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Michel Galabru

Michel Galabru
Michel Galabru in 1999
Born (1922-10-27) 27 October 1922
Safi, Morocco
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949–present

Michel Louis Edmond Galabru is a French actor born on 27 October 1922 in Safi, Morocco.


  • Career 1
  • Selected filmography 2
  • Awards 3
  • External links 4


Over the course of his career, Galabru has appeared in more than 250 films and worked with such renowned directors as Bertrand Blier, Costa-Gavras, Luc Besson (for Subway), and Jean-Luc Godard. He is also 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 has also worked with actors Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault in La Cage aux Folles, La Cage aux Folles II, and La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding; Le viager; Les gaspars; Le room service; Antonio Vivaldi, un prince à Venise; and L'ibis rouge.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Director
1959 Du rififi chez les femmes the Belgian firefighter Alex Joffé
1961 La Fayette the hostel warden Jean Dréville
1962 War of the Buttons Bacaillé's father Yves Robert
Nous irons à Deauville Monsieur Mercier, the boss Francis Rigaud
1964 Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez Jérôme Gerber Jean Girault
1965 Angelica and the King Bontemps Bernard Borderie
Gendarme in New York Jérôme Gerber Jean Girault
1966 Brigade antigangs Larmeno Bernard Borderie
1967 The Little Bather Scipion Robert Dhéry
1968 Le gendarme se marie Jérôme Gerber Jean Girault
The Little Bather
1970 Le gendarme en balade Jérôme Gerber Jean Girault
1971 Jo Monsieur Tonelotti Jean Girault
1973 La dernière bourrée à Paris Jules Payrac Raoul André
1974 Section spéciale President Cournet Constantin Costa-Gavras
No Pockets in a Shroud Thomas Jean-Pierre Mocky
1976 The Judge and the Assassin Joseph Bouvier Bertrand Tavernier
Group Portrait with a Lady Walter Pelzer Aleksandar Petrović
1977 The Cat Inspector Francisci Luigi Comencini
1978 La Cage aux folles Simon Charrier Édouard Molinaro
1979 Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres Jérôme Gerber Jean Girault
Le Guignolo Achille Sureau Georges Lautner
Cop or Hood
1980 La Cage aux Folles II Simon Charrier Édouard Molinaro
L'Avare Maître Jacques Jean Girault and Louis de Funès
Les sous-doués
1980 I'm Photogenic Del Giudice, the producer Dino Risi
1981 Le bahut va craquer The Principal Michel Nerval
1982 Le gendarme et les gendarmettes Jérôme Gerber Jean Girault and Tony Aboyantz
1983 One Deadly Summer Gabriel, Eliane's father Jean Becker
Papy fait de la résistance
1984 Notre histoire Emile Pecqueur Bertrand Blier
The Telephone Always Rings Twice Marraine Jean-Pierre Vergne
1985 Subway Inspector Gesberg Luc Besson
La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding Simon Charrier Georges Lautner
Tranches de vie The farmer François Leterrier
1986 Kamikaze Albert Didier Grousset
1987 Keep Your Right Up the Admiral Jean-Luc Godard
1989 La Révolution française Maury, the clergyman Robert Enrico
1990 Uranus Monglat Claude Berri
1992 Belle époque Danglard Fernando Trueba
1996 My Man a client of Marie Bertrand Blier
1998 Que la lumière soit Southern God Arthur Joffé
1999 Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar Abraracourcix, the chieftain Claude Zidi
2000 Les Acteurs The killed actor Bertrand Blier
2003 Raining Cats and Frogs Roger (voice) Jacques-Rémy Girerd
2004 The Magic Roundabout Zabadie (voice) Dave Borthwick and Jean Duval
2008 Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis Julie's grand uncle Dany Boon
2009 Neuilly sa mère! the senator Gabriel Julien-Laferrière
Le Petit Nicolas the national Secretary of Education Laurent Tirard
2010 Mumu Gatineau Joël Séria
2010 Love Like Poison Jean Falguères Katell Quillévéré


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

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