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Florent Pagny

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Despite an unpredictable and frequently controversial career that included detours into opera, the chanson tradition, and show films in addition to myriad personal obstacles, Florent Pagny has continued to be among the biggest-selling documenting artists in contemporary French pop because the later ’80s. Delivered November 6, 1961, in Chalon-sur-Saône, Pagny was the merchandise of the working-class history and spent the greater section of his adolescence contending in regional radio contests and beginner showcases. At 16 he give up college and relocated to Paris to go after a profession in music and movie theater, working some odd jobs before you begin vocal studies on the Conservatoire de Levallois-Perret. While moonlighting being a bartender Pagny befriended skill scout Dominique Besnard. Smitten with Pagny’s outrageous, unkempt appear, Besnard helped him property roles within the features La Stability and Alain Corneau’s Fort Saganne, as well as the ensuing attention also resulted in a record offer. Pagny released his debut one, “N’Importe Quoi,” in 1987. The anti-drug anthem demonstrated a blockbuster achievement, selling more than one million copies and rocketing its vocalist to right away superstardom. Using the 1988 discharge from the follow-up, “Laisser Nous Respirer,” Pagny solidified his picture as an icon of vibrant rebellion and angst, although his third one, “Comme d’Habitude,” unexpectedly resurrected Claude François’ variété traditional. Finally, within the springtime of 1990 Pagny released his initial full-length LP, Merci. While music critics ridiculed his rebel position and romantic relationship with nubile pop feeling Vanessa Paradis, the record even so proved a big strike, and early the next calendar year he headlined a sold-out functionality at Paris’ Zénith. Following a go back to his film profession, Pagny resumed his musical pursuits with 1992’s Réaliste, a melancholy and disjointed work recorded within the wake of his break up with Paradis. The record marketed poorly, so when the vocalist squandered his lot of money on clothing, motorcycles, and partying, he sank right into a unhappiness that held him from the limelight for near 2 yrs. Pagny resurfaced in 1994 with Rester Vrai, which presented a recently modernized rock and roll sensibility that restored his industrial luster. A calendar year afterwards, the best-of collection, Bienvenue Chez Moi, released several brand-new singles, especially his smash cover of Lucio Dalla’s operatic strike “Caruso.” Using the name cut from 1997’s Savoir Aimer, Pagny came back to the very best from the French singles graph and later earned Greatest Male Artist of the entire year honors in the annual Victoires de la Musique Honours. The only real French representative included at Luciano Pavarotti’s all-star worldwide charity concert in June 1998, Pagny came back to graph prominence later on that yr using the Erick Benzi-penned “Dors.” In past due 1999, he once again defied conventional knowledge with Ré-Création, a assortment of addresses attracted from the French chanson idiom. Châtelet les Halle adopted in past due 2000, along with a yr later Pagny released 2, some duets enlisting performers including Pascal Obispo and Axel Bauer. While 2003’s Ailleurs Property was another best-seller, Pagny got a general public thrashing in early 2004, when he was prosecuted for taxes evasion. His following film, Quand Je Vois le Soleil, also flopped, but at year’s end his profession once again flourished via Baryton, a collection indulging his lifelong enthusiasm for opera. The chanson-inspired Abracadabra adopted in the springtime of 2006. In 2007, he released Pagny Chante Brel, an recording of Jacques Brel addresses provided a reworking in Pagny’s personal distinct design. He returned this year 2010 with Tout et boy Contraire as well as the acoustic live launch Ma Liberté de Chanter in 2012. For 2013’s Vieillir Avec Toi, Pagny find the function of Calogero, who made up and directed the complete recording. It created Pagny’s biggest strike in a decade, and topped the graphs in France and Belgium, spent more than a calendar year over the French graphs, and was authorized gemstone. A live edition of the record, Vieillir Outfit: Le Live, premiered by the end of 2014 and reached the graphs as well.

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Full Name Florent Pagny
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter


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#Fact
1 Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
2 He and Azucena had a second child, a daughter, Ael
3 Azucena and he had their first child, a son Inca [March 1996]
4 his companion is argentinian painter Azucena
5 famous French singer
6 Was discovered by artistic agent Dominique Besnehard
7 Loves Patagonia where he owns lands and a cattle


