Ten fun facts about Louis de Funès


Fact 1
He is one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and Fernandel.

Fact 2
His acting style is remembered for its high energy performance, wide range of facial expressions and engaging, snappy impatience and selfishness.

Fact 3
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.


Fact 4
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.


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