Fabrice Luchini

1 Nov 1951


Fabrice Luchini was born in Île-de-France, Paris, into an Italian immigrant family, who were fruit and vegetable vendors. He grew up around the neighbourhood of Goutte d'Or in Paris's 18th arrondissement. When he was 13, his mother apprenticed him to a hairdresser in a trendy parlor on Avenue Matignon, where he would take the name of the hairdresser's son, Fabrice, in place of his real name, Robert. At the same time he developed a great interest for literature (Balzac, Flaubert, Proust). His passion for soul music (James Brown) made him a regular of discothèques. This is where he met Philippe Labro, who gave him his first role in Tout peut arriver in 1969. He then studied acting under Jean-Laurent Cochet. However, it was his collaboration with Éric Rohmer that would make him popular for Le Genou de Claire in 1970, in which he played a small role as an adolescent. He appeared in Rohmer's Perceval le Gallois, and Les Nuits de la pleine lune, and in films directed by Nagisa Oshima, Pierre Zucca, Claude Lelouch, Cedric Klapisch, Édouard Molinaro.

Thanks to Jean-Laurent Cochet, he later discovered theater, his true passion, which he described as "the only place where life is expressed... something that no school will ever teach". However, it was his role in La Discrète, directed by Christian Vincent in 1990, that made him well-known to the general public. He divides his work between cinema and theater, where since 1980 he has had considerable success with readings from the texts of La Fontaine, Nietzsche, Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit, Paul Valéry and Roland Barthes.


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Filmography (41 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···Le Mystère Henri Pick
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jean Michel Rouche)
(movie, 2018)
···L'Empereur de Paris
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Fouché)
(movie, 2018)
···Un Homme Pressé
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Alain)
(movie, 2016)
···Ma Loute
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as André van Peteghem)
(movie, 2015)
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Gemma Bovery
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Martin)
(movie, 2013)
···Alceste à bicyclette
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Serge Tanneur)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Jules César)
(movie, 2012)
···Dans la maison
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Germain)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Robert Pujol)
(movie, 2010)
···Les femmes du 6ème étage
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jean-Louis Joubert)
(movie, 2010)
···Les invités de mon père
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Arnaud Paumelle)
(movie, 2008)
···La Fille de Monaco
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Bertrand Beauvois)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Roland Verneuil)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Comedy, History
Role: Actor (as M. Jourdain)
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Fabrice)
(movie, 2004)
···Confidences trop intimes
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as William)
(movie, 2003)
···Le coût de la vie
Role: Actor (as Brett)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Barnie (Barnard Barnich))
(movie, 1999)
···Rien sur Robert
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Didier Temple)
(movie, 1997)
···Le Bossu
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Gonzague)
(movie, 1996)
···Beaumarchais l'insolent
Genre: Romance, Adventure, History
Role: Actor (as Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Fabio Lini)
(movie, 1995)
···L'année Juliette
Role: Actor (as Camille Prader)
(movie, 1994)
···Le colonel Chabert
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Derville)
(movie, 1994)
···Tout ça... pour ça!
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Fabrice Lenormand)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Marc Rossignol - the School Teacher)
(movie, 1993)
···Tout ça... pour ça!
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Fabrice Lenormand)
(movie, 1993)
···Toxic Affair
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as L'analyste · The Analyst)
(movie, 1992)
···Le retour de Casanova
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Camille)
(movie, 1992)
···Riens du tout
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lepetit)
(movie, 1990)
···La discrète
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Antoine)
(movie, 1988)
···Alouette, je te plumerai
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jacques)
(movie, 1987)
···Les oreilles entre les dents
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Luc Fabri)
(movie, 1985)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Michel)
(movie, 1984)
···Emmanuelle 4
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Oswaldo)
(movie, 1984)
···Les nuits de la pleine lune
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Octave)
(movie, 1983)
···Zig Zag Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bob Hemler)
(movie, 1978)
···Perceval le Gallois
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Perceval)
(movie, 1974)
···Contes immoraux
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as André)
(movie, 1970)
···Le Genou de Claire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Vincent)