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Patrick Bruel

Biography

Actor and vocalist Patrick Bruel was among France’s biggest superstars through the ’90s, initial building his name seeing that a teenager idol and leading a go back to traditional France chanson in the brand new millennium. Bruel was created Patrick Benguigui in Tlemcen, Algeria, on, may 14, 1959. His dad abandoned the family members when Patrick was just a year previous, and in 1962, after Algeria gained its self-reliance, his mother transferred to France, settling within the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. An excellent soccer participant in his youngsters, Patrick first resolved on the thought of being a vocalist after viewing Michel Sardou perform in 1975. As fortune could have it, performing would provide him his 1st success; first-time movie director Alexandre Arcady went an ad looking for a young guy having a French-Algerian (or “pied-noir” in French slang) highlight for his film Le Coup de Sirocco. Benguigui (as he was still known as) responded and won the component. The following yr, he spent a while in NEW YORK, where he fulfilled Gérard Presgurvic, later on to be his main songwriter. Time for Paris, Bruel made an appearance in several movies, tv shows, and takes on, and slice his first solitary, “Vide,” in 1982. It didn’t attract much interest, but his following work, “Marre Cette Nana-l? ” (“Plenty of of this Chick”), was a considerable strike in 1984. A follow-up, “Comment Ça Va Pour Vous” (“How’s It Choosing You”), also discovered achievement in 1985. Bruel released his debut recording, De Encounter, in 1986, nonetheless it did not surpass objectives and didn’t offer especially well. After many more film looks along with a live documenting made in the Olympia, Bruel documented a second studio room recording, Alors Regarde, in 1989. Paced from the smash strike “Casser la Voix” (“To Break the Tone of voice”), the recording produced Bruel a superstar in European countries and Canada, and would ultimately go on to market over three million copies. Bruel embarked on a sold-out tour; throngs of screaming teenage ladies loaded his concerts, leading the French press to dub the trend “Bruelmania” (while some critics harbored reservations about his musical skill). Another live recording, Si Ce Soir, was culled from your tour. For his third studio room recording, 1994’s Bruel (aka Bruel 3), Bruel attempted to move from his heartthrob-balladeer picture by delving into guitar-oriented rock and roll & move, as over the one “Bouge.” The outcomes weren’t as commercially effective as before, though Bruel still continued to be quite popular. Another live record, On S’était Dit, was documented during the helping tour in 1995, spawning the Johnny Hallyday-penned one “Pour Exister”; also, the Spanish-language collection Plaza de los Heroes helped break him within the Spanish and South American marketplaces that calendar year. Bruel subsequently had taken some time faraway from documenting to focus on performing, in addition to international concert performances. A skilled texas holdem participant, he also joined up with the World Group of Texas holdem tour, winning the planet championship within the Limit Keep ‘Em event in 1998. Bruel finally came back to the studio room and finished his fourth correct record, Juste Avant, in past due 1999; it discovered him starting to experiment with worldwide influences from SOUTH USA and North Africa. Backed by large touring over 2000, the record was popular, selling more than a