Louis de Funes. Frame from the film “one Man band”
On Friday, July 31, marks 106 years since the birth of the famous French comedian Louis de Funes. Future famous actor for the first time copied policeman, as a kid on a school show. But in the movie he tried his hand at the age of thirty, before being a great jazz pianist.
Louis de Funes was a hypochondriac, and much feared. He was afraid to sleep for work, which kept three of the clock. The name of the great French comedian, starring in 153 films named orange hybrid tea rose. On the occasion of his 106 anniversary LeMonade offers to remember three iconic role of the actor.
“Not caught – not a thief”, 1958. In this film, De funès played market trader Blair, who has a license to sell mushrooms. But since the high demand of fish, he often fishes illegally and sells the product without permission. The police tried unsuccessfully to catch the poacher. However, after a police officer committed assault, suspicion falls on Blair.
This image was a turning point in the fate of an actor, for him it was nicknamed Donald Duck. It is believed that this was the first major role of De Funes, but this is not so in 1957, he played the main character in the film “Absolutely inappropriate”. But because of the role of Blero comedian received this recognition.
“Fantomas”, 1964. Soviet audiences of French comedian was primarily known as Barney Fife in a series of films about the elusive Fantomas. Director Henri Anabela was the fourth adaptation of the works of genilem the villain hiding behind the mask. The previous one was a detective, and Juve played stern men. But Unabel decided to create a parody of fantômas and the James bond films, and not the last role in the success of the event played talent de Funes.
The image of the journalist Fandora and at the same time the villain embodied Jean Marais, who believed that the character of his on-screen opponent was more vivid. Only with this Duo took three pictures, although planned more — both actors are just tired of their roles.
“Gendarme of Saint Tropez”, 1964. This series of narrated about the adventures of the gendarme Ludovic Cruchot. De Funes did not part with the character for 18 years, and during that time was released six paintings series. Final — “Le Gendarme et Les gendarmettes”, released in 1982, was the last film, which starred the famous French actor.
The candidacy of comedian for the role Cruchot defended Director Jean Giraud, who thought Louie’s comedic genius — the producers saw it as the likeness of other actors. The first film was released in 1964, and was colored, then it was a luxury. And the audience liked these adventures.
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