Sami Frey

Sami Frey (born Samuel Frei; 13 October 1937) is a French actor of Polish Jewish descent.[1][2] Among the films he starred in are En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud (1993), in which he portrays French poet and playwright Antonin Artaud, and Bande à part (1964) by Jean-Luc Godard.

Sami Frey
Samuel Frei

(1937-10-13) 13 October 1937
Paris, France
Years active1960–present

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Director
1960 The Truth Gilbert Tellier Henri-Georges Clouzot
1961 The Seven Deadly Sins (episode "Pride") the lover Roger Vadim
Cléo from 5 to 7 a comedian Agnès Varda
1962 Thérèse Desqueyroux Jean Azevedo Georges Franju
1963 L'Appartement des filles Tibère Michel Deville
1964 Band of Outsiders Franz Jean-Luc Godard
1965 Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? Prince Igor William Klein
1966 Angelique and the King Bachiatri Bey Bernard Borderie
1967 Manon 70 Des Grieux Jean Aurel
1968 Mr. Freedom Christ William Klein
1970 The Married Couple of the Year Two the Marquis de Guéron Jean-Paul Rappeneau
1972 César and Rosalie David Claude Sautet
1974 Sweet Movie El Macho Dušan Makavejev
1975 The Garden That Tilts Michel Guy Gilles
1977 Pourquoi pas ! Fernand Bulard Coline Serrault
1978 One Page of Love François Karwitch Maurice Rabinowicz
Écoute voir Arnaud de Maule Hugo Santiago
1982 Deadly Circuit Ralph Forbes Claude Miller
1984 The Little Drummer Girl Khalil George Roy Hill
Family Life Emmanuel Jacques Doillon
1986 Black Widow Paul Nuytten Bob Rafelson
Laputa Paul Helma Sanders-Brahms
State of Grace Antoine Lombard Jacques Rouffio
1987 Blood and Sand Manuel Vasquez Jeanne Labrune
1988 The Abyss Prieur de Cordeliers André Delvaux
War and Remembrance (TV miniseries) Avram Rabinovitz Dan Curtis
1992 Hors Saison the narrator Daniel Schmid
1994 My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud Antonin Artaud Gérard Mordillat
Revenge of the Musketeers Aramis Bertrand Tavernier
1996 The Liars Marcus Dourmer Élie Chouraqui
2000 Les Acteurs Himself Bertrand Blier
2004 Anthony Zimmer Akerman Jérôme Salle
2007 The Wedding Director Ferdinando Gravina Marco Bellocchio
2015 Marguerite and Julien Abbot of Hambye Valérie Donzelli
2017 Number One Henri Blachey Tonie Marshall


  1. "NY Sami Frey". Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  2. Benjamin Ivry (12 April 2010). "French Actor Sami Frey: or 'Beckett Judaizing Beckett'".

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