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Louis De Funes

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Among the great France comedic actors from the Twentieth hundred years, he played greater than a hundred assignments each in the movie theater and on stage. Named typically the most popular French celeb from the past due 1960s, he became known for his comprehensive repertoire of vivid cosmetic expressions. After falling out of Paris’ Lycée Condorcet, he proved helpful being a jazz pianist. He afterwards began his performing profession in the theatre, producing his film debut in 1945 in La Tentation de Barbizon. He increased to popularity after showing up in movie director Jean Girault’s 1963 humor film Pouic-Pouic. His a lot more than forty-year-long relationship to Jeanne Barthelémy de Maupassant led to two sons. He previously previously been briefly wedded to Germaine Louise Élodie Carroyer. He starred within a 1967 French humor film known as Oscar; professional Sylvester Stallone continued to try out his function in the 1991 John Landis-directed American re-make of the favorite film.

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Full Name Louis de Funès
Date Of Birth July 31, 1914
Place Of Birth Courbevoie, France
Height 1.64 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Lycée Condorcet
Nationality French
Spouse Jeanne Augustine Barthélemy, Germaine Louise Élodie Carroyer
Children Olivier de Funès, Patrick Charles de Funès de Galarza, Daniel Charles Louis de Funès de Galarza
Parents Leonor Soto Reguera, Carlos Luis de Funès de Galarza
Siblings Maria Teolinda Leonor Margarita de Funès, Carlos Teolindo Javier de Funès de Galarza
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Has 3 sons. Daniel with his first wife 'Germaine Louise Élodie Carroyer'. Patrick and Olivier with second wife Jeanne De Funès.
2His second wife Jeanne De Funès was a grandniece of the famous author Guy De Maupassant.
3Considered actress Claude Gensac as kind of a "lucky charm", imposing the production team to cast her in any bit role in his later films, if not as his on-screen wife.
4Was a friend of another great French comedian, Bourvil.
5Spoke Spanish and English.
6The character "Skinner" in Ratatouille (2007) was loosely based on him.
7Favorite actor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
8Is buried in the cemetery of Le Cellier, France.
9Between 1964 and 1979, he had topped France's box-office of the year's most successful movies seven times. His most popular movie ever was Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966), drawing an audience of 17,27 million Frenchmen.
10Became a knight of France's Légion d'Honneur in 1973.
11Collaborated with Claude Gensac, often playing his character's wife, in ten movies.
12After studying at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, he worked as a bar pianist.
13Was portrayed as a gambler in the Lucky Luke comic book "The One-Armed Bandit".
14Uncle of actress Isabelle De Funès.
15He was owner of the Chateau de Clermont near to Nantes, in Loire-Atlantique, France.
16Portrayed on a postage stamp issued on Oct. 3, 1998 by the French Post Office.
17He was the French dubbing voice of actors Totò and Renato Rascel.
18Born to Carlos Louis de Funes de Galarza (1871-1934), a lawyer, and his wife Leonor Soto Reguera (1879-1957), who emigrated to France in 1904 because their families opposed their marriage.
19Father of Daniel Charles Louis de Funès de Galarza (b. 12 July 1937), Patrick Charles de Funès de Galarza (b. 27 January 1944) and actor Olivier De Funès.
20He developed his typical wailing watching 'Donald Duck' movies.
21Voted France's favorite actor in a public opinion poll in 1968.
22Considered actress Claude Gensac as kind of a "lucky charm", imposing the production team to cast her in any bit role in his later films, if not as his on-screen wife.
23Was a friend of another great French comedian, Bourvil.
24Spoke Spanish and English.
25The character "Skinner" in Ratatouille (2007) was loosely based on him.
26Favorite actor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
27Is buried in the cemetery of Le Cellier, France.
28Between 1964 and 1979, he had topped France's box-office of the year's most successful movies seven times. His most popular movie ever was Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966), drawing an audience of 17,27 million Frenchmen.
29Became a knight of France's Légion d'Honneur in 1973.
30Collaborated with Claude Gensac, often playing his character's wife, in ten movies.
31After studying at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, he worked as a bar pianist.
32Was portrayed as a gambler in the Lucky Luke comic book "The One-Armed Bandit".
33Uncle of actress Isabelle De Funès.
34He was owner of the Chateau de Clermont near to Nantes, in Loire-Atlantique, France.
