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Didier Patrick Michel Floersheim (March 23, 1944 - March 4, 2016) was a French actor, voice actor and voice acting teacher.

He started off on stage and had many small roles on film, such as in The Marseille Contract, French Connection II, Moonraker, Frantic and Empire of the Wolves. His main career however revolved around dubbing, he was the first regular voice of Robin Williams (from Seize the Day to Hamlet, including Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and Mrs. Doubtfire) before being gradually replaced at it by Michel Papineschi.

He often dubbed Michael Douglas, Jeff Bridges and Ed Harris, and dubbed Geoffrey Rush (Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean), Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken in Escape from New York, R.J. MacReady in The Thing), Michael Rooker (Hal Tucker in Cliffhanger, Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead), Dennis Hopper, James Belushi, Christopher Walken, John Doman, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Cooper (Alexander Conklin in The Bourne Series), Michael Chiklis (Ben Grimm/The Thing in Fantastic Four Duology) and Peter Weller (Alex Murphy in RoboCop) several times. He was also the very first French dubbing voice of Mel Gibson, in Mad Max and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, before Jacques Frantz took over.

Tropes & Trivia in his works:

  • Typecasting: He voiced a lot of Affably Evil villains, due to how mellow (yet still wicked) his voice could sound.