Bernard Evein was a French actor, best known for his roles in the acclaimed films of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was born in Paris in 1924, and his father was a journalist. He began acting at a young age, and in his teens, he joined the National Theatre of France.
He went on to study at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique and graduated with a degree in acting. After graduation, he began performing in various plays, including productions of Shakespeare's works. From 1949 to 1958, he was a member of the Comédie-Française.
In the 1950s, Evein began appearing in films, starting with a small role in André Cayatte's 1949 film La Maison du Maltais. His career soon began to take off, and he was featured in some of the most acclaimed films of the era, including Jean Cocteau's Orphée and Jacques Demy's Lola.
Evein also appeared in several international productions, including the British film The Longest Day and the American-Italian production The Pigeon That Took Rome, starring Gregory Peck. He also appeared in the French television series Les Grandes Familles and Les Cinq Dernières Minutes.
In the 1960s, Evein continued to appear in films, but his roles became less frequent. He did, however, appear in some of the greatest French films of the decade, including Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou and Claude Chabrol's Les Biches.
Evein's career was cut short in 1967, when he died at the age of 43 following a long battle with cancer. He had left behind a legacy of exemplary performances in some of the greatest films of the era. His last film, Les Biches, was dedicated to him in his memory.
Although Evein's career was short-lived, his contributions to the French film industry are still remembered today. He is remembered as one of the greats of French cinema and his performances remain as timeless as ever.