Knowledge Identifier: +Jean-Pierre_Cassel
Then Cassel gained prominence in the late 1950s as a hero in comedies by Philippe de Broca such as "Male Companion" and through his role as 'Jean François Jardie' in the famous French resistance piece "L' Armée des ombres"
Cassel was discovered by Gene Kelly as he tap danced on stage, and later cast in the 1957 film "The Happy Road"
Gerard Lebovici - But passion for show-business caught up with him and in 1960, he founded a management agency with Michele Meritz through which he represented the interests of Jean-Pierre Cassel
Michael Bennett - In the late 1970s he began an affair with Sabine Cassel, the then-wife of French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel
In 2006, at the age of 74, he climbed back on stage for a retrospective of Serge Gainsbourg "Jean-Pierre Cassel chante et danse Gainsbourg Suite"
In 2007, Cassel appeared in dual roles in Julian Schnabel's film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly