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Patrick Bruel

Patrick Bruel

French actor and singer
Patrick Bruel
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Quick Facts

Intro French actor and singer
Is Actor Singer Musician Songwriter
From France
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 14 May 1959, Tlemcen, Tlemcen Province, Algeria
Age 62 years
Star sign Taurus
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Biography

Patrick Bruel (French: [patʁik bʁyɛl]; born Patrick Benguigui [bɛnɡiɡi] on 14 May 1959) is a French singer, actor, and professional poker player.

Life and career

Patrick is the son of Pierre Benguigui and Augusta Kammoun, daughter of Elie and Céline ben Sidoun.

In his youth, Bruel aspired to be a football player, but decided instead to pursue singing after seeing Michel Sardou in 1975. His first success came as an actor, in 1979's Le Coup de sirocco. He continued acting in films, on television, and in the theater while pursuing his singing career. His first single, "Vide" ("Empty"), released in 1982, was not a success, but the follow-up, "Marre de cette nana-là" ("Fed up with that chick"), was a hit.

In 2003, just before his partner, the writer and playwright Amanda Sthers, gave birth to his first child, Oscar, on 19 August, he changed his name to Bruel-Benguigui, combining his stage name with his birth name. On 21 September 2004, he wed the 24-year-old Sthers; it is his first marriage. His second child, Léon, was born on 28 September 2005. The couple separated in 2007.

As of 2004, Bruel has acted in more than forty television and film productions, and has made five studio albums and several live albums. In 2002, Benguigui released Entre Deux, a double CD of classic chanson that features duets with Charles Aznavour, Jean-Louis Aubert, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Alain Souchon and Renaud, among others. It sold two million copies and made Bruel France's best paid singer of the year. At the beginning of 2005, in response to the South Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004, Benguigui wrote the song "Et puis la terre" with Marie-Florence Gros, with whom he had begun a long-term collaboration in 1998, to benefit the Red Cross. His latest album, "Des souvenirs devant", was his fourth chart-topper in France.

Bruel is a world-class professional poker player. He won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1998 for the $5,000 Limit Hold'em event. As of 2009. he has earned more than $900,000 in tournament play, of which his ten cash winnings at the WSOP account for $411,659. He also comments on the World Poker Tour in France.

World Series of Poker bracelet

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1998 $5,000 Limit Hold'em $224,000

Philanthropy

Bruel is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 1993.

Filmography

  • A Family (2017)
  • Un sac de billes (2017)
  • Love at First Child (2015)
  • The Missionaries (2014)
  • Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles (2014)
  • Les gamins (2013)
  • What's in a Name? (2012)
  • Paris Manhattan (2011)
  • The Writer (2011)
  • Comme les cinq doigts de la main (2010)
  • Desperate Parents (2009)
  • Change of Plans (2009)
  • A Secret (2007)
  • O Jerusalem (2006)
  • Comedy of Power (2006)
  • The Wolf (2004)
  • Une vie à t'attendre (2004)
  • The Milk of Human Kindness (2001)
  • Pretty Things (2001)
  • Le marquis (short) (2000)
  • Lost & Found (1999)
  • The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)
  • Hors jeu (1998)
  • Paparazzi (1998)
  • K (1997)
  • Le jaguar (1996)
  • Sabrina (1995)
  • A Hundred and One Nights (1995)
  • Profil bas (1993)
  • Toutes peines confondues (1992)
  • Il y a des jours... et des lunes (1990)
  • Force majeure (1989)
  • L'union sacrée (fr) (1989)
  • La maison assassinée (1988)
  • Suivez mon regard (1986)
  • Champagne amer (1986)
  • Attention bandits! (1986)
  • Profs (1985)
  • Le mariage blues (1985) TV
  • Les amours des années 50 (1985) TV
  • La tête dans le sac (1984)
  • Marche à l'ombre (1984)
  • Les malheurs de Malou (1984) TV
  • Le grand carnaval (1983)
  • Le bâtard (1983)
  • Les diplômés du dernier rang (1982)
  • Paris-Saint-Lazare (1982) TV
  • Ma femme s'appelle reviens (1982)
  • Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (1981) TV
  • Le Rembrandt de Verrières (1981) TV
  • La mort en sautoir (1980) TV
  • Un pas dans la forêt (1980) TV
  • Le coup de sirocco (1979)

