Pierre Arditi

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Pierre Arditi
Pierre Arditi Cannes 2012.jpg
Pierre Arditi in 2012
Born Pierre Marie Denis Arditi[1]
(1944-12-01) 1 December 1944 (age 69)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Partner(s) Évelyne Bouix

Pierre Arditi (born 1 December 1944) is a French actor. He is the brother of French actress Catherine Arditi.

Biography[edit]

Born in Paris, his father was the painter Georges Arditi, from Marseille, and his mother was Belgian.

In 1987 he won a César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Mélo, and in 1994, a César Award for Best Actor for his role in Smoking/No Smoking.

Although his work has primarily been in French film and theater, Arditi is known in the Anglophone world as the French voice of Christopher Reeve. Arditi dubbed Christopher Reeve on the French-language version of the three first Superman films by Richard Donner and Richard Lester. Because of the added footage in the DVD Special Edition of Donner's Superman, the movie had to be re-dubbed with a different voice actor, much to the chagrin of the generation of moviegoers who had grown up with the original soundtrack and identified Superman's voice with Arditi's. He also provided the French voice for Reeve in the comedy/whodunit Deathtrap. Finally, he was the voice of the documentary series Untamed Africa, written and produced by Frederic Lepage.

He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 2002.[1] He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite on 7 April 1994,[2] and promoted Officier (Officer) in 2005.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Mon oncle d'Amérique Zambeaux
1983 Life Is a Bed of Roses Robert Dufresne
1984 L'Amour à mort Simon Roche
1985 Adieu Blaireau the frogman
1986 Mélo Pierre Belcroix
1987 Agent trouble Stanislas Gautier
Flag (fr) Commissaire Pierre Tramoni
1989 Natalia Paul Langlade
1993 The Little Apocalypse Henri
Smoking/No Smoking Toby Teasdale / Miles Coombes / Lionel Hepplewick / Joe Hepplewick
1995 The Horseman on the Roof Monsieur Peyrolle
1996 Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi Lerner
1997 Same Old Song
1998 Chance or Coincidence Pierre Turi
1999 A Monkey's Tale the King
2000 False Servant Trivelin
2003 Not on the Lips Georges Valandray
2005 Le courage d'aimer Pierre
2006 Private Fears in Public Places Lionel
2007 Our Earthmen Friends the narrator
2008 Le Grand alibi Henri Pages
Park Benches Monsieur Borelly
2011–Present Le sang de la vigne Benjamin Lebel TV series
2012 Granny's Funeral Armand's father
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! Orpheus No. 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Décret du 31 décembre 2001 portant promotion et nomination". JORF 2002 (1): 9. January 1, 2002. PREX0105272D. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Décret du 14 novembre 2005 portant promotion et nomination". JORF 2005 (265): 17793. 2005-11-15. PREX0508812D. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 

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