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Total Blackout 2009 TV Movie Manuel Weiss
Les visages d'Alice 2005 Short
Milady 2004 TV Movie D'Artagnan
Les clefs de bagnole 2003 Un comédien qui refuse de tourner avec Laurent
Quand je vois le soleil 2003 Raphaël
Tom est tout seul 1995 Thomas, nicknamed Tom
Jo et Milou 1992 TV Movie Milou
La fille des collines 1990 Tom
La chaîne 1988 TV Mini-Series Gérard Franck
François Villon - Poetul vagabond 1987
Les keufs 1987 Jean-Pierre
Cinéma 16 1987 TV Series Michel
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary Récitant / Narrator (French version, voice)
La nuit du coucou 1987 TV Movie Eric
La femme de ma vie 1986 Serge
Néo Polar 1985 TV Series Jean Lortie
Blessure 1985 Morgan
Le mariage blues 1985 TV Movie Jim
Fort Saganne 1984 Lucien
Les fauves 1984 Nino
Série noire 1984 TV Series Serge
Fou comme l'oiseau 1983 TV Movie Pierre Louvran
Effraction 1983 Le jeune homme agressé
A Captain's Honor 1982
La balance 1982 Simoni
Ace of Aces 1982 Un boxeur
Marion 1982 TV Series Chris
Non récupérables 1982 TV Movie Birollet
Les maupas 1982 TV Series
T'es folle ou quoi? 1982
L'amour nu 1981 Le premier jeune homme du café
Les surdoués de la première compagnie 1981 Baltar, le troufion infirmier

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Samedi soir on chante Goldman 2013 TV Movie performer: "Confidentiel"
La chanson de l'année 2004-2009 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Les grands du rire 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Les gars de la Une 1988 TV Movie performer: "N'importe quoi"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blessure 1985

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tout le monde en parle 2000-2006 TV Series Himself
Nouvelle Star 2006 TV Series Himself
En aparté 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
20h10 pétantes 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Symphonic Show 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Johnny Backstage 2005 Video documentary Himself
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Spécial 'Fête de la musique' 2005 TV Special Himself
Podium 2005 TV Series Himself
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Tous cousins 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Choisissez vos chansons 2005 TV Movie Himself
Vos Français de coeur 2004 TV Movie Himself
Élection de Miss France 2004 TV Series Himself
Florent Pagny: Été 2003 à l'Olympia 2003 Video Himself
Y a un début à tout 2002 TV Series Himself
Great Performances 1998 TV Series Himself
Tapis rouge 1998 TV Series Himself
Farce attaque 1998 TV Series Himself
Victoires de la musique 1997-1998 TV Series Himself - Artiste interprète masculin / Himself
Fréquenstar 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
L'école des fans 1997 TV Series Himself
Taratata 1993-1996 TV Series Himself
Les enfants de la guerre 1996 TV Movie Himself
Si on chantait 1996 TV Series Himself
Joyeux anniversaire Monsieur Trenet 1995 TV Movie Himself
Vincent à l'heure 1995 TV Series Himself
Les Enfoirés 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
Frou-Frou 1992 TV Series Himself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches 1988 TV Series Himself
Les gars de la Une 1988 TV Movie Himself
C à vous 2011-2016 TV Series Himself
M6 Music Show: 100% Tubes 2016 TV Movie Himself
Vivement dimanche 1998-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Main guest / Himself - Main Guest
La chanson de l'année 2004-2016 TV Series Himself
Le grand show 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
The Voice 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Coach
Le divan de Marc-Olivier Fogiel 2016 TV Series Himself
Salut les Terriens 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Génération Balavoine, 30 ans déjà 2016 TV Movie Himself
Touche pas à mon poste! 2016 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche prochain 1998-2014 TV Series Himself - Main Guest / Himself
L'incroyable anniversaire de Line 2013 TV Movie Himself
La fête de la chanson française 2008-2013 TV Series Himself
Thé ou café 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Samedi soir on chante Goldman 2013 TV Movie Himself
Chabada 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Champs-Elysées 1988-2012 TV Series Himself
Qui veut gagner des millions? 2012 TV Series Himself
Emmenez-moi 2012 TV Series Himself
On n'est pas couché 2008-2011 TV Series Himself
Vie privée, vie publique 2011 TV Series Himself
Les stars se dépassent pour ELA 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
2 heures de rire avec Kad Merad 2009 TV Movie Himself
L'école des fans 2009 TV Series Himself
Les enfants de la télé 1995-2009 TV Series Himself
La soirée de l'étrange 2009 TV Series Himself
Star Academy 2001-2008 TV Series Himself
La méthode Cauet 2008 TV Series Himself
Génération duo 2008 TV Movie Himself
Off Prime 2008 TV Series Himself / En personne
On n'a pas tout dit 2008 TV Series Himself
Tenue de soirée 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
On a tout essayé 2002-2006 TV Series Himself
Muppets TV 2006 TV Series Himself
Soirée Cap 48 2006 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La nouvelle génération chante Goldman 2013 TV Movie Himself
Les grands du rire 2007 TV Series Himself
Premiers pas 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Les 40 ans de la 2 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself

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