice Dugowson||also credited as co-composer of the music|
|1977||Le Juge Fayard dit Le Shériff||Jean-Marie Fayard||Yves Boisset|
|La stanza del vescovo||Marco Maffei||Dino Risi||adapted from the novel of the same name by Piero Chiara|
|1978||Préparez vos mouchoirs||Stéphane||Bertrand Blier||Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards|
|La Clé sur la porte||Philippe||Yves Boisset||based on the novel of the same name|
|1979||Traffic Jam||the young man||Luigi Comencini||entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival|
|Coup de tête||François Perrin||Jean-Jacques Annaud||César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Jean Bouise|
|Série noire||Franck Poupart||Alain Corneau||entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival|
|Paco l'infaillible||Pocapena||Didier Haudepin|
|1980||Un mauvais fils||Bruno Calgagni||Claude Sautet||César Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jacques Dufilho|
|1981||Psy||Marc||Philippe de Broca||film score by Mort Shuman|
|Plein sud||Serge Laine||Luc Béraud||released as "Heart Of Desire" in the USA|
|Beau-Père||Rémi Bachelier||Bertrand Blier||entered into the 1981 Cannes Film Festival|
|Les matous sont romantiques||Le voisin||Sotha|
|Hotel America||Gilles Tisserand||André Téchiné||playing Catherine Deneuve's lover|
|1982||Mille milliards de dollars||Paul Kerjean||Henri Verneuil||International title: A Thousand Billion Dollars|
|Paradis pour tous||Alain Durieux||Alain Jessua||Dewaere's last film, (final film role)|
- Official "Acte de décès" N°2081 (death) recorded the 16th of july 1982 from "État civil de la mairie de Paris, 14e arrondissement" official copy established 18 January 2010
- "Quelques Anciens Celebres". Hattemer. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Festival de Cannes: Patrick Dewaere". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- German, Yuri. "Patrick Dewaere". All Movie Guide. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
- "Je reviendrai à Kandara". Retrieved 30 September 2012.
- "Catherine & Co". Retrieved 30 September 2012.
- "Heat of Desire". Retrieved 30 September 2012.
- "Mille milliards de dollars". Retrieved 30 September 2012.
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