An inimitable style, made of mimics and improbable sounds. In 20 years of cinema and some 150 films, Louis de Funès has made France laugh. Oscar, Hibernatus, The Grand Restaurant or The big mop, roles as comical as they are antipathetic.
Louis de Funès, box office champion
“There is not an ounce of vulgarity in De Funès (…) what characterizes it, it is this way of being both in the tradition of the Commedia dell’arte and the great burlesques“, explains Alain Kruger, curator of the exhibition De Funès at the Cinémathèque de Paris. Louis de Funès has many fans and, since summer 2019, his museum. “He had a crazy humor”, relates one of his admirers. For 30 years, more than 360 million viewers have watched his films. Louis de Funès, crowned box office champion of the small screen.
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