Thursday, July 05, 2007

Louis de Funès becoming Hitler


Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (fyˈnɛs) (July 31, 1914 – January 27, 1983) was a French actor who is considered by many to be one of the giants of French comedy. His acting style is remembered for its high energy performance, a wide range of facial expressions and an engaging, snappy impatience.
He was enormously successful in several countries for many years — France, also Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Belgium, former Yugoslavia, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Albania and the Soviet Union — but remained almost unknown in the English-speaking world. He was only noted in the United States in 1974 with the release of The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob. In a 1968 poll, he was voted France's favorite actor. [2] Many of his most successful films such as those in the Gendarme of Saint-Tropez series were pure slapstick, and although de Funès could play serious roles with a good deal of subtlety he was particularly known for his grimacing and outrageous facial contortions as he expressed anger, contempt, and astonishment. In a personal statement he claimed only to be interested in films that would draw an audience of 500,000 at least.
Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

El Monje i said...

Genial la sombra de Hitler...

Quise hacer algo parecido con un toldo que parecía la capa de Batman, pero no tenía nada para registrarlo...

Buscaré algo mas de Louis de Funes