Date of Birth: 03/30/1933
Place of birth: Omal
Author: Elena Murzina
Jean-Claude Brialy was born March 30, 1933 in the city of Omal, in the north of the French colonial Algeria. His father was a colonel in the French army, and when Jean-Claude was a child, the family had to work to travel from place to place - Blida of Algeria to the north, the port of Annaba on the north-east, Marseilles and finally Angers in western France. Jean-Claude and his brother visited the Lyceum, where the future actor first tried his hand at acting profession and vacation performed with his grandparents in the village Shambelle, where he spent the happiest days of his childhood. In 1946, Jean-Claude entered the National Military College in La Fleche and received a bachelor`s degree in Strasbourg, in the Episcopal College of Saint-Etienne, where he studied at the same time and Dramatic Arts. During his military service in the German Baden-Baden Brialy he hits the cinema division and took there his first short film.
In 1954 Brialy moved to Paris. The family is not approving the choice of profession, refused to help him, and Jean-Claude had to earn money to feed themselves. During this period, Brialy met with a team of young film critics working in a magazine about film `Les Cahiers du cinema` and made friends with a group of revolutionary-minded directors, among them Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Luc Godard. In the 50s Brialy played many roles in the films `` new wave, so different from flooded French cinema adaptations of classic literature. This `Checkmate` (Le coup du berger) Jacques Rivette, and Elena `and men `(Elena et les hommes) by Jean Renoir, and The Kreutzer Sonata` `(La sonate a Kreutzer) Eric Rohmer, and` Lift to the Scaffold `(Ascenseur pour l` echafaud) Louis Malle and, in particular, Le Beau Serge `` (Le Beau Serge) and Cousins ??`` (Les Cousins) by Claude Chabrol, a close friend of the actor, who made Brialy star.
From now on, he became the most sought-after actor for directors `new wave`. Brialy invited Jean-Luc Godard in his film `The woman is a woman `(Une femme est une femme), Eric Rohmer in` History of water` (Une histoire) and Francois Truffaut in `The Bride Wore Black `(La mariee etait en noir). The actor was a very close friend of Francois Truffaut, and he even asked Brialy be a witness at the wedding with Claude Jade. However, at the last moment he changed his mind Truffaut, and the wedding did not take place. To keep pace with filming, Brialy became a great traveler, and almost all the free time spent in airplanes, besides, he did not forget about the theater.
As a director Brialy made his debut in 1971, taking off his first film, `Eglantine` (Eglantine), in which Jean-Claude put memories of happy dnyahv Shambelle have grandparents. In all, he took 14 films, the last one - `Terrible parents `(Les Parents terribles) - in 2003.
In the 70 Brialy I was getting a lot of offers on television. In the latter telefilm, `Monsieur Max` (Monsieur Max), a drama about a Jewish poet who takes Catholicism a few days before the fall into the hands of the Gestapo, he starred in 2006.
Jean-Claude Brialy was a homosexual, never been married, but was friends with many famous actresses - Dorleak Francoise, Jeanne Moreau, Anna Karina, Brigitte Bardot, Isabelle Adjani and Romy Schneider, and was even a witness at the wedding of Daniel and Romy Byazini.
He died May 30, 2007 of cancer in the city Montiyon, Department Seine-et-Marne, France. From his usual modesty and restraint actor he did not notify anyone of his illness, even the closest. Brialy was buried in the Parisian cemetery of Montmartre.