Jean Servai1

1. – Broderick Crawford, Il bidone, Italy-France, 1955. Humphrey Bogart was ill, Sintara was a louse… Normally, Federico Fellini cast faces first (from photos of stars, actors, extra and amateurs) and their (dubbed) voices afterwards. He found his Augusto from All The King’s Mennot the film, but a vertically torn poster in Rome’s Piazza Mazzini. The hangdog look was perfect but who the hell was “Broderi”…? Fellini found out – and also about Broderi’s alcoholism which made shooting a living hell. The maestro wished he’d gone with either of two Paris suggestions, Servais or Pierre Fresnay.

 Birth year: 1910Death year: 1976Other name: Casting Calls:  1