Bernard Bouix (1923-1991) was a French actor who had a successful career in both theatre and cinema. He was born in Paris, France, and started his career as a stage actor in the 1950s. He made his film debut in the 1952 drama "Le Diable au Corps" and went on to appear in numerous French films throughout his career.
Bouix was known for his versatility as an actor and could play a wide range of characters from tough criminals to comic relief. He often collaborated with director Claude Chabrol and appeared in some of his most famous films such as "Les Bonnes Femmes" (1960), "La Femme Infidele" (1969) and "Le Boucher" (1970). His other notable film roles include "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945), "Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob" (1973), "The Patriot" (1986) and "Etat de Siège" (1972).
Bouix was also a renowned stage actor and appeared in numerous plays in France and abroad. He worked with some of the most renowned theatre directors in the country, such as Jean Vilar and Antoine Vitez. He was awarded the prestigious Molière Award for Best Actor in a Comedy in 1965 for his performance in the play "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme".
Bouix's career in television also spanned several decades, starting with his appearances in the 1950s anthology series "La Maison des Auteurs". He starred in several television movies and series throughout his career, most notably the spy series "Le Saint" (1978-1979).
Bouix was also a successful voice actor and dubbed many films into French, including "Chinatown" (1974) and "Star Wars" (1977). He was also the French voice of Walter Matthau in several of his films.
Bouix's career as an actor spanned more than four decades and he was one of the most respected actors in the French cinema. His legacy lives on through his film and theatre performances and he will be remembered as one of the greats of French cinema.