Movie star and singer Patrick Bruel has been among France's biggest stars over the '90s, first making his / her name like a teen idol and leading an excellent to traditional French chanson within the new millennium.
Bruel was born Patrick Benguigui with Tlemcen, Algeria, on May 14, 1959. The father abandoned a family when Patrick was simply a year old, in addition to 1962, after Algeria won its independence, his mom moved to France, settling within the Paris suburb involving Argenteuil.
A good soccer player in his youth, Patrick first decided upon the idea of like a artist having seen Michel Sardou perform in 1975.
As fortune would have it, acting would deliver him his first good results; first-time director Alexandre Arcady ran an advert seeking a new man with a French-Algerian (or "pied-noir" in France slang) accent for his motion picture Le Coup hun Sirocco. Benguigui (as he was still called) responded and gained the part.
The next year, he spent time in New York City, where he fulfilled Gérard Presgurvic, later for being his most important songwriter.