Louis de Funès

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Louis de Funès (1914-1983) in his most famous role in The Gendarme of St. Tropez.

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born to Spanish parents in France, 31 July 1914. Before becoming famous comic, was only an average actor of theater and film roles. Turning point in his career came at a time when his age already for 49 years with major role in the comedy movie series about the gendarmes. Later in the films about Fantomas he cast Commissioner Juve, played here with Jean Marais. He also met with the director Gerard Oury and made in cooperation with the actor André Bourvil in comedy The Sucker. The result of 11,752,000 viewers enrolled in French film history, as well as the later film Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At (filmed in the same co), where the result was 17 million viewers over three months (in French cinemas this record until surpassed Titanic). While in France for many years been enormously successful, in the U.S. was almost unknown. He died of a heart attack on the 27th January 1983.


Louis de Funès can be seen using the following weapons in the following films:

Louis de Funès holds a Sten Mk II as Ludovic Cruchot in The Gendarme of St. Tropez (1964).
Louis de Funès holds an M1911 pistol as commissioner Juve in Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (1967).

Film

Gun Character Title Note Date
Sten Mk II Ludovic Cruchot The Gendarme of St. Tropez 1964
M1911A1 Commissioner Juve/ Fantomas Fantômas 1964
Sten Fantomas Fantômas 1964
MAB Model D Commissioner Juve Fantômas se déchaîne 1965
The “shooting” cigars Commissioner Juve Fantômas se déchaîne 1965
The “shooting” Peg Leg Commissioner Juve Fantômas se déchaîne 1965
Mauser HSc Léopold Saroyan The Sucker (Le corniaud) 1965
Browning Hi-Power Léopold Saroyan The Sucker (Le corniaud) 1965
Custom sniper rifle Léopold Saroyan The Sucker (Le corniaud) Disguised as a folding seat cane 1965
Karabiner 98k Stanislas Lefort The Big Runaround (La Grande Vadrouille) 1966
M1911A1 Commissioner Juve Fantômas contre Scotland Yard 1967
Double Barreled Shotgun Ludovic Cruchot The Gendarme Takes Off 1970
MAB Model D Victor Pivert The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob) Briefly held, not used in a firing stance 1973
MAC Mle 1950 Ludovic Cruchot The Gendarme and the Extra-Terrestrials 1979
Double Barreled Shotgun Ludovic Cruchot The Gendarme and the Extra-Terrestrials 1979



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