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Jean Gabin
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Jean Gabin

17 May 1904 - 15 November 1976

Actor, Producer, Associate Producer, Original idea, Co-producer

    Biography

    After several years of cabarets, notably at the Folies Bergères, Jean Gabin steps up to the silver screen. He is revealed by the film Pépé le Moko in 1937. Jean Gabin's career is launched and in just two years, he appears in films among the most famous of French cinema, such as Grand Illusion, Port of Shadows, La Bête humaine (1938)… During World War II, he takes refuge in the United States, refusing to act for the Germans. His return to French cinema is marked by two gangster films: Touchez pas au grisbi (1953) and Chnouf (1955). In 1955, Michel Audiard discovers his cheeky humour in shooting back carefully elaborated replies. Their collaboration is to span some twenty films. Gabin then surrounds himself with a faithful team with whom he works almost exclusively: Bernard Blier, Gilles Granier, Fernadel, Henri Verneuil… Towards the end of his life Gabin draws nearer to the new generation and shoots with Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo. He passes away in 1976 and with him, a mythical figure of French cinema.

    Filmography (89)

    Holy Year

    Holy Year

    (1975)

    Jury of One / The Verdict

    Jury of One / The Verdict

    (1974)

    Two Men in Town

    Two Men in Town

    (1973)

    The Dominici Case

    The Dominici Case

    (1973)

    Killer

    Killer

    (1972)

    The Black Flag Waves Over the Scow

    The Black Flag Waves Over the Scow

    (1971)

    The Cat

    The Cat

    (1971)

    Happy He, Who Like Ulysses

    Happy He, Who Like Ulysses

    (1969)

    La Horse

    La Horse

    (1969)

    The Sicilian Clan

    The Sicilian Clan

    (1969)

    Under the Sign of the Bull

    Under the Sign of the Bull

    (1968)

    The Tattooed Man

    The Tattooed Man

    (1968)

    Pasha - Poster France

    Pasha

    (1968)

    Action Man

    Action Man

    (1967)

    The Gardener from Argenteuil

    The Gardener from Argenteuil

    (1966)

    Father's Trip

    Father's Trip

    (1966)

    Rififi in Paris

    Rififi in Paris

    (1965)

    God's Thunder

    God's Thunder

    (1965)

    That Tender Age

    That Tender Age

    (1964)

    Monsieur

    Monsieur

    (1964)

    Any Number Can Win

    Any Number Can Win

    (1963)

    Maigret Sees Red

    Maigret Sees Red

    (1962)

    Duke of the Derby

    Duke of the Derby

    (1962)

    A Monkey in Winter

    A Monkey in Winter

    (1962)

    The Counterfeiters of Paris

    The Counterfeiters of Paris

    (1961)

    The President

    The President

    (1961)

    The Old Guard

    The Old Guard

    (1960)

    The Baron of The Locks

    The Baron of The Locks

    (1959)

    Rue de Paris

    Rue de Paris

    (1959)

    Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

    Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

    (1959)

    The Magnificent Tramp

    The Magnificent Tramp

    (1958)

    The Possessors

    The Possessors

    (1958)

    Love Is my profession / In Case of Adversity - Poster France

    Love Is my profession / In Case of Adversity

    (1958)

    The Night Affair

    The Night Affair

    (1958)

    Les Miserables

    Les Miserables

    (1958)

    Inspector Maigret / Maigret Sets a Trap

    Inspector Maigret / Maigret Sets a Trap

    (1957)

    Speaking of Murder

    Speaking of Murder

    (1957)

    The Case of Doctor Laurent

    The Case of Doctor Laurent

    (1957)

    The Most Dangerous Sin

    The Most Dangerous Sin

    (1956)

    The Trip Across Paris

    The Trip Across Paris

    (1956)

    Blind Rage

    Blind Rage

    (1956)

    Deadlier Than the Male / Twelve Hours to Live

    Deadlier Than the Male / Twelve Hours to Live

    (1955)

    People of No Importance

    People of No Importance

    (1955)

    Hi-Jack Highway - Poster France

    Hi-Jack Highway

    (1955)

    The Little Rebels

    The Little Rebels

    (1955)

    House on the Waterfront

    House on the Waterfront

    (1955)

    Razzia - Poster France

    Razzia

    (1955)

    Napoleon

    Napoleon

    (1955)

    French Cancan - Poster France

    French Cancan

    (1954)

    Air of Paris

    Air of Paris

    (1954)

    Hands Off the Loot

    Hands Off the Loot

    (1954)

    Fille dangereuse

    Fille dangereuse

    (1953)

    Rhine Virgin

    Rhine Virgin

    (1953)

    A Room For a Night

    A Room For a Night

    (1953)

    The Moment of Truth

    The Moment of Truth

    (1952)

    The Truth About Bebe Donge

    The Truth About Bebe Donge

    (1952)

    Le Plaisir

    Le Plaisir

    (1951)

    The Night Is my Kingdom

    The Night Is my Kingdom

    (1951)

    Pour l'amour du ciel

    Pour l'amour du ciel

    (1950)

    Au-delà des grilles

    Au-delà des grilles

    (1949)

    Marie of the Port

    Marie of the Port

    (1949)

    Miroir

    Miroir

    (1947)

    The Room Upstairs

    The Room Upstairs

    (1946)

    Stormy Waters

    Stormy Waters

    (1939)

    Daybreak

    Daybreak

    (1938)

    Coral Reefs

    Coral Reefs

    (1938)

    The Human Beast

    The Human Beast

    (1938)

    Port of Shadows

    Port of Shadows

    (1938)

    Lady Killer / Lover-Boy

    Lady Killer / Lover-Boy

    (1937)

    Grand Illusion

    Grand Illusion

    (1937)

    Pépé le Moko

    Pépé le Moko

    (1936)

    The Lower Depths

    The Lower Depths

    (1936)

    They Were Five

    They Were Five

    (1936)

    Escape from Yesterday

    Escape from Yesterday

    (1935)

    Golgotha

    Golgotha

    (1935)

    Zouzou

    Zouzou

    (1934)

    Maria Chapdelaine

    Maria Chapdelaine

    (1934)

    Tunnel (Le)

    Tunnel (Le)

    (1933)

    From Top to Bottom

    From Top to Bottom

    (1933)

    La Belle Marinière

    La Belle Marinière

    (1932)

    Les Gaîtés de l'escadron

    Les Gaîtés de l'escadron

    (1932)

    Coeur de Lilas

    Coeur de Lilas

    (1931)

    Gloria

    Gloria

    (1931)

    Pour un soir

    Pour un soir

    (1931)

    Cœurs joyeux

    Cœurs joyeux

    (1931)

    Tout ça ne vaut pas l'amour

    Tout ça ne vaut pas l'amour

    (1931)

    The Darling of Paris

    The Darling of Paris

    (1931)

    Chacun sa chance

    Chacun sa chance

    (1930)

    Méphisto

    Méphisto

    (1930)

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    Portraits (12)

    Photos (4)