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.
Birth year: 1920 Death year: 2002 Other name: Usual occupation: Film director Casting Calls: 2