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Michel Simon (I) (1895–1975)


The son of a sausage-maker, Michel Simon was conscripted into the Swiss Army at the start of World War I, but was thrown out through a combination of tuberculosis and general insubordination. He was variously a boxer, photographer, general handyman and right-wing anarchist, finally becoming a stage actor in Geneva in 1920. His reputation soon grew... See full bio »

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L'Atalante
L'Atalante Le père Jules
(1934)
The Passion of Joan of Arc
(1928)
Port of Shadows
(1938)
Boudu Saved from Drowning
(1932)

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 1975 L'Ibis rouge
Zizi
 1975 Le boucher, la star et l'orpheline
L'érotologue
 1971 Blanche
Master
 1970 La maison
Louis Compiegne
 1970 Contestazione generale
Cavazza
 1968 The Marriage Came Tumbling Down
Le vieux Jéricho
 1967 The Two of Us
Pépé
 1966 Deux heures à tuer
L'employé de la consigne
 1965 Ecce Homo
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1965 Du vent dans les branches de Sassafras (TV Movie)
John-Emery Rokefeller
 1964 Steinlein (Short)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1964 Cyrano et d'Artagnan
Le Grognard
 1962/II Marco Polo
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments
Jérôme Chambard (segments "Dieu en vain ne jureras" / "Les Dimanches tu garderas")
 1962 Le bateau d'Émile
Charles-Edmond Larmentiel
 1960 Mon ami Lazlo (Short)
 1960 Candide
Colonel Nanar, du cadre de réserve
 1960 Pierrot la tendresse
Pierrot
 1960 The Battle of Austerlitz
Alboise
 1959 The Head
Prof. Dr. Abel
 1958 Un certain Monsieur Jo
Joseph 'Jo' Guardini
 1957 Les 3 font la paire
Commissaire Bernard
 1956 La joyeuse prison
Benoit - le surveillant-chef
 1956 Mémoires d'un flic
Le commissaire principal Henri Dominique
 1955 L'impossible Monsieur Pipelet
Maurice Martin
 1954 Par ordre du tsar
Prince de Sayn-Wittgenstein
 1954 Ungarische Rhapsodie
General von Sayn-Wittgenstein
 1954 The Anatomy of Love
Il professore
 1953 Femmes de Paris
Professeur Charles Buisson
 1953 Saadia
Bou Rezza
 1953 La vie d'un honnête homme
Albert Ménard-Lacoste / Alain Ménard-Lacoste
 1952 Le rideau rouge
Bertal / Banquo
 1952 The Temptress
Cidoni
 1952 Das Geheimnis vom Bergsee
Bürgermeister (french version)
 1952 La fille au fouet
Le tuteur d'Angelina
 1952 Monsieur Taxi
Pierre Verger (Monsieur Taxi)
 1948 La carcasse et le tord-cou
Joseph Ferdinand Anselme Midot, dit 'Le tord-cou'
 1947 La taverne du poisson couronné
Capitaine Palmer
 1946 A Friend Will Come Tonight
Michel Lemaret
 1942 Una signora dell'ovest
Butler / Carras
 1940 Ecco la felicità
Giambattista Giordano
 1940 Paris New-York
L'inspecteur Boucheron
 1940 Les musiciens du ciel
Le capitaine Simon
 1939 Cavalcade d'amour
Diogène, Monseigneur de Beaupré & Lacouret
 1939 Fric-Frac
Jo 'Les bras coupés'
 1939 La fin du jour
Cabrissade
 1939 Derrière la façade
Picking
 1939 Noix de coco
Josserand
 1938 Le ruisseau
Le comte Edouard de Bourgogne dit 'L'Escargot'
 1938 Belle étoile
Léon
 1938 Les nouveaux riches
Martinet
 1938 Mirages
Michel
 1937 Bizarre, Bizarre
Irwin Molyneux
 1937 La bataille silencieuse
Sauvin
 1937 Boulot aviateur
Baron Gobèche
 1937 Le choc en retour
Laverdac
 1936 Faisons un rêve...
Un invité (prologue)
 1936 Le mort en fuite
Achille Baluchet
 1936 Jeunes filles de Paris
Baron de Beaupoil and his brother
 1936 Les jumeaux de Brighton
Labrosse
 1936 Moutonnet
Frècheville
 1936 Under Western Eyes
Lespara
 1935 Le bébé de l'escadron
Perrot-Joly
 1935 Adémaï au moyen âge
Lord Pickwickdam
 1935 Le bonheur
Noël Malpiaz
 1934 Ladies Lake
Oscar Lyssenhop
 1934 Léopold le bien-aimé
M. Ponce
 1933 Du haut en bas
Maximilian Podeletz
 1932 Baleydier
Baleydier
 1931 On purge bébé
Chouilloux
 1930 L'enfant de l'amour
Lorédan
 1929 Pivoine
 1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc
Jean Lemaître
 1927 Casanova
Sbire
 1926 L'inconnue des six jours
Le valet de chambre
 1925 The Vocation of André Carel
Gaston Lebeau
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

In the 1920's/30's Michel Simon, enjoyed associating with people of the lower classes in Paris and for a while, at a time when prostitution was legal, he lived in a brothel. See more »

Trademark:

Bear-like characters: Hairy, dirty and ugly with a deep voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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