Jacques Dutronc
French actor and musician
Jacques Dutronc
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.
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The Great Comic Creator Mixtape Volume II
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Last year, I asked some of my favorite comic creators in the industry what they enjoyed listening to while they made comics. To me it was a cool, introspective look into what can help or inspire their creative process. You can take a look at last years Comic Creator Mixtape here. We're back with a whole new batch of creators and awesome playlists that you should check out, and maybe it will inspire you to create something as well! Ryan Stegman just concluded his great run on Superior Spider-Man and will soon be the regular artist on Wolverine. Image Courtesy of Marvel Comics Ryan Stegman Here goes: I guess when I'm choosing music to listen to while working it depends on a lot of factors. Like if it's first thing in the morning I'll usually go for something heavy and driving to wake me up. Like Fucked Up. And then when I'm good and lathered up (gross) I listen to a lot of hip hop. I guess it changes a lot too. I am always worried that I'm going to end up like my dad ( ...
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Underrated Classics: Jacques Dutronc
Heave Media - almost 5 years
To start this article off, I’m going to let everybody know: I do not speak French. Hell, I work at a “French” cafe/diner called La Madeleine, and even after working there, the only things I can say are: “Bonjour,” “Merci” and “Bon Appétit,” and I’m still not sure what the last one translates to in English. So when I tell people that I really like French pop music, at times I feel a bit disingenuous in saying so, because to be honest, I have no idea what these folks are actually saying. “Wth Cory,” (which stands for “what the hell, Cory?” in internet-jerk jargon) “why would you listen to something in a different language if you don’t actually know what they’re saying?” Well, to answer your stupid, jerky question: French pop music (or “Chanson,” which translates to “song” but is more modernly affiliated with lyrically charged French pop music) seriously rules! And this isn’t just my opinion. Serge Gainsbourg, aside from being an international hero (and recent indie film subject) has be ...
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Killer Elite Trio Reteaming for JOSEPH AND THE GIRL - Movies.ie
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by Xavier De Choudens and starring Jacques Dutronc and Hafsia Herzi, the 2010 thriller follows Joseph, an aging con who has just spent the past twenty years behind bars. Now free, he has one obsession: to pull off a casino heist
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CONCERTS Stars de la chanson au rendez-vous - Courrier Picard
Google News - over 5 years
S'il n'a pas encore la notoriété de ses parents (Jacques Dutronc et Françoise Hardy), il n'a pas à rougir de leur talent. Lui s'est destiné au swing, jamais séparé de sa guitare qu'il manie à merveille. Quinze jours plus tard, Julien Doré reviendra au
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LE CHOIX DU GAULTMILLAU - L'illustré
Google News - over 5 years
Jacques Dutronc est un habitué, qui n'est pas compliqué. Les princes moyen-orientaux apprécient que l'équipe de direction les attende au complet pour leur souhaiter la bienvenue. A Lausanne, le Palace est un vrai pôle d'attraction, en plein centre de
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Archimède, le disque de la rentrée - Le Parisien
Google News - over 5 years
Le tandem des frères Boisnard s'apprête à sortir lundi « Trafalgar », épatant deuxième album et meilleur disque de septembre, qui croise Oasis et Jacques Dutronc, les mélodies solaires anglo-saxonnes et le verbe ironique francophone
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Changez de position - Infopresse
Google News - over 5 years
« Les gens sont fous, les temps sont flous », chantait Jacques Dutronc. Aujourd'hui, rien n'a changé, mais quand on est une agence de communication sérieuse, on ne peut pas se développer en voguant dans le vague. Heureusement, pour rassurer les clients
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Miles Kane reprend Jacques Dutronc ! - Sud Ouest
Google News - over 5 years
Et puis, vous avez un chanteur qui est devenu ma nouvelle idole : Jacques Dutronc. J'ai découvert ses disques récemment et même si je ne comprends pas les paroles, je sens qu'il s'en dégage un truc que j'adore : c'est à la fois très cool et très rock,
