Yves Montand

Yves Montand

  • Highest Rated: 100% Jean De Florette (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Tout va bien (1973)
  • Birthday: Oct 13, 1921
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though regarded by many fans as a Frenchman through and through, Yves Montand was actually born in Italy, just outside Florence. After his anti-fascist parents fled his homeland to avoid the wrath of Mussolini, Montand grew up in the less fashionable sections of Marseilles, where he supported himself as a dock worker. He was discovered in 1944 by singer Edith Piaf, the first of Montand's many celebrity lovers. After working in Piaf's nightclub act and appearing with her in the 1946 film Star Without Light, Montand gained stature as a solo actor/singer, proving his dramatic mettle in Georges Clouzot's The Wages of Fear (1955). In 1951, Montand married actress Simone Signoret, a union that lasted until her death in 1985. Though he tended to keep his leftist politics out of his public appearances during the first half of his career, Montand was finally able to espouse his views in films via his many performances in the works of director Costa-Gavras, particularly Z (1968), The Confession (1970), and State of Siege (1973). The actor enjoyed a career renaissance as a character player in the 1980s. Universally honored as one of the greatest entertainers of his era (an assessment with which he heartily concurred), Yves Montand died at age 71, a scant few years after becoming a father for the first time.

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No Score Yet Rediscover Sautet - Five Classics By Claude Sautet Actor 2015
No Score Yet Paris chante toujours! (Paris Still Sings!) Actor 2013
66% Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague) Actor $28.3K 2010
92% The Wide Blue Road (La Grande strada azzurra) Squarcio 2001
No Score Yet IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (IP5: The Island of Pachyderms) Leon Marcel 2001
No Score Yet Le Fond De L'air Est Rouge : 1ère Partie : Les Mains Fragiles Actor 1998
No Score Yet Netchaïev est de retour (Netchaiev Is Back) Pierre Marroux 1991
No Score Yet Resurrection at Masada Actor 1989
81% Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources) Cesar Soubeyran 1987
100% Jean De Florette Cesar Soubeyran 1986
No Score Yet Garcon! (Waiter!) Alex 1983
No Score Yet Le Choix des armes (Choice of Arms) Noel Durieux 1983
No Score Yet Tout Feu, Tout Flamme Victor Valance 1982
No Score Yet Clair de Femme Michel 1979
No Score Yet I as in Icarus Henry Volney 1979
No Score Yet Les routes du sud (Roads to the South) Larrea 1978
92% Le Fond de l'air est rouge (A Grin Without a Cat) (The Base of the Air Is Red) Actor 1977
No Score Yet La Menace (The Threat ) Savin 1977
No Score Yet La folie des grandeurs (Delirios de grandeza) (Delusions of Grandeur) Blaze 1976
No Score Yet Police Python 357 Ferrot 1976
No Score Yet Le Sauvage (The Savage) (Call Me Savage) (Lovers Like Us) Martin 1975
No Score Yet The Loneliness of the Long Distance Singer(Solitude du chanteur de fond, La) Actor 1974
50% Tout va bien Him, Jacques 1973
No Score Yet Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others Vincent 1973
No Score Yet État de Siège (State of Siege) Philip Michael Santore 1972
No Score Yet Cesar and Rosalie Cesar 1972
No Score Yet State of Seige Actor 1972
100% The Confession Artur London 1970
No Score Yet Mr. Freedom Capt. Formidable 1970
100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Dr. Marc Chabot 1970
95% Le Cercle Rouge Jansen 1970
No Score Yet The Devil by the Tail (Le diable par la queue) Le baron César Maricorne 1969
93% Z Deputy 1969
No Score Yet One Night... A Train (un Soir, Un Train) Actor 1968
No Score Yet Vivre pour Vivre (Live for Life) Robert Colomb 1967
100% Grand Prix Jean-Pierre Sarti 1966
71% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?) Marcel Bizien 1966
88% La Guerre Est Finie (The War is Over) Diego Mora 1966
No Score Yet The Sleeping Car Murder Inspeceur Graziani / Inspector Graziani 1965
92% Le Joli Mai Narrator (French version) 1963
No Score Yet My Geisha Paul 1962
No Score Yet Goodbye Again Roger Demarest 1961
No Score Yet Sanctuary Candy Man 1961
64% Let's Make Love Jean-Marc Clement / Alexander Dumas 1960
No Score Yet The Law (La legge) Matteo Brigante 1960
89% Law Actor 1958
No Score Yet Witches of Salem John Proctor 1957
No Score Yet Napoleon Marshal Lefebvre 1955
No Score Yet Les héros sont fatigués (Heroes and Sinners) Actor 1955
100% The Wages of Fear Mario 1953
No Score Yet L'Auberge rouge Singing Commentator 1951
No Score Yet Les portes de la nuit Jean Diego 1950
No Score Yet Étoile sans lumière, (Star Without Light ) Pierre 1946


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