35Portrayed on a postage stamp issued on Oct. 3, 1998 by the French Post Office.
36He was the French dubbing voice of actors Totò and Renato Rascel.
37Born to Carlos Louis de Funes de Galarza (1871-1934), a lawyer, and his wife Leonor Soto Reguera (1879-1957), who emigrated to France in 1904 because their families opposed their marriage.
38Father of Daniel Charles Louis de Funès de Galarza (b. 12 July 1937), Patrick Charles de Funès de Galarza (b. 27 January 1944) and actor Olivier De Funès.
39He developed his typical wailing watching 'Donald Duck' movies.
40Voted France's favorite actor in a public opinion poll in 1968.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Troops & Troop-ettes1982Maréchal des Logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
The Cabbage Soup1981Claude Ratinier (Le Glaude)
The Miser1980Harpagon
The Troops & Aliens1979Le maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
The Discord1978Guillaume Daubray-Lacaze
L'aile ou la cuisse1976Charles Duchemin
The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob1973Victor Pivert
Delusions of Grandeur1971Don Salluste de Bazan
Jo1971Antoine Brisebard
Sur un arbre perché1971Henri Roubier
The Troops on Vacation1970Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
The Band1970Monsieur Édouard - dit Evan Evans (as Louis de Funes)
Hibernatus1969Hubert de Tartas
Le gendarme se marie1968Maréchal des Logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
The Tattoo1968Félicien Mézeray
Le petit baigneur1968Louis-Philippe Fourchaume
The Exchange Student1967Charles Bosquier
Oscar1967Bertrand Barnier
Fantômas contre Scotland Yard1967Le commissaire Juve
La Grande Vadrouille1966Stanislas Lefort
The Restaurant1966Monsieur Septime
Fantômas se déchaîne1965Commissaire Juve
The Troops in New York1965Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning1965Léon Haudepin (segment "Bons vivants, Les")
The Sucker1965Léopold Saroyan
Fantomas1964Le commissaire Juve
The Troops of St. Tropez1964Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
Un drôle de caïd1964Marcel
Dandelions by the Roots1964Jockey Jack
Let's Rob the Bank1964Victor Garnier
Pouic-Pouic1963Léonard Monestier
Carambolages1963Norbert Charolais
Les veinards1963Antoine Beaurepaire (segment "Un gros lot")
Nous irons à Deauville1962Ludovic Lamberjacques (as Louis De Funès)
Un clair de lune à Maubeuge1962Unconfirmed (uncredited)
The Gentleman from Epsom1962Gaspard Ripeux
The Devil and the Ten Commandments1962Vaillant (segment "Bien d'autrui ne prendras")
Crime Does Not Pay1962Le barman du 'Blue Bar' (segment "L'homme de l'avenue")
La vendetta1962Amoretti
In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles!...1961Paul Ernzer
The American Beauty1961Les frères Viralot, le secrétaire du commissariat et le chef du personnel
Le capitaine Fracasse1961Scapin
Les tortillards1960Émile Durand
Candide1960Le gestapiste / Gestapo man
Certains l'aiment... froide1960Ange Galopin
Mon pote le gitan1959Védrines
I tartassati1959Ettore
Totò, Eva e il pennello proibito1959Prof. Francisco Montiel
Taxi, roulotte et corrida1958Maurice Berger
La vie à deux1958Maître Stéphane, le notaire
Ni vu, ni connu1958Blaireau
Crazy in the Noodle1957Pierre Cousin (as Louis de Funes)
Four Bags Full1956Jambier, l'épicier
Courte tête1956Prosper / Père Grazziani / Colonel Luc de la Frapinière / ...
