Thursday, May 31, 2007

R.I.P.: Jean-Claude Brialy (1933-2007)

From the AP, by way of GreenCine Daily: "French actor Jean-Claude Brialy, an emblematic figure of the New Wave film movement, has died. He was 74.

"Brialy died in his Paris home Wednesday following a long battle with cancer, family friend Michel del Burgo said.

"He was a familiar face in films by legendary French directors including Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, who spearheaded the avant-garde New Wave movement in the late 1950s.

"French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Brialy 'incarnated they New Wave and was a presence in a half century of cinema, filling nearly 200 films with his generosity, his humor, his finesse and his light spirit.'"

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