Georges Marchal

  1. Pierre Zimmer, Le Deuxieme souffle,  France, 1966.     Realisateur Jean-Pierre Melville almost made it two years earlier with, apart from Lino Ventura and Raymond Pellegrin, a different cast.
  2. Guy Tréjean, J’ai épousé une ombre, France,  1982.    For the parents of Francis Huster, French casting icon Dominque Besnehard suggested reuniting the Paris stage  stars of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Madeleine Robinbson agreed; Raymond Gerome, did not. And how! (“You are insolent, sir! You know very well that I didn’t get along with that woman. She’s a monster – plain nasty!”)  Besnehard ploughed on through such other  old-timers as  Marchal, Jean Davy, Maurice Teynac. Tréjean and Robinson (previously  selected  by Besnehard for Romy Schneider’s mother in Une histoire simple) got on so well, they co-starred in a Paris play, La Villa bleue.


 Birth year: 1920Death year: 1997Other name: Casting Calls:  2