La puce à l'oreille1956TV MovieAuguste Ferraillon
La famille Anodin1956TV SeriesOne man
Bébés à gogo1956Célestin Ratier - représentant des industries de l'enfance
Law of the Streets1956Paulo - les Chiens
La bande à papa1956L'inspecteur Victor Eugène Merlerin
Bonjour sourire!1956Bonoeil
Si Paris nous était conté1956Antoine Allègre
Mädchen ohne Grenzen1955
Les hussards1955Luigi - le sacristain
L'impossible Monsieur Pipelet1955Oncle Robert (as Louis De Funès)
Frou-Frou1955Colonel Cousinet-Duval
Papa, maman, ma femme et moi...1955Monsieur Calomel
Napoléon1955Soldier Laurent Passementier (uncredited)
Les pépées font la loi1955Jeannot La Bonne Affaire
Ingrid - Die Geschichte eines Fotomodells1955D'Arrigio - Modeschöpfer
Huis-clos1954uncredited
Papa, Mama, the Maid and I1954Monsieur Calomel
La reine Margot1954René, l'astrologue (uncredited)
Human Cargo1954Le chef de train (uncredited)
Peek-a-boo1954Michel Leboeuf, le détective
Scènes de ménage1954Boulingrin
Escalier de service1954Cesare Grimaldi
Poisson d'avril1954Le garde-champêtre (as de Funès)
The Sheep Has Five Legs1954Pilate (as Louis de Funes)
Les hommes ne pensent qu'à ça1954Célosso - le mari espagnol de la comtesse russe
Les corsaires du Bois de Boulogne1954Le commissaire
Faites-moi confiance!1954Tumlatum
Le secret d'Hélène Marimon1954Le jardinier Ravan
Tourments1954Eddy Gorlier
Mam'zelle Nitouche1954Un maréchal des logis
La belle au bois dormant1954TV MovieUn astrologue
Les intrigantes1954Marcange
Fraternité1954TV Movie
The Game of Love1954Le forain
L'étrange désir de Monsieur Bard1954Monsieur Chanteau
Le recensement1954TV MovieL'agent recenseur
Le rire1953ShortLe professeur
Le chevalier de la nuit1953Le tailleur
Mon frangin du Sénégal1953Le docteur (as De Funes)
Légère et court vêtue1953Paul Duvernois
Inside a Girls' Dormitory1953Le photographe Triboudot
Capitaine Pantoufle1953M. Rachoux, le directeur de la banque (as De Funès)
Innocents in Paris1953Monsieur Celestin (as Louis De Funes)
Companions of the Night1953Un client attablé (uncredited)
Moineaux de Paris1953Le docteur
La tournée des grands Ducs1953Le directeur de l'hôtel
Au diable la vertu1953Lorette, le greffier (as De Funès)
Les dents longues1953Un typo
La vie d'un honnête homme1953Emile, le valet de chambre
Tambour battant1953Le maître d'armes
La jungle en folie1952as de Funès
Le huitième art et la manière1952ShortLe mari fan de radio
La fugue de Monsieur Perle1952Le fou qui pêche dans un lavabo (as De Funès)
Elle et moi1952Le garçon de café
La p... respectueuse1952Un client du night-club (as De Funes)
Monsieur Taxi1952Le peintre qui voit rouge (as Louis De Funès)
Je l'ai été 3 fois!1952L'interprète du sultan (uncredited)
Le jugement de Dieu1952L'homme qui se fait arracher une dent chez le barbier et un envoyé du bourgmestre (uncredited)
L'amour n'est pas un péché1952Cottin - l'homme au chien
Agence matrimoniale1952/IM. Charles (as De Funès)
Monsieur Leguignon, lampiste1952Un habitant du quartier (as Louis de Funes)
The Seven Deadly Sins1952Martin Gaston, le Français (segment "Paresse, La / Sloth")
Les loups chassent la nuit1952Le barman qui sert un Porto (uncredited)
Boîte à vendre1951Short uncredited
Champions Juniors1951Short uncredited
Un amour de parapluie1951Short uncredited
Ma femme est formidable1951Le touriste skieur
La Poison1951André
Le dindon1951Le gérant
Pas de vacances pour Monsieur le Maire1951Le conseiller
Trip to America1951L'employé d'Air France
Ils étaient cinq1951Albert, le régisseur
Folie douce1951
La vie est un jeu1951
La passante1951L'éclusier
Boniface somnambule1951Anatole, le mari soupçonneux
Knock1951Le malade qui a perdu 100 grammes (uncredited)
La rose rouge1951Manito - le poète (as L. de Funès)
...Sans laisser d'adresse1951Un futur papa (as De Funès)
L'amant de paille1951Bruno, le psychiatre
Bibi Fricotin1951Le pêcheur
Nonante degrés à l'ombre1951Short
Les joueurs1950TV MoviePiotr Petrovitch
La rue sans loi1950Hippolyte (as De Funès)
Fugitive from Montreal1950
Le roi du bla bla bla1950Gino
The Strollers1950Monsieur Vincent - le quincailler (uncredited)
His Last Twelve Hours1950Nicolas (uncredited)
Father's Dilemma1950Un prete
Adémaï au poteau-frontière1950Soldier (uncredited)
Bed for Two1950Le garçon
Un certain monsieur1950Thomas Boudebeuf
Mon ami Sainfoin1950Le guide
Pas de week-end pour notre amour1950Constantin - le domestique du baron de Valirman (as De Funes)
Au revoir M. Grock1950Un spectateur (uncredited)
A Simple Case of Money1949L'avocat de Philippe
Vient de paraître1949uncredited
Je n'aime que toi...1949Le chef d'orchestre (as De Funes)
Mission à Tanger1949Le colonel espagnol (as De Funès)
Du Guesclin1949L'astrologue / Aymérigot Marches / un seigneur / ...
