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Famous People Named Jacques

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Jacques in the world? Our list of celebrities named Jacques includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Jacques' below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Jacques, actors named Jacques, and much more. Jacques Plante, Jacques Kallis, and Jacques Chirac are only a few of the well-known men named Jacques on this list.

  • Jacques Plante

    Jacques Plante

    Ice Hockey Player

    AgeDec. at 57 (1929-1986)

    BirthplaceNotre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Canada

    Joseph Jacques Omer Plante (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑk plɑ̃t]; January 17, 1929 – February...  more
  • Jacques Kallis


    BirthplaceWestern Cape, City of Cape Town, Pinelands, Cape Town, Africa

    Jacques Kallis (born 16 October 1975) is a South African cricket coach and former...  more
  • Jacques Chirac

    Jacques Chirac

    Politician, Sailor


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jacques René Chirac (UK: SHEER-ak, US: (listen) sheer-AHK, French: [ʒak ʁəne ʃiʁak]...  more
  • Jacques Derrida

    Jacques Derrida


    AgeDec. at 74 (1930-2004)

    BirthplaceEl Biar

    Jacques Derrida (; French: [ʒak dɛʁida]; born Jackie Élie Derrida; July 15, 1930 – October 9,...  more
  • Jacques Brel

    Jacques Brel

    Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 49 (1929-1978)

    BirthplaceSchaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium

    Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French pronunciation: ​[ʒak ʁomɛ̃ ʒɔʁʒ bʁɛl] Pronunciation ; 8...  more
  • Jacques Rougeau
    Jacques Rougeau Jr. (born June 13, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler best...  more
  • Jacques Lemaire


    BirthplaceLaSalle, Quebec, Canada

    Jacques Gerard Lemaire (born September 7, 1945) is a retired French Canadian ice hockey...  more
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Jacques Offenbach

    Impresario, Composer

    AgeDec. at 61 (1819-1880)

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    Jacques Offenbach (, also US: , French: [ʒak ɔfɛnbak], German: [ˈɔfn̩bax] (listen); 20 June...  more
  • Jacques Anquetil

    Jacques Anquetil

    Professional Road Racing Cyclist

    AgeDec. at 53 (1934-1987)

    BirthplaceMont-Saint-Aignan, France

    Jacques Anquetil (pronounced [ʒak ɑ̃k.til]; 8 January 1934 – 18 November 1987) was a French...  more
  • Jacques Lacan

    Jacques Lacan

    Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst

    AgeDec. at 80 (1901-1981)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (; French: [ʒak lakɑ̃]; 13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981) was a...  more
  • Jacques Massu
    Jacques Émile Massu (French pronunciation: ​[ʒak masy]; 5 May 1908 – 26 October 2002) was a...  more
  • Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier

    Navigator, Explorer

    AgeDec. at 66 (1491-1557)

    BirthplaceSaint-Malo, France

    Jacques Cartier ( KAR-tee-ay, also US: KAR-tee-AY, kar-TYAY, French: [ʒak kaʁtje], Quebec...  more
  • Jacques Demers


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Jacques Demers (born August 25, 1944) is a Canadian Senator, former broadcaster and former...  more
  • Jacques Barzun

    Jacques Barzun

    Historian, Professor

    AgeDec. at 105 (1907-2012)

    BirthplaceCréteil, France

    Jacques Martin Barzun (; November 30, 1907 – October 25, 2012) was a French-American historian...  more
  • Jacques Martin


    BirthplaceClarence-Rockland, Canada

    Jacques Martin (born October 1, 1952) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and...  more
  • Jacques Delors


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (born 20 July 1925) is a French politician who served as the 8th...  more
  • Jacques Villeneuve

    Jacques Villeneuve

    Race car driver, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada

    Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑk vilnœv]; born April 9, 1971)...  more
  • Jacques Becker

    Jacques Becker

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 54 (1906-1960)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jacques Becker (French: [bɛkɛʁ]; 15 September 1906 – 21 February 1960) was a French...  more
  • Jacques Tati

    Jacques Tati

    Comedian, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1907-1982)

    BirthplaceLe Pecq, France

    Jacques Tati (French: [tati]; born Jacques Tatischeff, pronounced [tatiʃɛf]; 9 October 1907 –...  more
  • Jacques Pépin

    Jacques Pépin

    TV chef, Author


    BirthplaceBourg-en-Bresse, France

    Jacques Pépin French pronunciation: ​[ʒak pepɛ̃] (born December 18, 1935) is a French–American...  more
  • Jacques Tourneur

    Jacques Tourneur

    Television director, Film Editor

    AgeDec. at 73 (1904-1977)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jacques Tourneur (French: [tuʁnœʁ]; November 12, 1904 – December 19, 1977) was a French film...  more
  • Jacques Prévert

    Jacques Prévert

    Film Score Composer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 77 (1900-1977)

    BirthplaceNeuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France

    Jacques Prévert (French: [ʒak pʁevɛʁ]; 4 February 1900 – 11 April 1977) was a French poet and...  more
  • Jacques Roche


    AgeDec. at 44 (1961-2005)

    Jacques Roche (21, July, 1961– 14, July, 2005), a Haitian journalist and editor for Le Matin...  more
  • Jacques Audiard

    Jacques Audiard

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jacques Audiard (French: [ʒak odjaʁ]; born 30 April 1952) is a French film director and...  more
  • Jacques Perrin

    Jacques Perrin

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jacques Perrin (born Jacques André Simonet; 13 July 1941) is a French actor and filmmaker. He...  more