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Dany Boon
Dany Boon
(French pronunciation: ​[dani bun]; born Daniel Hamidou; 26 June 1966) is a French comedian and filmmaker who has acted both on the stage and the screen. He takes his stage name from the American television show Daniel Boone.[1]


1 Life and career 2 Filmography 3 One-man shows 4 Plays 5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Dany Boon, born to an Algerian father from Kabylia and a French mother from the north of the country,[2] first started his career dubbing cartoons and performing as a mime in the street. In 1992, he was given his first break as a comedian by French television personality Patrick Sébastien, who invited him on his show.[1] From then on Boon began to achieve notoriety with his sketches and his one-man shows. He was then offered several roles in movies, notably in the film Joyeux Noël
Joyeux Noël
that made it on the international scene in 2005. Boon is deeply attached to his native region, Nord-Pas-de-Calais. In 2003, he made a whole show in the local dialect of ch'ti, also known as Picard. Despite the use of dialectal language, 600,000 copies of the DVD (which included French subtitles) were sold. No previous DVD featuring a one-man show had sold as well in France.[citation needed]In February 2008, he released a film called Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, a comedy based on prejudices held about the region, which went on to break French box-office records. Two weeks after its release the film had already been seen by five million people. After its fourth week this figure had risen to 15 million, and by 11 April, the film had surpassed the viewing audience of La Grande Vadrouille, having been watched by more than 17.4 million people. He has four sons and a daughter from three different unions. With his first wife, he had Mehdi, his eldest son, born in 1997. With his second wife, Judith Godrèche, he had Noé, born on 4 September 1999. With his third wife, Yael Harris, for whom he converted to Judaism in 2002,[3] he had Eytan, born 23 June 2005; Elia, born 20 December 2006 and Sarah, born 1 March 2010.[4] In 2008, Boon was the highest-paid actor in European film history, netting 26 million Euro (c. 33 million dollars).[5] He was the president of the 40th César Awards
40th César Awards
ceremony.[6] Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director

1996 Oui Wilfried Alexandre Jardin

2004 Joyeux Noël Private Ponchel Christian Carion

2005 The Valet Richard Francis Veber

La Maison du Bonheur Charles Boulin Dany Boon
Dany Boon

2006 My Best Friend Bruno Bouley Patrice Leconte

2008 Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis Antoine Bailleul Dany Boon
Dany Boon

De l'autre côté du lit Hugo Pascale Pouzadoux

Mia et le Migou le Migou (voice) Jacques-Rémy Girerd

2009 Micmacs Bazil Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Change of Plans Piotr Danièle Thompson

2010 Benvenuti al Sud the French tourist (cameo) Luca Miniero

2011 Nothing to Declare Mathias Ducatel Dany Boon
Dany Boon

2012 Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia Tetedepiaf Laurent Tirard

2012 Un plan parfait Jean-Yves Pascal Chaumeil

2013 Eyjafjallajökull Alain Alexandre Coffre

2014 Supercondriaque Romain Faubert Dany Boon
Dany Boon

2015 Lolo Jean-René Julie Delpy

2016 The Jews Pascal Yvan Attal

The BFG The BFG (French voice) Steven Spielberg

Radin! François Gautier Fred Cavayé

2017 Raid dingue Eugène Froissard Dany Boon
Dany Boon

One-man shows[edit]

Je vais bien, tout va bien (1992) Chaud mais pas fatigué ( Café de la Gare, 1993) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
Fou ? Théâtre Tristan-Bernard, Paris, 1994) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
au Théâtre du Rond-Point
Théâtre du Rond-Point
(1995–1996) Les Zacros de la télé (1996) Tout entier (1997) Nouveau spétak (1998). Au Bataclan (1998) A french comedian lost in L.A. ( Melrose Theatre, Los Angeles) (2000) En parfait état (2001) A s'baraque et en ch'ti (2003) Waïka (novembre 2006) Trop stylé (novembre 2009)


La Vie de chantier (2003) Le Dîner de Cons (2007, théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin)


^ a b noted on Boon's website under "Biography."[dead link] ^ Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Neils Young's film lounge ^ Le Figaro
Le Figaro
Magazine which states that "his conversion to Judaism in 2002 [has] paradoxically made him closer to his Pas-de-Calais roots" ^ MEHDI NOE EYTAN ET ELIA BOON - famille de stars et de sportifs. Jess1393.skyrock.com. Retrieved on 2017-01-09. ^ French blockbuster star is Europe's best-paid actor, Thursday, February 26 ^ " Dany Boon
Dany Boon
président des César : la Ch'ti revanche". Le Figaro. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

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Dany Boon
Dany Boon
on IMDb Official site

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Films directed by Dany Boon

La Maison du Bonheur
La Maison du Bonheur
(2006) Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
(2008) Nothing to Declare (2010) Supercondriaque
(2014) Raid dingue
Raid dingue

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Presidents of the César Awards ceremonies

Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1976) Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
(1977) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1978) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1980) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1982) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1983) Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1984) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1985) Madeleine Renaud
Madeleine Renaud
and Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1988) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1989) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1990) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1994) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(1995) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1996) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1997) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1998) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1999) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(2000) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2001) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2002) — (2003) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(2004) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2005) Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet
(2006) Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
(2007) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2010) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2011) Guillaume Canet
Guillaume Canet
(2012) Jamel Debbouze
Jamel Debbouze
(2013) François Cluzet
François Cluzet
(2014) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
(2015) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
(2016) – (2017)

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