Jacques Dejouette was born on August 17, 1927, in Paris, France. Known to stage, TV and film audiences as Jacques Herlin he’s had an acting career for more than thirty years, with over a hundred-ninety film and TV appearances to his credit. Jacquea is one of the major players in supporting roles in modern French films. He is noted for roles such as Senator Dell'Acqua “Treize femmes pour Casanova” directed by Francois Legrand or the Bishop of Orleans in “Joan of Arc” by Luc Besson. Most recently he was the senior monk Amedee in “Men and Gods” directed by Xavier Beauvois, where he played alongside Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale.
Jacques appeared in 5 Euro-westerns from “Buffalo Bill, Hero of the Far West” (1964) to “Two Faces of the Dollar” in 1967. Still active today he was a voice in the latest Asterix film, “Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia” which is post production now. Today we celebrate the 85th birthday of Jacques Herlin.