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      Michel Galabru

      Michel Galabru

      Highest Rated: 96% La cage aux folles (1978)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Soigne ta Droite (1987)

      Birthday: Oct 27, 1922

      Birthplace: Safi, Morocco

      Michel Louis Edmond Galabru was born on October 27, 1922, in the city of Safi in French-occupied Morocco. After studying at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris, France, Galabru began what would become a prolific acting career with minor roles in French films like "La bataille du feu" (1949), "Letters from My Windmill" (1954), and "Riff Raff Girls" (1959). In the 1960s, Galabru began his tenure in a long line of military police officer-themed comedy films by director Jean Girault, the earliest of these entries being "La Gendarme of St. Tropez" (1964), "Gendarme in New York" (1965), "The Gendarme Gets Married" (1968), and "The Gendarme Takes Off" (1970). Showcasing his flair for the dramatic, Galabru starred in the historical crime film "The Judge and the Assassin" (1976), for which he won a Cesar Award for Best Actor. His next film series would begin with director Édouard Molinaro's acclaimed comedy "La Cage aux Folles" (1978), playing the highly conservative father of a young woman who is newly engaged to the son of two gay men. Galabru earned further acclaim for his roles in the Luc Besson comedic thriller "Subway" (1983) and the post-World War II dramatic comedy "Uranus" (1990). He continued to perform, albeit with less regularity, into the 1990s and 2000s. Among his final films were Katell Quillévéré's "Love Like Poison" (2010) and the Gérard Depardieu-starring comedy "Les invincibles" (2013). Galabru died of natural causes on Jan. 4, 2016.

      Highest rated movies

      La cage aux folles
      Love Like Poison
      Uranus
      Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis
      Subway
      Little Nicholas
      One Deadly Summer
      La Cage aux Folles II

      Photos

      LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Galabru, Michel Serrault, (Dutch poster art), 1978. © United Artists LES SOUS-DOUES, Michel Galabru (left), 1980, © AMLF LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, from left: Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, 1978. ©United Artists LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, 1978, (c) United Artists LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Michel Galabru, Michel Serrault, 1978, (c) United Artists I HATE ACTORS, (aka JE HAIS LES ACTEURS), Michel Galabru (standing), Jean Poiret, 1986, © Galazy International THE MAIDEN AND THE WOLVES, (aka LA JEUNE FILLE ET LES LOUPS), Michel Galabru, Laetitia Casta, Patrick Chesnais, 2008. ©Warner Bros. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Michel Galabru, Venantino Venantini, 1978, (c) United Artists LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, from left: Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, 1978, © United Artists

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      93% 47% Love Like Poison Jean Falguères (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 33% Mumu Gâtineau (Character) - 2010
      60% 73% Little Nicholas Le ministre (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cinéman Le docteur (Character) - 2009
      67% 78% Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis Le grand oncle de Julie (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 24% Final Arrangements M. Froissard (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 44% The Maiden and the Wolves Albert Garcin (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Antonio Vivaldi, Un Prince a Venise Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Henry Dunant: Red on the Cross Hubert Dunant (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silence of the Sea Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 0% San Antonio Chief of Police Achille (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 59% Raining Cats and Frogs L'éléphant (Voice) - 2003
      No Score Yet 50% Actors Self - 2000
      No Score Yet 42% Asterix & Obelix vs. Caesar Abraracourcix (Majestix) (Character) $2.1M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hors Jeu Michel Galabru (Character) - 1998
      33% 38% My Man 3rd Client: Armoire (Character) - 1996
      89% 77% Uranus Monglat (Character) $17.7K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Jour des rois Unknown (Character) - 1990
      33% 19% Soigne ta Droite L'amiral (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Hate Actors Bison (Character) $3.8K 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les frères pétard Unknown (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Je Haïs les Acteurs Bison (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kamikaze Albert (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow My Gaze L'instituteur (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suivez Mon Regard L'instituteur (Character) - 1986
      67% 75% Subway Le Commissaire Gesberg (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 33% La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding Charrier (Character) $196.9K 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 90 Days Unknown (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le facteur de St-Tropez Charles de Lespinasse (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Story Emile Pecqueur (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Masculine Mystique Unknown (Character) - 1984
      60% 78% One Deadly Summer Gabriel Devigne (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vous habitez chez vos parents ? André Martell (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 73% Gramps Is in the Resistance Jean-Robert Bourdelle (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gramps Is in the Resistance Jean-Robert Bourdelle (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Te marre pas...c'est pour rire! Michel Frémont (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet C'est facile et ca peut rapporter 200 ans! J.b.m (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 54% The Troops & Troop-ettes Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Is There a Frenchman in the House? Victor Réglisson (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 81% Choice of Arms Bonnardot (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Week's Vacation Mancheronv (Character) - 1981
      57% 54% La Cage aux Folles II Simon Charrier (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sono fotogenico Del Giudice (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celles qu'on n'a pas eues Emile Loubignac (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Under-Gifted Le commissaire (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 12% Le guignolo Achille Sureau (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 70% The Miser Maître Jacques (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 60% Flic ou voyou Commissaire Grimaud (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bit Between the Teeth Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 58% The Troops & Aliens Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gendarme and the Creatures From Outer Space Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1979
      96% 85% La cage aux folles Simon Charrier (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart to Heart Gabriel (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pawn L'inspecteur d'Académie (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat commissario Francisci (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Group Portrait With Lady Walter Pelzer (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Budding Love Father (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and the Assassin Sgt. Joseph Bouvier (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Intrépide Leonardos (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ibis rouge Unknown (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Big Girls in Pyjamas Unknown (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 0% Crazy Bed Charles (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Pockets in a Shroud Thomas (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La valise Unknown (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holes Le commissaire Lalatte / Super-intendant (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le viager Léon Galipeau (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 71% Joe the Busybody Tonelotti l'entrepreneur (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gendarme Takes Off Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 62% The Troops on Vacation Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 69% The Mad Adventures of the Bouncing Beauty Scipio (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 74% The Troops Get Married Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 62% The Troops in New York Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 78% The Troops of St. Tropez Adjudant Jérôme Gerber (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 54% La Cuisine au Beurre Unknown (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Game for Six Lovers César (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Delinquents Fred (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Game for Six Lovers César (Character) - 1960