Actor, Film actor
1905 – 1972
Who was Pierre Brasseur?
Pierre Brasseur, born Pierre-Albert Espinasse, was a French actor.
He was the son of actor Georges Espinasse and actress Germaine Brasseur while the latter was married to Albert Brasseur. His grandfather, Jules Brasseur, was an actor as well. The family tradition of using the name Brasseur was continued by his son Claude and his grandson Alexandre.
Renowned for playing outsized characters, Brasseur is probably best known in the anglophone world for his portrayal of the actor Frédérick Lemaître in Les Enfants du Paradis and as Docteur Génessier in the horror film Eyes Without a Face co-starring with Alida Valli.
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- Dec 22, 1905
- Also known as
- Pierre Espinasse
- Pierre-Albert Espinasse
- Aug 16, 1972
on July 23, 2013
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