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En souvenir du Blaireau - La Voix du Nord
Google News - over 5 years
En 1987, Jacques Dutronc chantait un sublime Beau blaireau sur l'inoubliable album Les Gars de la Narine . On ne sait pas si nos amis belges se sont inspirés des facéties de notre prince sans rire national, mais le « Beau vélo de Ravel » qu'ils nous
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Thomas Dutronc : Sexy dans son teaser Demain ! - Jukebo
Google News - over 5 years
A l'instar d'Ours, le fils d'Alain Souchon, Thomas Dutronc représente aussi la descendance d'un union célèbre puisque son père n'est autre que le chanteur Jacques Dutronc et sa mère Françoise Hardy. Faisant suite à l'album Comme un Manouche sans
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Population mondiale : Nous serons bientôt sept milliards - France Soir
Google News - over 5 years
Jacques Dutronc va devoir changer les paroles de sa chanson Et moi, et moi, et moi. Nous serons bientôt sept milliards d'êtres humains: la population mondiale va franchir ce seuil avant la fin de l'année, selon les prévisions de l'Institut national
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Fête de la cité à Laon Eryl Prayer méritait mieux - L'Union
Google News - over 5 years
... de 18 ans les discothèques lyonnaises et plus récemment fut l'invité d'un « Dîner presque parfait », télévisé aux côtés des sosies de Laurent Gerra, Céline Dion, Jacques Dutronc ; une émission regardée par plus de 4,5 millions de téléspectateurs
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CD: Les Bof! – Nous Sommes - The Arts Desk
Google News - over 5 years
A lot of early Jacques Dutronc had a garage edge, so did a few cuts by Eric Charden. Ronnie Bird was a short-lived one-man Rolling Stones, and Les Boots were stellar. The covers on Nous Sommes are French-language songs, but not from France: “C'est
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Appointments: Michel Azibert Joins Eutelsat as Deputy CEO, Jean-Paul Brillaud ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He will join Eutelsat's Executive Committee comprising Michel de Rosen (CEO), David Bair (Chief Technical Officer), Jacques Dutronc (Director of Satellite Missions and Programmes), Catherine Guillouard (Chief Financial Officer) and Andrew Wallace
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Thomas Dutronc en concert - viaFrance
Google News - over 5 years
Gentleman décontracté, faux dandy, le fils de Jacques Dutronc s'est fait un prénom.Thomas Dutronc s'est faufilé entre les gouttes musicales jusqu'à 17 ans. Après un Bac C obtenu avec mention, un vent venu d'Europe centrale l'a emporté, le convertissant
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"J'en rêve encore" : Jacques Dutronc - RTL.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Jacques Dutronc se dévoile pour RTL. Ce jeudi matin 21 juillet, Anthony Martin s'est plongé dans les souvenirs du chanteur. Tout l'été, RTL propose un grand nombre de chroniques rafraichissantes, au casting riche et varié, axées sur la découverte et la
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Et moi, et moi, et moi de Jacques Dutronc - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
Jacques Dutronc était musicien. Il avait fait partie du groupe El Toro et les Cyclones. Accessoirement, il lui arrivait de jouer les assistants pour le redoutable Wolfsohn. Les visiteurs sortaient généralement avec un nœud au ventre du bureau de ce
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jacques Dutronc
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 71
    In 2015, Dutronc revealed he had a brief relationship with Romy Schneider that lasted as long as they were shooting the film That Most Important Thing: Love.
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    In 2015, a tribute album was released by Columbia Records with various artists interpreting songs by Jacques Dutronc.
    More Details Hide Details The 13-track album titled Joyeux anniversaire M'sieur Dutronc contained performances by artists Julien Doré, Gaëtan Roussel, Zaz, Joeystarr, Nathy (Tüxo), BAGARRE, Thomas Dutronc, Annie Cordy, the duo Brigitte, Miossec, Francis Cabrel, Francine Massiani, Tété and Camélia Jordana in addition to "L'opportuniste" sung by Jacques Dutronc with Nicola Sirkis. The album charted in France and Belgium.
