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Johnny Hallyday is a Actor and In Memory Of French born on 15 june 1943 at Paris (France)

Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday
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Birth name Jean-Philippe Léo Smet
Nationality France
Birth 15 june 1943 at Paris (France)
Death 5 december 2017 (at 74 years)
Awards Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres‎, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

Jean-Philippe Smet (born 15 June 1943), better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday ([dʒɔ.niɛ]), is a French singer and actor. An icon in the French-speaking world since the beginning of his career, he has been called "the French Elvis". He was married for 15 years to popular Bulgarian-French singer Sylvie Vartan and the two were considered a "golden couple" for 20 years. Hallyday has completed 181 tours, had 18 platinum albums, and has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time. He announced his retirement from performing on 3 December 2007, saying that he would retire in 2009, after a farewell tour. However, Hallyday announced in March 2012 that he would perform in Los Angeles on 24 April, in Quebec City on 10 July, and in New York City on 7 October, and he has continued to tour throughout the world (including Europe, North America, and Asia) through 2014.

Hallyday remains largely unknown outside of the Francophone world of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Guyana, Southeast Asia and Africa, thus earning the nickname "the biggest rock star you've never heard of" in English-speaking countries. Nevertheless, at an international level he is still considered as the only non-Anglophone rock musician having a large international reputation. He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 1997.


Hallyday was introduced to the great chanteuse Édith Piaf in the late fifties and became one of her biggest fans up until her death in 1963. He attended every concert she performed in and was said to have been friends with her throughout his career. In a recent article he claimed that Édith tried to seduce him during a dinner with her in 1960, and resulted in him fleeing from her in despair, but a 1962 photograph of Édith, her husband Théo Sarapo, and Hallyday shows that she earned his trust back. Hallyday performed Édith's 1950 hit "Hymne à l'amour" in 1995.

In November 2005, Hallyday started a procedure to obtain Belgian citizenship but his request was turned down in 2006 because he failed to fulfill the residence requirements. In late 2006, Hallyday announced that he would move his permanent residency to Gstaad, Switzerland to escape the high tax rate imposed by the French government. Swiss law allows wealthy individuals to claim residency if they live six months and one day in the country and then pay a fixed tax based on expenses, such as rent or assets in Switzerland, rather than a percentage of their income. Hallyday has said that he would move his residency back to France if it changes its tax laws.

He maintains a second home in Los Angeles, where he has been spending increasing amounts of time in recent years, enjoying his relative anonymity in the U.S. In January 2014, Johnny revealed that his current residence was in fact in the United States after an investigation by Swiss journalist showed that Mr. Hallyday did not spend enough time in Gstaad, Switzerland to qualify as a resident. One of his favorite leisure activities is riding his Harley-Davidson on long trips through the California desert, staying in small motels along the way.

Hallyday married Bulgarian-French singer Sylvie Vartan on 12 April 1965. Their son David was born on 14 August 1966. Hallyday and Vartan divorced in 1980. He was then briefly married to Babeth Étienne; the marriage lasted two months and two days, ending in February 1982. A four-year relationship with French actress Nathalie Baye followed; their daughter Laura Smet was born on 15 November 1983. He was married to his third wife Adeline Blondieau for two years, divorcing her in 1992. He has been married to Laeticia Boudou since 25 March 1996. The couple have adopted two girls from Vietnam: Jade Odette Désirée, born 3 August 2004 (formerly Bui Thi Hoa), in November 2004, and Joy (Maï-Huong), born 27 July 2008, in December 2008. He also has three grandchildren through his son David; their names are Emma, llona and Cameron.

Hallyday supported Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2007 French presidential election. The Masked Avengers referenced this in their prank call to American vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin when an Avenger impersonating Sarkozy named Hallyday as his "Special American Advisor".

In July 2009, Hallyday was diagnosed with colon cancer, and underwent surgery. On 26 November 2009, Hallyday underwent surgery in Paris to repair a herniated disc. He suffered complications and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Doctors announced that they had put Hallyday into a medically-induced coma so they could repair lesions that had formed as a result of the surgery, and to relieve his pain. On 17 December, Hallyday and his wife started legal proceedings against Dr. Stephane Delajoux, who had performed the original surgery. The conflict was resolved in February 2012 following Delajoux's vindication by medical investigators.

