After an unfinished high school and drama training under the direction of Bernard Bimont, Gérard Darmon has been performing at the café-theater for almost ten years. He began his career at the cinema with the play of Fares in Les Adventures de Rabbi Jacob-1973 by Gérard Oury, but it was with Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1980) and Le Grand Pardon (Alexandre Arcady, 1981) Pierced as a supporting role.
Headlining the dramatic comedy Les Princes in 1983, he alternated genres, moving from the detective film (Jacques Deray’s Two-Times Only -1985) to the Tragic Love Story (37 ° 2 on Jean-Jacques Beineix) and the historical drama (For Sacha -1990-by Alexandre Arcady).
In addition to these two directors, he is faithful to Claude Lelouch, who directs him in The Days of the Moon and the Moon -1989-, La Belle histoire -1992- and Tout ça … pour ça! -1993-.
During the 90s, Gérard Darmon seems to favor the comedy, a register that makes it popular and sympathetic to the general public. A faithful friend of Alain Chabat, he embodies beside him the commissioner Patrick Bialès in the City of fear -1993- and the architect Amonbofis in Astérix and Obélix: mission Cleopatra -2001.
From then on, he multiplied the comic characters, not hesitating to do sometimes in extravagance: lover of lingerie fine, in Love and confusions – 1997- or small malfrat in Les Grandes bouches -1998-, he encamped a wicked agent of Footballer in 3 zeros -2002-, a gangster “rusty” in Les Parrains -2005, or even a notable homosexual in Hard Pedal -2004-.
Gérard Darmon likes to play a card of emotion while embodying a man who is questioning his immature relationship with women in Le Coeur des hommes -2003- or a father who is too protective in mixed marriage – 2004-, he plays a fiftieth anniversary devoting a true cult to Charles Aznavour in Take me -2005-.
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