  • 2014
    Age 70
    In November 2014, Dutronc performed a series of concerts with Eddy Mitchell and Johnny Hallyday at Paris Bercy, under the name "Les vieilles canailles" ("The Old Gits").
    More Details Hide Details It was reported that, following these performances, Dutronc intended to begin recording a new album with his son Thomas. According to a 1979 editorial in the French magazine Rock & Folk, Dutronc is "the one singer who is so closely identified with the 1960s that it has become impossible to talk about them without talking about him". In 1991, "Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille" was voted the best French-language single of all time in a poll of music critics organised by Le Nouvel Observateur for a TV special broadcast on Antenne 2, beating Jacques Brel's "Ne me quitte pas" into second place. Dutronc's songs have been covered by Matthieu Chedid, Vanessa Paradis, Mungo Jerry, Etienne Daho, Sylvie Vartan, Miles Kane, The Divine Comedy, Serge Gainsbourg and Black Lips, among others.
    Dutronc's 41st film, Les Francis, was released in 2014.
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  • 2010
    Age 66
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 65
    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."
    More Details Hide Details He currently lives in the town of Monticello, Corsica.
  • 2005
    Age 61
    In 2005, Dutronc was awarded an Honorary César.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, he has appeared in films by directors including Gabriel Aghion and Alain Corneau.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 59
    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".
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  • 2002
    Age 58
    In 2002, he starred in Michel Blanc's Summer Things.
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  • 2001
    Age 57
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 56
    Dutronc starred in Claude Chabrol's 2000 film Merci pour le chocolat.
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  • 1999
    Age 55
    During the 1990s, Dutronc appeared in two films by Patrick Grandperret and was nominated for a César Award for best supporting actor in 1999, for his role in Nicole Garcia's Place Vendôme.
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  • 1998
    Age 54
    In 1998, Jacques began a relationship with a stylist whom he had met on the set of the film Place Vendôme.
    More Details Hide Details Dutronc and Hardy are now separated, but remain married and see each other regularly.
  • 1995
    Age 51
    At around this time, Dutronc began work on a new studio album, Brèves rencontres, but work progressed slowly and it was not released until 1995.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 48
    In November 1992, Dutronc played three comeback concerts at the Casino de Paris, highlights from which were released as a film, directed by Jean-Marie Périer and as a live album, Dutronc au Casino.
    More Details Hide Details The album sold over 760,000 copies.
    In 1992, Dutronc was awarded the César for Best Actor for the title role in Maurice Pialat's biopic Van Gogh.
    More Details Hide Details Critic Christopher Null commented that Dutronc "manages to embody the obvious manic depression from Van Gogh's later years, all exuding from his scraggly face, sunken eyes, and bony frame... the searing Dutronc is the real reason to sit through the film".
  • 1987
    Age 43
    In 1987, he released a further album, C.Q.F.Dutronc.
    More Details Hide Details Most of the songs were written by Dutronc without a partner, although he collaborated with Etienne Daho on one track and with Jean-François Bernardini of the Corsican folk group I Muvrini on another.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Dutronc's acting career continued during the 1980s, and he appeared in films such as Malevil and Barbet Schroeder's Tricheurs.
  • 1980
    Age 36
    In 1980, Dutronc began work on a new album under the direction of Jacques Wolfsohn, now an executive at.
    More Details Hide Details Wolfsohn proposed that Dutronc write with both Jacques Lanzmann and Serge Gainsbourg. During recording, Wolfsohn proposed to Lanzmann and Gainsbourg that they each work on alternative lyrics to go with one of Dutronc's instrumental demos. Lanzmann objected to being placed in competition against another writer, and dropped out of the project. The resulting album, Guerre et pets ("War and Farts" - a play on the title of Tolstoy's novel), consequently only includes two Lanzmann-Dutronc compositions, and is mainly written by Dutronc and Gainsbourg. The album's lead single, "L'hymne à l'amour", received little airplay because its lyric consists primarily of racial epithets (the opening line, roughly translated, is "gook, wog, towel-head, yid"), and the album was only a moderate commercial success.