Best films

Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Animal (1977)
Jean-Philippe (2006)
Family Is Family (2018)
(In Memory Of)
Rock'n Roll (2017)
The Great Chase (1968)

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Filmography of Johnny Hallyday (44 films)

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Aznavour by Charles
Origin France
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Romain Duris, Michel Klochendler, Charles Aznavour, Lino Ventura, Édith Piaf, Michèle Mercier
Roles Self - Singer (archive footage)
Rating71% 3.573613.573613.573613.573613.57361
Montage d'images réalisées par Charles Aznavour tout au long de sa vie, notamment lors de ses tournées, commenté par Romain Duris.
Rock'n Roll, 2h3
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Actors Johnny Hallyday, Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Camille Rowe, Philippe Lefebvre, Gilles Lellouche
Roles Johnny Hallyday
Rating59% 2.9926652.9926652.9926652.9926652.992665
Guillaume Canet, comédien de 43 ans, se remet en question le jour où, sur un plateau de tournage, sa jeune partenaire à l'écran lui dit qu'il n'est plus un objet de désir pour les femmes de la jeune génération. La raison ? Sa vie de famille bien rangée avec Marion Cotillard, son fils Lucien, sa maison de campagne, sa passion pour les chevaux. Guillaume comprend qu'il faut tout faire pour changer cette image ringarde et plus vraiment sexy.
Everyone's Life
Directed by Claude Lelouch
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Johnny Hallyday, Jean Dujardin, Antoine Duléry, Nadia Farès, Elsa Zylberstein, Christophe Lambert
Roles Johnny
Rating46% 2.3371552.3371552.3371552.3371552.337155
Plusieurs histoires d'amour, des tranches de vie et des destins liés par le hasard ou la coïncidence, sur fond de festival de jazz à Beaune, en Bourgogne, et d'un procès dans lequel tous les personnages ont un rôle précis : décider du sort d'un des leurs.
Good Guys Go to Heaven, Bad Guys Go to Pattaya, 1h37
Directed by Franck Gastambide
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, La banlieue française, Le thème des vacances, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Franck Gastambide, Malik Bentalha, Ramzy Bedia, Anouar Toubali, Gad Elmaleh, Sabrina Ouazani
Roles lui-même (caméo)
Rating48% 2.425212.425212.425212.425212.42521
Franky et Krimo, deux amis désireux de s'évader de la grisaille de leur quartier, rêvent de se rendre à la station balnéaire thaïlandaise de Pattaya. Afin de voyager à moindre coût, ils inscrivent le nain de leur quartier — à l'insu de ce dernier — au championnat du monde de boxe thaï des nains. Mais au lieu des vacances de rêve qu'ils envisageaient, les compères vont connaître une aventure des plus périlleuses et aller de mésaventures en mésaventures...
We Love You, You Bastard, 2h4
Directed by Claude Lelouch
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell, Sandrine Bonnaire, Rufus, Pauline Lefèvre, Agnès Soral
Roles Jacques Kaminsky
Rating55% 2.762852.762852.762852.762852.76285
Pour réconcilier son meilleur ami Jacques Kaminsky et ses quatre filles, Printemps, Été, Automne et Hiver, issues de quatre unions différentes, un médecin annonce à celles-ci que leur père est atteint d'une maladie incurable qui ne lui laisse que peu à vivre. Kaminskiy, ancien photographe de guerre, cherche du repos loin de Paris avec sa dernière compagne, dans un somptueux chalet récemment acquis dans les Alpes. Bien qu'il ne soupçonne rien, il voit dans l'étrange coïncidence de ces retrouvailles avec ses enfants et petits-enfants la promesse d'une réconciliation après son passé sulfureux, et tant d'années où il ne s'est pas occupé d'eux. Mais ces journées, en apparence festives, basculent à mesure que le mensonge est débusqué. De conflits de générations en révélations, de mensonges en vérités, cette famille désintégrée plonge au cœur d'une intrigue.
Titeuf (2011)
, 1h27
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Animation, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Donald Reignoux, Jean Rochefort, Zabou Breitman, Maria Pacôme, Mélanie Bernier, Michael Lonsdale
