DEATH – A page in the history of cinema is turning. This Tuesday, December 22, the French actor Claude Brasseur died “in peace and serenity surrounded by his family”, we learned from his agent.
At 84, he left behind a long career, rich in two Caesars. The first, that of the best actor in a supporting role, he won for the film “An elephant that deceives enormously”, in 1977. The second was that of the best actor for “The war of the police”, three years later .
Since the announcement of his death, a reference has circulated a lot on social networks. Accompanied by a photo of the film “We will all go to paradise” or the poster of the feature film released in 1977, these messages remind us that with the death of Claude Brasseur (after those of Jean Rochefort, Guy Bedos, Victor Lanoux and Danièle Delorme), its main actors are now “all in paradise”.
Claude Brasseur is the last of the cast to disappear. “The party is over, breathes Fabrice Angotti, producer of ‘C à Vous’. They are all in Heaven. ”
“He joined his friends,” adds a journalist.
“Well, I think the team is complete,” this other user saddens.
For the young woman who follows, “they are all in heaven now”. “Rest in peace, Monsieur Brasseur,” she concludes.
Nicolas Bedos imagines them drinking glasses.
The feature film by Yves Robert, also deceased just like Jean-Loup Dabadie (with the script and the dialogues), brings together the same characters as those in the film “Un éléphant ça trompe enormement” released the previous year, and takes the opposite view of its predecessor. While Etienne (Jean Rochefort) wanted to cheat on his wife in the first, he discovers, in the second, that she may be having an affair with another man.
Nominated for the César in the categories of best film, best setting and best screenplay, the comedy left empty-handed, but has become a classic of French cinema.
Claude Brasseur did not stop there. “For me, playing is not work. When I play, I have the impression of returning to the playground where, with my friends, we had fun with the police and the thieves, the cowboys and the Indians. Subsequently, I was emperor, chief of police, dentist … I pray never to go to the theater or to a stage with lead soles ”, said, in his hoarse voice, the actor with almost 110 films.
“La boum” in 1980, “Le dinner de cons” by Francis Veber at the theater in 1993, “Camping” (1, 2 and 3) between 2006 and 2016. His 60-year career has spanned the general public, without ever abandoning niche cinema. He has worked with Jean-Luc Godard (“Bande à part”, 1964), Costa-Gavras (“Un homme de trop”, 1967) and François Truffaut (“Une belle fille comme moi”, 1972).
President of the César ceremony in 2007, he also distinguished himself on TV in the series “Franck Keller”, in 2003. In 2013, he was in “Y’a pas d’amage”. In 2015, “No Limit”. Married since 1970 to Michèle Cambon, he had with her a son, Alexandre Brasseur. Actor in turn, obviously.
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