Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin

Highest Rated: 100% Grisbi (1954)

Lowest Rated: 89% The Lower Depths (1937)

Birthday: May 17, 1904

Birthplace: Paris, France

One of France's most celebrated actors, Jean Gabin was the tragic romantic hero of such pre-World War II dramas as "Marie Chapdelaine" (1934), "Pépé le Moko" (1937) and "Grand Illusion" (1937), and later, an aging, worldly presence in such post-war hits as "Touchez pas au grisbi" (Don't Touch the Loot") (1954) and "The Sicilian Clan" (1969). Early in his career, Gabin earned fame on the stage with an imitation of Maurice Chevalier, which in retrospect, seemed an almost foregone conclusion, as both men embodied opposing sides of the French male persona as seen through the filter of motion pictures: Chevalier the charming bon vivant, and Gabin the brooding, lustful and reckless anti-hero. Both performers continued to personify those archetypes in their later years, but Gabin brought profound emotional depth to his lions in winter. The sins of the past were never far from his characters, which were often forced to violently confront their histories as they returned to bedevil their present lives. A treasured figure in the history of French cinema, Jean Gabin set the bar for leading men in his native country and elsewhere for generations.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holy Year Max Lambert (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jury of One Le président Leguen (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 76% Two Men in Town Germain Cazeneuve (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Against the Law Germain Cazeneuve (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 96% Le Chat Julien Bouin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horse Auguste Maroilleur (Character),
Producer
- 1969
No Score Yet 87% The Sicilian Clan Vittorio Manalese (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pasha Comissaire Joss, le Pacha (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 61% The Tattooed One Comte Enguerand (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action Man Denis Farrand (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Upper Hand Paul Berger dit Paulo les Diam's (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gardener of Argenteuil Unknown (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsieur Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Az Epsomi Uriember Richard Briand-Charmery (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Sees Red Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman From Epson Richard Briand-Charmery (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melodie En Sous Sol Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 79% Any Number Can Win Charles (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 93% A Monkey in Winter Albert Quentin (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 77% The Counterfeiters of Paris Ferdinand Maréchal dit "Le Dabe" (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 78% The President Émile Beaufort (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 50% Les Vieux de la vieille Jean-Marie Péjat (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case Le commissaire Jules Maigret (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% Archimède, le clochard (The Magnificent Tramp) Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of Dr. Laurent Le docteur J. Laurent (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disorder and Night Vallois (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 88% Maigret Lays a Trap Le commissaire divisionnaire Jules Maigret (Character) $7.6K 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is My Profession André Gobillot (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Possessors Noël Schoudler (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime and Punishment Le commissaire Gallet (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speaking of Murder Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 73% Les Miserables Jean Valjean/Champmathieu (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 90% Four Bags Full Grandgil (Character) $17.8K 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadlier Than the Male André Chatelin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet People of No Importance Jean Viard (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Rebels Unknown (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet House on the Waterfront Unknown (Character) - 1955
100% 85% French Cancan Henri Danglard (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi-Jack Highway Jean Chape (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 85% Napoleon Le maréchal Lannes (Character) - 1955
100% 86% Grisbi Max le menteur (Character) $95.8K 1954
No Score Yet 59% Razzia in Paris Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Air of Paris Victor (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Their Last Night Pierre (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Truth of Our Marriage François Donge (Character) - 1952
89% 86% House of Pleasure Joseph Rivet (segment "La Maison Tellier") (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Nuit est mon royaume Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Malapaga Pierre Arrignon (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Marie du Port Henri Chatelard (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Room Upstairs Martin Roumagnac (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Confession Clement/Maurice LeFarge (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 68% Moontide Bobo (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 68% Stormy Waters Laurent (Character) - 1941
92% 89% Daybreak François (Character) $34.6K 1939
96% 91% Port of Shadows Jean (Character) - 1938
93% 82% The Human Beast Jacques Lantier (Character) - 1938
89% 81% The Lower Depths Wasska Pepel (Character) - 1937
97% 92% Grand Illusion Lt. Maréchal (Character) $516.5K 1937
100% 87% Pépé le moko Pépé le Moko (Character) $153.9K 1937
No Score Yet 83% Lady Killer Lucien Bourrache (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 83% They Were Five Jean dit Jeannot (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Yesterday Pierre Gilieth (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golgotha Ponce Pilate (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 80% La bandera Pierre Gilieth (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maria Chapdelaine François Paradis (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 68% Zou Zou Jean (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fun in Barracks Unknown (Character) - 1932

QUOTES FROM Jean Gabin CHARACTERS

Rosenthal says: Not looking back?

Lieutenant Maréchal says: If I do, I'll never leave