Patrick Bruel: 40 years of career
At a very young age, when he attended a first show, Patrick Bruel already knew that he too would go on stage one day. An idea that will follow him until his ascent to the top. In this new biography, the light is thrown on the lover of music, theater and cinema through anecdotes and many happy encounters that span 40 years of career.
The 63-year-old French singer-songwriter, who is also an actor and producer, has quite a career to his credit.
It is the author Frédéric Quinonero who has chosen to highlight the 40 years of Bruel's career by writing a biography different from those we usually see.
Patrick Bruel over the words. Frederic Quinonero. Archipelago Editions. 160 pagesAbundantly illustrated, the work of a life is told by theme by associating each letter of the alphabet with a word linked to something that marked the artist. A primer. For example, the letter Q is associated with Quebec, where he knew how to conquer his audience. We return to the love story that unites Bruel and Quebecers. We will remember his show in 2008, on the Plains in Quebec (and not in Montreal as the author indicates), during the festivities of the 400th anniversary of the City. Moreover, he will return there in 2015 during the Festival d’été de Québec.
The letter O refers in particular to his love for olive trees. Bruel has invested in the exploitation of an area of 20 hectares of olive trees to produce olive oil. A safe bet, according to him.
After a few failures and several unsuccessful attempts, it was in the early 1990s that Patrick Bruel, originally from Tlemcen in Algeria, met with significant media success. Yet the singer nearly gave up everything when he got hired as a GO at a Club Meb in Mexico.
He doesn't always get the coveted roles in auditions for the movie theater. He then turned to the theater in the early 1980s before devoting himself to music. He will try training in drama, but will only last two hours. He gave up.
Nevertheless, he was not ready to forget the dream that settled in him at the age of 14, after attending a concert by the Rolling Stones. Bruel is ready for anything.
Success will come eventually. By dint of determination, the Olympia in Paris will open the doors to him. Bruelmania grows as its fans on both sides of the Atlantic fill the halls it passes.
During his career, he will make many encounters that will mark the adored singer, author of ten albums and who has sold more than 15 million. Johnny Hallyday, Patrick Fiori, Céline Dion, Lara Fabian, Charles Aznavour are among the artists he has had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with over the years and with whom he has sometimes shared the stage.
However, in 2019, his success will be somewhat tarnished by allegations of sexual misconduct which have since been dropped.
Besides music and film , Bruel is also passionate about football and even more so about poker. And there is no dead hand. Even if we don't know everything, we learn that in 2018 alone, he will win in a tournament the sum of 1.5 million US dollars.
To this is certainly added his passion for women, and not just any women, younger women, always younger than him and, of course, very beautiful women.
< p>First there was his first wife, Amanda Sthers, a French writer, director and screenwriter, with whom he had two children, Oscar and Léon. The marriage lasted only three years.
Among those who counted figure Céline Bosquet, model and television presenter, with whom he lived together. Their separation occurs three years later.
He will then share his life for four years with the Danish model Caroline Nielsen.
His latest conquest, Clémence, with whom he is in couple for five years, is only 32 years old and 31 years her junior.
Patrick Bruel has won several awards and distinctions
- In the cinema, he won a César for best actor in 2013 for The first name. He has also acted in the play by Matthieu Delaporte— and Alexandre de La Patellière at the theatre.
- He has been a Knight of the National Order of Merit since 1996.
- He is also Knight of the National Order of Quebec since 2014.
- The author, Frédéric Quinonero, is a specialist in music and cinema, and author of several biographies. He has notably authored the books, Serge Lama – La rage de vivre, Johnny Immortel and Françoise Hardy – A long love song.< /li>