Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Moderato Cantabile, France, 1960. The first surprise idea to be Chauvin opposite Jeanne Moreau was the Nobel Prize-winning French author/philosopher  Albert Camus. (He even said he’d make sure his ears didn’t stick out too much). He refused and on his shock  death in  a 1960 car smash, the UK director Peter Brook envisaged such other unlikely choices as French journo-politician JJSS (founder of L’Express magazine) and the Spanish author and future Culture Minister, Jorge Semprun. Throughout 1959, Camus (writer, playwright and sometime stage actor) was “still working hard to stop myself regretting not making the film.”

 Usual occupation: Journo-politicoBirth year: 1924Death year: 2006Other name: Casting Calls:  1