Jean Gabin (1904–1976)

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Jean-Alexis Moncorgé started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. But he was also able to play all other kind of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 8 wins. See more awards »


Known For

The Grand Illusion Le lieutenant Maréchal
Inspector Maigret Le commissaire divisionnaire Jules Maigret
Touchez Pas au Grisbi Max dit Max le Menteur


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 1976 Holy Year
Max Lambert
 1974 Verdict
Le président Leguen
 1973 Two Men in Town
Germain Cazeneuve
 1973 The Dominici Affair
Gaston Dominici
 1972 Killer
Commissaire Le Guen
 1971 The Black Flag Waves Over the Scow
Victor Ploubaz
 1971 Le Chat
Julien Bouin
 1970 Horse
Auguste Maroilleur
 1969 The Sicilian Clan
Vittorio Manalese
 1969 Under the Sign of the Bull
Albert Raynal - un constructeur de fusées
 1968 The Tattoo
Comte Enguerand - Louis Marie de Montignac aka colonel Legrain
 1968 Pasha
Comissaire Joss, le Pacha
 1967 Action Man
Denis Farrand
 1966 The Gardener of Argenteuil
Le père Tulipe M. Martin
 1966 The Upper Hand
Paul Berger dit Paulo les Diam's
 1965 God's Thunder
Léandre Brassac
 1964 That Tender Age
Émile Malhouin
 1964 Monsieur
 1963 Maigret voit rouge
Le commissaire Jules Maigret
 1963 Any Number Can Win
 1962 The Gentleman from Epsom
Richard Briand-Charmery
 1962 A Monkey in Winter
Albert Quentin
 1961 The Counterfeiters of Paris
Ferdinand Maréchal dit 'Le Dabe'
 1961 The President
Émile Beaufort
 1960 The Old Guard
Jean-Marie Péjat
 1960 The Baron of the Locks
Baron Jérôme Napoléon Antoine
 1959 Rue de Paris
Henri Neveux
 1959 Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case
Le commissaire Jules Maigret
 1959 Archimède, le clochard
Joseph Hugues Guillaume Boutier-Blainville dit Archimède
 1958 The Possessors
Noël Schoudler
 1958 Love Is My Profession
Maître André Gobillot
 1958 The Night Affair
Inspecteur Georges Vallois
 1958 Les Misérables
Jean Valjean / Champmathieu
 1958 Inspector Maigret
Le commissaire divisionnaire Jules Maigret
 1957 Le rouge est mis
Louis Bertain / Louis le Blond
 1957 The Case of Dr. Laurent
Le docteur J. Laurent
 1956 Crime and Punishment
Le commissaire Gallet
 1956 The Crossing of Paris
 1956 Blood to the Head
François Cardinaud
 1956 Deadlier Than the Male
André Chatelin
 1956 People of No Importance
Jean Viard
 1955 Hi-Jack Highway
Jean Chape
 1955 The Little Rebels
Le juge Julien Lamy
 1955 House on the Waterfront
Le commandant Lequévic
 1955 French Cancan
Henri Danglard
 1955 Razzia
Henri Ferré dit 'Le Nantais'
 1955 Napoleon
Le maréchal Jean Lannes
 1954 Air of Paris
Victor Le Garrec
 1954 Touchez Pas au Grisbi
Max dit Max le Menteur
 1953 Rhine Virgin
Jacques Ledru / Martin Schmidt
 1953 Their Last Night
Pierre Fernand Ruffin dit Monsieur Fernand
 1953 Bufere
Il professore Antonio Sanna
 1952 The Moment of Truth
Pierre Richard
 1952 Le Plaisir
Joseph Rivet (segment "La Maison Tellier")
 1952 The Truth of Our Marriage
François Donge
 1951 The Night Is My Kingdom
Raymond Pinsard
 1951 Victor
 1950 Twelve Hours to Live
Carlo Bacchi
 1950 La Marie du port
Henri Châtelard
 1949 The Flesh is Weak
Pierre Arrignon
 1947 Miroir
Le financier Pierre Lussac / Le gangster Miroir
 1946 The Room Upstairs
Martin Roumagnac - un petit entrepreneur de maçonnerie
 1944 Strange Confession
Clement / Maurice LeFarge
 1942 Moontide
 1941 Remorques
Le capitaine André Laurent
 1939 Le Jour Se Leve
 1939 Coral Reefs
Trott Lennard
 1938 La Bête Humaine
Jacques Lantier
 1938 Port of Shadows
 1937 Lady Killer
Lucien Bourrache, 'Gueule d'Amour'
 1937 The Messenger
Nick Dange
 1937 The Grand Illusion
Le lieutenant Maréchal
 1937 Pépé le Moko
Pépé le Moko
 1936 The Lower Depths
Pepel Wasska
 1936 They Were Five
Jean dit Jeannot
 1935 Variétés
 1935 La bandera
Pierre Gilieth
 1935 Behold the Man
Ponce Pilate
 1934 Zouzou
 1934 Maria Chapdelaine
François Paradis
 1933 Le tunnel
Allan Mac Allan
 1933 High and Low
Charles Boulla
 1933 Goodbye Beautiful Days
Pierre Lavernay
 1933 L'étoile de Valencia
Pedro Savedra
 1932 Coeurs joyeux
Charles dit Charlot
 1932 La belle marinière
Pierre - le capitaine
 1932 La foule hurle
Joe Greer
 1932 Fun in the Barracks
 1932 Lilac
 1931 Pour un soir..!
 1931/II Gloria
Robert Nourry
 1931 Tout ça ne vaut pas l'amour
Jean Cordier
 1931 The Darling of Paris
Marcel Gignard dit Bob
 1931 Méphisto
Jacques Miral
 1930 L'héritage de Lilette (Short)
 1930 Chacun sa chance
Marcel Grivot
 1928 Les lions (Short)
 1928 Ohé! Les valises (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared on an Easter Special Program on the Dumont television network (KTTV) called "The Passion Play" on March 23, 1951.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 33 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Moncorgé | Alexis Moncourge


5' 8½" (1.74 m)


Dominique Fournier  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »


Ferdinand Gabin | Madeleine Petit


Ferdinand Henri Moncorgé (sibling) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about his debut in a stage show] I understood immediately that to get success I had to make for the front door, not for the back one. And the front door was the door of Mistinguett's dressing room. See more »


Male winner of 1953 Lemon Prize, awarded by French journalists to the nastiest French actors. See more »


Often played men of authority on both sides of the law See more »

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