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Jean-Pierre Cassel

Jean-Pierre Cassel
Jean-Pierre Cassel at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Born Jean-Pierre Crochon
(1932-10-27)27 October 1932
Paris, France
Died 19 April 2007(2007-04-19) (aged 74)
Paris, France
Spouse(s) Sabine Litique
(1966–1980) (divorced)[1]
Children Vincent Cassel
Mathias Cassel
Cécile Cassel
Parent(s) Georges Crochon
Louise-Marguerite Fabrègue

Jean-Pierre Cassel (27 October 1932 – 19 April 2007) was a French actor.

Contents

  • Life and career 1
  • Selected filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and career

Cassel was born Jean-Pierre Crochon in

External links

  1. ^ Marriage and Divorce
  2. ^ Jean-Pierre Cassel | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited

References

Selected filmography

He's the father of Vincent Cassel, Mathias Cassel (also known as Rockin' Squat, leader of the French rap crew Assassin) and Cécile Cassel.

In 2007, Cassel appeared in dual roles (as Père Lucien and the Lourdes souvenir vendor) in Julian Schnabel's film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

In 2006, at the age of 74, he climbed back on stage for a retrospective of Serge Gainsbourg Jean-Pierre Cassel chante et danse Gainsbourg Suite. This homage to an old friend (he knew Gainsbourg in the 1950s) featured various songs of the famous French composer among which three unpublished songs named "Top à Cassel" – "Cliquediclac", "Ouh ! Là là là là", and "Viva la pizza" – all of which were intended for a television show aired in 1964.

During the 1960s and 1970s he worked with Claude Chabrol (The Breach), Luis Buñuel (as Stéphane Audran's husband in The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972), Ken Annakin (as Frenchman in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines 1965), Gérard Brach (as Claude Jade's lover in The Boat on the Grass), Richard Lester (as Louis XIII of France in The Three Musketeers) and its sequel The Four Musketeers, Sidney Lumet (as Pierre in Murder on the Orient Express), Joseph Losey (with Isabelle Huppert in The Trout). He also made a memorable appearance in Oh! What a Lovely War as a French military officer singing 'Belgium put the Kibosh on the Kaiser'. In later years he appeared in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter (1994) and also as Dr. Paul Gachet for Vincent & Theo (1990).

. L' Armée des ombres and through his role as 'Jean François Jardie' in the famous French resistance piece Male Companion such as Philippe de Broca. Then Cassel gained prominence in the late 1950s as a hero in comedies by The Happy Road on stage, and later cast in the 1957 film tap danced as he Gene Kelly Cassel was discovered by [2]

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