Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday is a rock and roll legend in his native France, where he began his career in the 1950s and was soon dubbed "the French Elvis" for his expressive singing style and effect on the French cultural scene ... Read more »
Born: 06/15/1943

Filmography

Actor (22)

Sleight of Hand 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Salaud, on t'aime. 2014 (Movie)

Jacques Kaminsky (Actor)

Titeuf 2011 (Movie)

(Voice)

Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

Costello (Actor)

The Pink Panther 2 2009 (Movie)

Milliken (Actor)

Jean-Philippe 2006 (Movie)

Jean-Philippe (Actor)

Crime Spree 2003 (Movie)

Marcel (Actor)

Man on the Train 2003 (Movie)

Milan (Actor)

Love Me 2000 (Movie)

Lennox (Actor)

Pourquoi pas moi? 1999 (Movie)

Jose--Eva's Father (Actor)

La Gamine 1992 (Movie)

Franck (Actor)

Paris '89 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Iron Triangle 1989 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Ground Zero 1988 (Movie)

US Corporal (Actor)

Conseil de Famille 1987 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Terminus 1987 (Movie)

Manchot (Actor)

Détective 1985 (Movie)

Jim Fox-Warner (Actor)

L' Animal 1976 (Movie)

Vedette Masculine (Actor)

L' Aventure c'est l'aventure 1971 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Point de Chute 1969 (Movie)

Vlad (Actor)

Danger Down Under (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (12)

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Son of the Mask 2005 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Siam Sunset 2004 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

(additional) (Stunt Coordinator)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

stunt performer(Los Angeles post-production unit) (Stunts)

Kiss Or Kill 1997 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Love Serenade 1997 (Movie)

(Stunt Coordinator)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 (Movie)

stunt performer (Stunts)

Ground Zero 1988 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Blue Lightning (TV Show)

Stunts
Music (6)

The Walk 2015 (Movie)

("Da Dou Ron Ron") (Song Performer)

We'll Never Have Paris 2015 (Movie)

("Le Penitencier") (Song Performer)

A Good Year 2006 (Movie)

("Hey Joe") (Song Performer)

Same Old Song 1999 (Movie)

("Ma guele") (Song Performer)

Leave a Little Love 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Signes Exterieurs de Richesse 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Johnny Hallyday is a rock and roll legend in his native France, where he began his career in the 1950s and was soon dubbed "the French Elvis" for his expressive singing style and effect on the French cultural scene. Like Elvis Presley, he became equally renowned for his film work, often singing the theme song of the films in which he starred. He has amassed some 18 platinum albums, 900 songs, 100 tours, 80 million discs sold and 17 million spectators at his concerts. In 1961, he had his first hit with a cover of the Chubby Checker classic "Let's Twist Again," following that with hit versions of such U.S. chart-toppers as "The House of the Rising Sun, " "In the Midnight Hour," "Black is Black" and "Hey Joe." Throughout the ensuing decades, he has explored almost every trend, from psychedelia to rock opera. On his 50th birthday, a 42-CD box set of his four-decades career in rock was released in France and Canada and in 2000 his record "Sang pour sang" won the Best Album of the Year at the "Victoires de la Musique" Awards. In 2002, he was selected by France's soccer team to sing their official song for The World Cup. Hallyday made his feature film debut in the Henri Georges Clouzot's psychological thriller Les Diaboliques and has gone on to appear in some 35 films, including working with Claude LeLouch in Money, Money, Money, Jean Luc-Godard in Detective and Costa Gavras in Family Business. 2003'sMan on the Train marked his first collaboration with Patrice Leconte.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Je Te Promets" and "L'Attente".

Known for such albums as "Sang Pour Sang"

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