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Louis de Funès
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Louis de Funès

31 July 1914 - 27 January 1983

Actor, Director, Adapter/dialogue writer, Screenwriter, Narrator

    Biography

    The first part of Louis de Funès' career is laborious and he plays a multitude of supporting parts. In 1956, he gains some recognition for his role in The Trip Across Paris, directed by Claude Autant-Lara (1956), co-starring Jean Gabin and Bourvil. But it's only at the beginning of 1960s, with the stage play (Oscar) and a film (Pouic-Pouic, directed by Jean Girault, that Louis de Funès is truly launched. At the time, he is already approaching 50. After The Sucker, Gérard Oury proposes a new role to De Funès, that of a designated member of the Resistance. And it will be the success of Don't Look Now - We're Being Shot At, which leads to record attendance. From there on in, De Funès lends his cantankerousness to essentially two directors: Gerard Oury (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob) and Jean Girault who offers him the role of Inspector Cruchot in the Gendarme series.

    Filmography (134)

    Never Play Clever Again

    Never Play Clever Again

    (1982)

    La Soupe aux choux

    La Soupe aux choux

    (1981)

    The Miser

    The Miser

    (1980)

    The Gendarme and the Creatures from Outer Space

    The Gendarme and the Creatures from Outer Space

    (1979)

    The Spat

    The Spat

    (1978)

    L'Aile ou la cuisse

    L'Aile ou la cuisse

    (1976)

    The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

    The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

    (1973)

    Delusions of Grandeur

    Delusions of Grandeur

    (1971)

    The Gazebo

    The Gazebo

    (1971)

    Perched on a Tree

    Perched on a Tree

    (1971)

    The Gendarme Takes Off

    The Gendarme Takes Off

    (1970)

    The One Man Band

    The One Man Band

    (1969)

    Hibernatus

    Hibernatus

    (1969)

    The Gendarme Gets Married

    The Gendarme Gets Married

    (1968)

    The Tattooed Man

    The Tattooed Man

    (1968)

    The Little Bather

    The Little Bather

    (1968)

    The Exchange Student

    The Exchange Student

    (1967)

    Oscar

    Oscar

    (1967)

    Fantomas Against Scotland Yard

    Fantomas Against Scotland Yard

    (1966)

    Don't Look Now - We're Being Shot At

    Don't Look Now - We're Being Shot At

    (1966)

    The Big Restaurant / What's Cooking in Paris

    The Big Restaurant / What's Cooking in Paris

    (1966)

    Fantomas Strikes Back

    Fantomas Strikes Back

    (1965)

    The Gendarme in New York

    The Gendarme in New York

    (1965)

    The Jolly Good Fellows

    The Jolly Good Fellows

    (1965)

    The Sucker

    The Sucker

    (1964)

    Fantomas

    Fantomas

    (1964)

    The Gendarme of St. Tropez

    The Gendarme of St. Tropez

    (1964)

    A Mouse with the Men

    A Mouse with the Men

    (1964)

    Pushing up Daisies

    Pushing up Daisies

    (1964)

    Rob the Bank

    Rob the Bank

    (1963)

    Pouic-Pouic

    Pouic-Pouic

    (1963)

    Carom Shots

    Carom Shots

    (1963)

    The Lucky

    The Lucky

    (1963)

    Nous irons à Deauville

    Nous irons à Deauville

    (1962)

    Duke of the Derby

    Duke of the Derby

    (1962)

    The Devil and the Ten Commandments

    The Devil and the Ten Commandments

    (1962)

    La Vendetta

    La Vendetta

    (1962)

    Crime Does Not Pay / Gentle Art of Murder

    Crime Does Not Pay / Gentle Art of Murder

    (1961)

    La Belle Américaine

    La Belle Américaine

    (1961)

    In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles!...

    In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles!...

    (1960)

    Captain Fracasse

    Captain Fracasse

    (1960)

    Les Tortillards

    Les Tortillards

    (1960)

    Candide

    Candide

    (1960)

    Certains l'aiment froide (ou Les Râleurs font leur beurre)

    Certains l'aiment froide (ou Les Râleurs font leur beurre)

    (1960)

    Mon pote le gitan

    Mon pote le gitan

    (1959)

    The Overtaxed

    The Overtaxed

    (1959)

    Toto in Madrid

    Toto in Madrid

    (1958)

    Taxi, roulotte et corrida

    Taxi, roulotte et corrida

    (1958)

    Life as a Couple / Life Together

    Life as a Couple / Life Together

    (1958)

    Neither Seen Nor Recognized / Vive Monsieur Blaireau

    Neither Seen Nor Recognized / Vive Monsieur Blaireau

    (1957)

    Comme un cheveu sur la soupe

    Comme un cheveu sur la soupe

    (1957)

    The Trip Across Paris

    The Trip Across Paris

    (1956)

    Photo Finish / Short Head

    Photo Finish / Short Head

    (1956)

    Father's Gang

    Father's Gang

    (1956)

    Law of the Streets

    Law of the Streets

    (1955)

    Bonjour sourire !

    Bonjour sourire !

