Maurice Ronet

Active - 1949 - 1983  |   Born - Apr 13, 1927 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France  |   Died - Mar 14, 1983   |   Genres - Drama, Thriller, Romance, Crime

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Biography by Hal Erickson

The son of professional actors, French film star Maurice Ronet studied at the Paris Conservatoire, where one of his mentors was Jean-Louis Barrault. On the stage from age 20, Ronet made his first film, Rendezvous de Juliet, in 1949. A popular leading man of the 1950s and 1960s, Ronet was a particular favorite of such influential directors as Louis Malle and Claude Chabrol. He turned director himself for two films, Le Voleur de Tibidabo (1964) and Bartleby (1977). Maurice Ronet was the husband of Josephine Chaplin, the youngest daughter of the celebrated Charlie.

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  • Was raised in a family of actors.
  • At the age of 16, he started to take drama lessons to pursue his career in acting.
  • Made his debut as an actor in theater.
  • Was a skilled musician who played the piano.
  • Was a skilled painter.
  • Moby Dick was his favorite novel.
  • Had a son with Josephine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie Chaplin.