Although he is known today for his work in mainstream features such as Clear and Present Danger
, Patrick Bauchau
first established himself as an actor in numerous European films. As one of three brothers, the cosmopolitan Bauchau was born in Brussels and raised in Belgium, England and Switzerland. He studied at Oxford University, where he received a degree in modern languages (he speaks English, French, German, Spanish and Italian).
He began his career at the end of the French New Wave cinematic era, appearing in Eric Rohmer's La Collectioneuse in the late 1960s. He refined his acting technique in such European films as State of Things and Lisbon Story, both directed by Wim Wenders, Entre Nous and the James Bond epic A View to a Kill, among others. Bauchau also starred in the critically acclaimed independent film, Twin Falls Idaho, as well as The Beatnicks, another independent film.
Bauchau recently starred in The Cell with Jennifer Lopez and he played Jodie Foster's husband in David Fincher's feature film, Panic Room.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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