million copies; it had been accompanied by the dual live established Rien Ne S’efface. Bruel acquired previously covered traditional French chansons, generally in concert, however in 2002, he jumped in to the design with both foot. The dual studio room record Entre Deux (“Between Two” — i.e., between your two Globe Wars) highlighted 23 selections in the golden age group of French cabaret pop, and discovered him dealing with several guest celebrities, including Johnny Hallyday as well as the famous Charles Aznavour. Some criticized Bruel for apparently retreating into custom at a spot when the traditional ideal wing was dominating nation-wide politics, though it’s improbable that Bruel — who once canceled many concerts to protest the developing power of right-wing radicals using elements of France — was intentionally espousing such sympathy. Regardless, his audience adopted the move, assisting to maintain traditional French pop alive and essential for new decades. In 2006, the recording Des Souvenirs Devant visited number 1 in both French and Belgium pop graphs, as do his 2012 work Lequel De Nous following a six yr musical hiatus.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patrick Bruel
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Composer, Professional Poker Player
Nationality French
Spouse Amanda Sthers
Children Léon Bruel, Oscar Bruel
Parents Augusta Kammoun, Pierre Benguigui
Siblings David Moreau, Fabrice Moreau
Awards NRJ Music Award of Honor, World Music Award for World's Best French Male Artist
Music Groups Les Enfoirés
Music Songs Qui a le droit, J'te l'dis quand même, Place des grands hommes, Mon amant de Saint-Jean, Casser la voix, Au café des délices, J'te Mentirais, Tout S'Efface, L'aigle noir, Maux d'enfants, Je fais semblant, Alors regarde, Corsica, J'm'attendais pas à toi, Lequel de nous, Marre de cette nana-là, Combien de Murs..., She's Gone, La Complainte de la butte, Pour la Vie, Dis, quand reviendras-tu ?, On n'a pas tous les jours 20 ans, Elle me regardait comme ça, Pourquoi ne pas y croire..., Comment ça va pour vous ?, Lettre au Père-Noël, J'aurais chanté peut-être, Pars pas, Ménilmontant, Decale, Le Mal de vivre, La Fille de l'aéroport
Albums Live 2014, Seul... ou presque, Entre deux, Juste avant, Si ce soir..., Alors regarde, Mission Enfoirés, Au rendez-vous des Enfoirés, Sur la route des Enfoirés, Des Souvenirs Devant, On s'était dit..., Très souvent, je pense à vous..., Rien ne s'efface, Des souvenirs... ensemble, Lequel de nous, Bruel, À tout à l'heure, Bruel Barbara - Le Châtelet (Live), De Face, Plaza de los heroes, La boîte à musique des Enfoirés, Si ce soir, Vol. 1, Si ce soir, Vol. 2, Best Of _ Voulez vous..., Triple Best Of, Greatest Hits, Puzzle
Nominations César Award for Best Actor, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Male Artist of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist
Movies What's in a Name, The Missionaries, Paris Manhattan, Love at First Child, A Secret, Jaguar, O Jerusalem, Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles, Comme les cinq doigts de la main, Le Code a changé, Lost & Found, Sabrina, I`ve Been Waiting So Long, Comedy of Power, The Misadventures of Margaret, The Wolf, Attention bandits!, Pretty Things, A Bag of Marbles, The Milk of Human Kindness, Secret Obsession, One Hundred and One Nights, Toutes peines confondues, The Brats, Low Profile, Profs, Brothers in Arms, La Maison assassinée, K, Uncontrollable Circumstances, Patrick Bruel: Entre Deux, Hors Jeu
TV Shows Taratata, World Series of Poker 2003


