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Also Known As: Francois Simon Died: May 30, 1975
Born: April 9, 1895 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Switzerland Profession: actor, circus performer, boxer, still photographer

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Former boxer and acrobatic clown who metamorphosed into one of the greatest French character players of all time. Simon first earned acclaim in the stage and film versions of "Jean de la Lune" (1931) and gained wide popularity for his commanding, soulful performances--usually as coarse commoners or unscrupulous rustics--in the films of Jean Renoir ("Boudu Saved From Drowning" 1932), Jean Vigo ("L'Atalante" 1934), Marcel Carne ("Quai des Brumes" 1938), Julien Duvivier ("End of a Day" 1939) and Rene Clair ("Beauty and the Devil" 1950). Although Simon's career tailed off in the 1950s after an accident which affected his central nervous system, he resurfaced with a triumphant performance in Claude Berri's poignant "The Two of Us" (1967). Father of actor Francois Simon.

Former boxer and acrobatic clown who metamorphosed into one of the greatest French character players of all time. Simon first earned acclaim in the stage and film versions of "Jean de la Lune" (1931) and gained wide popularity for his commanding, soulful performances--usually as coarse commoners or unscrupulous rustics--in the films of Jean Renoir ("Boudu Saved From Drowning" 1932), Jean Vigo ("L'Atalante" 1934), Marcel Carne ("Quai des Brumes" 1938), Julien Duvivier ("End of a Day" 1939) and Rene Clair ("Beauty and the Devil" 1950). Although Simon's career tailed off in the 1950s after an accident which affected his central nervous system, he resurfaced with a triumphant performance in Claude Berri's poignant "The Two of Us" (1967). Father of actor Francois Simon.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Scent Of A Woman (1992) Oak Room Waiter
2.
 Ibis Rouge, L' (1975) Zizi
3.
 Piu Bella Serata Della Mia Vita, La (1972) Prosecuting Attorney
4.
 Blanche (1971) Chatelain
5.
 The Marriage Came Tumbling Down (1968) Grandfather
6.
 The Two of Us (1968) Gramps [Pépé]
7.
 Boudu Saved From Drowning (1967) Boudu
8.
 Two of Us, The (1967)
9.
 Ecco (1965)
10.
 The Train (1965) Papa Boule
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Milestones close milestones

1918:
Stage debut
1925:
Screen debut, "The Late Matthew Pascal"

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son:
Francois Simon. Actor.

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