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Denis Lavant: The Greatest Actor of My Generation

As a young man in Mauvais Sang. As a middle aged man in Holy Motors. Denis Lavant, the French/American film director Leos Carax’s long time muse is the greatest actor of my generation and quite possibly the greatest pure physical actor who’s ever lived, fully the equal of Buster Keaton or young Laurence Olivier.

Mauvais Sang (1986)

Mauvais Sang superficially resembles a traditional “heist” movie. But if you’re looking for a tightly plotted film about an intricate criminal conspiracy, go see Oceans Eleven or The Asphalt Jungle. Mauvais Sang will bore you to tears. French director Carax doesn’t care whether or not two middle-aged gangsters named Marc and Hans and their young […]