Jean-Pierre Castaldi

  1. Gérard Depardieu, San Antonio, France-Italy-UK, 2003.    Depardieu was set as the hero but some 20 kIlos overweight  – thereby perfect for the fat sidekick cop, Bérurier. That had been Castaldi’s part, but he was fat, too, and two  bulks don’t make a right. So au revoir Castaldi…  and Depardieu took over his role of the titular Commissaire’s Watson.  And his director buddy, Frederic Auburtin, took over the huge flop!    (They previously worked on four other films as Auburtin moved up from assistant to full  director).


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