Christian Clavier

Christian Clavier


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 06-05-1952
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Paris, France
  • Also Known As:

    Christian Jean-Marie Clavier

  • Popularity: 1.82
  • Homepage: N/A


Christian Clavier is a French actor, screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is the brother of French film director Stéphane Clavier. 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: Jean Reno in les Visiteurs (the Visitors) and the US remake, Just Visiting, L'Opération Corned-Beef and L'Enquête corse (The Corsican investigation). Gérard Depardieu in Astérix et Obélix (Asterix and Obelix) and Les anges gardiens. 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 as a result of Francois Hollande's punitive tax policy, mirrored in his Astérix co-star Gérard Depardieu's self-imposed exile to Belgium.




Year Movie Character
2006 Entente Cordiale as François de La Conche
1999 Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar as Astérix
2007 The Price to Pay as Jean-Pierre Ménard
1991 Operation Corned Beef as Jean-Jacques Granianski
1982 Santa Claus Is a Stinker as Katia
2004 The Corsican File as Jack Palmer
1983 Papy fait de la résistance as Michel Taupin
2003 Lovely Rita as Edgar Lamarck
1993 The Thirst for Gold as Urbain
2004 Albert est méchant as Patrick Lechat
1980 Rat Race
1981 Les babas cool as Antoine Bonfils
2011 You Don't Choose Your Family as César
2008 The Imaginary Invalid as Argan
2013 Serial Teachers as Cutiro / Serge Tirocul
1986 Double mixte as Bob Smith
2013 Les affaires sont les affaires as Le marquis de Porcellet
1989 My Best Pals as Jean-Michel Tuilier
2014 Serial (Bad) Weddings as Claude Verneuil
2014 The Secret of Arkandias as Agenor Arkandias
2014 Do Not Disturb as Michel Leproux
1998 The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time as Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacques-Henri Jacquard / Prosper le Purineur / Jacouillet
2017 With Open Arms as Jean-Etienne Fougerole
2017 Finding Momo as Alain Prioux
2011 La Cage aux folles as Georges
2019 Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 as Claude Verneuil
2018 Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion as Astérix (voice)
2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra as Astérix
2007 The Red Inn as Pierre Martin
1973 The Year 01
1995 Guardian Angels as Père Hervé Tarain / His guardian angel
1986 Twist Again in Moscow as Iouri
2009 Bitter Victory
2016 The Visitors: Bastille Day as Jacquouille la Fripouille/Antoine-Claude Jacquouillet/Edmond Jacquart
2013 Le bœuf clandestin as monsieur Berthaud
1996 Panique au Plazza
2017 If I Were a Boy as Docteur PACE
2016 Cédric as Pépé
1991 Les gens ne sont pas forcément ignobles as Pierre
1989 Un fil à la patte as Fernand de Bois d'Enghien
1986 L'été 36 as Alexis
2019 Ibiza as Philippe
2021 Do you do you Saint-Tropez as Inspecteur de police à Saint-Tropez
2019 Qu'est-ce qu'ils ont fait au bon Dieu ? as Himself
1993 The Visitors as Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacquard
2005 The Antidote as Andre Morin
2001 Just Visiting as Andre
2019 Wide Load as Foster
2019 Meet the Malawas as Julien Gosset-Grainville
2006 French Fried Vacation 3 as Jérôme Tarayre
1982 Elle voit des nains partout ! as le fourbe
1985 Slices of Life as L'ami du dragueur / Charles-Henri / L'amant anti-chien
1989 Fantômes sur l'oreiller as Brice Michaud
1978 French Fried Vacation as Dr Jérôme Tarayre
1979 French Fried Vacation 2 as Dr Jérôme Tarayre
1994 La vengeance d'une blonde as Gérard Bréha
1979 Santa Claus Is a Stinker as Katia (Jean-Jacques)
1980 Clara and Chics Types as Charles
2015 Babysitting 2 as Alain
2018 Spirou & Fantasio's Big Adventures as Comte de Champignac
1976 F as in Fairbanks
2014 Des Bronzés au Père Noël, la folle histoire du Splendid
1989 Les cigognes n'en font qu'à leur tête as le petit chef de la DDASS
1975 C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule ! as Le policier homosexuel
2017 A Bag of Marbles as Docteur Rosen
1997 Les Sœurs Soleil as un spectateur
1994 Dead Tired as lui-même
2006 The Crown Prince as Premierminister Taaffe
2009 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme as Monsieur Jourdain
1976 Attention les yeux ! as un agent de police
1975 Le bol d'air as Christian
1977 This Sweet Sickness as François
1987 La vie dissolue de Gérard Floque as Edouard
2020 Les Tuche 4 as Le Père Noël
1980 Cocktail Molotov as Le Beatnick
1991 The Professional Secrets of Dr. Apfelgluck as L'avocat
1976 F as in Fairbanks as Le serveur
1976 The Bottom Line as comédien en répétition (non crédité)
2021 Kaamelott - The First Chapter as Le Jurisconsulte
1979 Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears as The husband of the couple at the 2 CV
2021 Do you do you Saint-Tropez
2011 You Don't Choose Your Family
2017 With Open Arms
1970 Le cœur sur la main
2021 Do you do you Saint-Tropez
1998 The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time
2005 Empire of the Wolves
1993 The Visitors
2004 The Corsican File
1995 Guardian Angels
1979 French Fried Vacation 2
1978 French Fried Vacation
2006 French Fried Vacation 3
1986 Twist Again in Moscow
1979 Santa Claus Is a Stinker
1996 Panique au Plazza
2001 Just Visiting
1982 Santa Claus Is a Stinker
1991 Operation Corned Beef
2016 The Visitors: Bastille Day
1993 The Thirst for Gold
2011 You Don't Choose Your Family
2007 The Red Inn
1975 Le bol d'air
1983 Papy fait de la résistance

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