Pierre Brasseur  

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Pierre Brasseur, born Pierre-Albert Espinasse (December 22, 1905 in Paris – died August 16, 1972 in Bruneck-Brunico, Italy) was a French actor.

Both his father, Albert Brasseur, and his grandfather, Jules Brasseur, were actors as well. The family tradition of using the name Brasseur was continued by his son Claude and his grandson Alexandre.

Renowned for playing outsized characters, Brasseur is probably best known in the anglophone world for his (semi-fictionalised) portrayal of the actor Frédérick Lemaître in Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) (1945) and as Docteur Génessier in the horror film Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans visage) (1959) co-starring with Alida Valli.



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