Gérard Philipe

1922 - 1959

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Gérard Philipe (born Gérard Albert Philip, 4 December 1922 – 25 November 1959) was a prominent French actor who appeared in 34 films between 1944 and 1959. Active in both theater and cinema, he was, until his untimely death, one of the main stars of the post-war period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gérard Philipe has received more than 169,139 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Gérard Philipe is the 184th most popular actor (up from 194th in 2019), the 423rd most popular biography from France (up from 476th in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Actor.

Gérard Philipe is most famous for his role in the film "Les 400 Coups" in which he plays a troubled adolescent.

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Among actors, Gérard Philipe ranks 184 out of 10,030Before him are Jerry Lewis, Jane Birkin, Angelina Jolie, Timothy Dalton, John Hurt, and Anthony Perkins. After him are Irene Papas, Salman Khan, Simone Signoret, Montgomery Clift, Antonio Banderas, and Aishwarya Rai.

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Among people born in 1922, Gérard Philipe ranks 17Before him are Erich Hartmann, Ava Gardner, Erving Goffman, Jack Kerouac, Emil Zátopek, and Pierre Cardin. After him are Hiroo Onoda, Aage Bohr, Doris Day, Kurt Vonnegut, Christiaan Barnard, and Stanley Cohen. Among people deceased in 1959, Gérard Philipe ranks 8Before him are Ante Pavelić, George Marshall, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Stepan Bandera, Raymond Chandler, and Owen Willans Richardson. After him are Errol Flynn, Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Billie Holiday, and George Grosz.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gérard Philipe ranks 423 out of 5,234Before him are Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Hector Malot (1830), Théodore Rousseau (1812), Jacques Tati (1907), Arsène Wenger (1949), and Henri Moissan (1852). After him are Nicolas Malebranche (1638), Francis Poulenc (1899), Lothair of France (941), André Derain (1880), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), and Abraham de Moivre (1667).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Gérard Philipe ranks 15Before him are Jean Renoir (1894), Jean Gabin (1904), Anouk Aimée (1932), Philippe Noiret (1930), Jeanne Moreau (1928), and Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930). After him are Michel Piccoli (1925), Fernandel (1903), Marcel Marceau (1923), Mireille Darc (1938), Isabelle Huppert (1953), and Pierre Richard (1934).

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