(born May 17, 1954, Troyes
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) is a French comedian and actor. Known for his often rogue humour, he has given presentations at the largest entertainment facilities in France, including the Palais omnisports
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at Paris-Bercy and the Stade de France
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. Bigard is a close friend of French President Nicolas Sarkozy
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, whom he accompanied on an official visit to Pope Benedict XVI
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Fourth child of a family from humble origins, it passes through "a happiness unblemished "his summer holiday on a farm in the Aube exploited his maternal grandparents, and lives with" sadness "of the school mid-September.
From the early allergic to "constraints" and "confinement" inherent in the school attached to his mother and "too wayward at work, it knows itself and sometimes is very sensitive to incentives. Can succeed and be aware of "no more stupid than others," puberty and discovered girls "giving life to something intoxicating" divert yet his point drop after doubling its class Fourth, it is set in the pension private college of Mesnil-Saint-Loup.Ses parents this financial sacrifice to enable him to succeed but as his elder brother, it will not its orientation, and 16 years for a SEN in general mechanics, to prepare 3-year technical school.
Against by his diligence and success in the practice of handball earned him alone the praise of his elder brother and the pride of his father when, "selected in the junior team of the Nord-Est de la France" who will win the tournament, he returned with a medal.
Jean-Marie Bigard is married to Claudia Bigard since February 1991. They divorced in August 2009. He is remarried to the comedian Lola Marois since May 2011. The couple has one child, Sasha, born on June 19, 2009.
Views on the September 11 attacks
In September 2008, Bigard claimed that the September 11 attacks on the US seven years earlier were an "enormous lie" orchestrated by the American government. He said that it would be "... absolutely sure and certain" that the US government had stage-managed the attacks.
Later, in a statement to Agence France-Press, Bigard said that he wanted to "apologise to everyone". He also said: "I will never speak again about the events of 11 September. . . I will never express any more doubts." He stopped short, however, of saying that he accepted that his comments were untrue.
On June 2009, Bigard posted several videos on his website in which he comments on the official account of the September 11 attacks.
On October 28, 2009, accompanied by Mathieu Kassovitz
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, Bigard participated on a TV show (France 2) in which he said there was no proof of Ben Laden culpability in the attacks, neither any images (and proof) about an airplane crashing on the Pentagon.