Michel Galabru in 1999
27 October 1922 |
Michel Louis Edmond Galabru is a French actor born on 27 October 1922 in Safi, Morocco.
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.
In 1977, Galabru received a César for Best Actor for his portrayal of Joseph Bouvier in Bertrand Tavernier's The Judge and the Assassin.