Highest Rated: 95% Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
Lowest Rated: 91% The Longest Day (1962)
Birthday: Jul 27, 1917
Birthplace: Prétot-Vicquemare, Seine-Inférieure [now Seine-Maritime], France
French actor/singer Bourvil (his professional name taken from the Bourville district of his native Normandy) was musically inclined from his youth, when he played trumpet in a municipal band. Developing his singing while in military service, Bourvil first stepped on stage in 1937 as an amateur entertainer, using the stage name "Andrel." By 1938 he had become a fixture of the French music halls with his signature song, "Ignace," and at the time of the Nazi occupation Bourvil was an established radio performer. Though popular, it took Bourvil a while to develop his own style and stop imitating his idol, Gallic comedian Fernandel. Bourvil made his screen debut in a tiny part in Croisieres siderales (1941), but officially his first film was La Ferme du Pendu, filmed in 1943 and released outside France in 1945. An established comic performer, Bourvil did more stage than film work in the 1950s, though he was memorable as Planchet in the 1953 French Les Trois Mousquetoris,- and, less lovably, as the nasty innkeeper in the 1956 version of Les Miserables. Comparatively unknown to American audiences, Bourvil was given a wonderful moment in the Hollywood-financed war epic The Longest Day (1962), in which as the Mayor of Colleville he effusively greets the invading allied troops at Normandy and offers his negligible services as a soldier. The last of Bourvil's English-language appearances was in another all-star spectacular, Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet La jument verte (The Green Mare) Actor 2013
No Score Yet La grande lessive (The Big Wash) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Les Misérables Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le chemin des écoliers Actor 2011
No Score Yet Les bonnes causes (Don't Tempt the Devil) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Le bossu (The Hunchback of Paris) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Tout L'or Du Monde Actor 2011
No Score Yet L'étalon (The Stud) Actor 2011
No Score Yet La grande frousse (The Big Scare) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Miquette et sa mère (Miquette) Actor 2011
95% Le Cercle Rouge Le Commissaire Mattei 1970
No Score Yet Le Cerveau (The Brain) Anatole 1969
No Score Yet Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies Dupont 1969
No Score Yet The Christmas Tree Verdun 1969
No Score Yet Les grandes gueules (The Wise Guys) Actor 1966
No Score Yet La Grande Vadrouille Augustin Bouvet 1966
No Score Yet The Sucker (Le Corniaud) Antoine Marechal 1964
No Score Yet Un drôle de paroissien (Light-Fingered George) Actor 1963
No Score Yet Bonnes Causes Godet 1963
No Score Yet My Wife's Husband Andre Colomber 1963
91% The Longest Day Mayor 1962
No Score Yet Captain Blood (Le Capitan) Cogolin 1960
No Score Yet Le Miroir A Deux Faces Actor 1958
No Score Yet Les Miserables Thenardier 1958
No Score Yet Four Bags Full (La Traversée de Paris) Actor $18.3K 1957
No Score Yet Les hussards (Cavalrymen) Flicot 1955
No Score Yet Poisson d'avril, (April Fish ) Actor 1954
No Score Yet Crazy for Love Hyppolite Lemoine 1952
No Score Yet Le passe-muraille (Mr. Peek-a-Boo) Actor 1951
No Score Yet Le Coeur Sur La Main Actor


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