Jacques Michel André Sarrazin
May 22, 1940
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Died||April 17, 2011 (aged 70)|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Partner(s)||Jacqueline Bisset (1967–1974)|
Early life and Career
He was born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin in Quebec City, Quebec, and moved to Montreal, Quebec, as a child. After acting in school plays he landed his first professional role at age 17.
He gained a contract with Universal Studios. His early appearances include episodes of The Virginian (1965) and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre as well as the TV film The Doomsday Flight (1966) and the feature Gunfight in Abilene (1967).
20th Century Fox borrowed him for a starring role in The Flim-Flam Man (1967) with George C. Scott. Universal then co-starred him against Anthony Franciosa in A Man Called Gannon (1968) and James Caan in Journey to Shiloh (1968).
Sarrazin had his biggest hit to date with the dark Great Depression drama They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). The Sydney Pollack film earned nine Oscar nominations, with Sarrazin starring alongside Jane Fonda, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, and Bruce Dern.
He starred in a series of youth dramas: The Pursuit of Happiness (1971), and Believe in Me (1971). He supported Paul Newman in Sometimes a Great Notion (1971), then did The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) at Universal.
Sarrazin supported James Coburn in Harry in Your Pocket (1973) and received excellent reviews for the television film Frankenstein: The True Story (1973).He was Barbra Streisand's leading man in the screwball comedy film For Pete's Sake (1974), then starred in the horror film The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975), about a man doomed to die the same kind of death twice.
Sarrazin went to Europe to star in The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (1976).
He also appeared in Joshua Then and Now (1985), the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Quickening" (1996), and The Outer Limits episodes "I Hear You Calling" (1996) and "The Other Side" (1999). He hosted the April 15, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live.
- You're No Good (1965, NFB Film) - Eddie (German Version: Freddy)
- The Doomsday Flight (1966) - Army corporal
- Gunfight in Abilene (1967) - Cord Decker
- The Flim-Flam Man (1967) - Curley
- A Man Called Gannon (1968) - Jess Washburn
- Journey to Shiloh (1968) - Miller Nalls
- The Sweet Ride (1968) - Denny McGuire
- Eye of the Cat (1969) - Wylie
- In Search of Gregory (1969) - Gregory Mulvey
- They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) - Robert
- Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) - Leeland Stamper
- The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) - William Popper
- Believe in Me (1971) - Remy
- The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
- The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) - John David Welles / Peter Bellamy
- Harry in Your Pocket (1973) - Ray Haulihan
- Frankenstein: The True Story (1973, television film) - The Creature
- For Pete's Sake (1974) - Pete Robbins
- The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) - Peter Proud
- The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (1976) - Scaramouche
- The Gumball Rally (1976) - Michael Bannon - Cobra Team
- Caravans (1978) - Mark Miller
- Deadly Companion (1980) - Michael Taylor
- Beulah Land (1980, TV mini-series) - Casey Troy
- The Seduction (1982) - Brandon
- Fighting Back (1982) - Vince Morelli
- The Train Killer (1983) - Szilveszter Matuska
- Joshua Then and Now (1985) - Kevin Hornby
- Murder She Wrote (1985, TV series, "Joshua Peabody Died Here ...Possibly") - David Marsh
- Keeping Track (1986) - Daniel Hawkins
- Mascara (1987) - Bert Sanders
- Captive Hearts (1987) - Sergeant McManus
- Malarek (1988) - Moorcraft
- Passion and Paradise (1989) - Mike Vincent
- The Wind (Ray Bradbury Theater - 1989)
- Murder She Wrote (1991, TV series, "Murder Plain and Simple") - Jacob Beiler
- Tomorrow's Child (Ray Bradbury Theater - 1992)
- La Florida (1993) - Romeo Laflamme
- Bullet to Beijing (1995) - Craig
- Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1995) - Craig
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996, TV series, "The Quickening") - Trevean
- The Peacekeeper (1997) - Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy
- Crackerjack 2 (1997) - Smith
- Earthquake in New York (1998) - Dr. Robert Trask
- The Second Arrival (1998) - Prof. Nelson Zarcoff
- A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2002, TV series, "Too Many Clients") - Thomas Yeager
- Feardotcom (2002) - Frank Bryant
- The Christmas Choir (2008; TV movie) - Irish Catholic Priest
- On the Road (2012) - Irish Catholic Priest (final film role)
Awards and nominations
|1968||Laurel Award||Male New Face||4th place|
|1969||Golden Globe||Most Promising Newcomer - Male||The Sweet Ride||Nominated|
|1971||BAFTA Film Award||Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles||They Shoot Horses, Don't They?||Nominated|
|1999||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series||The City (for episode #1.12: "Deranged Marriages")||Nominated|
- Actor Michael Sarrazin dies at 70. CBC News, April 18, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- "Michael Sarrazin". www.NNDB.com. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Movies". NYTimes.com. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- The Times Obituary p. 67, April 20, 2011.
- "Michael Sarrazin". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
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- Michael Sarrazin on IMDb
- Michael Sarrazin at AllMovie
- Michael Sarrazin at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki)
- Michael Sarrazin at Find a Grave
- Tribute at Movie Morlocks
- Obituary at Los Angeles Times
- Obituary at CBC
- Obituary at CTV
- Obituary at Washington Post
- Obituary at Toronto Star
- Obituary at New York Times
- Obituary at Telegraph
- Rare 1972 interview with Sarrazin at Toledo Blade