Dany Boon

  1. Francois Cluzet, Le derniere pour la route, France, 2009. Following the massive succsess of his Bienvenue chez les Chítis, every French film wanted Dany Boon…. even if he was hardly suitable. Such as here for the alcoholic role of the Capa news agency chief Hervé Chabalier.
  2. Gérard Depardieu, Astérix et Obélix: Au service de Sa Majesté/Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia, France-Hungary-Italy-Spain-Italy, 2011. Panic in Paris! The great Depardieu thought three Asterixian outings were enough for him – even if he didn’t need Obélix’s fat suit anymore. Desperate calls were made to the current hot star, Jean Dujardin… François-Xavier Demaison (good thinking)… Kad Merad, Jean Reno (lousy ideas) – and, playing safe, the box-office king Dany Boon. He stayed aboard as the Viking leader Têtedepiaf. Because no one could substitute Depardieu – except Depardieu. 


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