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Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin

Highest Rated: 100% Grisbi (1954)

Lowest Rated: 80% House of Pleasure (1952)

Birthday: May 17, 1904

Birthplace: Paris, France

One of France's most celebrated actors, Jean Gabin was the tragic romantic hero of such pre-World War II dramas as "Marie Chapdelaine" (1934), "Pépé le Moko" (1937) and "Grand Illusion" (1937), and later, an aging, worldly presence in such post-war hits as "Touchez pas au grisbi" (Don't Touch the Loot") (1954) and "The Sicilian Clan" (1969). Early in his career, Gabin earned fame on the stage with an imitation of Maurice Chevalier, which in retrospect, seemed an almost foregone conclusion, as both men embodied opposing sides of the French male persona as seen through the filter of motion pictures: Chevalier the charming bon vivant, and Gabin the brooding, lustful and reckless anti-hero. Both performers continued to personify those archetypes in their later years, but Gabin brought profound emotional depth to his lions in winter. The sins of the past were never far from his characters, which were often forced to violently confront their histories as they returned to bedevil their present lives. A treasured figure in the history of French cinema, Jean Gabin set the bar for leading men in his native country and elsewhere for generations.

Highest rated movies

100% French Cancan
100% Grisbi
100% Pépé le moko
97% Grand Illusion
96% Port of Shadows
94% La Bête Humaine
92% Daybreak
89% The Lower Depths

Photos

LE CLAN DES SICILIENS, (aka THE SICILIAN CLAN), from left, Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, 1969, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved LE JOUR SE LEVE, (aka DAYBREAK), Jean Gabin, 1939 LE CLAN DES SICILIENS, (aka THE SICILIAN CLAN), Jean Gabin, 1969, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved DEADLIER THAN THE MALE, (aka VOICI LE TEMPS DES ASSASSINS), Jean Gabin, 1956 THE LOWER DEPTHS, Jean Gabin, Junie Astor, 1936 LA BELLE EQUIPE, (aka THEY WERE FIVE), Jean Gabin, 1936 ZOUZOU, Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, 1934 THE LOWER DEPTHS, (aka LES BAS-FONDS), Jean Gabin, Junie Astor, 1936 LA BETE HUMAINE, (aka THE HUMAN BEAST), Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, 1938 LOVE IS MY PROFESSION, (aka EN CAS DE MALHEUR), Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, 1958 THE SICILIAN CLAN, Marc Porel, Alain Delon, Irina Demick, Yves Lefebvre, Philippe Baronnet, Jean Gabin, 1969 LA BETE HUMAINE, (aka THE HUMAN BEAST), Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, 1938 DEUX HOMMES DANS LA VILLE, Jean Gabin, 1973 ZOUZOU, Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, 1934 ANY NUMBER CAN WIN, Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, 1963 LE JOUR SE LEVE, (aka DAYBREAK), Jean Gabin, 1939 PORT OF SHADOWS, (aka LE QUAI DES BRUMES), Jean Gabin, 1938 PORT OF SHADOWS, (aka LE QUAI DES BRUMES), from left: Jean Gabin, Michele Morgan, 1938 VERDICT, (aka JURY OF ONE aka IL TESTAMENTO), Jean Gabin, Sophia Loren, 1974 THE CAT, (aka LE CHAT), Simone Signoret, Jean Gabin, 1971

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holy Year Max Lambert (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jury of One Le président Leguen (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 76% Two Men in Town Germain Cazeneuve (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Against the Law Germain Cazeneuve (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 97% Le Chat Julien Bouin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 87% The Sicilian Clan Vittorio Manalese (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horse Auguste Maroilleur (Character),
Producer
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pasha Comissaire Joss, le Pacha (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 60% The Tattooed One Comte Enguerand (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le soleil des voyous Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action Man Denis Farrand (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Upper Hand Paul Berger dit Paulo les Diam's (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gardener of Argenteuil Unknown (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Thunder Unknown (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Du Rififi a Paname Hd Unknown (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsieur Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Az Epsomi Uriember Richard Briand-Charmery (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melodie En Sous Sol Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 79% Any Number Can Win Charles (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman From Epson Richard Briand-Charmery (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Sees Red Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 93% A Monkey in Winter Albert Quentin (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Balek Bosszúja Ferdinand Maréchal (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 77% The Counterfeiters of Paris Ferdinand Maréchal dit "Le Dabe" (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 78% The President Émile Beaufort (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 56% Les Vieux de la vieille Jean-Marie Péjat (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 57% Archimède, le clochard (The Magnificent Tramp) Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case Le commissaire Jules Maigret (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Tramp Joseph Hugues Guillaume Boutier-Blainville dit Archimède (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 90% Maigret Lays a Trap Le commissaire divisionnaire Jules Maigret (Character) $7.6K 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of Dr. Laurent Le docteur J. Laurent (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disorder and Night Vallois (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is My Profession André Gobillot (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Possessors Noël Schoudler (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 74% Les Miserables Jean Valjean/Champmathieu (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime and Punishment Le commissaire Gallet (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speaking of Murder Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 90% Four Bags Full Grandgil (Character) $17.8K 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadlier Than the Male André Chatelin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet People of No Importance Jean Viard (Character) - 1956
100% 86% French Cancan Henri Danglard (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Rebels Unknown (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet House on the Waterfront Unknown (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi-Jack Highway Jean Chape (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 86% Napoleon Le maréchal Lannes (Character) - 1955
100% 86% Grisbi Max le menteur (Character) $95.8K 1954
No Score Yet 62% Razzia in Paris Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Air of Paris Victor (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Their Last Night Pierre (Character) - 1953
80% 86% House of Pleasure Joseph Rivet (segment "La Maison Tellier") (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Truth of Our Marriage François Donge (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Nuit est mon royaume Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 60% La Marie du Port Henri Chatelard (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Malapaga Pierre Arrignon (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Roumagnac Martin Roumagnac (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Confession Clement/Maurice LeFarge (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 67% Moontide Bobo (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 67% Stormy Waters Laurent (Character) - 1941
92% 89% Daybreak François (Character) $34.6K 1939
94% 82% La Bête Humaine Jacques Lantier (Character) - 1938
96% 91% Port of Shadows Jean (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 83% Lady Killer Lucien Bourrache (Character) - 1937
100% 87% Pépé le moko Pépé le Moko (Character) $153.9K 1937
97% 92% Grand Illusion Lt. Maréchal (Character) $516.5K 1937
89% 81% The Lower Depths Wasska Pepel (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 83% They Were Five Jean dit Jeannot (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golgotha Ponce Pilate (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 80% Escape From Yesterday Pierre Gilieth (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maria Chapdelaine François Paradis (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 64% Zou Zou Jean (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fun in the Barracks Fricot (Character) - 1932