Jean Gabin

Actor, Dancer, Laborer
One of France's most celebrated actors, Jean Gabin was the tragic romantic hero of such pre-World War II dramas as "Marie Chapdelaine" (1934), "Pp le Moko" (1937) and "Grand Illusion" (1937), and later, an aging ... Read more »
Born: 05/17/1904 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (41)

Les Miserables 1989 (Movie)

Jean Valjean (Actor)

L' Annee Sainte 1975 (Movie)

Lambert (Actor)

Le Testament 1973 (Movie)

Leguen (Actor)

Deux hommes dans la ville 1972 (Movie)

Germaine (Actor)

L' Affaire Dominici 1971 (Movie)

Dominici (Actor)

Le Chat 1970 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Le Drapeau Noir Flotte Sur La Marmite 1970 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

The Killer 1970 (Movie)

Le Guen (Actor)

The Sicilian Clan 1970 (Movie)

Vittorio Manalese (Actor)

Action Man 1967 (Movie)

Denis Farrand (Actor)

Le Tatoue 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Any Number Can Win 1963 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

A Monkey In Winter 1961 (Movie)

Albert Quentin (Actor)

The Magnificent Tramp 1961 (Movie)

Archimede (Actor)

Le Baron de l'Ecluse 1960 (Movie)

Baron (Actor)

Le President 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Counterfeiters of Paris 1960 (Movie)

The Boss (Actor)

In Case of Emergency 1958 (Movie)

Andre Gobillot (Actor)

Inspector Maigret 1958 (Movie)

Maigret (Actor)

The Case of Dr. Laurent 1958 (Movie)

Dr Laurent (Actor)

Four Bags Full 1957 (Movie)

Grandgil (Actor)

Crime and Punishment 1956 (Movie)

Inspector Gallet (Actor)

Deadlier Than the Male 1956 (Movie)

Chatelin (Actor)

Le Rouge est mis 1956 (Movie)

Louis Bertain (Actor)

Razzia 1956 (Movie)

Henri Ferret (Actor)

French Can-Can 1955 (Movie)

Danglard (Actor)

Napoleon 1955 (Movie)

Marshal Lannes (Actor)

The House on the Waterfront 1955 (Movie)

Captain Lequivic (Actor)

Des gens sans importance 1954 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Air de Paris 1954 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Le Plaisir 1954 (Movie)

Joseph Rivet (Actor)

Grisbi 1953 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Pepe Le Moko 1941 (Movie)

Pepe (Actor)

Grand Illusion 1938 (Movie)

Lieutenant Marechal (Actor)

Le Jour Se Leve 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Golgotha 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Nuit Est Mon Royaume (Movie)

Raymond (Actor)

Martin Roumagnac (Movie)

(Actor)

Moontide (Movie)

Bobo (Actor)

Remorques (Movie)

Capt. Andre Laurent (Actor)

Strange Confession (Movie)

Clement (Actor)
Music (2)

A Good Year 2006 (Movie)

"Quand On S' Promène Au Bord De L'eau" (Song Performer)

Attention Bandits 1988 (Movie)

song performer "Now I Know"(("Maintenant je sais")) (Song Performer)

Biography

One of France's most celebrated actors, Jean Gabin was the tragic romantic hero of such pre-World War II dramas as "Marie Chapdelaine" (1934), "Pépé le Moko" (1937) and "Grand Illusion" (1937), and later, an aging, worldly presence in such post-war hits as "Touchez pas au grisbi" (Don't Touch the Loot") (1954) and "The Sicilian Clan" (1969). Early in his career, Gabin earned fame on the stage with an imitation of Maurice Chevalier, which in retrospect, seemed an almost foregone conclusion, as both men embodied opposing sides of the French male persona as seen through the filter of motion pictures: Chevalier the charming bon vivant, and Gabin the brooding, lustful and reckless anti-hero. Both performers continued to personify those archetypes in their later years, but Gabin brought profound emotional depth to his lions in winter. The sins of the past were never far from his characters, which were often forced to violently confront their histories as they returned to bedevil their present lives. A treasured figure in the history of French cinema, Jean Gabin set the bar for leading men in his native country and elsewhere for generations.

Relationships

Gaby Basset

Wife
married in 1925 divorced in 1933

Milestones

1963

Formed company Gafer Films (with Fernandel)

1930

Film actor

1923

Dancer with Folies-Bergere

1918

Laborer

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