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#Fact
1 Supports Paris Saint-Germain.
2 Provided the voice of "Sinbad" in the French dubbed version of Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003).
3 Studied at the "lycee Henri IV" (Henri IV high school) in Paris.
4 Has been an animator at the "Club Méditerranée", a famous French vacation club.
5 His mother is named Augusta, and is a French teacher. His parents are divorced.
6 Has two brothers: David and Fabrice.
7 Lives in an apartment near Paris.
8 He is a skilled poker player.
9 Has two sons, Oscar, born in 2003 and Leon, born in 2005.
10 Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
11 Famous French singer.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Una Famiglia 2017 filming Vincenzo
Un sac de billes 2017 completed
The Writer completed Cab driver
Ange et Gabrielle 2015 Ange
Tu veux... ou tu veux pas? 2014 Lambert Levallois
Les yeux jaunes des crocodiles 2014 Philippe Dupin
Les gamins 2013 Le sosie de Patrick Bruel
What's in a Name? 2012 Vincent
Paris-Manhattan 2012 Victor
Fais pas ci, fais pas ça 2009-2011 TV Series le sosie de Patrick Bruel / Le sosie de Patrick Bruel
Comme les cinq doigts de la main 2010 Dan Hayoun
Le code a changé 2009 Le docteur Alain Carcassonne
A Secret 2007 Maxime Nathan Grinberg / Grimbert
O Jerusalem 2006 David Levin
Comedy of Power 2006 Jacques Sibaud
El Lobo 2004 Nelson
Une vie à t'attendre 2004 Alex
Le lait de la tendresse humaine 2001 Laurent
Les jolies choses 2001 Jacques
Le marquis 2000 Short Le marquis
Lost & Found 1999/I Rene
Foul Play 1998 Patrick Bruel
The Misadventures of Margaret 1998 Martin
K 1997 Sam Bellamy
Le jaguar 1996 François Perrin
Sabrina 1995 Louis
One Hundred and One Nights 1995 Le premier orateur
Profil bas 1993 Inspector Julien Segal
Toutes peines confondues 1992 Christophe Vade
Il y a des jours... et des lunes 1990 The musician who missed his plane
Force majeure 1989 Philippe
L'union sacrée 1989 Simon Atlan - un inspecteur de police juif impulsif et violent
La maison assassinée 1988 Séraphin Monge
Attention bandits! 1986 Mozart
Champagne amer 1986 Wanis
Suivez mon regard 1986 Le musicien
P.R.O.F.S. 1985 Frédéric Game
Le mariage blues 1985 TV Movie Michel
Les amours des années 50 1985 TV Series
La tête dans le sac 1984 Dany
Marche à l'ombre 1984 Le guitariste du métro (uncredited)
Les malheurs de Malou 1984 TV Movie José
Le grand carnaval 1983 Pierre-Marie Labrouche
Le bâtard 1983 Dan
Les diplômés du dernier rang 1982 Philippe
Paris-Saint-Lazare 1982 TV Mini-Series Un lycéen
Ma femme s'appelle reviens 1982 François
Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret 1981 TV Series Louis
Le Rembrandt de Verrières 1981 TV Movie
La mort en sautoir 1980 TV Movie Un 'loubard'
Un pas dans la forêt 1980 TV Movie Pierre
Le coup de sirocco 1979 Paulo Narboni

