Thomas Pesquet becomes the second favorite male personality of the French, still behind Jean-Jacques Goldman


Although marked by the pandemic linked to Covid-19, 2021 will not have changed anything at the top of the ranking of favorite personalities of the French: Jean-Jacques Goldman and Sophie Marceau occupy the first step of the podium for the third year in a row.

The 70-year-old singer is thus crowned for the eleventh time – his longevity approaching the record of eight years and eight months, held by Abbé Pierre, explains Sunday Newspaper for whom the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) has achieved this top 50 since 1988. Actress Sophie Marceau has not left the top of the ranking since it became equal in 2019.

This year, she was featured in François Ozon’s film, Everything went well, recounting the end of life of a father who asks his daughter to help him die after a stroke. For the Director General of the FIFG, Frédéric Dabi, cited in the JDD : “Their first places respond to the same logic; their ancient relationship with the French has made them icons. « 

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Thomas Pesquet, « the adventurer-explorer who makes you dream »

The second favorite male personality of the French in 2021 responds, on the other hand, more to the dream of a « France who is doing well [et] think big « , according to Mr. Dabi. It is astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who, after a second mission aboard the International Space Station, during which he amazed the world with photographs of the Earth taken from space, jumped nine places by compared to last year. « It is the adventurer-explorer who inspires dreams, like Commander Cousteau or the volcanologist Haroun Tazieff before him, decrypts Mr. Dabi again. (…) Pesquet is our best anti-decline weapon. « 

The actor and comedian Omar Sy completes the male podium. On the side of female personalities, Sophie Marceau shares the top of the ranking with Marion Cotillard and Florence Foresti, out of the top 3 in 2020.

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The ranking is marked by great stability, and the top ten laureates are the same as last year. Nine personalities enter the ranking, however – including three for the first time: the singers Françoise Hardy (12e place) and Clara Luciani (25e), and host Faustine Bollaert (21e).

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