Michel Serrault

Michel Serrault

Highest Rated: 96% Nelly & Monsieur Arnold (1996)

Lowest Rated: 60% La Cage aux Folles II (1980)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1928

Birthplace: Brunoy, France

This celebrated, prolific (over 100 films in 40 years) French actor of both comedy and drama injected an Everyman quality into numerous put-upon comic parts since the 1950s, but has also proved his mettle in a wide array of dramatic roles. The latter often saw him projecting jealousy or the inability to have what one wants from life. Michel Serrault's films have almost entirely been French-made, a situation which might have limited his international appeal, but in 1978 he co-starred in "La Cage aux folles," a farce that went on to break all box-office records for a foreign language film to that date. The actor delivered a brilliant star turn as Albin/Zaza, the temperamental, middle-aged female impersonator, whose volatile yet loving relationship with his longtime companion is put to the test when they must pose as a "normal" family to please the future in-laws of his lover's son. The role earned Serrault the first of his three Best Actor Cesar Awards and he reprised the character in two sequels. (The film also served as the basis for a Broadway musical and Mike Nichols' 1996 Americanized remake, "The Birdcage," with Nathan Lane in Serrault's role).

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Enfants du pays Unknown (Character) - 2006
74% 89% Merry Christmas le châtelain (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 75% Local Call! Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 91% Mortelle Randonnee Unknown (Character) - 2003
80% 85% The Butterfly Julien (Character) $38.4K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le furet Anzio (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman Louis (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vajont: La diga del disonore Carlo Semenza (Character) - 2001
91% No Score Yet One Swallow Brought Spring Adrien (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 26% Belphégor: Phantom of the Louvre Verlac (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 63% The Libertine Le cardinal (Character) $31.3K 2000
No Score Yet 88% Children of the Marshland Pépé la Rainette (Character) $324K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marty's World Antoine Berrant (Character) $11K 1999
No Score Yet 56% Assassin(s) Mr. Wagner (Character) - 1997
67% 64% Artemisia Orazio Gentileschi (Character) $349.9K 1997
69% 46% The Swindle Victor (Character) $245.4K 1997
70% 56% Beaumarchais the Scoundrel Louis XV (Character) $645K 1996
96% 83% Nelly & Monsieur Arnold M. Pierre Arnaud (Character) $1.2M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le comédien Le comédien (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 81% Happiness Is in the Field Francis Bergeade (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonsoir Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vieille canaille Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea Pompilius (Character) $10.6K 1991
No Score Yet 86% Dr. Petiot Docteur Petiot (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Docteur Petiot Docteur Petiot (Character),
Producer
- 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Comedy Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 40% Let Sleeping Cops Lie Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Harm Intended Paul (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 32% La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding Albin Mougeotte/`'Zaza Napoli'` (Character) $196.9K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill the Referee Rico (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% Les Rois du gag Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le bon plaisir Minister of the Interior (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ César (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Quarantièmes rugissants Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malevil Emmanuel Comte (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 84% The Inquisitor Jerome Charles Emile Martinaud (Character) - 1981
60% 55% La Cage aux Folles II Albin Mougeotte/Zaza Napoli (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heads or Tails Edouard Morlaix (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Associate Julien Pardot (Character) - 1979
95% 85% Birds of a Feather Albin Mougeotte/Zaza Napoli (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'argent des autres Miremont (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le roi des bricoleurs Bordin (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet La situation est grave, mais pas désespérée Jean-Pierre Mazard (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ibis rouge Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinese in Paris Grégoire Montclair (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moi Y'en a Vouloir des Sous Léon (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holes Jean-Paul Rondin (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le viager Louis Martinet (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet À tout casser Aldo Moreni (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Compagnons de la Marguerite L'inspecteur Papin / Inspector Papin (Character) - 1967
89% 88% King of Hearts Monsieur Marcel (Character) $17.6K 1966
No Score Yet 54% Dandelions by the Roots Jérôme (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killing Success Le commissaire Baudu/Policeman Baudu (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Succeed in Love Unknown (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 30% Love on a Pillow Varange (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warrior's Rest Varange (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Beauty Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and the Frenchwoman Danielle's lawyer (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Qué Mambo L'inspecteur Vidalie (Character) - 1959
60% 17% Naughty Girl Inspector No. 2 (Character) - 1956
96% 93% Diabolique Mr. Raimond, teacher (Character) - 1955

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