Pierre-Richard Maurice Charles Léopold Defays (born August 16, 1934 in Valenciennes), better known as Pierre Richard, is a French actor, film director and screenwriter.
One of the most famous French film comedians of the second half of the 20th century, he is best known for his clumsy and often Unluckily Lucky daydreamer roles in comedy films of The '70s and The '80s, such as The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe and the films written and/or directed by Francis Veber, including some Buddy Pictures with Gérard Depardieu. As he aged, he shifted to play Cool Old Guys.
A number of the comedies he played in have had American remakes.
- The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) as François Perrin
- La moutarde me monte au nez (1974) as Pierre Durois
- The Umbrella Coup (1980) as Grégoire Lecomte
- La Chèvre (1981) as François Perrin
- Les Compères (1983) as François Pignon
- Les Fugitifs (1986) as François Pignon
- Door on the Left as You Leave the Elevator (1988) as Yann Ducoudray
- Paris 36 (2008) as Max aka "Monsieur TSF"
- Mia and the Migoo (2008) as Pedro (French dub)
- Le Petit Spirou (2017 film) as Spirou's grandpa