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J.P. Cassel | Jean Pierre Cassel
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on working with Luis Buñuel
on the set of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
(1972)] He was talking to the cameraman, and I heard them. I think he wanted me to. He was asked, "What kind of lens do I use? A 50?" "A 50. If the actor's good, put on a 75." Of course I was very good and got a close-up.
Although he spoke fluent English and appeared in several British and American films using his own voice, he was dubbed by Richard Briers in both of Richard Lester's first two "Musketeers" films, where he played King Louis XIII of France. As all the other prominent French characters were being played by British and American actors, it was felt that Cassell's natural French accent would be too much...