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Fernandel (Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin)

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Biography

Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
The apocryphal biography of Fernand Contadin tells the invention of his artistic name Fernandel by his sister-in-law ("Voici le Fernand d'elles"). At the beginning of the thirties he became a typical actor of the comedy genre: popular, common, likable and with a concealed grain of drama. Marc Allégret was the director of his first successful film La meilleure bobonne (1930). He tried to work as director twice during World War II but did not succeed in that. Read more...

Actor

Character: Fabien Coutissol

Un carnet de bal 1937

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Character: Bienaimé de Mondésir, le baron de Mondésir & ses aïeux

L'héritier des Mondésir 1940

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Character: Antoine Valoisir

Le club des soupirants 1941

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Character: Adrien Moulinet

Adrien 1943

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Character: Honore de Marseille

Honoré de Marseille 1956

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Character: Charles Bailly - prisonnier de guerre

La vache et le prisonnier 1959

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Character: Fernand Jouvin - un restaurateur marseillais

La cuisine au beurre 1963

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Character: Monsieur Pelletan / Le roi Dagobert

Le bon roi Dagobert 1963

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Character: Charles Migue

La bourse et la vie 1966

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Character: Himself

Les grands du rire 2005

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Character: Albert Constantin

The Man in the Raincoat 1957

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Character: Édouard Saint-Forget / Les quintuplés : Alain, Bernard, Charles, Désiré et Etienne

The Sheep Has Five Legs 1954

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Character: The widower

The Last Judgment 1961

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Directing

Character: Adrien Moulinet

Adrien 1943

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