Croisière pour l'inconnu1948uncredited
Antoine et Antoinette1947Un garçon épicier / Un invité à la noce (uncredited)
Dernier refuge1947The Driver
Le château de la dernière chance1947Bar Patron Hugging Yolande
Six heures à perdre1947Le chauffeur (as de Funès)
La tentation de Barbizon1946Le portier du paradis (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cabbage Soup1981
The Miser1980
The Troops & Aliens1979adaptation
Hibernatus1969adaptation / dialogue
Oscar1967adaptation
The Restaurant1966adaptation

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Band1970"Répétition" / performer: "Les Poupons"
Peek-a-boo1954performer: "Sou le soleil"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Miser1980

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010-2014TV Series in memory of - 2 episodes
That's Life!! Kilorenzos Smith in Talks...2013TV Series documentary inspiration - 1 episode
Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie2012Video inspiration
Kaamelott2009TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
Papy fait de la résistance1983dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La nuit des Césars1980TV Series documentaryHimself - Honorary César
Am laufenden Band1979TV SeriesHimself / Maréchal des Logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
Numéro 11978TV SeriesHimself
Apropos Film1978TV Series documentaryHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1978TV Series documentaryHimself
Midi Trente1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
Le grand échiquier1972TV SeriesHimself
Aujourd'hui Madame1970TV SeriesHimself
Paris aktuell1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Gala de l'union1963-1969TV SeriesHimself
Reflets de Cannes1966TV Series documentaryHimself
Grand écran1965TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinépanorama1964TV Series documentaryHimself
Chroniques de France1964TV Series documentaryHimself - Segment 3: Maurice Chevalier
Les échos du cinéma1961TV Series shortHimself
Station mondaine1951Documentary shortLe narrateur
Louis de Funès, 100 ans déjà2014Documentary
Monsieur Cinéma1970-1980TV SeriesHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976-1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un Français nommé Gabin2017TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le grand show2016TV SeriesHimself
SLG Shot2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010-2014TV SeriesProf. Francisco Montiel / Victor Pivert / Antoine Brisebard
2nd Indie Fest of YouTube Videos 20142014TV MovieHimself
Louis de Funès et les Gendarmes2014Video documentaryHimself
Louis de Funès, l'homme qui a passé le mur du son2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Monsieur de Funès2013DocumentaryHimself
Un jour, un destin2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself / Various roles
La troupe d'un soir2013TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
La dernière campagne2013TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Il était une fois...2009-2013TV Series documentaryHimself / Various characters
Rendez-vous avec Jo2011Video documentary shortHimself
Salut les geeks2011TV SeriesHimself
Nous nous sommes tant aimés2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche2003-2009TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2008TV Series
Les grands du rire2007TV SeriesHimself
On a tous grandi avec Louis de Funès2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Publicité et cinéma: Une histoire de famille2006TV Short documentaryHimself
La joie de faire rire2006Video documentary shortVictor Pivert
Louis De Funès, la comédie humaine2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Louis de Funès ou Le pouvoir de faire rire2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Funny Business1992TV Series documentary
Mardi cinéma1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Il était une fois: Le gala de l'union des artistes1980TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France


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#Trademark
1Frequently works with Michel Galabru
2Frequently works with director "Jean Girault"
3Plays autoritative, yet sneaky characters
4Short stature
5Energetic presence
6Unique facial expressions
7Plays autoritative, yet sneaky characters
8Short stature
9Energetic presence
10Unique facial expressions

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