He was to play the title character in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, as soon as currently being located as “the perfect Quixote” by director Terry Gilliam. Rochefort learned English just for the portion. Unfortunately, amongst other production headaches, he began suffering from a herniated disc. Unable to film for months, production was cancelled. A documentary, Lost in La Mancha, was manufactured regarding the failed production. In 1960 he married Alexandra Moscwa, with whom he fathered two children: a girl, Marie (1962), and a boy, Julien (1965).
|Day of Birth||29-April-1930|
|Place of Birth||Paris, France|