1. - Bernard La Jarrige, Pantalaska, France, 1960. “I can’t do that - it’s for Michel, non?” The response of Robert (and Pierre Mondy) when offered the role of Clergeon. Photographer-turned-realisateur Paul Paviot thought the same. But after making Paviot’s first four shorts, including the Parodie Parade trilogy - and Paciot figured on many more” - the actor simply decided that was enough. He went on to make more than 220 films. And Paviot... 18.
2. - Jacques Denis, L’Horloger de Saint-Paul, France, 1973. For his first feature, Lyons realisateur Bertrand Tavernier asked Robert for the role of one of the clockmaker’s militant communist friend.