The initial Gabin — a French actor known for his portrayals of jaded, faded anti-heroes in 1930s and ’40s-era movies — may have chuckled ironically if he previously been told that, a half-century after his heyday, two Italian music artists would name a fledgling lounge music task after him. But if he previously paid attention to the music, he’d have grasped. It’s filled with languid sophistication and melancholy and it is undeniably stylish — just what you’d be prepared to hear within a Parisian café or supper membership. Just to enhance the effect, lots of the tune game titles and lyrics are in French. Fillippo Cary and Utmost Bottini, the guys behind this inquisitive project, originated from greatly different musical backgrounds. Cary is really a DJ, and got spent a lot of the ’90s presiding over chill areas in Rome’s main locations. Bottini, a jazz bassist, got spent days gone by decade executing with famous brands John Scofield and Billy Coghan. Collectively, they produced a jazz-electro-lounge-world cross — hard to categorize, easy around the ears. Their eponymous debut continues to be variously referred to as downtempo, mellow home, and Latin jazz. Numerous guest artists donate to the mélange. Released in European countries in 2002 (on Virgin Information), Gabin gained a substantial amount of crucial attention, specifically among digital music circles. The closest point to mainstream achievement arrived in Italy, where both Cary and Bottini currently had a good group of fans. Jazzy home solitary “Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap” climbed to number 3 around the Italian graphs. The duo hasn’t damaged the American marketplace, but they’ve produced an excellent start: Close to the end of 2002, Gabin premiered within the U.S. on famous digital label Astralwerks. Great reviews and a good quantity of radio play helped expose it to potential followers stateside.
Awards Volpi Cup for Best Actor, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
Music Songs Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Into My Soul, Bang Bang to the Rock 'n' Roll, Sweet Sadness, Une Histoire d'Amoure, So Many Nights, Midnight Caffe, Azul añil, Slow Dancin' Dans La Maison, Urban Night, La Maison, It's Gonna Be, The Other Way Round, Life Can Be So Beautiful, La Maison, City Song, Delire et passion, Keep It Cool, Mr. Freedom, Mille et une nuit des desires, The Alchemist, Terra Pura, House Trip, The Thousand and One Nights, Soul Scrubble, I Gotta Go for Love, ... And She's Still Watching Me, Ready, Set, Go!, A vida é agora, Just Be Yourself, Share My Rhythm, Gabin vs. Cal's Bluedo
Albums Third and Double, Mr. Freedom, Soundtrack System, Gabin, The Supreme Collection, Third and Double CD 1, Third and Double (feat. Mia Cooper, Z-Star, Chris Cornell, Flora Purim, Gary Go, Barbara Casini), The First Ten Years, Tad / Replay, The Best of Gabin, Third and Double CD 2
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
Movies Port of Shadows, The Grand Illusion, Hands Off the Loot, Pépé le Moko, The Sicilian Clan, The Human Beast, French Cancan, Daybreak, Any Number Can Win, Stormy Waters, They Were Five, Two Men in Town, Love Is My Profession, Four Bags Full, Moontide, A Monkey in Winter, The Cat, Le Plaisir, The Lower Depths, La Bandera, Deadlier Than the Male, Pasha, The Magnificent Tramp, Martin Roumagnac, The President, The Horse, Lady Killer, The Tattooed One, L'Année sainte, Zouzou, The Walls of Malapaga, The Counterfeiters of Paris, Le Gentleman d'Epsom, Speaking of Murder, The Upper Hand, Maigret Sets a Trap, Maria Chapdelaine, Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case, Air of Paris, The Night Affair, Verdict, Des gens sans importance, The Truth About Bebe Donge, The Impostor, Action Man, Hi-Jack Highway, Coral Reefs, The Possessors, La Marie du port, His Last Twelve Hours, Their Last Night
Made his debut on stage as a variety singer.
He enlisted as a tank commander in the 2nd free French armored division and he fought in France and in Germany until the end of the war.
Was made an officer of France's Legion of Honor (1960).
Following the German occupation of France, he emigrated to Hollywood At that time, he began a romance with Marlene Dietrich and lived there until 1943.
Portrayed on a postage stamp issued on Oct. 3, 1998 by the French Post Office.
His parents, Ferdinand Moncorgé and Hélène Petit, were performers and singers in low-class shows.
Male winner of 1953 Lemon Prize, awarded by French journalists to the nastiest French actors.
His second wife Jeanne Mouchine was a former chorus girl of the Casino de Paris. After divorce he was sentenced to pay her 60 millions francs.
He didn't want his daughter Florence to become an actress and tried in every way to prevent her to do. When she married a jockey against his will he didn't go to the wedding ceremony but sent a friend, the actor Lino Ventura.
After his death the body was cremated and ashes were thrown overboard from the military ship "Détroyat".