By Laurent P. Posted on December 31, 2020 at 3:12 p.m. Updated December 31, 2020 at 3:14 p.m.
Sad news for the entertainment world! Robert Hossein, actor, director and director, known for his titanic adaptations of Ben-#Hur or even, more recently, of John Paul II, died this Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the age of 93.
<p class=”p1″>It was “<em>theater as in cinema</em>”… <strong>Robert Hossein</strong>, actor, director and director, passed away this Thursday, December 31, 2020 as a result of the <strong>Covid</strong> at the hospital, just hours after turning 93. A real showman known to the younger generations for his <strong>titanic shows</strong> around personalities who have marked the history of the world. <strong>Jesus, Julius Caesar, Ben-#Hur, John Paul II</strong>… So many successes that filled the stadiums, for a disproportionate spectacle worthy of the greatest scenographies of cinema.
Robert Hossein at the age of 15 began to devote himself to the dramatic arts and landed small roles here and there, until his first success on the stage in 1953, Lead for these young ladies, signed comedy Frédéric dard. The consecration will come a little later, with a piece he wrote and performed in 1954, Limited liability, with headlining Jean Rochefort and Jean-#Louis Trintignant, among others. Then the actor goes through the box cinema, with several successes, of which the most famous, no doubt, Angelique, Marquise of the Angels, with Michèle Mercier in the title role. Robert Hossein There plays the role of her husband, Count Joffrey de Peyrac.
In 1970, he founded his own “popular theater” in Reims, as well as a drama school from which, among other things, Anemone, Francis Huster, Jacques Villeret or Isabelle Adjani. From 1978, the director decides to create every two years a disproportionate show, performed in rooms which are just as important, wanting to do “theater as in cinema!“. And success will follow: Julius Caesar, Les Misérables, The Battleship Potemkine, Notre-#Dame-de-#Paris, Danton and Robespierre, The Affair of the Courrier de Lyon, Jesus the Resurrection, It was Napoleon !, Ben-#Hur, Jean Paul II… So many characters and popular works staged, with a single creed for each show: preaching hope.
A man who has succeeded in bringing the theater into the lives of many French people through his shows and who will continue to make an impression for a long time to come.
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