Qui est-il ? Le mime Marceau

When we think of a mime, we all picture the same character: sailor-striped top, white face and red lipstick... But did you know that that look actually comes from a French mime, le mime Marcel Marceau, who achieved international fame and made miming the recognised art that it is today? Learn about the life of the most famous mime in the world in our bilingual article below.

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Note: The tenses in this French article and its English translation don't match! In French, we use the present tense to describe historical stories like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense - learn more about historical French tenses.



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