- Chiffre, Yvan
- (March 3, 1936, Rousson, Gard, France - )A former dancer with Georges Reich's Ballets Ho, he became one of the busiest stuntmen of French cinema and played small parts in most of the swashbuckler and spy movies of the 1960s and 1970s (from 1961 Le Miracle des Loups / La congiura dei potenti / USA: Blood on His Sword / The Miracle of the Wolves, André Hunebelle, France / Italy, to 1975 Zorro, Duccio Tessari, Italy / France). In 1984, he did his last contribution as stunt coordinator for a director other than himself (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers, Tommy Chong, USA). Besides the 400 films and TV movies he collaborated on, he directed and performed many medieval shows since the 1970s with a group of stuntmen including Alain Grellier and Lionel Vitrant. He authored an autobiography (1992 A l'Ombre des Stars—30 Ans d'action dans le Cinéma, Denoël).Filmography1975 ◘ Bons Baisers de Hong-Kong (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)◘ Le Fou du Roi (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)◘ L'Homme de l'Histoire (short)1989 ◘ President's Target / The Man from Nowhere (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, co-producer; France / Portugal)
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