  • 1977
    Age 33
    In 1977, he was nominated for the César Award for best supporting actor, for his role in Claude Sautet's Mado.
    More Details Hide Details Steven Spielberg reportedly considered Dutronc to be the best French actor of his generation, and had the role of René Belloq in Raiders of the Lost Ark written with him in mind. Dutronc was not given the role, however, because it transpired that his English was not adequate.
  • 1975
    Age 31
    Co-writing credits on Dutronc's self-titled 1975 album are split between Lanzmann, Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Loup Dabadie.
    More Details Hide Details In 1973, was adapted with English lyrics as "Alright Alright Alright" and became a UK No. 3 hit for the group Mungo Jerry.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 29
    Also in 1973, Dutronc began a second career as an actor in the film, directed by Jean-Marie Périer.
    More Details Hide Details Dutronc's second film, That Most Important Thing: Love, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was a major box-office hit in France. In the following years, Dutronc devoted most of his energies toward his acting career, appearing in films directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Lelouch and Maurice Pialat.
  • 1970
    Age 26
    Dutronc wrote three songs with comic-book writer Fred, whose stories he also narrated for commercial release in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details Two songs were written in 1971 by Lanzmann, Franck Harvel and the composer Jean-Pierre Bourtayre, for a TV adaptation of Arsène Lupin.
  • 1967
    Age 23
    Dutronc began a relationship with Vogue label-mate Françoise Hardy in 1967. In 1973, they had a son, Thomas, who grew up to become a successful jazz and pop musician. In 1981, they were married, "for tax reasons", according to Hardy.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details According to music critic Mark Deming: "Dutronc's early hits were rough but clever exercises in European garage rock like Dutronc's role models Bob Dylan and Ray Davies, he could write melodies strong enough to work even without their excellent lyrics, and his band had more than enough energy to make them fly (and the imagination to move with the musical times as psychedelia and hard rock entered the picture at the end of the decade)". Most of Dutronc's songs up to 1975 were written with Jacques Lanzmann, with only two written solely by Dutronc. Lanzmann's wife Anne Ségalen is also credited on some songs.
  • 1966
    Age 22
    Dutronc's self-titled debut album, released at the end of 1966, sold over a million copies and was awarded a special Grand Prix du Disque by the Académie Charles Cros, in memoriam of one of its founders.
    More Details Hide Details A second single, "Les play boys", spent six weeks at number one and sold 600,000 copies. Dutronc was one of the most commercially successful French music stars of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
    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).
    More Details Hide Details However, Wolfsohn was disappointed by Benjamin's recording of a song titled "Et moi, et moi, et moi". A second version was recorded, with Dutronc's former bandmate Hadi Kalafate on vocals. Wolfsohn then asked Dutronc if he would be interested in recording his own version. The single reached number 2 in the French charts in September 1966. Cultural historian Larry Portis describes the arrival of Dutronc on the French music scene, along with that of Michel Polnareff at around the same time, as representing "the first French rock music that can be considered a musically competent and non-imitative incorporation of African-American and African-American-British influences". For Portis, Dutronc marks a break with the literary tradition of French chanson in his creative use of the sounds, rather than just the syntax, of the language.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In this capacity, he co-wrote songs for artists such as ZouZou, Cléo and Françoise Hardy.
  • 1960
    Age 16
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They auditioned in 1961 for Jacques Wolfsohn, an artistic director at Disques Vogue, who signed them and gave them the name El Toro et les Cyclones. The group released two singles, "L'Oncle John" and "Le Vagabond", but disbanded when Dutronc was obliged to undertake military service.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His father was a manager for the state-run Office of Coal Distribution. Jacques was educated at Rocroy-Saint-Léon elementary school (now a Lycée), the École de la Rue Blanche (now a drama school) and then at the École Professionnelle de Dessin Industriel, where he studied graphic design from 1959.
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