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      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

      Beauties of the Night poster
      Beauties of the Night
      Poison poster
      Panic poster
      L'Atalante poster
      Ladies Lake poster
      Ladies Lake
      Boudu Saved From Drowning poster
      Boudu Saved From Drowning
      La Chienne poster
      La Chienne
      The Passion of Joan of Arc poster
      The Passion of Joan of Arc




      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ibis rouge Unknown (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 83% The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life Attorney Zorn (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 78% Blanche Master (Character) - 1971
      94% 91% The Two of Us Pepe (Character) $50.7K 1968
      94% 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 11% 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% 82% Poison Paul Louis Victor Braconnier (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 93% La Beaute du Diable Mephistopheles/Old Prof. Henri Faust (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fabiola Senator Fabius Severus (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Guilty Le docteur Michel Ancelin (Character) - 1947
      100% 92% Panic Monsieur 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% 80% Bizarre, Bizarre Irwin Molyneux (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 20% Le Bonheur Unknown (Character) - 1935
      100% 89% L'Atalante Le père Jules (Character) $24.1K 1934
      100% No Score Yet Ladies Lake Unknown (Character) - 1934
      100% 82% Boudu Saved From Drowning Priape Boudu (Character),
      - 1932
      100% 88% La Chienne Maurice Legrand (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet 0% Baby's Laxative Unknown (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet 50% Jean de la lune Unknown (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