Thursday, February 7, 2019

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Yvan Chiffre

Yvan Chiffre ws born in Paris on March 3, 1936, He was a French director, producer, and stunt coordinator. Yvan was the stunt coordinator on “Thunderball” and “Triple Cross” for director Terence Young, “Is Paris Burning?” by René Clément, “Z” by Costa Gavras, and “Hotel Paradiso” by Peter Glenville.

Chiffre was also the official stunt double for Jean Marais and Alain Delon. He was a stuntman on “The Longest Day”, and stunt double for Cary Grant on “Charade”, Sterling Hayden in “Poppies Are Also Flowers”, Eddie Constantine in “Lucky Jo” and many others...

He has contributed to such major French films as “Zorro” by Duccio Tessari, “La Grande Vadrouille” by Gérard Oury, “Le Cercle Rouge” by Jean-Pierre Melville, and more than 200 others films

In 1992, he published an autobiography A l'ombre des stars, about his life as a stuntman life.

In 2017, the Academy Award, Oscars In Memoriam honors Yvan Chiffre for his life achievement.

Yvan is the father of production manager Philippe Chiffre, musician Romain Chiffre and the grandfather of director Cesar Chiffre.

CHIFFRE, Yvan [3/3/1936, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 9/27/2016, Adissan, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France] – author, producer, director, stunt coordinator, stuntman, film actor, married to ? father of production manager Philippe Chiffre [1958-    ], musician Romain Chiffre [1975-    ], grandfather of director César Chiffre [1991-    ].
Zorro – 1975 (thug) [stunts]
The Film Adventures of Lieutenant Blueberrry (TV) – 1983 [stunt coordinator, stunts] [series
     was never completed]

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