Dany Boon

Dany Boon

Highest Rated: 75% My Best Friend (2006)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Perfect Plan (2012)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1966

Birthplace: Armentières, France

Born Dany Hamidou in northern France, actor Dany Boon adopted his stage surname from the American television show "Daniel Boone" (NBC 1964-1970). Raised in the town of Armentieres by a French mother and an Algerian father, Boon began his career as that most quintessential of French entertainers, the street mime. His comedy career took off in 1992, when he was given the opportunity to perform on live TV by French television personality Patrick Sebastien. Following his appearance on the show he began to gain some cultural traction with performances in original sketches and one-man shows. In the early 2000s Boon appeared in a number of different films including "Joyeux Noel" (2005), an international comedy hit, and "My Best Friend" (2006), in which he starred opposite Daniel Auteuil. In 2003 Boon produced a show about Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the region in France where he grew up. The show was written using the unique region-specific dialect of the area, but still sold more DVDs than any one-man show in French history. He followed up this effort with a film called "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" (2008), which was a lighthearted comedy meant to dispel some of the nationwide prejudices of the region. The film broke box-office records in France; in the year of its release, Boon was the highest-paid actor in the country of France. The following year, he starred in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's action comedy "Micmacs" (2009) before writing, directing and starring in the comedy "Nothing To Declare" (2010). He next starred opposite Diane Kruger in the madcap romantic comedy "A Perfect Plan" (2012), followed by another romantic comedy, the race against time "Eyjafjallajökull" (2013). His next film as a writer and director was the sad-sack star turn "Supercondriaque" (2014).

Highest rated movies

My Best Friend
Merry Christmas
The Valet
Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis
Change of Plans
Penny Pincher!




No Score Yet 68% Stuck Together Unknown (Character),
- 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Lion Léo Milan (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fool René Vatelin (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family is Family Valentin D. (Character),
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family is Family Valentin Duquenne (Character),
- 2018
33% 50% La Ch'tite Famille Unknown (Character),
- 2018
No Score Yet 13% R.A.I.D. Special Unit Eugène Froissard (Character),
- 2016
38% 31% Penny Pincher! François Gautier (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jews Unknown (Character) - 2015
57% 30% Lolo Jean-René Graves (Character) $23.9K 2015
No Score Yet 32% Superchondriac Romain Faubert (Character),
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Volcano Alain (Character) - 2013
33% 44% The Perfect Plan Jean-Yves (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 23% Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia Têtedepiaf (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 42% Nothing to Declare Mathias Ducatel (Character),
- 2011
No Score Yet 57% Welcome to the South Screenwriter - 2010
72% 74% Micmacs Bazil (Character) $1.3M 2009
50% 33% Change of Plans Piotr (Character) $44.2K 2009
No Score Yet 40% Changing Sides Hugo Marciac (Character) - 2009
38% 64% Mia and the Migoo Le Migou (Voice) $17.0K 2008
67% 78% Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis Antoine Bailleul (Character),
- 2008
No Score Yet 30% Dream House Charles Boulin (Character),
- 2006
75% 69% My Best Friend Bruno (Character) $1.4M 2006
70% 68% The Valet Richard (Character) $2.3M 2006
74% 89% Merry Christmas Ponchel (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 50% Bimboland Greg (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moving Out Alain (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oui Unknown (Character) - 1996