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album Chart
FR BEL
(Wa)
BEL
(Fl)
SWI NL
1982 Vide
1984 De face 32
1989 Alors, regarde 1 35
1994 Bruel 2 47
1995 Plaza de los héroes
1999 Juste avant 1 1 32 43
2002 Entre deux 1 1 2 49
2006 Des Souvenirs devant 1 1 6 69
2012 Lequel de nous 1 1 58 7
2015 Très souvent, je pense à vous... 5 4 119 6

Live albums

Year Album Chart
FR BEL
(Wa)
BEL
(Fl)
SWI NL
1987 À tout à l'heure
1991 Si ce soir... 1 51
1995 On s'était dit... 25 9
2001 Rien ne s'efface... 2 1 12
2003 Entre deux à l'Olympia 21 16
2007 Des Souvenirs... ensemble 12 8 45
2009 Seul... ou presque 9 3 41
2014 Live 2014 6 4 119 25
2016 Bruel Barbara – Le Châtelet 56
28

Compilations

Year Album Chart
FR BEL
(Wa)
SWI
2001 L'Essentiel 81
2003 Les Talents essentiels 23
2004 Puzzle 1 2 21
2007 S'laisser aimer (3 cd)

Singles

Year Single Chart Album
FR BEL
(Wa)
SWI NL
1984 "Marre de cette nana-là !" De face
1985 "Comment ça va pour vous ?" 27
1986 "Non, j'veux pas"
"J'roule vers toi"
1987 "Tout l'monde peut s'tromper"
1989 "Casser la voix" 3 77 Alors regarde
1990 "J'te l'dis quand même" 12
"Alors regarde" 3
1991 "Place des grands hommes..." 4
"Décalé" 15 66
"Qui a le droit..." (Live) 1 Si ce soir...
1992 "Casser la voix" (Live) 8
"J'te l'dis quand même" (Live) 45
"Décalé" (Live)
(Patrick Bruel with Mariza Corréa)
70
"Elle m'regardait comme ça" 82 Alors regarde / Si ce soir...
1994 "Bouge!" 22 Bruel
"Combien de murs..." 8
"Pars pas..."
1995 "J'suis quand même là"
1996 "Pour exister" (Live) 18 On s'était dit...
1999 "J'te mentirais..." 81 Juste avant
2000 "Pour la vie" 13 22 90 92
"Au Café des délices" 13 20
"Tout s'efface" 36 32 95
2002 "Mon Amant de Saint Jean" 14 33 Entre deux
"La Complainte de la butte"
(Patrick Bruel & Francis Cabrel)
48
"Ménilmontant"
(Patrick Bruel & Charles Aznavour)
2006 "J'm'attendais pas à toi" 39 Des Souvenirs devant
2008 "Raconte-moi" 68 Des Souvenirs... ensemble
2009 "Combien de murs..." (Live) Seul... ou presque
2012 "Lequel de nous" 35 32
2015 "Pourquoi ne pas y croire..."
(Patrick Bruel, Youness El Guezouli & Idan Raichel)
168
"Corsica"
(Patrick Fiori & Patrick Bruel)
31
Featured in and collective collaborations
Year Single Chart Album
FR BEL
(Wa)
SWI NL
2006 "Dit is mijn stem (Casser la voix)"
(Xander de Buisonjé feat. Patrick Bruel)
64 Succes
(Xander de Buisonjé album)
2009 "Je n'attendais que vous"
(Christophe Maé, Catherine Lara, Maurane, Patrick Bruel)
38 2009: Les Enfoirés font leur cinéma
2010 "Parce que c'est toi"
(Grégoire, Zazie, Patrick Bruel, Natasha St-Pier)
30 2010: Les Enfoirés... la crise de nerfs!
2013 "Un arc en ciel" (Téléthon 2013)
(Bénabar, Bruel, Cali & Marina )
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