Ten fun facts about Louis de Funès
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He is one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and Fernandel.
His acting style is remembered for its high energy performance, wide range of facial expressions and engaging, snappy impatience and selfishness.
He was successful in several countries of Europe (Germany and USSR in particular) for many years, but remained almost unknown in the English-speaking world.
He is known to friends and intimates as “Fufu".Fact 5
He speaks French, Spanish and English well.Fact 6
He was seen only once in the United States in 1974 with the release of The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, which was nominated for a Golden Globe.Fact 7
According to a 1968 poll he was France's favorite actor.Fact 8
As a youth, he was fond of drawing and piano playing.Fact 9
Funès played over 130 roles in film and over 100 roles on stage.Fact 10
Louis de Funès was born in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine to parents from Seville, Spain. Click here for more people facts ❯
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