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Gérard Barray (born November 2, 1931 in Toulouse) is a French actor and writer.

He studied acting at the Cours Simon and took the role of Stanislas in the Jean Cocteau play L'Aigle à deux têtes, succeeding Jean Marais. He's had most success in the 1960s, when he played dashing swashbuckler characters in films such as Le Capitaine Fracasse (opposite the aformentioned Jean Marais), The Three Musketeers, Pardaillan, Scaramouche or Surcouf: Tiger of the Seven Seas.

He was a close friend of Frédéric Dard, the author of San-Antonio, and played Commissioner San-Antonio in two films. He also appeared in Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 film Open Your Eyes (the film Vanilla Sky is a remake of).


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Tropes in his works:

  • Badass Mustache: He often sported a small mustache when playing ass-kicking swashbuckler heroes.
  • Cast the Expert: He practiced fencing, which came in handy for his swashbuckler roles.
  • Fake Nationality: He played quite a few Spaniards.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Had his shirt open in quite a few scenes in The Three Musketeers, Scaramouche and Pardaillan.

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