The actor, the spiritual heir of the charismatic Sam Lion in Itinerary of a spoiled child by Claude Lelouch, was “Rang” by the disappearance of the great actor.
This scene, now cult, looks like a passing of the baton. In Itinerary of a spoiled child, directed by Claude Lelouch, Jean-Paul Belmondo alias Sam Lion, a businessman withdrawn from the world, teaches Richard Anconina alias Al, his spiritual heir, as he must never appear “surprised»Facing the things of life. A few days after the disappearance of “Gorgeous” French cinema, the second named agreed to share his sentence on the set at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday by Laurent Delahousse.
Very moved, almost groggy with grief, Richard Anconina spoke of the last moments of the great actor’s life. With his face closed, he could not hide that “when we learned of the death of Jean-Paul, I was impressed, struck, stunned, like millions of people. Saying that there you are, he is no longer there … it’s complicated.“
The last months of Belmondo were particularly painful as, with a lot of modesty, Richard Anconina revealed it at the end of the newspaper of France 2. “ Unfortunately, at the end, at the end of the road, he was really in pain. This man who represented the physique, the strength, to see him like that, it was very complicated for me», Said the actor who begins on the boards in Guilty, at Studio Marigny.
Visibly embarrassed to have to express in public his deep feelings, Richard Anconina will conclude his remarks by paying a beautiful tribute to his historical accomplice of cinema in Itinerary of a spoiled child : “All the values he conveyed have always touched me, impressed me. This man who has accompanied me since childhood was a huge star.“
When Sam Lion (Jean-Paul Belmondo) learns the art of saying hello to Al (Richard Anconina) in Itinerary of a spoiled child