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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.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth May 17, 1904
Died November 15, 1976, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height 1.74 m
Nationality French
Spouse Dominique Fournier, Jeanne Mauchain, Gaby Basset
Children Mathias Moncorgé, Valérie Moncorgé, Florence Gabin
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


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#Fact
1 Made his debut on stage as a variety singer.
2 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.
3 Was made an officer of France's Legion of Honor (1960).
4 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.
5 Youngest of seven children.
6 Was Sergio Leone's favorite actor.
7 Grandfather of Jean-Paul Moncorgé.
8 Portrayed on a postage stamp issued on Oct. 3, 1998 by the French Post Office.
9 His parents, Ferdinand Moncorgé and Hélène Petit, were performers and singers in low-class shows.
10 Male winner of 1953 Lemon Prize, awarded by French journalists to the nastiest French actors.
11 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.
12 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.
13 After his death the body was cremated and ashes were thrown overboard from the military ship "Détroyat".
14 Children from marriage with Dominique Fournier: Florence Moncorgé-Gabin (1950), Valérie Moncorgé (1952) and Mathias Moncorgé (1956).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Grande Illusion 1937 Le lieutenant Maréchal
Pépé le Moko 1937 Pépé le Moko
The Lower Depths 1936 Pepel Wasska
La belle équipe 1936 Jean dit Jeannot
Variétés 1935 Georges
La bandera 1935 Pierre Gilieth
Behold the Man 1935 Ponce Pilate
Zouzou 1934 Jean
Maria Chapdelaine 1934 François Paradis
Le tunnel 1933 Allan Mac Allan
Du haut en bas 1933 Charles Boulla
Adieu les beaux jours 1933 Pierre Lavernay
L'étoile de Valencia 1933 Pedro Savedra
Coeurs joyeux 1932 Charles
La belle marinière 1932 Le capitaine / The captain
La foule hurle 1932 Joe Greer
Les gaîtés de l'escadron 1932 Fricot
Lilac 1932 Martousse
Pour un soir..! 1931 Jean
Gloria 1931/II Robert Nourry
Tout ça ne vaut pas l'amour 1931 Jean Cordier
The Darling of Paris 1931 Bob
Méphisto 1931 Jacques Miral
L'héritage de Lilette 1930 Short
Chacun sa chance 1930 Marcel Grivot
Les lions 1928
Ohé! Les valises 1928
L'année sainte 1976 Max Lambert
Verdict 1974 Le président Leguen
Two Men in Town 1973 Germain Cazeneuve
L'affaire Dominici 1973 Gaston Dominici
Le tueur 1972 Commissaire Le Guen
Le drapeau noir flotte sur la marmite 1971 Victor Ploubaz
Le chat 1971 Julien Bouin
La horse 1970 Auguste Maroilleur
The Sicilian Clan 1969 Vittorio Manalese
Sous le signe du taureau 1969 Albert Raynal - un constructeur de fusées
The Tattoo 1968 Comte Enguerand - Louis Marie de Montignac aka Legrain
Le pacha 1968 Comissaire Joss, le Pacha
Action Man 1967 Denis Farrand
Le jardinier d'Argenteuil 1966 Le père Tulipe
The Upper Hand 1966 Paul Berger dit Paulo les Diam's
Le tonnerre de Dieu 1965 Léandre Brassac
L'âge ingrat 1964 Émile Malhouin
Monsieur 1964 Monsieur
Maigret voit rouge 1963 Le commissaire Jules Maigret
Any Number Can Win 1963 Charles
The Gentleman from Epsom 1962 Richard Briand-Charmery
A Monkey in Winter 1962 Albert Quentin
The Counterfeiters of Paris 1961 Ferdinand Maréchal dit 'Le Dabe'
Le président 1961 Émile Beaufort
Les vieux de la vieille 1960 Jean-Marie Péjat
Le baron de l'écluse 1960 Baron Jérôme Napoléon Antoine
Rue de Paris 1959 Henri Neveux
Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre 1959 Le commissaire Jules Maigret
Archimède, le clochard 1959 Joseph Hugues Guillaume Boutier-Blainville dit Archimède
The Possessors 1958 Noël Schoudler
Love Is My Profession 1958 Maître André Gobillot
The Night Affair 1958 Inspecteur Georges Vallois
Les misérables 1958 Jean Valjean Champmathieu
Inspector Maigret 1958 Le commissaire divisionnaire Jules Maigret
Le rouge est mis 1957 Louis Bertain / Louis le Blond
The Case of Dr. Laurent 1957 Le docteur J. Laurent
Crime and Punishment 1956 Le commissaire Gallet
Four Bags Full 1956 Grandgil
Le sang à la tête 1956 François Cardinaud
Deadlier Than the Male 1956 André Chatelin
Des gens sans importance 1956 Jean Viard
Hi-Jack Highway 1955 Jean Chape
The Little Rebels 1955 Le juge Julien Lamy
House on the Waterfront 1955 Le commandant Lequévic
French Cancan 1955 Henri Danglard
Razzia 1955 Henri Ferré dit 'Le Nantais'
Napoléon 1955 Le maréchal Jean Lannes
L'air de Paris 1954 Victor Le Garrec
Touchez Pas au Grisbi 1954 Max dit Max le Menteur
La vierge du Rhin 1953 Jacques Ledru / Martin Schmidt
Their Last Night 1953 Pierre Fernand Ruffin dit Monsieur Fernand
Bufere 1953 Il professore Antonio Sanna
The Moment of Truth 1952 Pierre Richard
Le Plaisir 1952 Joseph Rivet (segment "La Maison Tellier")
La vérité sur Bébé Donge 1952 François Donge
The Night Is My Kingdom 1951 Raymond Pinsard
Victor 1951 Victor
His Last Twelve Hours 1950 Carlo Bacchi
La Marie du port 1950 Henri Chatelard
The Walls of Malapaga 1949 Pierre Arrignon
Miroir 1947 Le financier Pierre Lussac / Le gangster Miroir
The Room Upstairs 1946 Martin Roumagnac - un petit entrepreneur de maçonnerie
Strange Confession 1944 Clement / Maurice LeFarge
Moontide 1942 Bobo
Stormy Waters 1941 Le capitaine André Laurent
Le Jour se Leve 1939 François
Le récif de corail 1939 Trott Lennard
La bête humaine 1938 Jacques Lantier
Port of Shadows 1938 Jean
Gueule d'amour 1937 Lucien Bourrache, 'Gueule d'Amour'
The Messenger 1937 Nick Dange

