Famous French People by Picture

Can you name these famous French people from history and the present?
One of these people was born in Poland. Deal with it.
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Last updated: November 24, 2019
First submittedNovember 22, 2019
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Level 58
Nov 24, 2019
As a french, all were easy except andré the giant which i never heard of... I'm astonished that 78% found him atm (while Hugo is at 41...).Strange differences of culture
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
He was in The Princess Bride and is hard to forget.
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Level 79
Apr 14, 2020
I've read Hugo, enjoyed cartoons and Broadway musicals and movies based on his works, but can't recall ever seeing a picture of him. Andre on the other hand is hard to forget.
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Level 59
Apr 14, 2020
I m french, too. And, the same thing. Never heard André the giant..... The others, tt's so easy !!!
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
Same for me. I'm French and heard of André the Giant for the first time thanks to Jetpunk!
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2020
Yes I was surprised by the now 27% score of Victor Hugo. Yet I'm not quite surprised with André the Giant score, wrestling is a very popular sports in the US and he represented back in the 80s along with Hulk Hogan the face of wrestling.
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Level 83
Nov 24, 2019
Again. "That bad-ass guy from Leon". Nope, didn't work.
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Level 76
Nov 24, 2019
There aren't 20 famous French people?
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
They had to steal an Italian Corsican to get this far.
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Level 80
Nov 25, 2019
Wrong. Corsica was acquired by France in 1768 and Napoleon was born in 1769. He's been a Corsican nationalist in his youth though.
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
@Arp2600 While the political boundaries may have changed just before his birth, cultures take longer to adjust. Thus he still grew up speaking Corsican and Italian in an area that had been greatly influenced by Italian culture. It was to the degree that many Frenchies considered him a foreigner until he got bonafide. This doesn’t take away from his Frenchness at all however, and he is still a perfect fit for this quiz.
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Level 80
Apr 14, 2020
What I meant is that he was legally always a French. Then of course, he was of a different culture than that of Paris, but it was also the case for the Provencals, the Bretons and others...
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
@Arp2600 I would argue that the cultural difference between Corsica and Paris would have been larger than that of other mainland French departments at the time, but your point is well-taken.
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Level 80
Nov 25, 2019
Yeah, what a shame. They put 20 Australians (most of them I've never seen) and they can't even find 20 French... seriously...
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Level 63
Nov 25, 2019
These quizzes don't seem to always go by place of birth. Marie Curie was born in Poland but lived in France and had the French citizenship. Just like the Aussie quiz includes Keith Urban who was born in NZ but grew up in Australia and also has that citizenship.
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
Why should they? Are naturalized citizens considered lesser? They can always be included on both quizzes if people get so worked up about it...
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
I'll swap you 3 Keith Urbans for 1 Marie Curie
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Level 65
Apr 14, 2020
@WanHuangdi, I don't think Carry was having a go at Jetpunk or the quizzes for doing so. It reads to me like a simple statement of fact - why are people getting so in knots when this is how it is..?
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
@lucd13 Ah, I read it as a complaint, but you very well could be right. I haven’t seen a single nationality quiz that doesn’t include at least one immigrant, so I’m not sure what other one they could be referencing then.
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
Gérard Depardieu is looking good.
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Level 82
Nov 25, 2019
Took 20 attempts to find an acceptable spelling. :-)
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2020
I first saw him in Green Card and thought he was one of the sexiest actors I'd ever seen. Last movie I saw him in was Life of Pi. He's changed a bit since his Green Card days, but I still love his acting.
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Level 60
Nov 25, 2019
There are many, many more French people that are famous! And many more that I would have recognized !
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Level 70
Jan 8, 2020
Yes, I was expecting Sebastien Chabal.
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Level 67
Nov 26, 2019
Marie Curie was Polish. French citizen, but still Polish.
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Level 72
Nov 26, 2019
Deal with it.
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Level 27
Apr 14, 2020
Yeah I agree, she always considered herself Polish instead of French as well.
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
Can she not be both and we just move on with our lives? If she had some kind of quote like, “I hate this country, and am only living here to do science with my husband. If, in the future, quizzes about nationalities should bring me up, then only list me as Polish and not French,” then we could honor her wishes, but alas, she never said such a thing and can’t have an opinion on it now since she’s dead.
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Level 56
Apr 14, 2020
French citizen = French.
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Level 78
Nov 26, 2019
Thank you for including Edith Piaf!
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Level 78
Nov 26, 2019
AND the woman who won an Oscar (and many other awards) for playing her - Marion Cotillard!
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Level 77
Apr 2, 2020
To me, David Guetta looks like a young David Ginola after a rough night.
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Level 78
Apr 14, 2020
No Tim Roth?
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Level 79
Apr 14, 2020
I keep trying to spell "Chirac" as "Chiraq"
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
A special shoutout to Jean Reno for being a fantastic actor
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Level 38
Apr 14, 2020
Alain Delon... Catherine Deneuve... Rene Descartes... Emile Zola... Nicholas Sarkozy...Alexander Dumas for example.
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Level 50
Apr 14, 2020
Marie Curie-Skłodowska od from Poland. Beacuse of people like you people would think that she was French. These quizes should teach people new Interesting facts, not falsify history.
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2020
If the quiz had been "Famous People Born in France," then yes, that would be wrong. But she was a naturalized French citizen and lived two-thirds of her life in France. That counts as "French" to me. Unless being a French citizen does not count as being French, for some reason?
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Level 56
Apr 14, 2020
Oh no! People will think that a French person is French!!
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Level 79
Apr 14, 2020
because of people like you
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Level 28
Apr 14, 2020
Marie Curie was polish and Napoleon is not sure that was french
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Level 25
Apr 16, 2020
I'm French and I know all of them, exept André the Giant...
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2020
Too bad there aren't any real challenge for a French. It's too easy.