About Patrick Bruel

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Patrick Maurice Benguigui (French: [bɛnɡiɡi]; born 14 May 1959), better known by his stage name Patrick Bruel ([patʁik bʁyɛl]), is a French singer-songwriter, actor and professional poker player.

Life and career

Patrick is the son of Pierre Benguigui and Augusta Kammoun, daughter of Elie and Céline ben Sidoun.

In his youth, Bruel aspired to be a football player, but decided instead to pursue singing after seeing Michel Sardou in 1975. His first success came as an actor, in 1979's Le Coup de sirocco. He continued acting in films, on television, and in the theater while pursuing his singing career. His first single, "Vide" ("Empty"), released in 1982, was not a success, but the follow-u…Read more on Wikipedia