Tuesday, February 13, 2024

RIP Alain Dorval


French actor and voice actor Alain Dorval died on February 13 of cancer in Villejuif, Ile-de-France, France. Born Alain Bergé in Algiers on August 9, 1946. He began his career in the theater after completing the Simon course, he entered the Paris Conservatory of Dramatic Art. He discovered dubbing and voice acting by chance. Alain became the French voice of Sylvester Stallone beginning with the 1976 film “Rocky” but also was the voice of Nick Nolte. His voice was also used to cover the airwaves of Skyrock and ADO radio stations. At the end of the 1980s, Dorval criticized the dubbing conditions, which tended to deteriorate. As a result, several studios put the actor on a blacklist, which led to Stallone being dubbed by Michel Vigné at first and then by Richard Darbois, notably in films produced by Warner Bros. Alain Dorval continued to dub the iconic American actor every other film, only to voice him fully again in the 2000s. He created a company specializing in the management of speakers. Dorval was the French voice of William Berger in 1967’s “Face to Face” with Tomas Milian and Gian Maria Volonte, the voice of Luigi Casellato in 1971’s “The Price of Death” with Gianni Garko and of Miguel Ángel Fuentes in “Triumphs of a Man Called Horse”.

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