Louis de Funès

1914 - 1983

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Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (French pronunciation: ​[lwi ʒɛʁmɛ̃ david də fynɛs də ɡalaʁza]; 31 July 1914 – 27 January 1983) was a French actor and comedian. According to several polls conducted since 1968, he is France's favourite actor – 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 1,311,391 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Louis de Funès is the 47th most popular actor (down from 25th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from France (down from 93rd in 2019) and the 5th 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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Among actors, Louis de Funès ranks 47 out of 10,030Before him are Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Roger Moore, Ian McKellen, and Chuck Norris. After him are Harrison Ford, Maggie Smith, Greta Garbo, Christopher Lee, Marcello Mastroianni, and Michael Caine.

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Among people born in 1914, Louis de Funès ranks 2Before him is Yuri Andropov. After him are Thor Heyerdahl, Tove Jansson, Hedy Lamarr, Marguerite Duras, Tenzing Norgay, Romain Gary, Michael Wittmann, Jiang Qing, Julio Cortázar, and William S. Burroughs. Among people deceased in 1983, Louis de Funès ranks 3Before him are Joan Miró and Garrincha. After him are Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, and David Niven.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis de Funès ranks 151 out of 5,234Before him are Louis XI of France (1423), Henri Poincaré (1854), Charles Aznavour (1924), Philip V of Spain (1683), William the Conqueror (1028), and Jacques Cousteau (1910). After him are François Mitterrand (1916), Christian Dior (1905), Charles V of France (1338), Pope John XXII (1244), Sully Prudhomme (1839), and Louis de Broglie (1892).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Louis de Funès ranks 5Before him are Alain Delon (1935), Brigitte Bardot (1934), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), and Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933). After him are Catherine Deneuve (1943), Gérard Depardieu (1948), Jean Marais (1913), Jean Renoir (1894), Jean Gabin (1904), Anouk Aimée (1932), and Philippe Noiret (1930).

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