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jean rocked!

jean rocked!

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art/history: where have you gone, jean rochefort, jean rochefort? where have you gone, jean rochefort, my love? i know he was 87, but the death of this elastic thespian comes as a surprise. he must have played every sort of emotion & character (from dandy to rogue, poetic to dastardly) over the course of his five quixotic decades in cinema. he even managed to charm in the somewhat dubious 'calmos'. under his skeletal physique, however, beat a warm heart. always a friend to non-humans (he had a fondness for horses - though, sadly, he did breed them for a bit - & spoke out against bullfighting), he famously said: 'animals have worth. they never disappoint. / les animaux ont un merite. ils ne decoivent jamais.' you had merit, too, jean.

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