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      Michel Serrault

      Michel Serrault

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

      Lowest Rated: 57% La Cage aux Folles II (1980)

      Birthday: Jan 24, 1928

      Birthplace: Brunoy, France

      This celebrated, prolific (over 100 films in 40 years) French actor of both comedy and drama injected an Everyman quality into numerous put-upon comic parts since the 1950s, but has also proved his mettle in a wide array of dramatic roles. The latter often saw him projecting jealousy or the inability to have what one wants from life. Michel Serrault's films have almost entirely been French-made, a situation which might have limited his international appeal, but in 1978 he co-starred in "La Cage aux folles," a farce that went on to break all box-office records for a foreign language film to that date. The actor delivered a brilliant star turn as Albin/Zaza, the temperamental, middle-aged female impersonator, whose volatile yet loving relationship with his longtime companion is put to the test when they must pose as a "normal" family to please the future in-laws of his lover's son. The role earned Serrault the first of his three Best Actor Cesar Awards and he reprised the character in two sequels. (The film also served as the basis for a Broadway musical and Mike Nichols' 1996 Americanized remake, "The Birdcage," with Nathan Lane in Serrault's role).

      Highest rated movies

      Nelly & Monsieur Arnold
      La cage aux folles
      Diabolique
      One Swallow Brought Spring
      King of Hearts
      The Butterfly
      Merry Christmas
      The Swindle

      Photos

      Michel Serrault LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, 1978, (c) United Artists DIABOLIQUE, (aka LES DIABOLIQUES), Pierre Larquey, Vera Clouzot, Michel Serrault, Simone Signoret, 1955 HEADS OR TAILS, (aka PILE OU FACE), Philippe Noiret, Michel Serrault, 1980, (c) Castle Hill LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II, Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, 1980, (c) United Artists LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Michel Serrault, 1978, (c) United Artists THE OLD LADY WHO WALKED IN THE SEA, (aka LA VIEILLE QUI MARCHAIT DANS LA MER), from left: Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, 1991, © Cinepix Film Properties THE OLD LADY WHO WALKED IN THE SEA, (aka LA VIEILLE QUI MARCHAIT DANS LA MER), from left: Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, 1991, © Cinepix Film Properties LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Galabru, Michel Serrault, (Dutch poster art), 1978. © United Artists LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Michel Serrault, 1978. United Artists / NE REVEILLEZ PAS UN FLIC QUI DORT, (aka LET SLEEPING COPS LIE), Michel Serrault, 1988, (c) Esplanade ON NE MEURT QUE 2 FOIS, (aka HE DIES WITH HIS EYES OPEN), Michel Serrault (left), 1985, © UGC LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, 1978, (c) United Artists LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II, Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, 1980, (c) United Artists LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, 1978, (c) United Artists BONJOUR L'ANGOISSE, Michel Serrault, 1988, © AMLF PILE OU FACE, from left: Michel Serrault, Antoinette Moya, 1980, © Castle Hill THE GIRL FROM PARIS, (aka UNE HIRONDELLE A FAIT LE PRINTEMPS), Jean-Paul Roussillon, Michel Serrault, 2000 DIABOLIQUE, (aka LES DIABOLIQUES), Michel Serrault, Pierre Larquey, Jean Brochard, 1955 BONJOUR L'ANGOISSE, Michel Serrault (center), 1988, © AMLF

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Enfants du pays Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Antonio Vivaldi, Un Prince a Venise Unknown (Character) - 2006
      74% 89% Merry Christmas le châtelain (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 75% Local Call! Unknown (Character) - 2004
      80% 85% The Butterfly Julien (Character) $38.4K 2003
      No Score Yet 92% Mortelle Randonnee Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le furet Anzio (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman Louis (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 26% Belphégor: Phantom of the Louvre Verlac (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vajont: La diga del disonore Carlo Semenza (Character) - 2001
      91% 69% One Swallow Brought Spring Adrien (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 63% The Libertine Le cardinal (Character) $31.3K 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marty's World Antoine Berrant (Character) $11.0K 1999
      No Score Yet 88% Children of the Marshland Pépé la Rainette (Character) $324.0K 1999
      67% 64% Artemisia Orazio Gentileschi (Character) $349.9K 1997
      71% 49% The Swindle Victor (Character) $245.4K 1997
      No Score Yet 56% Assassin(s) Mr. Wagner (Character) - 1997
      70% 57% Beaumarchais the Scoundrel Louis XV (Character) $645.0K 1996
      96% 83% Nelly & Monsieur Arnold M. Pierre Arnaud (Character) $1.2M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le comédien Le comédien (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud Pierre Arnaud (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 81% Happiness Is in the Field Francis Bergeade (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonsoir Alex Ponttin (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vieille canaille Unknown (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea Pompilius (Character) $10.6K 1991
      No Score Yet 87% Dr. Petiot Docteur Petiot (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Docteur Petiot Docteur Petiot (Character),
      Producer
      - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buon Natale... Buon anno Gino (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Comedy Unknown (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 50% Let Sleeping Cops Lie Unknown (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Harm Intended Paul (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 33% La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding Albin Mougeotte/`'Zaza Napoli'` (Character) $196.9K 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet He Died with His Eyes Open Inspector Robert Staniland (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberté, égalité, choucroute Louis XVI (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 38% Kill the Referee Rico (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 38% Les rois du gag Unknown (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le bon plaisir Minister of the Interior (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Quarantièmes rugissants Sébastien Barral (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 41% Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ César (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Malevil Emmanuel Comte (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 84% The Inquisitor Jerome Charles Emile Martinaud (Character) - 1981
      57% 54% La Cage aux Folles II Albin Mougeotte/Zaza Napoli (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heads or Tails Edouard Morlaix (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 90% Buffet Froid Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Associate Julien Pardot (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other One's Mug Martial Perrin / Gilbert Brossard (Character) - 1979
      96% 85% La cage aux folles Albin Mougeotte/Zaza Napoli (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'argent des autres Miremont (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le roi des bricoleurs Bordin (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La situation est grave, mais pas désespérée Jean-Pierre Mazard (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule Unknown (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ibis rouge Unknown (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinese in Paris Grégoire Montclair (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Pockets in a Shroud Justin Blesh (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moi Y'en a Vouloir des Sous Léon (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holes Jean-Paul Rondin (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody He Is Nice, Everybody He Is Beautiful Marcel Jolin (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le viager Louis Martinet (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry of the Cormoran Alfred Mullanet (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet À tout casser Aldo Moreni (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Compagnons de la Marguerite L'inspecteur Papin / Inspector Papin (Character) - 1967
      84% 88% King of Hearts Monsieur Marcel (Character) $17.6K 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Due killers in fuga Author (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Peasants Pass Ribero (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 54% Dandelions by the Roots Jérôme (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Boiled Ones Unknown (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bebert and the Train Barthoin (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killing Success Le commissaire Baudu/Policeman Baudu (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carom Shots Policeman Baudu (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 30% Love on a Pillow Varange (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Warrior's Rest Varange (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Succeed in Love Unknown (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and the Frenchwoman Danielle's lawyer (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Beauty Chauveau (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Qué Mambo L'inspecteur Vidalie (Character) - 1959
      60% 17% Naughty Girl Inspector No. 2 (Character) - 1956
      95% 93% Diabolique Mr. Raimond, teacher (Character) - 1955