Role Character actor
Name Bernard Blier
|Years active 1937 - 1989|
|Born 11 January 1916 (1916-01-11) Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Died March 29, 1989, Saint-Cloud, France
Spouse Annette Martin (m. 1965–1989), Gisele Brunet (m. 1938–1965)
Children Bertrand Blier, Bridget Blier
Movies Les Tontons flingueurs, Buffet froid, The Great Spy Chase, The Tall Blond Man with One, The Big Restaurant
Similar People Michel Audiard, Bertrand Blier, Lino Ventura, Georges Lautner, Jean Lefebvre
Parents Denise Blier, Jules Blier
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Bernard Blier (11 January 1916 – 29 March 1989) was a French character actor. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his father, a researcher at the Pasteur Institute, was posted at the time.
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- Life and career
- Personal life
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Life and career
His rotund features and premature baldness allowed him to often play cuckolded husbands in his early career. He is notable for being one of France's most versatile and sought-after character actors, performing interchangeably in comedies and dramas. His complete filmography includes 138 titles. He often appeared in Italian films too, particularly in the last decade of his life. He was awarded an Honorary César (the French Oscar) in 1989, 24 days before he died.
He is the father of director Bertrand Blier, he has appeared in a number of his son's films, most notably Buffet froid (1979).