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Louis de Funès

1914 - 1983

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Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (French: [lwi ʒɛʁ'mɛ̃ da'vid də fy'nɛs də ɡalaʁ'za]; 31 July 1914 – 27 January 1983) was a French actor and comedian. He is France's favourite actor, according to a series of polls conducted since the late 1960s, having played over 150 roles in film and over 100 on stage. His acting style is remembered for its high-energy performance and his wide range of facial expressions and tics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis de Funès has received more than 1,972,248 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Louis de Funès is the 21st most popular actor (up from 47th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from France (up from 151st in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Actor.

Louis de Funès is most famous for his comedic roles in French movies and TV shows. He was born in 1914 and died in 1983.

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  • 2.0M

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  • 78.46

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  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Louis de Funès ranks 21 out of 9,996Before him are Sophia Loren, Marlene Dietrich, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Amitabh Bachchan, and Richard Burton. After him are James Stewart, Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Bud Spencer, Danny DeVito, and Patrick Swayze.

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Among people born in 1914, Louis de Funès ranks 1After him are Yuri Andropov, Tove Jansson, Thor Heyerdahl, Hedy Lamarr, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Tenzing Norgay, Marguerite Duras, Jiang Qing, Michael Wittmann, Aribert Heim, and Alec Guinness. Among people deceased in 1983, Louis de Funès ranks 1After him are Joan Miró, Garrincha, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Jon Brower Minnoch, David Niven, and Meyer Lansky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis de Funès ranks 74 out of 6,011Before him are Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Gustave Eiffel (1832), Romain Rolland (1866), Louis IX of France (1214), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), and Henri Bergson (1859). After him are Henry III of France (1551), Tacitus (54), Pope Urban II (1042), Marquis de Sade (1740), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Irène Joliot-Curie (1897).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Louis de Funès ranks 4Before him are Alain Delon (1935), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), and Brigitte Bardot (1934). After him are Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Gérard Depardieu (1948), Jean Marais (1913), Jean Gabin (1904), Marcel Marceau (1923), Jean Renoir (1894), and Jeanne Moreau (1928).

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