Michel Simon

Michel Simon

Highest Rated: 100% Beauties of the Night (1952)

Lowest Rated: 40% Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

Birthday: Apr 9, 1895

Birthplace: Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Former boxer and acrobatic clown who metamorphosed into one of the greatest French character players of all time. Simon first earned acclaim in the stage and film versions of "Jean de la Lune" (1931) and gained wide popularity for his commanding, soulful performances--usually as coarse commoners or unscrupulous rustics--in the films of Jean Renoir ("Boudu Saved From Drowning" 1932), Jean Vigo ("L'Atalante" 1934), Marcel Carne ("Quai des Brumes" 1938), Julien Duvivier ("End of a Day" 1939) and Rene Clair ("Beauty and the Devil" 1950). Although Simon's career tailed off in the 1950s after an accident which affected his central nervous system, he resurfaced with a triumphant performance in Claude Berri's poignant "The Two of Us" (1967). Father of actor Francois Simon.

Highest rated movies

The Two of Us
Beauties of the Night
Ladies Lake
Boudu Saved From Drowning
The Bitch




No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ibis rouge Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 78% Blanche Master (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 83% The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life Attorney Zorn (Character) - 1972
100% 92% The Two of Us Pepe (Character) $50.7K 1968
93% 89% The Train Papa Boule, Engineer (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 81% The Devil and the Ten Commandments Jérôme Chambard (Character) - 1962
40% No Score Yet Battle of Austerlitz Alboise (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 12% The Head Professor Dr. Abel (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happened in Broad Daylight Hausierer Jacquier (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anatomy of Love Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merchant of Venice Shylock (Character) - 1953
100% 75% Beauties of the Night Mephistopheles / Old Prof. Henri Faust (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le rideau rouge Bertal / Banquo (Character) - 1952
100% 80% Poison Paul Louis Victor Braconnier (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fabiola Senator Fabius Severus (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 93% La Beaute du Diable Mephistopheles/Old Prof. Henri Faust (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Guilty Le docteur Michel Ancelin (Character) - 1947
100% 92% Panic M. Hire (Character) $41.6K 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vautrin Jacques Collin dit Vautrin (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tosca Scarpia (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kiss of Fire Michel (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Turn Nick (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The End of the Day Cabrissade (Character) - 1939
96% 91% Port of Shadows Zabel (Character) - 1938
78% 79% Bizarre, Bizarre Irwin Molyneux (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Bonheur Unknown (Character) - 1935
100% No Score Yet Ladies Lake Unknown (Character) - 1934
100% 89% L'Atalante Le père Jules (Character) $24.1K 1934
100% 82% Boudu Saved From Drowning Priape Boudu (Character),
- 1932
100% 87% The Bitch Maurice Legrand (Character) - 1931
98% 93% The Passion of Joan of Arc Jean Lemaître (Character) $6.4K 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sad Sack Joseph Turlot (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 67% The Living Dead Man Jérôme Pomino (Character) - 1926