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Poll: Who's that "Gueule"?

The French word "Gueule" usually referring to an animal's mouth, is also used to define a mug, an ugly or intimidating one, nothing really pleasant to look at anyway. But in French Cinema, the word has become a 'term of endearment' describing a face exuding a natural charisma whether for its rugged beauty, its intimidating look or some unique oddity.

So if Norma Desmonds said, "we had faces," a French nostalgic movie lover would say, "we had some 'gueules'" and he would be right because the early generations of French actors (debuts before 1960) were full of these 'gueules'. So, which one would you say is or was the most cinematically appealing?

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    Alain Delon in Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

    ALAIN DELON
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    Jean-Paul Belmondo

    JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO
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    Jean Gabin in Het schuim der zee (1942)

    JEAN GABIN
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    Lino Ventura in Le clan des Siciliens (1969)

    LINO VENTURA
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    Yves Montand, c. 1960.

    YVES MONTAND
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    Louis de Funès in The Tattoo (1968)

    LOUIS DE FUNES
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    Jean Marais in La belle et la bête (1946)

    JEAN MARAIS
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    Gérard Philipe in Le rouge et le noir (1954)

    GERARD PHILIPPE
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    Fernandel

    FERNANDEL
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    Philippe Noiret in Le vieux fusil (1975)

    PHILIPPE NOIRET
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    Raimu in César (1936)

    RAIMU
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    Louis Jouvet in Drôle de drame (1937)

    LOUIS JOUVET
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    Jean Rochefort in De grote blonde met één zwarte schoen (1972)

    JEAN ROCHEFORT
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    Jean-Louis Trintignant in Un homme et une femme (1966)

    JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT
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    Bourvil

    BOURVIL
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    Charles Boyer, 1937.

    CHARLES BOYER
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    Michel Piccoli in Dillinger è morto (1969)

    MICHEL PICCOLI
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    Jean-Pierre Marielle in Vrouwen, praat mij er niet van (1976)

    JEAN-PIERRE MARIELLE
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    Michel Simon in Drôle de drame (1937)

    MICHEL SIMON
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    Max Linder

    MAX LINDER
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    Bernard Blier in De grote blonde met één zwarte schoen (1972)

    BERNARD BLIER
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    Pierre Richard in De grote blonde met één zwarte schoen (1972)

    PIERRE RICHARD
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    Paul Meurisse in Le monocle noir (1961)

    PAUL MEURISSE
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    Charles Vanel in Le salaire de la peur (1953)

    CHARLES VANEL
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    Jean-Pierre Cassel in The Army of Shadows (1969)

    JEAN-PIERRE CASSEL
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    Daniel Gélin in Rue de l'Estrapade (1953)

    DANIEL GELIN
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    Jean-Pierre Aumont

    JEAN-PIERRE AUMONT
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    Jean-Pierre Léaud in Les quatre cents coups (1959)

    JEAN-PIERRE LEAUD
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    Maurice Chevalier c. 1932

    MAURICE CHEVALIER
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    Jacques Tati in Het is feest vandaag (1949)

    JACQUES TATI
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    Jacques Perrin in Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

    JACQUES PERRIN

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