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Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(French: [ʒɑ̃ gabɛ̃]; 17 May 1904 – 15 November 1976) was a French actor and sometime singer. Considered a key figure in French cinema, he starred in several classic films including Pépé le Moko
Pépé le Moko
(1937), La grande illusion
La grande illusion
(1937), Le Quai des brumes (1938), La bête humaine (1938), Le jour se lève
Le jour se lève
(1939), and Le plaisir
Le plaisir
(1952). Gabin was made a member of the Légion d'honneur in recognition of the important role he played in French cinema.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 Career

1.2.1 Early days 1.2.2 Hollywood 1.2.3 World War II action 1.2.4 Career slump 1.2.5 Comeback

1.3 Death

2 Legacy 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Biography[edit]

Gabin in Le Jour Se Lève
Le Jour Se Lève
(1939)

Early life[edit] Gabin was born Jean-Alexis Moncorgé in Paris, the son of Madeleine Petit and Ferdinand Moncorgé, a cafe owner and cabaret entertainer whose stage name was Gabin,[1][2] which is a first name in French. He grew up in the village of Mériel
Mériel
in the Seine-et-Oise
Seine-et-Oise
(now Val-d'Oise) département, about 22 mi (35 km) north of Paris. He attended the Lycée Janson de Sailly. Gabin left school early, and worked as a laborer until the age of 19 when he entered show business with a bit part in a Folies Bergères
Folies Bergères
production. He continued performing in a variety of minor roles before going into the military. Career[edit] Early days[edit] After completing his military service in the Fusiliers marins, he returned to the entertainment business, working under the stage name of Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
at whatever was offered in the Parisian music halls and operettas, imitating the singing style of Maurice Chevalier, which was the rage at the time. He was part of a troupe that toured South America, and upon returning to France
France
found work at the Moulin Rouge. His performances started getting noticed, and better stage roles came along that led to parts in two silent films in 1928. Two years later Gabin easily made the transition to talkies, in a 1930 Pathé Frères
Pathé Frères
production titled Chacun sa Chance. Playing secondary roles, he made more than a dozen films over the next four years, including films directed by Maurice and Jacques Tourneur. However, he only gained real recognition for his performance in Maria Chapdelaine (fr), a 1934 production directed by Julien Duvivier. He was then cast as a romantic hero in a 1936 war drama titled La Bandera; this second Duvivier-directed film established him as a major star. The following year he teamed up with Duvivier again, this time in the highly successful Pépé le Moko. Its popularity brought Gabin international recognition. That same year he starred in the Jean Renoir film La Grande Illusion, an anti-war film that ran at a New York City theatre for an unprecedented six months. This was followed by another one of Renoir's major works: La Bête Humaine (The Human Beast), a film noir tragedy based on the novel by Émile Zola
Émile Zola
and starring Gabin and Simone Simon, as well as Le Quai Des Brumes (Port of Shadows), one of director Marcel Carné's classics of poetic realism. He was divorced from his second wife in 1939. Hollywood[edit]

Gabin in The Walls of Malapaga (1949)

In the late 1930s Gabin was flooded with offers from Hollywood; for a time he turned them all down, until the outbreak of World War II. After the German occupation of France
France
in 1940, he joined Jean Renoir and Julien Duvivier in the United States. During his time in Hollywood, Gabin began a romance with actress Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
which lasted until 1948.[3] However, his films in America – Moontide (1942) and The Impostor (1944), the later reuniting him with Duvivier – were not successful. Gabin was a difficult personality; he did serious damage to his Hollywood
Hollywood
career while working for RKO Pictures. Scheduled to star in an RKO film, at the last minute he demanded Dietrich be given the co-starring role. The studio refused. After Gabin remained steadfast in his demand, he was fired, and the film project was shelved. World War II action[edit] Undaunted, he joined General Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces and earned the Médaille militaire
Médaille militaire
and a Croix de guerre
Croix de guerre
for his wartime valor fighting with the Allies in North Africa. Following D-Day, Gabin was part of the military contingent that entered a liberated Paris. Career slump[edit] He was hired by Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
in 1946 to star in the film, Les Portes de la Nuit, but his conduct got him fired again. He found a French producer and director willing to cast him and Marlene Dietrich together, but their film Martin Roumagnac
Martin Roumagnac
was not a success and their personal relationship soon ended. Following another box office failure in 1947, Gabin returned to the stage, but the production was a financial disaster. Nevertheless, he was cast in the lead role of the 1949 René Clément
René Clément
film Au-Delà Des Grilles, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Despite this recognition, the film did not do well at the French box office, and the next five years brought little more than repeated failures.

