Jean Gabin

Born May 17, 1904

Jean Gabin was a French actor.

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1904 Birth Born in 1904.


1928 24 Years Old His performances started getting noticed, and better stage roles came along that led to parts in two silent films in 1928.
1930 26 Years Old Two years later, he easily made the transition to talkies in a 1930 Pathé Frères production titled Chacun sa Chance. … Read More


1934 30 Years Old However, he only gained real recognition for his performance in, a 1934 production directed by Julien Duvivier.
1936 32 Years Old Cast as a romantic hero in a 1936 war drama titled La Bandera, this second Duvivier-directed film established Gabin as a major star. … Read More
1939 35 Years Old He was divorced from his second wife in 1939.
1940 36 Years Old Flooded with offers from Hollywood, for a time Gabin turned them all down until the outbreak of World War II. After the German occupation of France in 1940, he joined Jean Renoir and Julien Duvivier in the United States. … Read More


1946 42 Years Old In 1946, Gabin was hired by Marcel Carné to star in the film, Les Portes de la Nuit, but his conduct got him fired again. … Read More
1947 43 Years Old Following another box office failure in 1947, Gabin returned to the stage, but there too, the production was another financial disaster.
1949 45 Years Old Nevertheless, he was cast in the lead role of the 1949 René Clément film Au-Delà Des Grilles that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. … Read More


1954 50 Years Old Gabin's career seemed headed for oblivion. However, he made a comeback in the 1954 film, Touchez pas au grisbi (Don't Touch the Loot). … Read More
1958 54 Years Old Gabin played Georges Simenon's detective Jules Maigret for three films in 1958, 1959 and 1963. … Read More


1976 73 Years Old Died on November 15, 1976.
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