Roles the old adventurer on the train
Rating57% 2.861482.861482.861482.861482.86148
Les parents de Titeuf menacent de « divorcer ». C'est pourquoi la mère de Titeuf part chez la grand-mère de ce dernier pour « réfléchir ». En même temps, Titeuf n'est pas invité à l'anniversaire de Nadia mais, mieux que Titeuf sait que le père de Nadia est parti : Titeuf essaie de faire en sorte que la mère de Nadia et le père de Titeuf se marient pour que Titeuf ait Nadia à lui tout seul…
The Society of the Spectacle, 1h28
Directed by Guy Debord
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Guy Debord, Nino Ferrer, Johnny Hallyday, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Eddy Mitchell
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating71% 3.5801353.5801353.5801353.5801353.580135
Guy Debord y développe une théorie de la spectacularisation de la société qui se trouve par là-même vidée de tout contenu, où « le spectacle est une guerre de l'opium permanente pour faire accepter l'identification des biens aux marchandises et de la satisfaction à la survie augmentant selon ses propres lois » (citation du film).
Vengeance (2009)
, 1h49
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Johnny Hallyday, Anthony Wong, Gordon Lam, Lam Suet, Simon Yam, Sylvie Testud
Roles Francis Costello
Rating65% 3.2501853.2501853.2501853.2501853.250185
In Macau, three men break into a house, shoot a French woman (Sylvie Testud) and kill her husband and two children. The woman's father, Francis Costello (Johnny Hallyday), arrives to visit his daughter who is now suffering from serious injuries. She is nevertheless able to tell her father that there were three shooters and that she shot one of the killers in the ear. At a hotel, Costello meets Kwai (Anthony Wong), Chu (Lam Ka-Tung) and Fat Lok (Lam Suet), a trio of hitmen who are hired to murder the unfaithful wife of Triad crime boss George Fung (Simon Yam). After overhearing the murder in a hotel room, Costello reaches an unspoken agreement to walk away. Costello later tracks down Kwai's syndicate, hands them a stack of Euros and his watch, and asks them to help him avenge his daughter's family's deaths. Before doing so, though, he takes a Polaroid picture of each of the hitmen, and writes down their names, so that he will not forget what they look like. Together, the four make their way to the apartment where the shooting occurred and surmise the weapons used.
The Pink Panther 2, 1h32
Directed by Harald Zwart
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Emily Mortimer, Aishwarya Rai, Andy García
Roles Milliken
Rating56% 2.8015752.8015752.8015752.8015752.801575
When the master thief the Tornado steals expensive artifacts from around the world, France assembles a Dream Team of Amateur Detectives to solve the case. Inspector Clouseau is reassigned from his task as a parking officer by Chief Inspector Dreyfus to join the Dream Team in Japan, site of the Tornado's recent heist. At the airport, as soon as he steps over the border and leaves France, news breaks that the Pink Panther Diamond has been stolen, prompting Clouseau, who had up to that point been wary of leaving, to say, "I told you". Clouseau travels back to the scene of the crime and joins the other members of the Dream Team: Inspector Pepperidge, from Great Britain; Vincenzo, from Italy; Kenji, an electronics specialist from Japan; and Sonia, a researcher and criminology expert from India. They go to Rome to investigate a black market fence, Alonso Avellaneda, who deals with The Tornado. Assuming he is The Tornado, the Dream Team question him while Clouseau snoops around. Avellaneda vindicates himself by demonstrating that he lacks a bullet-wound to the right shoulder that the Tornado suffered over a decade ago. After they leave, he meets with the real Tornado.
Jean-Philippe, 1h30
Directed by Laurent Tuel
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Alternate history films
Actors Fabrice Luchini, Johnny Hallyday, Guilaine Londez, Benoît Poelvoorde, Antoine Duléry, Élodie Bollée
Roles Jean-Philippe Smet / Self