Gabin in The Little Rebels (1955)

Comeback[edit] His career seemed headed for oblivion. However, in the 1954 film Touchez pas au grisbi
Touchez pas au grisbi
(Don't Touch the Loot), directed by Jacques Becker, Gabin's performance earned him critical acclaim. The film was very profitable internationally. He then worked once again with Jean Renoir in French Cancan, with María Félix
María Félix
and Françoise Arnoul. Gabin played Georges Simenon's detective Jules Maigret
Jules Maigret
for three films in 1958, 1959 and 1963. Over the next twenty years he made almost 50 more films, most of them very successful commercially and critically, including many for Gafer Films, his production partnership with fellow actor Fernandel. His co-stars included leading figures of post-war cinema such as Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot
(En cas de malheur), Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(Le Clan des Siciliens, Mélodie en sous-sol
Mélodie en sous-sol
and Deux hommes dans la ville), Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo
(Un singe en hiver) and Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
(Le Tatoué). Death[edit] Gabin died of leukaemia at the American Hospital of Paris, in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. His body was cremated, and—with full military honours—his ashes were scattered at sea from a military ship. Legacy[edit]

The Musée Jean Gabin.

He is considered one of the greatest stars and an important figure in the French cinema, and was appointed Officier de la Légion d'honneur. In 1981, French actor Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
initiated the Prix Jean Gabin, a film accolade presented to upcoming actors working in the French film industry. It was awarded annually between 1981 and 2006. The Musée Jean Gabin—in the commune of Mériel, where he grew up—narrates his story and features his film memorabilia. The Place Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
was inaugurated on 16 May 2008 by Daniel Vaillant, the then mayor of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, and Jean Gabin's children. It is located on the corner of rue Custine and rue Lambert, at the foot of Montmartre. The Cinema Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
in Montgenèvre
Montgenèvre
was named after him. Montgenèvre
Montgenèvre
claims to be the oldest ski resort in France, and was a popular holiday destination for Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
and other French artists and intellectuals, including Jean-Paul Sartre.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

1931 Paris-Béguin (The Darling of Paris) Bob Augusto Genina

1932 Les Gaîtés de l'escadron (Fun in the Barracks) Fricot Maurice Tourneur

1933 Le Tunnel (The Tunnel) Allan Mac Allan Curtis Bernhardt French version of a German film

1933 Du haut en bas (High and Low) Carles Boula Georg Wilhelm Pabst

1934 Maria Chapdelaine (fr)[4] François Paradis Julien Duvivier NBR Award 1935

1934 Zouzou Jean, an orphan Julien Duvivier Featuring Josephine Baker

1935 La Bandera (Escape from Yesterday) Pierre Gilleth Julien Duvivier Adaptation of Pierre Mac Orlan's novel La Bandera.

1936 Les Bas-fonds (The Lower Depths) Wasska Pepel Jean Renoir Louis Delluc Prize 1937. Adaptation of Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths.

La Belle Équipe (They Were Five) Jeannot Julien Duvivier With Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
and Viviane Romance.

1937 Pépé le Moko Pépé Julien Duvivier Remade twice: Algiers (1938) and Casbah (1948).

La Grande Illusion Lieutenant Maréchal Jean Renoir NBR Award 1938

Gueule d'amour (Lady Killer) Lucien Bourrache Jean Grémillon Adaptation of a novel by André Beucler (fr).

1938 Le Récif de corail (Coral Reefs) Trott Lennart Maurice Gleize With Michèle Morgan. Adaptation of a novel by Jean Martet.

Le Quai des brumes
Le Quai des brumes
(Port of Shadows) Jean Marcel Carné With Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
and Claude Brasseur. Louis Delluc Prize 1939

La Bête humaine
La Bête humaine
(The Human Beast) Jacques Lantier Jean Renoir Adaptation of Émile Zola's novel La Bête humaine.

