Jean Pierre Cassel
- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (17,23)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 3
French actor and father of a noted family of actors, his children are Vincent and Cécile. Cassel got his start as a dancer and in 1957 made his screen debut in "The Happy Road." His film career peaked in the 1960s and '70s when he worked with many famous directors like Claude Chabrol, Luis Buñuel, and Sidney Lumet, appearing in movies like "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" and "Murder on the Orient Express." In 1976 he appeared on stage in the musical, "A Chorus Line" and later did rone-man tributes of Serge Gainsbourg, Fred Astaire and Gilbert Bécaud. In 2004 he was hospitalized for cancer and released his autobiography as well.
He worked up until the year of his death, appearing last in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" in 2007. He died of cancer on 19 April 2007