Monday, October 9, 2017

RIP Jean Rochefort

An icon of elegance and comedy with an instantly recognizable mustache, veteran French actor Jean Rochefort has died. The prolific talent and three-time César Award winner was hospitalized in August and passed away overnight Sunday, his family told AFP. He was 87. Rochefort was born in Paris and began making movies in the 1950s. He grew to be one of France’s favorite actors, appearing in other popular titles like Philippe de Broca’s “Cartouche” with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale; Leconte’s “Les Grands Ducs” and “Ridicule”; and Robert’s “Nous Irons Tous Au Paradis” and “Pardon Mon Affaire” which Gene Wilder remade as “The Woman In Red” in 1984. Rochefort supplied the French voice for Lucky Luke’s horse Jolly Jumper in 2004’s “The Daltons”.

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