Cesar-winning famed French actor Jean Rochefort, who rose to fame in the 1960s, has died in a Paris hospital on Sunday night at the age of 87.
Rochefort boasted a career spanning nearly 150 films and starred in such famed European efforts as “The Hairdresser’s Husband,” “The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe,” “Cartouche,” “Pardon Mon Affaire,” “Ridicule” and the “Angelique” films.
He was all set to make his English-language breakthrough nearly two decades ago as the Don Quixote character in Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” which was famously abandoned during production. That film was only recently resurrected and is now in post-production with the first cut to be screened for distributors Amazon shortly.
Rochefort’s last film role was “Floride” in 2015. His death was confirmed by his daughter Clemence, one of his five children.