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Old 04-18-11, 07:57 PM
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RIP Michael Sarrazin





MONTREAL - Michael Sarrazin, the understated star of films like They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and The Flim-Flam Man, died Sunday, April 17 in Montreal after a brief, quiet battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. He was 70 years old.

Sarrazin was born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin in Quebec City in 1940. The family moved to Montreal, first to Frontenac St. in the east end, and then to Notre Dame de Grâce, where Sarrazin attended Loyola High School.

“He wasn’t a particularly good student,” his brother Pierre Sarrazin recalled, “but he was a great actor, and the Jesuits and fellow students loved him. His first high school role was in The Bishop’s Candlestick, and he was very upset when he came offstage and everyone in the crowd was laughing. He thought they were laughing at him. They were laughing with him.”

As tributes poured in, love was a word often repeated. “I loved my brother dearly,” said Pierre, a producer and writer for television and film who worked with Michael on the 1993 George Mihalka hit comedy La Florida. “We were an ordinary family that happened to have a star in it. We knew it from an early age.”

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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

I just watched my DVD of 'Sometimes a Great Notion' again last week.

He was excellent in some great films.

'The Flim Flam Man' is a classic.
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

RIP

I wish The Reincarnation of Peter Proud would come out on DVD.
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

I remember him best in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, "The Quickening" from 1996. He was excellent as an alien Jack Kevorkian.

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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

Oddly enough, as a kid I loved "The Gumball Rally" RIP Michael

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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

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Oddly enough, as a kid I loved "The Gumball Rally" RIP Michael
Nothing wrong with loving a movie that featured a Shelby Cobra.
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

They get cancer don't they?
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

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RIP

I wish The Reincarnation of Peter Proud would come out on DVD.
This is the first movie I think of when someone mentions Michael Sarrazin.
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The first Michael Sarrazin movie that jumps to my mind, and the only one I own on DVD, is "Frankenstein: The True Story". Great 4-hour TV miniseries. Even if you think you've seen every version of the story worth seeing, this is worth checking out. It has a fantastic cast (including James Mason, Jane Seymour, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Agnes Moorehead) and Sarrazin is particularly good as "The Creature". The title is pretty stupid though - it's not "true" or even particularly faithful to the source material. Having Frankenstein's creation, instead of being a lumbering monster, turn out handsome and intelligent brings something new to the story. Though of course, something goes wrong with the experiment.
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
RIP

I wish The Reincarnation of Peter Proud would come out on DVD.
Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
This is the first movie I think of when someone mentions Michael Sarrazin.
Me too, freaks me out. I think I read the book when I was a youngin'.
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

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They get cancer don't they?
its only acceptable to make fun of dead people who arent famous here. im surprised nobody has jumped down your throat yet.
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

Time for a viewing of The Gumball Rally.
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Re: RIP Michael Sarrazin

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RIP

I wish The Reincarnation of Peter Proud would come out on DVD.
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This is the first movie I think of when someone mentions Michael Sarrazin.
Same here.

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