Jacky Boufroura, better known as Jacques Villeret (6 February 1951 28 January 2005) was a French actor.
Born in France from an Algerian Kabyle father and a French mother, he was best known for his rotund build and roles of naive and clumsy but well-meaning guys, either in comedies or in dramatic films.
- La Soupe aux choux (1981) as the alien, nicknamed "La Denrée"
- Gramps is in the Resistance (1983) as Reichsminister Ludwig von Apfelstrudel
- Danton (1983) as General Westermann
- The Dinner Game (1998) as François Pignon
- A Crime in Paradise (2001) as Joseph "Jojo" Braconnier
- Effroyables Jardins (2003) as Jacques Pouzay
- Iznogoud (2005 Live-Action Adaptation) as Caliph Haroun El Poussah
Tropes & Trivia applying to his roles:
- Nice Guy: Many of his roles were variations on this, with varying degrees of naivety and clumsiness.
- Role Reprise: He inaugurated the Francis Veber stage play The Dinner Game in 1993, and reprised the role of François Pignon in The Film of the Play in 1998 (also directed by Veber).