Jacques Dutronc

Actor and Musician
Born Apr 28, 1943

Jacques Dutronc is a French singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and actor. He has been married to singer Françoise Hardy since 30 March 1981 and the two have a son. He also has been a longtime songwriting collaborator with Jacques Lanzmann. Some of Dutronc best known hits include "Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S'éveille", "Le Responsable", and "Les Cactus". Dutronc played guitar in the rock group El Toro et les Cyclones.… Read More

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1943 Birth Jacques Dutronc was born on 28 April 1943 at 67 Rue de Provence in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the home of his parents, Pierre and Madeleine. … Read More


1960 17 Years Old In 1960, Dutronc formed a band with himself as guitarist, schoolfriend Hadi Kalafate as bassist, Charlot Bénaroch as drummer (later replaced with André Crudot) and Daniel Dray as singer. … Read More


1963 20 Years Old After being discharged from the army in 1963, Dutronc briefly played guitar in Eddy Mitchell's backing band and was also given a job at Vogue as Jacques Wolfsohn's assistant. … Read More
1966 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Wolfsohn asked Dutronc to work with Jacques Lanzmann, a novelist and editor of Lui magazine, to create songs for a beatnik singer called Benjamin. Benjamin released an EP in 1966, featuring songs written with Dutronc and a Lanzmann-Dutronc composition, "Cheveux longs" (Long Hair). … Read More
1967 24 Years Old 1 More Event
During that period, he released seven hit albums and more than 20 singles, including two further number ones: "J'aime les filles" in 1967 and "Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille" in 1968. … Read More
1970 27 Years Old Dutronc wrote three songs with comic-book writer Fred, whose stories he also narrated for commercial release in 1970. … Read More


1973 - 1975 2 More Events
1977 34 Years Old In 1977, he was nominated for the César Award for best supporting actor, for his role in Claude Sautet's Mado. … Read More
1980 37 Years Old In 1980, Dutronc began work on a new album under the direction of Jacques Wolfsohn, now an executive at. … Read More
1982 39 Years Old The follow-up, 1982's C'est pas du bronze, was written with Anne Ségalen, by now divorced from Jacques Lanzmann, and was released to a frosty critical reception. … Read More


1987 44 Years Old In 1987, he released a further album, C.Q.F.Dutronc. … Read More
1992 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Dutronc was awarded the César for Best Actor for the title role in Maurice Pialat's biopic Van Gogh. … Read More


1995 - 1999 3 More Events
2000 57 Years Old Dutronc starred in Claude Chabrol's 2000 film Merci pour le chocolat.
2001 58 Years Old He was awarded the Best Actor prize at the 2001 Marrakech International Film Festival and was nominated for the César Award for best actor for his role in Jean-Pierre Améris' C'est la vie.
2002 59 Years Old In 2002, he starred in Michel Blanc's Summer Things.


2003 60 Years Old In 2003, Dutronc reunited with Jacques Lanzmann for Madame l'existence, an album described by rock critic Christophe Conte as "surpassing, without much apparent effort, everything that Dutronc has created in the last two decades".
2005 62 Years Old In 2005, Dutronc was awarded an Honorary César. … Read More
2009 66 Years Old Regarding politics, Dutronc has described himself as "neither engaged nor apathetic". In a 2009 interview, he said that he had voted for the first time ever in the 2007 French presidential election, for Arlette Laguiller in the first round and Nicolas Sarkozy in the second, because "everyone did" but also as a vote against Ségolène Royal whom, he said, he "preferred not to have as president but in his home, along with his mates." … Read More
2010 67 Years Old In 2010, Dutronc toured for the first time in 17 years, and released recordings from the tour as a live album and DVD, Et vous, et vous, et vous.
2014 71 Years Old 1 More Event
Dutronc's 41st film, Les Francis, was released in 2014.
2015 72 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, a tribute album was released by Columbia Records with various artists interpreting songs by Jacques Dutronc. … Read More
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