Vincent Cassel in mourning: the actor mourns the disappearance of an emblematic figure of Hollywood

Black notebook in Hollywood. The 7th art is in mourning on this Friday, January 7, 2022. While France today celebrates the fourth anniversary of the death of France Gall, the United States have just lost an emblematic actor. Indeed, Sidney Poitier died at the age of 94. On his account Facebook, Bahamian Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper paid tribute to the American-Bahamian comedian. “We have lost an icon, a hero, a mentor, a fighter and a national treasure.”
For his part, Vincent Cassel also wanted to honor the memory of the artist. On Instagram, the husband of Tina Kunakey shared a sublime black and white photo of the one who is considered “Hollywood’s first black star”. “Master Sidney Poitier left us”, writes the dad of Deva, Léonie et Amazonie. A publication that did not fail to make Internet users react. “One of my idols. When I was a kid, there were so few black actors. Guess who’s coming to dinner tonight marked me back then, even though I was a kid.”, can we read under the post of the actor.
During his career, Sidney Poitier revolutionized American cinema. In 1964, he became the first black comedian to be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Homer Smith in the Ralph Nelson feature film, The lily of the fields. A committed actor, he fought against racism for a long time. In 2009, he also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the hands of Barack Obama. In addition, the star has also distinguished himself as a talented director. In the 1970s, the latter had made the decision to embark on new adventures and go behind the camera. At the age of 45, he signed his very first film.

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