1939 Le Jour Se Lève
Le Jour Se Lève
(Daybreak) François Marcel Carné Remade as The Long Night, starring Henry Fonda.

1941 Remorques (Stormy Waters) Captain André Laurent Jean Grémillon With Madeleine Renaud. Adaptation of a novel by Roger Vercel.

1942 Moontide Bobo Archie Mayo With Ida Lupino. Adaptation of a novel by Willard Robertson.

1944 The Impostor Clement Julien Duvivier

1946 Martin Roumagnac
Martin Roumagnac
(The Room Upstairs) Martin Roumagnac Georges Lacombe With Marlene Dietrich. Adaptation of a novel by Pierre-René Wolf.

1947 Miroir

Raymond Lamy

1949 Au-delà des grilles (The Walls of Malapaga) Pierre Arrignon René Clément Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 1949

1951 È più facile che un cammello... (His Last Twelve Hours) Carlo Bacchi Luigi Zampa French title: Pour l'amour du ciel

1952 La Vérité sur Bébé Donge (The Truth About Bebe Donge) François Donge Henri Decoin With Danielle Darrieux. Adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon.

Le Plaisir
Le Plaisir
(House of Pleasure) Joseph Rivet Max Ophüls An anthology film based on three stories by Guy de Maupassant.

La Minute de vérité
La Minute de vérité
(La Minute de vérité) Pierre Richard Jean Delannoy French-Italian-Austrian coproduction

1954 Touchez pas au grisbi
Touchez pas au grisbi
(Don't Touch the Loot) Max Jacques Becker With Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
and Lino Ventura. Adaptation of a novel by Albert Simonin.

Razzia sur la chnouf
Razzia sur la chnouf
(Raid on the Drug Ring) Henri Ferré Henri Decoin Based on a novel by Auguste Le Breton.

1955 Napoléon Jean Lannes Sacha Guitry Cameo appearance

French Cancan Henri Danglard Jean Renoir Musical film

Gas-oil (fr) Jean Chape Gilles Grangier With Jeanne Moreau.

1956 Des gens sans importance Jean Viard Henri Verneuil

Voici le temps des assassins
Voici le temps des assassins
(Deadlier Than the Male) André Chatelin Julien Duvivier Produced by Raymond Borderie (and others).

Le Sang à la tête (fr) François Cardinaud Gilles Grangier Adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon.

La Traversée de Paris
Paris
(The Trip Across Paris) Grandgil Claude Autant-Lara With Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
and Bourvil

Crime and Punishment Commissaire Gallet Georges Lampin With Robert Hossein
Robert Hossein
and Marina Vlady

1957 Le rouge est mis (Speaking of Murder) Louis Bertain / Louis le Blond Gilles Grangier With Annie Girardot.

1958 Maigret tend un piège (Maigret Sets a Trap) Jules Maigret Jean Delannoy With Annie Girardot. Adaptation of an original Maigret story by Georges Simenon.

Le désordre et la nuit
Le désordre et la nuit
(Night Affair) Inspecteur Georges Vallois Gilles Grangier With Danielle Darrieux.

Les Misérables Jean Valjean Jean-Paul Le Chanois Franco-Italian-German adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel.

En cas de malheur
En cas de malheur
(In Case of Adversity) André Gobillot Claude Autant-Lara With Brigitte Bardot. Adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon.

Les Grandes Familles (The Possessors) Noël Schoudler Denys de La Patellière

1959 Archimède le clochard (The Magnificent Tramp) Archimède Gilles Grangier Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 9th Berlin International Film Festival[5]

Maigret et l'Affaire Saint-Fiacre Jules Maigret Jean Delannoy Adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon.

Rue des prairies Henri Neveux Denys de La Patellière

1961 Le Président (The President) Émile Beaufort Henri Verneuil Adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon.

Le cave se rebiffe
Le cave se rebiffe
(The Counterfeiters of Paris) Ferdinand Maréchal Gilles Grangier Adaptation of a novel by Albert Simonin.

