Ivan Desny

  1. Jean-Claude Pascal, Les Mauvaises Rencontres, France, 1953.     Impressed by him in the film made of his and Jean-Paul Sartre’s script, La p…  respecteuse, 1951, Paris critic turned auteur Alexandre Astruc wanted Desny in his first feature, However, the suits insisted on reprising the couple from Austruc’s  breakthrough  short, Le Rideau cramoisi, 1952: Pascal and Anouk Aimée. Astruc made sure  he got  the Chinese-born Russian diplomat’s son in his second  feature, Une vie, 1957,  by which time Jean-Luc Godard was calling Astruc “le tonton de la Nouvelle Vague”… the Uncle of the New Wave.

 Birth year: 1922Death year: 2002Other name: Casting Calls:  1