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Patrick Bruel

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Patrick Bruel (born Patrick Benguigui, on May 14, 1959 in Tlemcen, French Algeria: 1830 - 1962) is a French singer, actor, and professional poker player of Algerian descent.

Although Bruel aspired to be a football star as a youth, he decided to pursue singing after seeing Michel Sardou in 1975. His first success came as an actor, however, 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, he had his last name officially changed to Bruel-Benguigui, his stage name with his birthname, before his partner Amanda Maruani gave birth to his first child, Oscar, on August 19. On September 21, 2004, he wed the 24-year-old Maruani; it is his first marriage. His second child, Léon Bruel was born on the 28th September, 2005.

As of 2004 Bruel has acted in more than 40 different television and film productions and made five studio albums and several live albums. His last album to date is Entre Deux (2002), 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 December 26, 2004, Bruel wrote the song “Et puis la terre” to benefit the Red Cross.

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  • usamike

    rohh en 2014, toujours pas de photo et une étoile à la place du vide ! personne pour enlever cette étoile blanche et lui mettre une photo ?

    20 Jul 3:27pm Reply
  • usamike

    incroayble, toujours pas de photo ! encore cette histoire de droit d'auteur alors ? dans ce cas il suffit de mettre une peinture et Bruel ne pourra pas l'interdire.

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿????????????????¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿??????????????Que passa com as fotos de Patrick????????????¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿??????????????????????????

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Fintelligent

    It's because he has forbidden it himself! Life Wendy Carlos

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • LePetitNicholas

    Et on peut pas en ajouter ?

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Vilhomme

    Non c'est pas le seul cas… Il y a aussi Wendy Carlos!

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Bayou16

    Tant mieux j'aime pas sa tronche ;-)

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Doberman27

    Ah ok pas de photo pour Bruel. Comme l'a dit Madrangue, c'est également la première fois que je vois ça sur Last.FM depuis 2005. oO

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PierreMenes

    J'suis deg du manque de photo.

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • smee85

    he's a bit like mohammed

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Madrangue

    Pas d'image pour cause de copyright? Ca doit être le seul cas sur Last.fm... ridicule !

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Vilhomme

    oui, pourquoi pas d'photo?

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • goupil_libertin

    Photos à ajouter... C'est quand même le comble qu'un artiste aussi reconnu que Bruel n'ait pas la moindre photo pour orner son profil.

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • bibanino

    A chaque fois que j'écoute cette chansonje" te le dis quand meme "j'ai les larmes aux yeux !! =) ^ ^

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Muriellejp

    Love it...

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • mon_autre

    oui, pourquoi pas d'photo?

    25 Jun 2011 Reply
  • margot18

    pourquoi il y a pas les photos de mr Bruel??

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • GHELIX

    Qui a le droit

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • frengermoy

    i like it

    15 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Tibholt

    Patriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
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