Eddie Constantine

Eddie Constantine

Highest Rated: 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (2016)

Lowest Rated: 50% It Lives Again (1978)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1917

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Iconic American-born actor and singer of international films from the 1950s. Born in L.A. to Russian immigrant parents, Constantine studied voice in Vienna. He returned to the USA where his singing career wavered and he found work as a film extra. Constantine first achieved fame in Paris where he launched a successful career as a popular singer under the tutelage of Edith Piaf. On screen from 1953, his tough guy manner was put to good use in French imitations of Bogart films, several of which featured Peter Cheyney's no-nonsense, hard-hitting private detective, Lemmy Caution. In 1965 Jean-Luc Godard appropriated both Constantine and the Caution character for "Alphaville," a futuristic, parodic homage to the detective genre. The tough guys the craggy-faced Constantine played were ideals derived from the already stylized and ritualized world of G-men and private eyes found in American movies. Filmmakers of the New German Cinema resurrected Constantine and his persona; notably Rainer Werner Fassbinder cast him as the laconic star of the film-within-the-film in "Beware of a Holy Whore" (1970). Constantine also appeared in a good number of German television dramas in the 70s and 80s and, late in life, reprised his most famous role in Godard's "Germany Year 90 Nine Zero" (1991).

Highest rated movies

The Long Good Friday
Cleo From 5 to 7
The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution
The Third Generation
Beware of a Holy Whore
Europa
Lions Love
It Lives Again

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 56% My Journey Through French Cinema Himself (Voice) $52.1K 2016
80% 88% Europa Oberst Harris (Character) $21.4K 1991
No Score Yet 79% Germany Year 90 Nine Zero Lemmy Caution (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 46% Helsinki Napoli All Night Long Old Gangster (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boxoffice Hugh Barren (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freak Orlando Säulenheiliger (Character) - 1981
97% 89% The Long Good Friday Charlie (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 100% Ticket of No Return Küstler (Character) - 1979
90% 72% The Third Generation Peter Lurz (Character) - 1979
50% 28% It Lives Again Dr. Forest (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 63% Raid on Entebbe Capt. Michel Becaud (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 58% The Model Couple Docteur Goldberg (Character) - 1977
82% 62% Beware of a Holy Whore Er selbst (Character) - 1971
58% 50% Lions Love Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet À tout casser Ric (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack of the Robots Al Pereira (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hail, Mafia Rudy Hamberg (Character) - 1965
91% 81% The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution Lemmy Caution (Character) $46.6K 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faites vos jeux, mesdames Mike Warner (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet License to Kill Nick Carter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Jo Lucky Joe (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ces dames s'en mêlent Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laissez tirer les tireurs Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Turn, Darling Lemmy Caution (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comme S'il En Pleuvait Eddie Ross (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies First Bobby Carao (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Luck Charlie Charlie (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seven Cardinal Sins Self - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep Talking, Baby Jackson (Character) - 1961
92% 89% Cleo From 5 to 7 L'arroseur (uncredited) (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sloth Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Means That to Me Eddie MacAvoy (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lemmy Pour Les Dames Lemmy Caution (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 84% Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Fury Felice Esposito (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Are Like That Unknown (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.S. Pacific Mark (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fat Head napoléon Dubois dit Naps (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Treasure of San Teresa Larry Brennan (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incognito Bob Stanley (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dishonorable Discharge Burt Brickford the Captain (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoopla, Now Comes Eddie Eddie Petersen (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 43 Johnny McVey (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man and Child Fred Barker (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man and the Child Fred Barker (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diamond Machine Unknown (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Your Spoons Unknown (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Headlines of Destruction Barney Morgan (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poison Ivy Lemmy Caution (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dames Get Along Unknown (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Man Is Dangerous Lemmy Caution (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Egypt by Three Nick (Character) - 1953