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Need a badass with a deep voice and an authentic French accent? Call for Jean Reno!

Appearing as "that French tough guy" in many films, he was born in Morocco in 1948, when it was a Spanish protectorate, and moved to France when he was seventeen. So the fact that his name is Juan (in French, Jean) Moreno (cut the first syllable and you have his artistic name) Herrera-Jimenez can make him a sort of BadassSpaniard. Of course, he can also play [[FakeNationality other nationalities]] in a pinch, including a damn good ElvisPresley impersonation. [[ThoseTwoActors He has been famously paired]] with fellow French actor Christian Clavier in comedy films since ''Operation Corned Beef'' and ''Film/LesVisiteurs''.

Also, he was '''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'''!!! [[{{Japandering}} No, seriously]]. [[http://kotaku.com/5900234/jean-reno-makes-a-great-anime-cat/gallery/1 See for yourself]].
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!!Partial filmography:

* ''Film/TheBigBlue'' as Enzo Molinari
* ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' as Victor "The Cleaner"
* ''Operation Corned Beef'' as Capitaine Philippe Boulier, aka "le Squale"
* ''Film/LesVisiteurs'' and its sequels as Godefroy de Montmirail "le Hardi"
* ''Film/TheProfessional'' as Léon
* ''Film/FrenchKiss'' as Jean-Paul -- the film played with his "tough guy" screen persona. While he certainly was a no-nonsense cop in the film, his character was also an idealistic father who was also a romantic Frenchman.
* ''Film/MissionImpossible'' as Franz Krieger
* ''Film/{{Ronin}}'' as Vincent
* ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' as Philippe Roche
* ''Film/TheCrimsonRivers'' and its sequel ''Angels of the Apocalypse'' as Detective Superintendent Pierre Niemans
* ''Film/JustVisiting'' (remake of ''Les Visiteurs'') as Thibault de Malfète
* ''Film/{{Wasabi}}'' as Hubert Fiorentini
* ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'' (Video game) as [[InkSuitActor Jacques Blanc]]
* ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' as Commissionner Bézu Fache
* ''The Corsican Investigation'' as Ange Leoni
* ''Film/{{The Pink Panther|2006}}'' as Gilbert Ponton
* ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' as Le Frog
* ''Series/{{Jo}}'' (TV series) as Joachim "Jo" Saint-Clair
* ''The Last Face''
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!!He also provided the French dubbing of:

* The title character in ''Anime/PorcoRosso''
* Shadow in ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''
* Mufasa in ''Disney/TheLionKing''
* Enzo in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''
* Le Frog in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''

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