“Oh yes, yes. And above all, it opened Pandora’s boxrevealed the actor. It revealed feelings that were buried, words that were too high, reproaches, arguments […] This accident reveals untold truths“. An accident that allowed the family to loosen their tongues, and which makes an excellent subject for the film, in which he did not really give himself the role of the good guy.
But in which one of the main roles is held by a young actress with a certain talent: her daughter, Nina! As he told in It’s up to you, it is a solution to which the Caesarized actor had not yet thought. “I hadn’t realized that the actress who suited me was next to me. Because I have met several. And very, very good actresses, too. It wasn’t a quality issue, it was a personality issue. I needed someone who was, somewhere, at peace with herself, and who had this nonchalance of her own.“, he had told alongside his eldest daughter (he also has a son, Chad).
“They didn’t wait for me to be an actor“
And this Wednesday, in As an asideit is about two other people dear to his heart that he confided: his parents, who died in the mid-2000s when a strong event had just happened in his life, the shooting of the film Native and the interpretation prize at Cannes, won with all the actors. After watching a few images, the actor was then taken by the emotion.
“Your parents disappeared I believe before the release of the film“, indeed reminded him the journalist. “Yes. Finally, my father a little before and my mother just before the release of the film absolutely“, clarified the actor. “Is that one of your biggest regrets?, she then asked. A question that made him lose his words.
On the verge of tears, his throat no doubt tight, the actor could not answer and could not speak again until about thirty seconds later to deliver a very touching message: “Just to tell you, what they would have told me. They didn’t wait until I was an actor to tell me things that made me grow. Obviously there, there might be a little more pride. But I just believe that the man you become, the function is one thing, the man is another and I believe that walking straight would have been enough to make my parents proud.“