Louis de Funès' film characters

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Louis de Funès during the shooting of Le Gendarme et les Extra-terrestres


The aim of this project is to present an inventory of film characters played by Louis de Funès. The project itself has been created as an attempt to compensate for the scarcity of online information on the actor's filmography in English, especially on Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute, especially fans of de Funès and his films, since the project is meant to be a fan effort.

Short bio[edit]

Louis de Funès (31 July 1914 – 27 January 1983) born Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza, was a popular French actor of Spanish origin and one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and Fernandel. His acting style is remembered for its high energy performance, wide range of facial expressions and engaging, snappy impatience and selfishness. A big part of his most famous work was in collaboration with director Jean Girault, and together, they wrote and directed the French classic L'avare (1980) in which he also starred.

He was a household name in several countries of Europe (Greece, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Albania, Romania, USSR, Iran and Yugoslavia in particular) for many years, yet remained almost unknown in the English-speaking world. He was seen only once in the United States in 1974 with the release of The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, which was nominated for a Golden Globe. According to a 1968 poll he was France's favourite actor. Funès played over 130 roles in film and over 100 roles on stage.

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