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Jean Gabin

1904 - 1976

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Jean Gabin (French: [ʒɑ̃ gabɛ̃]; 17 May 1904 – 15 November 1976) was a French actor and singer. Considered a key figure in French cinema, he starred in several classic films including Pépé le Moko (1937), La grande illusion (1937), Le Quai des brumes (1938), La bête humaine (1938), Le jour se lève (1939), and Le plaisir (1952). During his career he twice won both the Silver Bear for Best Actor from the Berlin International Film Festival and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor from the Venice Film Festival respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Gabin has received more than 736,981 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Jean Gabin is the 110th most popular actor (up from 135th in 2019), the 274th most popular biography from France (up from 343rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Actor.

Jean Gabin is most famous for his role in the French film Pépé le Moko.

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Among actors, Jean Gabin ranks 110 out of 9,996Before him are Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, Henry Fonda, Christopher Reeve, Mel Gibson, and Charlton Heston. After him are Buster Keaton, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Monica Bellucci, Olivia de Havilland, John Travolta, and Keanu Reeves.

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Among people born in 1904, Jean Gabin ranks 10Before him are Pablo Neruda, Dr. Seuss, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Cary Grant, Umberto II of Italy, and B. F. Skinner. After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Johnny Weissmuller, Graham Greene, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, and Kurt Georg Kiesinger. Among people deceased in 1976, Jean Gabin ranks 12Before him are Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Zhou Enlai, Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, and Fritz Lang. After him are André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, Man Ray, Benjamin Britten, Henrik Dam, and J. Paul Getty.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Gabin ranks 274 out of 6,011Before him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Jules Massenet (1842), Désirée Clary (1777), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Camille Claudel (1864), and John the Fearless (1371). After him are Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Henry I of France (1008), Simone Weil (1909), Germaine de Staël (1766), and Pope Urban IV (1185).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Jean Gabin ranks 9Before him are Brigitte Bardot (1934), Louis de Funès (1914), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Gérard Depardieu (1948), and Jean Marais (1913). After him are Marcel Marceau (1923), Jean Renoir (1894), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Fernandel (1903), Anouk Aimée (1932), and Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930).

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