Monday, August 27, 2012

Who Are Those Guys - Jean Benguigui

Serge Benguigui is a French actor of screen, stage and television, he was born April 8, 1944 in Oran, French Algeria. He is of Jewish and Algerian descent. He first appeared on film in the period film dedicated to the Calvinists, “Les Camisards” (1972) directed by René Allio. In 1976, he returned to his country of birth in “La Question, de Laurent Heynemann” a drama that takes place during the war in Algeria. In 1979 he appeared in “Jean-Jean dans La Dérobade”, then he became a more physical actor now known as Jean Benguigui and appearing in more comedies. In 1982, he starred alongside Philippe Noiret and Catherine Deneuve in “L’Africain”. In 1990 he was the French voice of Joe Pesci in “Goodfellas” directed by Martin Scorsese. His voice was also heard in the film “Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra” (2002). In 2004 he appeared in his only Euro-western so far as the Mexican village chief in “The Daltons”. In 2006 and 2007 he played the role of impresario Cartoni in a new adaptation of the operetta “Le Chanteur de Mexico” at the Théâtre du Châtelet. In 2012 he has appeared in the films “La Baie d'Alger” directed by Merzak Allouache and “Yann Piat, chronique d'un assassinat” directed by Antoine de Caunes.

BENGUIGUI, Jean (aka Jean Ben Gui Gui) (Serge Benguigui) [4/8/1944, Oran, French Algeria -     ] – stage, TV, voice actor, father of singer Antoine Léonpaul.
The Daltons - 2004 (Mexican village chief)

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