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Jean Vilar (1912–1971)

Jean Vilar was born on March 25, 1912 in Sète, Hérault, France as Jean Louis Como Vilar. He was an actor and writer, known for L'avare (1966), Gates of the Night (1946) and Jocelyn (1952). He was married to Andrée Schlegel-Vilar. He died on May 28, 1971 in Sète. See full bio »


(age 59) in Sète, Hérault, France
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Known For

L'avare Harpagon
Gates of the Night Le clochard / La fortune
Jocelyn Le supérieur du nouveau séminaire


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 1971 Early Morning
 1966 L'avare (TV Movie)
 1962 Etroits sont les vaisseaux (Short)
Le lecteur du poème (voice)
 1961 Enclosure
Narrator (voice)
 1956 Bold Adventure
Le duc d'Albe
 1952 Je sème à tout vent (Short)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1952 Jocelyn
Le supérieur du nouveau séminaire
 1951 Pirate Submarine
Submarine Commandant Jean L'Herminier
 1950 Justice Is Done
Le prêtre à l'imprimerie
 1950 Thirst of Men
Le typographe
 1949 The Farm of Seven Sins
L'homme gris / Grey man
 1949 Les eaux troubles
 1948 Wench
 1948 Carrefour du crime
Inspecteur Dominique
 1948 Les frères Bouquinquant
Le prêtre
 1947 Les requins de Gibraltar
Percy Carters
 1946 Gates of the Night
Le clochard / La fortune
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Publication of the Petit manifeste de Suresnes (The Little Manifesto of Suresnes), where he exposed his vision of a people's theatre. Performances of Corneille's Le Cid and Kleist's Prince of Hamburg in Avignon with Gérard Philipe. He also stages a new production of Brecht's Mother Courage. See more »

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1 Pictorial | See more »

Did You Know?


In 1941, joined the Comédiens de la Roulotte company, founded by André Clavé having links with the Jeune France Movement. See more »

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