A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.
His Real Life Was the Biggest Fantasy of All
Did You Know?
Director Sacha Gervasi
once conducted a lengthy interview with Hervé Villechaize
just prior to the latter's death. He found a fellow admirer in Peter Dinklage
, and they worked together on a screenplay for several years before HBO greenlit the movie, with Dinklage starring and Gervasi directing. See more
The song "Everything Zen" by English rock band Bush is featured in the strip club scene that takes place in August 1993. The song first appeared on their debut album "Sixteen Stone", which was released in December 1994, and was not released as a single until late January 1995. See more
Features The Joker's Wild
Theme to Fantasy Island
Written by Laurence Rosenthal See more