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Michel Serrault



One of France's most respected and prolific actors, Michel Serrault has appeared in over 100 films since making his debut in Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques in 1954. Born January 24, 1928, in Brunoy, Serrault got his start as a singer and member of Robert Dhery's theater troupe. After his debut as Mr. Raymond in Les Diaboliques, he went on to do decades of steady work in films of widely varying quality. Serrault's expressive facial features and sad, hound dog eyes made him ideal for comic character work, so it was perhaps unsurprising that he became best known internationally for playing flamboyant drag queen Albin/Za Za in La Cage aux Folles (1978) opposite Ugo Tognazzi (with whom he was frequently paired).

Serrault spent his entire career in French films and often appeared with Jean Poiret in both film and stage productions. He has received many awards for his work, including a Best Actor César for Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995). Even in his advanced age, Serrault has managed to remain vibrant, starring alongside timeless screen siren Jeanne Moreau in The Old Lady Who Wades in the Sea (La Vielle Qui Marchait Dans la Mer) (1991) and working with younger talent like Mathieu Kassovitz in Assassin(s) in 1997. The actor died on July 29, 2007 of cancer in Honfleur, France.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ces messieurs de la famille
  • Gabriel Pelletier
2016
No Score Yet Rediscover Sautet - Five Classics By Claude Sautet
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Antonio Vivaldi, un prince à Venise
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Grabuge!
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Malevil
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Le furet
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Les compagnons de la marguerite
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Les gaspards (The Down-in-the-Hole Gang)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Happiness Is in the Field (Le bonheur est dans le pré)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Le bénévole
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Assassins et voleurs (Lovers and Thieves)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Le Roi Des Bricoleurs
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Mean Old Albert
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Belohegor: Phantom of the Louvre
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Pars vite et reviens tard
  • Hervé Decambrais
2007
No Score Yet Well Done (Durs a cuire)
  • Actor
2007
74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)
  • Le Chatelain
2006
No Score Yet Les enfants du pays
  • Gustave
2006
80% Le papillon
  • Julien
2004
No Score Yet Albert est méchant
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Local Call (Ne Quittez Pas!)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Mortelle Randonnee
  • Actor
2003
90% The Girl From Paris
  • Adrien Rochas
2002
No Score Yet Le Libertin
  • The Cardinal
2001
No Score Yet Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre) (Belphecor: Curse of the Mummy)
  • Verlac
2001
No Score Yet Garde à vue (The Grilling)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Les Acteurs (Actors )
  • Himself
2000
No Score Yet Le monde de Marty (Marty's World)
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Les Enfants du marais (The Children of the Marshland)
  • Pépé
1999
68% The Swindle
  • Victor
1997
67% Artemisia
  • Orazio Gentileschi
1997
No Score Yet Assassin(s)
  • Mr. Wagner
1997
No Score Yet Le Bonheur est Dans le Pré (Happiness Is in the Field)
  • Francis Bergeade
1997
95% Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud
  • Monsieur Arnaud
1996
70% Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent)
  • Louis XV
1996
No Score Yet Old Lady Who Walked In The Sea
  • Pompilius
1995
No Score Yet Bonsoir
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Ville à vendre (City for Sale)
  • Rousselot
1992
No Score Yet Docteur Petiot
  • Docteur Petiot
1990
No Score Yet Let Sleeping Cops Lie
  • Roger Scatti
1988
No Score Yet Le miraculé
  • Ronald Fox Terrier
1987
No Score Yet Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (My Brother-in-law Killed My Sister)
  • Octave
1986
No Score Yet La cage aux folles 3 - 'Elles' se marient (La cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding)
  • Albin
1986
No Score Yet The Gag Kings (Les Rois du Gag)
  • Gaetan/Wellson
1985
No Score Yet On ne meurt que 2 fois
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet À mort l'arbitre (Kill the Referee)
  • Rico
1984
No Score Yet Mortelle Randonnee (Deadly Circuit) (Deadly Run)
  • Beauvoir The "Eye"
1983
No Score Yet Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ (Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ)
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet La Cage aux Folles II
  • Albin
1981
No Score Yet Buffet froid (Cold Cuts)
  • Man in subway (uncredited)
1980
No Score Yet Associate
  • Julien Pardot
1980
100% La Cage aux Folles
  • Albin Mougeotte
1979
90% Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos Mouchoirs)
  • Neighbor
1978
No Score Yet L'argent des autres (Other People's Money) (Dirty Money)
  • Miremant
1978
No Score Yet Situation est grave... mais pas désespérée, La
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet L'Ibis rouge (The Red Ibis)
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Un linceul n'a pas de poches (No Pockets in a Shroud)
  • Blesch
1974
No Score Yet The Holes
  • Rondin
1974
No Score Yet Le Cri du Cormoran le Soir au-dessus des Jonques
  • Alfred
1970
91% King of Hearts
  • The Crazy Barber
1967
No Score Yet La tête du client
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Des pissenlits par la racine (Salad by the Roots)
  • Jerome
1963
No Score Yet Carambolages (Carom Shots)
  • Policeman Baudu
1963
No Score Yet Love on a Pillow
  • Varange
1962
No Score Yet La Belle Américaine (The American Beauty)
  • le clochard
1961
No Score Yet Love and the Frenchwoman
  • Lawyers [Divorce]
1960
No Score Yet Candide ou l'optimisme au XXe siècle
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Cette sacrée gamine (Naughty Girl)
  • Inspector
1956
97% Diabolique (Les Diaboliques)
  • Raymond
1955
No Score Yet Oh! Qué mambo
  • Actor

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