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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many top performers in the United States, including Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Andy Williams. In French-speaking countries, Brel was also a successful actor, appearing in ten films. He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time.

Age: 49 (age at death)
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: Belgian
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary


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1974 Bonnot's Gang Raymond Callemin dit 'Raymond la Science'
1973 L'emmerdeur François Pignon
1973 Far West Jacques
1972 L'aventure, c'est l'aventure Jacques
1972 Franz Leon
1972 The Bar at the Crossing Vincent van Horst
1971 Law Breakers Le juge d'instruction Bernard Level
1970 Mont-Dragon Georges Dormond - un aspirant dégradé
1969 My Uncle Benjamin Dr. Benjamin Rathery
1967 Risky Business Jean Doucet
1956 Grande peur de Monsieur Clément, La Monsieur Clément


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