The Vincent

February 1995                                                       

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What is the difference between French and American women?

It all depends on what you're doing with them. I quite like American kisses. I'm not so crazy about California girls. I prefer them from New York.

What American movie would you like to remake and star in?

A Mafia part, with Coppola.

Use three words to describe Isabelle Adjani.

Extremely sensitive, honest, dangerous.

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With Isabelle Adjani in Queen Margot

Which American actress would you most like to have a love scene with and why?

I was about to say Terence Stamp in his last movie. But I would scene?  I don't like them. It's part of my work. A kiss? Say then. . .Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, et cetera, et cetera. Put "et cetera."

Where is the most romantic spot in France?


Do you have a tattoo?

No. Am I hot? Yes.

What is your favorite French film?

Cyrano de Bergerac.

Your favorite American director?


What do you do when you can't get to sleep at night?

Very private. . .I'm writing. It's boring, but true.

Whom do you most admire?

Krishnamurti. He was a famous Indian.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I can sing "One" from A Chorus Line. I can imitate French people. Yves Montand.  I have to drink a little glass of whiskey and after that I will do whatever you want.

Which of the following is your favorite actor: Mickey Rourke, Jerry Lewis, or Charles Boyer?

Jerry Lewis. He's crazy. He makes me laugh in Dr. Jerry and Mr. Love [The Nutty Professor].

If you could play a character in history, who would it be?


How many times have you been in love?

Twice. But I'm not gonna give you names.

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All the Queen's men
From left: Vincent Perez, Julien Rassam, Jean-Hugues Anglade, director Patrice Chereau and Pascal Gregory

What was the last lie you told?

"I love you."

What is your favorite women's perfume?

The smell a woman has in the morning. Oh, come on! It's the best. Everybody knows that.

What was the first American film you ever saw?

Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. My favorite film of all time.

What do the French hate about Americans?

Their superficiality. They are workaholics. Too professional. I like it, and I don't like it.

What do you carry for luck?

My honesty.

If you had to step into the boxing ring with Mickey Rourke, who should win?

It all depends. If I'm carrying a gun, maybe I would win.

Have you ever been arrested?

Yes. Bad driving-100 mph speeding. I had to pay a fine.

Who is Mike Ovitz?

Mike Ovitz...I don't know? Is it his real name? It's not Mike Tyson? Mike Ovitz...I know "Mike Ovitz." It's just a name. A writer? I know the name.

[Written by Holly Millea]

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