Born: December 31, 1887, Paris
Died: February 19, 1970 (age 82), Le Raincy
Biography: Gaston Modot was a French actor. For more than 50 years he performed for the cinema working with a number of French directors. Modot lived in Montmartre at the beginning of the 20th century where he met Picasso and Modigliani. In 1909 he started his career with Gaumont and for the following 20... MORE
Biography: Gaston Modot was a French actor. For more than 50 years he performed for the cinema working with a number of French directors. Modot lived in Montmartre at the beginning of the 20th century where he met Picasso and Modigliani. In 1909 he started his career with Gaumont and for the following 20 years he covered all silent film genres. In 1917 he was the main actor in Abel Gance's Mater dolorosa. He played in Germaine Dulac and Louis Delluc's avant-garde films La fête espagnole and Fièvre. With Max Linder, Modot played in Abel Gance's Au secours!. Towards the end of the 1920s he performed in German-French co-productions. He is still famous for his role of "Manns" in Luis Buñuel's L'Âge d'Or. He had his first role in a sound film with Rene Clair's Sous les toits de Paris. He and Jean Gabin are main characters in Julien Duvivier's Pépé le Moko. He acted in Jean Renoir classic films La grande illusion and La règle du jeu as well as the three hour poetic film Les enfants du paradis for Marcel Carné. In 1962 Gaston Modot ended his acting career. He had acted in more than 100 films. LESS
Airs Wednesday, June 18 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. You can also look for the film on Watch TCM at http://tcm.com/watch. Afraid to go home because the nasty thief Fred (Gaston Modot) stole the key to her room, Pola (Illery) is still nervous about sleeping over with her new friend Albert (Prejean), still on the first evening, in Rene Clair's "Under The Roofs Of Paris", 1930. Subscribe at http://spr.ly/6017cTBT to watch more great classic film every day.
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