Jacques Clouseau ( French Jacques Clouseau ) - a fictional character, senior inspector of the French police, the protagonist of a series of comedy films about the "pink panther" - a huge diamond . In the films of the 1960s - 1980s, the role of inspector Clouseau was played by Peter Sellers , in the remakes of the 2000s - Steve Martin .
|Inspector Jacques Clouseau|
|Appearance||The Pink Panther (1963)|
|Disappearance||Pink Panther 2 (2009)|
|Cause||The end of the movie series|
|Role performer||Sellers, Peter (original)|
Martin, Steve (remake)
|Number of episodes||9|
Jacques Clouseau is a disastrously incompetent policeman from Sûreté Nationale . His investigations are filled with chaos and destruction, the cause of which, as a rule, is himself. His clumsy attempts to figure out something usually entail a string of troubles, both for himself and for those around him. For example, in the episode “The Pink Panther Deals a New Strike, ” Clouseau is not even able to interrogate witnesses without falling from the stairs, without cutting his hand (first with a knight’s glove, and then with a vase), without bringing the witness to a swoon, without breaking the priceless piano and not shooting through - of course, by pure chance - the ass of another policeman.
In addition, Inspector Clouseau is not too smart. During the investigation, he puts forward completely idiotic versions of the crime, and as a rule, he comes to a solution by sheer chance. Thanks to these accidents, Clouseau is promoted and even earns the glory of France’s greatest detective, though only among those who are not personally acquainted with him. The supernatural incompetence of the inspector, combined with the fact that in the end he always turns out to be right, leads his boss - Charles Dreyfus - to insanity, so that, in the end, he turns into a real psychopath, seeking to destroy the world in a desperate attempt to get Clouseau.
Inspector Clouseau is unusually egocentric and pompous. Despite numerous oversights, he is sincerely convinced that he is an excellent policeman born for success and career advancement. He easily forgets about his own mistakes and in any (even the most stupid) situation he seeks to save face. “I thought so!” He invariably says, suddenly finding out how things really were. The creators of Clouseau believe that the secret to the popularity of this character lies precisely in his exorbitant ego. The desire to maintain self-esteem against the backdrop of chaos makes the character especially comedic.
In the first episodes of The Pink Panther, Inspector Clouseau is less comical and inept than in films made in the 1970s.
In the performance of Steve Martin (remakes of the 2000s), the character of Inspector Clouseau undergoes some changes: he is still unlucky and arrogant, but he can be called eccentric rather than clumsy. In addition, he is noticeably smarter and more competent in comparison with the original version, he is even able to find the criminal using his deductive abilities.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau Films
Peter Sellers as Clouseau
- 1963 - The Pink Panther
- 1964 - “ Shot in the Dark ” / Shot in the Dark
- 1975 - The Return of the Pink Panther
- 1976 - The Pink Panther Strikes Again
- 1978 - Revenge of the Pink Panther
- 1982 - Trail of the Pink Panther
Alan Arkin as Clouseau
- 1968 - Inspector Clouseau
Roger Moore as Clouseau
- 1983 - Curse of the Pink Panther
- 2006 - The Pink Panther
- 2009 - The Pink Panther 2 / The Pink Panther 2
Selected Pink Panther Movies
- 1993 - “ Son of the Pink Panther ” / Son of the Pink Panther (Clouseau is absent)