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La loi du marché 2015 "ALLORS REGARDE"
Il était une fois... Patrick Bruel 2014 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Au café des délices", "Bouge !", "Je fais semblant", "Comment ça va pour vous" / music: "Au café des délices", "Marre de cette nana-là", "Tout le monde peut s'tromper", "Je fais semblant", "Et puis la terre", "Qui a le droit" / writer: "Casser la voix", "Place des grands hommes", "Alors regarde", "J'te l'dis quand même", "J'te mentirais", "J'm'attendais pas à toi", "Et puis je sais"
La chanson de l'année 2006-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Vivement dimanche 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
On va s'aimer 2006 writer: "J'te l'dis quand même"
Le divorce 2003 performer: "Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux ?"
Attention bandits! 1986 music: "Tout le monde peut se tromper" / performer: "Tout le monde peut se tromper"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les tous petits détails 1995 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les héritiers 2014 thanks
Il était une fois... Patrick Bruel 2014 TV Movie documentary thanks
Le monde doit m'arriver? 2012 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vivement dimanche prochain 2001-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Main Guest
Vivement dimanche 2000-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Main Guest / Himself (Interview)
Le grand show 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
La chanson de l'année 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
DiCaire Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Les Enfoirés 1993-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
Du côté de chez Dave 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
La fête de la chanson française 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
Thé ou café 2002-2016 TV Series Himself
La nuit des Césars 1993-2016 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Presenter
C à vous 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Génération Balavoine, 30 ans déjà 2016 TV Movie Himself
Téléthon 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Bercy fête ses 30 ans - Le concert anniversaire 2015 TV Movie Himself
On n'est pas couché 2006-2015 TV Series Himself
Taratata 1993-2015 TV Series Himself
Les enfants de la télé 1998-2015 TV Series Himself
Lundi en histoires 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Je suis Charlie: Soirée de soutien à Charlie Hebdo 2015 TV Movie Himself
Les copains d'abord 2014 TV Series Himself
Johnny Hallyday, la soirée événement 2014 TV Movie Himself
Élection de Miss France 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Président du jury
Le journal de 20 heures 2014 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2012-2014 TV Series Himself
Hier encore 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Il était une fois... Patrick Bruel 2014 TV Movie documentary Lui-même - chanteur et acteur
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Chabada 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
The Voice 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Salut les Terriens 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
Champs-Elysées 1984-2013 TV Series Himself
Le plus grand cabaret du monde 2012 TV Series Himself
Au coeur du combat 2012 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Avant-premières 2011 TV Series Himself
Une rencontre décisive, souvenirs de La Maison assassinée 2010 Documentary short Himself
Cinémas 2010 TV Series Himself
La soirée de l'étrange 2010 TV Series Himself
Cirque du Soleil's Poetic Social Mission 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Le cinéma français est en voyage d'affaires 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sidaction 2009 2009 TV Special Himself (segment "Music Video - J'te l'dit quand même")
Star Academy 2001-2008 TV Series Himself
Paris-Québec sous les étoiles 2008 TV Movie Himself
Tenue de soirée 2007 TV Series Himself
Qui veut gagner des millions? 2007 TV Series Himself
Symphonic Show 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2006 TV Series Himself
T'empêches tout le monde de dormir 2006 TV Series Himself
On a tout essayé 2006 TV Series Himself
Nouvelle Star 2006 TV Series Himself
Samedi soir avec... 2006 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2000-2006 TV Series Himself
Podium 2006 TV Series Himself - Main guest
L'hebdo cinéma 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
20h10 pétantes 2005 TV Series Himself
Premiers pas 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / interviewee
Making of 'El Lobo' 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Nelson
Victoires de la musique 1985-2005 TV Series Himself
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde 2002-2004 TV Series Himself
Profession: acteur 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chanter la vie 2002-2003 TV Series Himself - Singer
Avec Vincent Lindon 2003 TV Movie documentary Interviewee
La grande école des fans 2002 TV Series Himself
Hyper show 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
En aparté 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Un jour dans la vie du cinéma français 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
La nuit des Molières 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Comme au cinéma 1998-2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself (Interview)
+ de cinéma 2001 TV Series documentary short Himself
Tapis rouge 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
La chance aux chansons 1984-2000 TV Series Himself
La fureur du samedi 2000 TV Series Himself
Union libre 2000 TV Series Himself
Paparazzi 1998/I Himself
100 films par 100 personnalités 1998 TV Series Himself
Stars'N Co 1997 TV Series Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1996-1997 TV Series Himself
Studio Gabriel 1995-1997 TV Series Himself
Les enfants de l'Olympia 1997 TV Movie Himself
Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi 1996 Himself (uncredited)
Le monde est à vous 1995-1996 TV Series Himself
Si on chantait 1995 TV Series Himself
Tal cual 1993-1995 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
De tú a tú 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 1992 World Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
¡Hola Raffaella! 1992 TV Series Himself - Performer
7 sur 7 1991 TV Series Himself
Embarquement immédiat 1987 TV Series Himself - Host
C'est encore mieux l'après-midi 1985-1986 TV Series Himself
Cocoricocoboy 1984-1986 TV Series Himself
Platine 45 1984 TV Series Himself
Midi-Première 1981 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mes Chers Contemporain 2015 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2013 TV Series Himself
D'un film à l'autre 2011 Documentary Himself
Ces amours-là 2010 Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Les 40 ans de la 2 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Francis Veber artisan du rire: La mécanique dure rire 2002 Video documentary François Perrin

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Special Mention Locarno International Film Festival Le lait de la tendresse humaine (2001) · Dominique Blanc
· Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
· Marilyne Canto
· Sergi López
· Mathilde Seigner
· Marthe Villalonga

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 César César Awards, France Best Actor (Meilleur acteur) Le prénom (2012)

TitleSalary
Un secret (2007) €592,000


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