Rating60% 3.0246153.0246153.0246153.0246153.024615
After an accident, Fabrice, a fan of Johnny Hallyday, falls into a coma. He wakes up in a parallel dimension in which "Johnny" (Jean-Philippe Smet) abandoned his singing career. He then convinces Jean-Philippe to become the rock star he should have been.
Quartier V.I.P., 1h39
Directed by Laurent Firode
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Prison films
Actors Pascal Légitimus, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Johnny Hallyday, François Berléand, Catherine Jacob, Jean-Claude Brialy
Roles Alex
Rating41% 2.052232.052232.052232.052232.05223
Guardian of Health, Alex leads a quiet life with his wife Louisette and his colleague and friend René. Transferred to the district "VIP", he was offered by one of the detainees, Bertrand, a businessman convicted of fraudulent business, a strange deal: Claire, Bertrand's wife who decided to separate a husband become cumbersome while enjoying his fortune, Alex will be responsible to approach it.
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse, 1h40
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about religion
Actors Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Johnny Hallyday, Camille Natta, Serge Riaboukine
Roles L'ermite
Rating59% 2.953122.953122.953122.953122.95312
After a body is found in the walls of a French monastery, Commissioner Niemans, played by Jean Reno, teams up with Detective Reda, played by Benoit Magimel, who is already investigating a murder of his own. As with the first movie, the pair's investigations intertwine and soon they are looking at a giant conspiracy involving a secretive group of monks on amphetamines led by Heinrich von Garten, played by Christopher Lee, searching for a treasure hidden by King Lothair II somewhere near the Maginot Line. Reno and Magimel are joined by a religious specialist called Marie, played by Camille Natta.
L'Homme qui voulait passer à la télé
Genres Comedy
Actors Daniel Russo, Pascal Légitimus, Patrick Poivey, Warren Zavatta, Corinne Touzet, Johnny Hallyday
Rating42% 2.1256852.1256852.1256852.1256852.125685
Bernard est un jeune Toulousain qui est ébloui par le show-business parisien. Un jour, il se retrouve au cœur de la capitale de la France avec l'idée de faire carrière. Son principale atout, c'est Fabien, son ami «coiffeur studio» des vedettes du petit écran. Son ami coiffeur l'accueille chez lui, et surtout, l'invite sur de nombreux plateaux TV, séries et autres tournages de clips. Il se fait très vite connaitre et se crée un répertoire d'amis. Bernard vit l'aventure télévisuelle de l'intérieur et s'épanouit de jour en jour, pendant que ses parents, très stressés, vivent sa vie en regardant leur poste de télé avec inquiétude.
Crime Spree, 1h39
Directed by Brad Mirman
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Johnny Hallyday, Renaud, Saïd Taghmaoui, Stéphane Freiss
Roles Marcel Burot
Rating63% 3.1933953.1933953.1933953.1933953.193395
Daniel Foray (Gérard Depardieu) is the leader of an unusual group of burglars in Paris. When Daniel is instructed by his boss to go to Chicago to pull off an easy home robbery it seems simple enough. However, when the group arrives in Chicago, the mission quickly turns into a fiasco.
Man on the Train, 1h30
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-François Stévenin, Isabelle Petit-Jacques, Édith Scob, Maurice Chevit
Roles Milan
Rating70% 3.546673.546673.546673.546673.54667
Milan (Hallyday) arrives in a small town by train at the start of the week. The hotel is closed, but he finds accommodation via a chance meeting with a retired French teacher, Manesquier (Rochefort). The film tells the story of the developing relationship between these apparent opposites, though looming in the background are two unavoidable events that each is expecting to take place on the Saturday - Manesquier is to undergo a major operation, and Milan (though he keeps this secret at first) is to lead a bank robbery. Manesquier soon realises Milan's intentions, but this does not prevent a growing mutual respect, with each envying the other's lifestyle.