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'affaire Dominici 1973 producer - uncredited
Le tueur 1972 producer - uncredited
Le chat 1971 producer - uncredited
La horse 1970 producer - uncredited
Heureux qui comme Ulysse... 1970 producer - uncredited
Le pacha 1968 producer - uncredited
L'homme à la Buick 1968 producer - uncredited
Le voyage du père 1966 producer - uncredited
L'âge ingrat 1964 producer - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Good Year 2006 performer: "Quand on s' promène au bord de l'eau"
Attention bandits! 1986 performer: "Maintenant je sais", "But Now I Know"
French Cancan 1955 performer: "Complainte de la butte" - uncredited
La Grande Illusion 1937 performer: "Frou-frou" 1898 - uncredited
Zouzou 1934 performer: "Viens Vivine" Come Vivian

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Archimède, le clochard 1959 idea - as Jean Moncorgé

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mireille Balin, une femme fatale 2016 Short in memory of
Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort 1988 in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ivresse à Tigreville 2013 Video documentary short Himself
À la recherche de Fernandel 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
La nuit des Césars 1976 TV Series documentary Himself - Le président des Césars
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
Gala de l'union 1970 TV Series Himself
Monsieur Cinéma 1970 TV Series Himself
Mon frère Jacques 1961 TV Movie documentary Himself
Spécial Noël: Jean Gabin 1960 TV Short Himself
Cinépanorama 1958-1960 TV Series documentary Himself
Échos de plateau 1952 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations 1940 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Voyage à travers le cinéma français 2016 Documentary Himself
Belmondo par Belmondo 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
La Légende du Clan 2013 Video documentary Himself
Gabin président 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Cocteau Marais - Un couple mythique 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Natan 2013 Documentary Fricot
L'Occupation sans relâche - Les artistes pendant la guerre 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Un jour, un destin 2010 TV Series documentary Himself / Various roles
Spisok korabley 2008 Documentary
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "Cinéma de Boulevard"
Danielle Darrieux, une vie de cinéma 2007 TV Movie Himself
Gabin intime, aristocrate et paysan 2006 Video documentary Himself
Edouard VIII d'Angleterre 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Les 40 ans de la 2 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Graffiti 60 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Vivement dimanche prochain 2003 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2003 TV Series Himself
Michel Audiard et le mystère du triangle des Bermudes 2002 Video documentary Himself
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song 2001 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Gabin, gueule d'amour 2001 TV Movie documentary
Carné, vous avez dit Carné 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
Ca détourne 1992 TV Movie
Foutaises 1989 Short
Cinema Paradiso 1988 Wasska Pepel (uncredited)
La nuit des Césars 1987 TV Series documentary Himself - César d'honneur
Carné, l'homme à la caméra 1985 Documentary Himself
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
Il était une fois: Le gala de l'union des artistes 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mon oncle d'Amérique 1980 Himself
Ciné Follies 1977 Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Honorary César César Awards, France
1971 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Actor Le chat (1971)
1959 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Actor Archimède, le clochard (1959)
1959 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Les grandes familles (1958)
1954 Volpi Cup Venice Film Festival Best Actor L'air de Paris (1954)
1951 Volpi Award Venice Film Festival Best Actor La nuit est mon royaume (1951)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor Maigret tend un piège (1958)
1958 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor La traversée de Paris (1956)


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#Quote
1 I don't like watching love stories. Same old eternal triangle.
2 About his debut in stage show: "I understood immediately that to get success I had to make for the front door, not for the back one. And the front door was the door of Mistinguett's dressing room".


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