Louis de Funes

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Louis de Funes

  1. 1. Louis de Funès Hänman, Kompus, Mändoja, Tiirik 10 c 2009
  2. 2. Biography <ul><li>Date of Birth: July 31, 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Birthplace: Hauts-de-Seine </li></ul><ul><li>Died : January 27, Cause of Death - heart attack,1983 (Aged 69) </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality: France </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Actor </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 164 cm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Biography <ul><li>Pianist in bars. </li></ul><ul><li>Studied at the lycée Condorcet in Paris. </li></ul><ul><li>Started his show-business career in the theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>Starred in films as a comedian. </li></ul><ul><li>Became a major star at the age of 49. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Filmography <ul><li>Approximatively 140 films, the most popular: </li></ul><ul><li>Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez. </li></ul><ul><li>The Miser (1980) </li></ul><ul><li>The Wing and the Thigh (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Don't Look Now - We're Being Shot at (1966) </li></ul><ul><li>The Sucker (1965) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Personal life <ul><li>From an early age, de Funès showed a penchant for tomfoolery. </li></ul><ul><li>Was turned down by the army for health reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1943, married Jeanne Barthélemy. </li></ul><ul><li>Two sons, Patrick and Olivier.  </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Gélin-close friend(provided his first acting job) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Trivia <ul><li>Knight of France`s Légion d`Honneur in 1973. </li></ul><ul><li>Voted France`s favorite actor in a public opinion poll in 1968. </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite actor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy . </li></ul><ul><li>Speaks French, Spanish and English </li></ul>
  7. 8. At the end of his life <ul><li>In 1980, he realised a long-standing dream to make a film version of Molière’s play, L’Avare. </li></ul><ul><li>His last film was, Le Gendarme et les gendarmettes. </li></ul><ul><li>He is buried in a cemetery at Allonnes, near to Saumur. </li></ul>
  8. 9. References <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_de_Fun%C3%A8s </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000086/bio </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.louisdefunes.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fufuworld.com/main/home.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.frankreich-sued.de/prominente-server/louis-de-funes/louis-de-funes-02.jpg </li></ul>
  9. 10. Thank you for listening!

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