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Fernandel



Born Fernand Joseph Desire Contandin, Fernandel was a great French comedy star with a long, toothy face and a shy manner. The son of a music-hall entertainer, he began performing while still a child; in his teens he supported himself in a variety of jobs while gaining experience as an amateur comedian and singer. In 1922 he turned professional, soon becoming popular in vaudeville, operettas, and music-hall revues. He debuted onscreen in 1930, going on to perform in many minor films before becoming very popular with his serious role in the screen adaptation of Maupassant's Le Rosier de Madame Husson (1932). For the next four decades he was France's top comedic actor, giving more than 100 comic performances onscreen; occasionally he also had dramatic roles. He was perhaps best-loved for his portrayal of the humorously indomitable, eccentric priest at war with the town's communist mayor in the "Don Camillo" series. Also popular outside of France, he occasionally appeared in Italian and American productions; his first Hollywood film was Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) in which he played David Niven's coachman. Fernandel also directed or co-produced a few of his own films.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Tu m'as sauvé la vie
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Ignace
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet François Premier (Francis the First)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Les gaîtés de l'escadron (Fun in Barracks)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Crésus (Croesus)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet La Table-aux-Crevés (The Hunting Ground)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Le couturier de ces dames (Fernandel the Dressmaker)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet L'Auberge rouge
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Fernandel: Flamboyant
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Le chat
  • Producer
2003
No Score Yet Happy He Who Like Ulysses (Heureux qui comme Ulysse..)
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet My Wife's Husband
  • Fernand Jouvin
1963
No Score Yet The Devil and the Ten Commandments
  • God [Episode 5]
1962
No Score Yet The Last Judgement (Il giudizio universale)
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet The Cow and I
  • Charles Bailly
1959
No Score Yet Paris Holiday
  • Fernydel
1958
No Score Yet La vie à deux
  • Marcel
1958
No Score Yet The Law Is the Law (La legge è legge)
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Pantaloons
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Man in the Raincoat
  • Actor
1957
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Coachman
1956
No Score Yet Fernandel the Dressmaker
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Don Camillo e l'on. Peppone (Don Camillo's Last Round)
  • Don Camillo
1955
No Score Yet Ali Baba et les Quarante Voleurs (Ali Baba and Forty Thieves)
  • Ali Baba
1954
No Score Yet The Sheep Has Five Legs
  • Édouard Saint-Forget
1954
No Score Yet Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo (The Little World of Don Camillo)
  • Don Camillo
1953
No Score Yet The Return of Don Camillo
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Forbidden Fruit
  • Dr. Charles Pellegrin
1952
No Score Yet L'Auberge rouge
  • The Monk
1951
No Score Yet Topaze
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Boniface somnambule (The Sleepwalker)
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Adhémar ou le jouet de la fatalité
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Casimir (Three Feet in a Bed)
  • Casimir
1950
No Score Yet L'armoire volante (The Cupboard Was Bare)
  • Alfred Puc
1948
100% The Well-Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier)
  • Felipe Rambert
1946
No Score Yet Nais
  • Toine
1945
No Score Yet Hercule
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Fric-frac
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Dance Program (Un Carnet de Bal)
  • Fabien Coutissol
1938
No Score Yet Le schpountz (Heartbeat)
  • Irénée Fabre, 'le Schpountz'
1938
No Score Yet Regain (Harvest)
  • Gedemus
1937
No Score Yet Une Nuit De Folies
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Angele
  • Saturnin
1934
No Score Yet Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (The Italian Straw Hat)
  • Actor

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