1962 Le Gentleman d'Epsom (The Gentleman from Epsom) Richard Briand-Charmery Gilles Grangier Raymond Oliver as himself.

Un singe en hiver (A Monkey in Winter) Albert Quentin Henri Verneuil With Jean-Paul Belmondo. Adaptation of Antoine Blondin's novel "A Monkey in Winter".

1963 Mélodie en sous-sol
Mélodie en sous-sol
(Any Number Can Win) Mister Charles Henri Verneuil With Alain Delon. Adaptation of Zekial Marko's novel "The Big Grab".

Maigret voit rouge (fr) Jules Maigret Gilles Grangier Adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon.

1964 Monsieur René Duchêne / Georges Baudin Jean-Paul Le Chanois With Liselotte Pulver

1965 Le Tonnerre de Dieu (God's Thunder) Léandre Brassac Denys de La Patellière With Lilli Palmer, Michèle Mercier
Michèle Mercier
and Robert Hossein.

1966 Du rififi à Paname (The Upper Hand) Paul Berger Denys de La Patellière With Gert Fröbe, George Raft
George Raft
and Mireille Darc.

The Gardener of Argenteuil Joseph Martin alias 'Tulipe' Jean-Paul le Chanoix

1967 Action Man Denis Ferrand Jean Delannoy With Robert Stack.

1968 Le Pacha Comissaire Louis Joss Georges Lautner

Le tatoué
Le tatoué
(The Million Dollar Tattoo) Comte Enguerand Denys de La Patellière Co-starring Louis de Funès

1969 Le clan des siciliens
Le clan des siciliens
(The Sicilian Clan) Vittorio Manalese Henri Verneuil With Alain Delon
Alain Delon
and Lino Ventura. Score by Ennio Morricone.

1970 La Horse Auguste Maroilleur Pierre Granier-Deferre

1971 Le Chat Julien Bouin Pierre Granier-Deferre Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 21st Berlin International Film Festival[6]

1972 Le Tueur (fr) Commissaire Le Guen Denys de La Patellière

1973 Deux hommes dans la ville
Deux hommes dans la ville
(Two Men in Town) Germain Cazeneuve José Giovanni With Alain Delon, Mimsy Farmer
Mimsy Farmer
and Gérard Depardieu.

1974 Verdict Judge Leguen André Cayatte With Sophia Loren. Produced by Carlo Ponti.

1976 L'Année sainte (Holy Year) Max Lambert Jean Girault His last film, with Jean-Claude Brialy, Henri Virlojeux, and Danielle Darrieux

References[edit]

^ Lafitte, Jacques; Taylor, Stephen (1969). Qui est qui en France. J. Lafitte.  ^ " Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
– Actors and Actresses – Films as Actor:, Publications". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 16 July 2014.  ^ Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
und Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
– Ein ungleiches Liebespaar 21 January 2013, 50 Jahre deutsch-französische Freundschaft, Deutsch-französische Paare. Arte
Arte
TV (German) ^ "Maria Chapdelaine". Retrieved 9 December 2012.  ^ "Berlinale 1959: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 5 January 2010.  ^ "Berlinale 1971: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

Jean-Michel Betti: Salut, Gabin! Ed. de Trévise, Paris
Paris
1977. André Brunelin: Gabin Herbig, München/Berlin 1989, ISBN 3-7766-1499-4; Ullstein TB 36650, Frankfurt am Main/Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-548-35650-8. Claude Gauteur: Jean Gabin. Nathan, Paris
Paris
1993, ISBN 3-453-86038-1. Jean-Marc Loubier: Jean Gabin, Marlène Dietrich: un rêve brisê, Acropole, Paris
Paris
2002, ISBN 2-7357-0216-2. Eine unvollendete Liebe. Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
und Jean Gabin. Documentary, Germany, 2012, 52:30 Min., Book and directed by Daniel Guthmann, Christian Buckhard, Production: DG Filmproduktion, WDR, arte, first shown: 9 February 2013, arte. contains interviews with Louis Bozon and Jean-Jacques Debout, and Gabin's children Florence and Mathias.