    (1955)

    If Paris Were Told to Us

    If Paris Were Told to Us

    (1955)

    The Girl from Paris / The Toy Wife

    The Girl from Paris / The Toy Wife

    (1955)

    Les Hussards

    Les Hussards

    (1955)

    Papa, Maman, ma femme et moi

    Papa, Maman, ma femme et moi

    (1955)

    The Impossible Mr. Pipelet

    The Impossible Mr. Pipelet

    (1955)

    Napoleon

    Napoleon

    (1955)

    Human Cargo

    Human Cargo

    (1955)

    Les Pépées font la loi

    Les Pépées font la loi

    (1954)

    Huis-clos

    Huis-clos

    (1954)

    Papa, Mama the Maid and I

    Papa, Mama the Maid and I

    (1954)

    Queen Margot / A Woman of Evil

    Queen Margot / A Woman of Evil

    (1954)

    Peek-a-Boo

    Peek-a-Boo

    (1954)

    The Sheep Has Five Legs

    The Sheep Has Five Legs

    (1954)

    Scènes de ménage

    Scènes de ménage

    (1954)

    Service Entrance

    Service Entrance

    (1954)

    Les Corsaires du bois de Boulogne

    Les Corsaires du bois de Boulogne

    (1954)

    Poisson d'avril

    Poisson d'avril

    (1954)

    Men Only Think of That

    Men Only Think of That

    (1954)

    Faites-moi confiance

    Faites-moi confiance

    (1954)

    Tourments

    Tourments

    (1954)

    Oh No, Mam'zelle

    Oh No, Mam'zelle

    (1954)

    The Plotters

    The Plotters

    (1954)

    L'Art et la manière de rire

    L'Art et la manière de rire

    (1953)

    Tambour battant

    Tambour battant

    (1953)

    The Game of Love - Poster France

    The Game of Love

    (1953)

    The Strange Desire of Mister Bard

    The Strange Desire of Mister Bard

    (1953)

    Knight Of The Night

    Knight Of The Night

    (1953)

    Mon frangin du Sénégal

    Mon frangin du Sénégal

    (1953)

    Lightly Clad

    Lightly Clad

    (1953)

    Companions of the Night

    Companions of the Night

    (1953)

    Inside a Girls' Dormitory

    Inside a Girls' Dormitory

    (1953)

    Captain Sleepers

    Captain Sleepers

    (1953)

    La Tournée des grands ducs

    La Tournée des grands ducs

    (1953)

    Au diable la vertu !

    Au diable la vertu !

    (1953)

    The Virtuous Scoundrel

    The Virtuous Scoundrel

    (1953)

    Moineaux de Paris

    Moineaux de Paris

    (1953)

    Le Huitième Art et la manière

    Le Huitième Art et la manière

    (1952)

    Les Joueurs

    Les Joueurs

    (1952)

    Run Away Mister Perle

    Run Away Mister Perle

    (1952)

    She and I

    She and I

    (1952)

    She and Me

    She and Me

    (1952)

    La P... respectueuse

    La P... respectueuse

    (1952)

    Monsieur taxi

    Monsieur taxi

    (1952)

    L'Amour n'est pas un péché

    L'Amour n'est pas un péché

    (1952)

    Monsieur Leguignon, lampiste

    Monsieur Leguignon, lampiste

    (1952)

    90 degrés à l'ombre

    90 degrés à l'ombre

    (1951)

    Un amour de parapluie

    Un amour de parapluie

    (1951)

    Matrimonial Agency

    Matrimonial Agency

    (1951)

    Les 7 péchés capitaux - Poster France

    Les 7 péchés capitaux

    (1951)

    Les Loups chassent la nuit

    Les Loups chassent la nuit

    (1951)

    Ils étaient 5

    Ils étaient 5

    (1951)

    Ma femme est formidable

    Ma femme est formidable

    (1951)

    Poison

    Poison

    (1951)

    Pas de vacances pour Monsieur le maire

    Pas de vacances pour Monsieur le maire

    (1951)

    The Stranger from Montréal

    The Stranger from Montréal

    (1951)

    Folie douce

    Folie douce

    (1951)

    La Vie est un jeu

    La Vie est un jeu

    (1951)

    Bibi Fricotin

    Bibi Fricotin

    (1951)

    La Rose rouge

    La Rose rouge

    (1951)

    The Sleepwaker

    The Sleepwaker

    (1950)

    Knock

    Knock

    (1950)

    Sans laisser d'adresse

    Sans laisser d'adresse

    (1950)

    Le Roi du blablabla

    Le Roi du blablabla

    (1950)

    The Straw Lover

    The Straw Lover

    (1950)

    Lawless Street

    Lawless Street

    (1950)

    Judgment of God

    Judgment of God

    (1949)

    Pas de week-end pour notre amour

    Pas de week-end pour notre amour

    (1949)

    Au revoir Monsieur Grock

    Au revoir Monsieur Grock

    (1949)

    A Simple Case of Money

    A Simple Case of Money

    (1949)

    I Only Love You

    I Only Love You

    (1949)

    Mission in Tangier

    Mission in Tangier

    (1949)

    Du Guesclin

    Du Guesclin

    (1949)

    Croisière pour l'inconnu

    Croisière pour l'inconnu

    (1948)

    Dernier Refuge

    Dernier Refuge

    (1947)

    Le Château de la dernière chance

    Le Château de la dernière chance

    (1947)

    Antoine and Antoinette

    Antoine and Antoinette

    (1946)

    Six Hours to Lose

    Six Hours to Lose

    (1946)

    The Temptation of Barbizon

    The Temptation of Barbizon

    (1946)

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