Hervé Villechaize

1943 - 1993

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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (French: [ɛʁve vilʃɛz]; April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter. He is best remembered for his roles as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and for playing Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hervé Villechaize has received more than 4,426,809 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Hervé Villechaize is the 858th most popular actor (up from 885th in 2019), the 1,480th most popular biography from France and the 66th most popular French Actor.

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Among actors, Hervé Villechaize ranks 858 out of 10,030Before him are Yuri Nikulin, Lloyd Bridges, Joseph Cotten, Mario Adorf, Eric Bana, and Robert Shaw. After him are David Caruso, Francisco Rabal, Marthe Keller, Harold Ramis, Grace Zabriskie, and Lea Massari.

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Among people born in 1943, Hervé Villechaize ranks 95Before him are Reinaldo Arenas, Michael Palin, Finn E. Kydland, Masafumi Hara, Jacques Laffite, and Eric Idle. After him are Luis Carlos Galán, Alain de Benoist, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Arthur Ashe, Otoya Yamaguchi, and Thomas J. Sargent. Among people deceased in 1993, Hervé Villechaize ranks 46Before him are Boris Christoff, Jimmy Doolittle, Hans Baur, Dražen Petrović, Robert W. Holley, and Stewart Granger. After him are Severo Ochoa, Lucia Popp, György Sárosi, Arthur Ashe, Léo Ferré, and Helen Hayes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Hervé Villechaize ranks 1,480 out of 5,234Before him are Balthasar Gérard (1557), Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839), Theobald III, Count of Champagne (1179), Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767), Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine (1524), and Raymond of Burgundy (1070). After him are Elliott Erwitt (1928), Stephen, Count of Blois (1045), Gilles de Roberval (1602), Carausius (300), Hugh of Cluny (1024), and Chris Marker (1921).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Hervé Villechaize ranks 66Before him are Mistinguett (1875), Dominique Sanda (1948), Maria Schneider (1952), Yvette Guilbert (1865), Christian Clavier (1952), and Bruno Cremer (1929). After him are Samy Naceri (1961), Eva Green (1980), Arletty (1898), Nathalie Baye (1948), Claude Jade (1948), and Emmanuelle Béart (1963).

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