In 1972, Richard Bohringer achieved a significant role with The Italian of Roses. But it was not until the 1980s to see the actor, then in his forties, really win, becoming one of the most outstanding French actors of this period. First in 1981, with the film Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix, then with many other roles that will earn him including two Césars for L’Addition (in 84) and Le Grand Chemin (in 87).
It is noticed as well in Luc Besson (Subway, in 1985) as in Gérard Jugnot (Une époque formidable) in 1991, confirming his talents of actor; he is also the favorite actor of Jean-Loup Hubert, the accomplice of Jean-Pierre Mocky or his friend Bernard Giraudeau. In 1992, the father and his daughter Romane are reunited by Claude Miller for L’Accompagnatrice.
In the 1990s, after the film Tango in 1993, the actor became more rare. He then turns to television with the series An Angry Man from 1997 to 2002.
After writing novels, Richard Bohringer also tried to sing. Three albums were released between 1990 and 2002.
In 2010 at the Théâtre de l’Européen in Paris, he created a solo show on stage, adapted from his book Traîne pas trop sous la pluie. So began a tour of over 2 years to meet the public, in front of which stories of alcohol, travel, Africa, women … In July 2011, he plays this show during the “off” Festival Avignon.
In January 2013, he created the piece J’ai une belle ballon rouge, in which, for the first time, he shared the stage with his daughter Romane. A show that gets a great success on tour and in Paris at the Théâtre du Rond-Point.
A great lover of literature, he read Jack London’s texts during the opening night of the Literature and Journalism Festival in Metz in April 2017.