|Years active 1973–present|
Siblings Stephane Clavier
Children Margot Clavier
Name Christian Clavier
|Full Name Christian Jean-Marie Clavier|
Born 6 May 1952 (age 63) (1952-05-06) Paris, France
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, film director, film producer
Partner Isabelle De Araujo (2004–)
Parents Jean-Claude Clavier, Phanette Clavier
Movies Serial (Bad) Weddings, The Visitors, Asterix & Obelix: Mission C, The Visitors II: The Corri, Asterix & Obelix Take On
Similar People Marie‑Anne Chazel, Isabelle De Araujo, Jean Reno, Thierry Lhermitte, Gerard Jugnot
Christian Clavier and the Cast of "Qu est ce qu on a fait au bon dieu?" at the Rex Theatre in Paris
Christian Clavier ([kʁis.tjɑ̃.klavje]; born 6 May 1952 in Paris) is a French actor, screenwriter, film producer and film director.
- Christian Clavier and the Cast of Qu est ce qu on a fait au bon dieu at the Rex Theatre in Paris
- Christian Clavier ActorGuionista Dos colgados en Chicago 2001
- Life and career
- Box office
He is the brother of French film director Stéphane Clavier.
Christian Clavier (Actor/Guionista) - Dos colgados en Chicago (2001)
Life and career
After his high class studies at the Neuilly Lycée Pasteur—though asserted here and there, he never studied at Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) —he started his actor career with the comedic theater troupe Splendid, which had hits with films like Les Bronzés font du ski and Le Père Noël est une ordure.
His most notable success without the Splendid group, and by far his biggest hit to date, was in the 1993 film les Visiteurs, where he played a character known as Jacquouille la Fripouille; the character's cry of "Okkkayyy!!" became a popular exclamation after the movie's success.
After les Visiteurs he was a certified star, participating in big-budget films like Astérix et Obélix contre César, Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre, and the sequel and remake of Visiteurs. He also played several dramatic roles on television, including M. Thénardier in Les Misérables (2000 television version) and Napoléon in a biographical television film.
Clavier has played in notable duos with:
He also runs a production company, Ouille Production.
He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite on 13 June 1998, and promoted Officier (Officer) in 2005. He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 2008.
He is a friend of former French président Nicolas Sarkozy, and recently emigrated to England. He denies this was as a result of Francois Hollande's punitive tax policy.
Movies starring Christian Clavier with more than a million of entries in France.