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Michel Galabru

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Michel Galabru
Michel Galabru 1999 (cropped).jpg
Galabru in 1999
Born (1922-10-27)27 October 1922
Safi, French protectorate in Morocco
Died 4 January 2016(2016-01-04) (aged 93)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949–2016

Michel Louis Edmond Galabru (27 October 1922 – 4 January 2016) was a French actor.[1]


Galabru appeared in more than 250 films and worked with directors such as Bertrand Blier, Costa-Gavras, Luc Besson (for Subway), and Jean-Luc Godard.

He is also well-known for his collaborations with Louis de Funès in Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, Le gendarme se marie, Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres, Le gendarme en balade, Le gendarme à New York, Le gendarme et les gendarmettes, Le petit baigneur, L'avare, and Nous irons a Deauville (with Michel Serrault).

He worked with the actors Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault in La Cage aux Folles, La Cage aux Folles II, and La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding; and Le viager.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1948 La bataille du feu Extra - A firefighter Uncredited
1949 Dernière heure, édition spéciale
1951 Ma femme, ma vache et moi
1954 Les Lettres de mon moulin Baptistin
1958 Suivez-moi jeune homme Aristide Oranos
1959 Du rififi chez les femmes The Belgian firefighter
1960 Les Mordus Fred
1961 La Fayette The hostel warden
1962 War of the Buttons Bacaillé's father
1962 We Will Go to Deauville Monsieur Mercier, the boss
1964 Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez Jérôme Gerber
1965 Angelica and the King Bontemps
1965 Gendarme in New York Jérôme Gerber
1966 Brigade antigangs Larmeno
1967 The Little Bather Scipion
1968 Le gendarme se marie Jérôme Gerber
1970 Le gendarme en balade Jérôme Gerber
1971 Jo Monsieur Tonelotti
1972 Le Viager Léon Gallipeau
1972 Les joyeux lurons Bossuet
1973 La dernière bourrée à Paris Jules Payrac
1973 Le Grand Bazar Émile
1974 Les Vacanciers Aloyse Frankensteinmuhl
1974 Y'a un os dans la moulinette Émile
1974 Section spéciale President Cournet
1974 No Pockets in a Shroud Thomas
1976 Le Trouble-fesses Eugène Lajoux
1973 The Judge and the Assassin Joseph Bouvier
1973 Group Portrait with a Lady Walter Pelzer
1977 The Cat Inspector Francisci
1977 Le beaujolais nouveau est arrivé The captain
1977 L'Amour en herbe Morel
1978 La Cage aux folles Simon Charrier
1979 Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres Jérôme Gerber
1979 Le Guignolo Achille Sureau
1979 Cop or Hood Commissioner Grimaud
1980 La Cage aux Folles II Simon Charrier
1980 L'Avare Maître Jacques
1980 Les sous-doués The Police Commissioner
1980 I'm Photogenic Del Giudice, the producer
1981 Le bahut va craquer The Principal
1982 Le gendarme et les gendarmettes Jérôme Gerber
1983 One Deadly Summer Gabriel, Eliane's father
1983 Papy fait de la résistance Jean-Robert Bourdelle, aka "Papy"
1983 Le braconnier de Dieu Hilaire
1984 Notre histoire Emile Pecqueur
1984 The Telephone Always Rings Twice Marraine
1985 Subway Inspector Gesberg
1985 La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding Simon Charrier
1985 Tranches de vie The farmer
1985 Le Facteur de Saint-Tropez Charles de Lespinasse
1986 Kamikaze Albert
1987 Keep Your Right Up The Admiral
1989 La Révolution française Maury, the clergyman
1990 Uranus Monglat
1992 Belle époque Danglard
1996 My Man A client of Marie
1998 Que la lumière soit Southern God
1999 Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar Abraracourcix, the chieftain
2000 Les Acteurs The killed actor
2003 Raining Cats and Frogs Roger (voice)
2004 The Magic Roundabout Zabadie (voice)
2004 Le Silence de la Mer André Larosière
2008 Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis Julie's grand uncle
2009 Neuilly sa mère! The senator
2009 Le Petit Nicolas The National Secretary of Education
2010 Mumu Gatineau
2010 Love Like Poison Jean Falguères
2016 Open at Night Himself


In 1977, Galabru received a César for Best Actor for his portrayal of Joseph Bouvier in Bertrand Tavernier's The Judge and the Assassin.


  1. ^ "French actor Michel Galabru passes away aged 93". RFI. Retrieved 2016-01-08.

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