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Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women (2016)

Casablancas, l'homme qui aimait les femmes (original title)
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The rise and smash success of Elite modeling agency founder John Casablancas is chronicled in this biography of the man who invented the supermodel.

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Hubert Woroniecki
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John Casablancas John Casablancas ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woody Allen ... Self (archive footage)
James Brady James Brady ... Self - Channel 7 Reporter (archive footage)
Christie Brinkley ... Self (archive footage)
Gisele Bündchen ... Self (archive footage)
Naomi Campbell ... Self (archive footage)
Jeanette Christiansen Jeanette Christiansen ... Self (archive footage)
Cindy Crawford ... Self (archive footage)
Janice Dickinson ... Self (archive footage)
Linda Evangelista ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Gross Michael Gross ... Self (archive footage)
Patti Hansen ... Self (archive footage)
Iman ... Self (archive footage)
Mick Jagger ... Self (archive footage)
Beverly Johnson ... Self (archive footage)
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Crazy About That Walk
Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Published by Trianon Publications (BMI)
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Interesting Look at a Man Who Built an Empire
27 July 2017 | by larrys3See all my reviews

I remember seeing John Casablancas many times on TV being interviewed as I grew up, with his suave and witty air. This doc, chronicles his life and career, eventually building up his Elite Modeling Agency into the #1 international agency before he retired.

Casablancas' world was one I could never even imagine living in, a jet setters dream. Yet he still seemed to maintain a rather level head, despite venturing into the extremely cutthroat modeling agency business and being constantly surrounded by the most dazzling and beautiful women.

The documentary has Casablancas' narration as he told his story to writer and director Hubert Woroniecki over a 3 day period, in 2011. This would be 2 years before his death in 2013, at the age of 70 from cancer.

There's plenty of archival footage to be enjoyed here, and you'll,of course, recognize many of his famous supermodels such as Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Iman, Linda Evangelista, and many more too numerous to mention.

Overall, there is no in depth look at how models are treated by clients and the industry, or any attempt to delve into the political correctness of physical beauty being cherished by many in society. This film is just an interesting look at a man who built a modeling empire and the era that he lived in.


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29 June 2016 (France) See more »

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