External links[edit]

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Foreign Actor

Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
/ Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1960) Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(1961) Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
/ Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1962) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1963) Fredric March
Fredric March
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1966) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1967) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
/ Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1969) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1970) Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal
(1971) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1972) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1974) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
/ Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1976) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
/ Michel Serrault
Michel Serrault
(1979) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1982) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
(1985) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1986) Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
(1987) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1988) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1991) John Turturro
John Turturro
(1992) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1996)

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Silver Bear for Best Actor

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1956) Pedro Infante
Pedro Infante
(1957) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1961) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(1966) Michel Simon
Michel Simon
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1968) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1971) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1972) Vlastimil Brodský (1975) Gerhard Olschewski (1976) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1977) Craig Russell (1978) Michele Placido
Michele Placido
(1979) Andrzej Seweryn
Andrzej Seweryn
(1980) Anatoly Solonitsyn
Anatoly Solonitsyn
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1981) Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
/ Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1982) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1983) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1985) Tuncel Kurtiz (1986) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1987) Jörg Pose / Manfred Möck (1988) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1989) Iain Glen
Iain Glen
(1990) Maynard Eziashi (1991) Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1992) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1995) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1996) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1997) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1998) Michael Gwisdek
Michael Gwisdek
(1999) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2000) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2001) Jacques Gamblin
Jacques Gamblin
(2002) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2003) Daniel Hendler
Daniel Hendler
(2004) Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
(2005) Moritz Bleibtreu
Moritz Bleibtreu
(2006) Julio Chávez (2007) Reza Naji
Reza Naji
(2008) Sotigui Kouyaté (2009) Grigoriy Dobrygin
Grigoriy Dobrygin
/ Sergei Puskepalis
Sergei Puskepalis
(2010) Peyman Moaadi
Peyman Moaadi
/ Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
/ Ali-Asghar Shahbazi / Babak Karimi (2011) Mikkel Følsgaard
Mikkel Følsgaard
(2012) Nazif Mujić (2013) Liao Fan
Liao Fan
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Majd Mastoura (2016) Georg Friedrich (2017)

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Volpi Cup for Best Actor

1934–68

Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1934) Pierre Blanchar
Pierre Blanchar
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1937) Leslie Howard (1938) Ermete Zacconi
Ermete Zacconi
(1941) Fosco Giachetti
Fosco Giachetti
(1942) Pierre Fresnay
Pierre Fresnay
(1947) Ernst Deutsch
Ernst Deutsch
(1948) Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
(1949) Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
(1950) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1951) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1952) Henri Vilbert (1953) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1954) Curd Jürgens/ Kenneth More
Kenneth More
(1955) Bourvil
Bourvil
(1956) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1957) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) John Mills
John Mills
(1960) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1961) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1964) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1965) Jacques Perrin
Jacques Perrin
(1966) Ljubiša Samardžić
Ljubiša Samardžić
(1967) John Marley (1968)

1983–2000

Guy Boyd/George Dzundza/David Alan Grier/Mitchell Lichtenstein/Matthew Modine/Michael Wright (1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1985) Carlo Delle Piane
Carlo Delle Piane
(1986) Hugh Grant/ James Wilby (1987) Don Ameche/ Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1988) Marcello Mastroianni/ Massimo Troisi
Massimo Troisi
(1989) Oleg Borisov
Oleg Borisov
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Fabrizio Bentivoglio/ Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Xia Yu/ Roberto Citran
Roberto Citran
(1994) Götz George/ Ian Hart (1995) Liam Neeson/ Chris Penn
Chris Penn
(1996) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(1997) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1998) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000)

2001–present

Luigi Lo Cascio
Luigi Lo Cascio
(2001) Stefano Accorsi
Stefano Accorsi
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2004) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2007) Silvio Orlando
Silvio Orlando
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman/ Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Themis Panou (2013) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2014) Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
(2015) Oscar Martínez (2016) Kamel El Basha (2017)

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Presidents of the César Awards ceremonies

Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1976) Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
(1977) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1978) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1980) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1982) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1983) Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1984) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1985) Madeleine Renaud
Madeleine Renaud
and Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1988) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1989) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1990) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1994) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(1995) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1996) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1997) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1998) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1999) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(2000) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2001) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2002) — (2003) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(2004) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2005) Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet
(2006) Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
(2007) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2010) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2011) Guillaume Canet
Guillaume Canet
(2012) Jamel Debbouze
Jamel Debbouze
(2013) François Cluzet
François Cluzet
(2014) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
(2015) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
(2016) – (2017)

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