|THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
September 19, 1995
THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS - Perusing Perez
More than a few industry pundits are speculating that the 1996 release of The Crow: City of Angels will fly its leading man, France's heartthrob Vincent Perez, straight in the direction of global stardom. So we decided to sit down with Perez, the star of Queen Margot and the film which brought him to our rendezvous in Venice, Michelangelo Antonioni's Beyond the Clouds, for a sneak preview of his Hollywood breakout role.
"It's my first American story and project," says the actor who's actually not French at all, but Spanish and German. "My role is kind of a cross between Jim Morrison and Hamlet. It flirts a lot with the idea of death, with the idea that a father's ghost is always surrounding his son."
Beyond that, he smiles, "the script is a secret," but he's
already a fan of its producer: "I love Ed Pressman. He listens. He takes things in.
He's always learning."
"Moscow is like a gangster land and the Wild West all in one.
Everyone carried a gun. My driver carried a gun. The hotel clerk carried a gun! After two
weeks you start slipping into their style and you get angry, so one day I just banged my
hand into a door, pow." He pauses to inspect the damage. "It's nothing. I broke
a bone. A small one."