The actor William Sabatier, who was the French voice of Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, and had sometimes also doubled John Wayne, died Sunday in Limoges at the age of 95 years, announced to the AFP his son Jean-Michel.
a Former student of the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique, William Sabatier, has had an outstanding career in theatre, film and television. On the boards it began in 1948 under the direction of Jean-Louis Barrault in state of siege by Albert Camus.
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in The film, William Sabatier has played in a Helmet of gold by Jacques Becker, Compartment-killers of Costa-Gavras, A Season in hell ” It Risi, The Watchmaker of Saint-Paul by Bertrand Tavernier, The Chinese in Paris of Jean Yanne, or Flic Story directed by Jacques Deray.
On television, William Sabatier, actor recurring in the series ” in The Theatre this evening “, played in a quarantine of series and telefilms. Always to the cinema, he has lent his voice to Gene Hackman, James Mason, Richard Harris, Martin Landau or Anthony Quinn in more than 200 feature films, from the fifties to the mid-2000s, of which Ben-Hur and Apocalypse Now . In 2016, William Sabatier had been made a Knight of Arts and Letters. A recognition, belated but richly deserved.
● A tribute to the career of William Sabatier