Patrick Poivey, the unforgettable French voice of Bruce Willis died at the age of 72.


Patrick Poivey, one of the most famous French voice actresses is dead! A look back at his career.

You certainly didn’t know his face, but you must have been very familiar with his voice.

Patrick Poivey, the unforgettable French voice of Bruce Willis, passed away this Tuesday, June 16 at the age of 72 following a stroke, announced the radio station Laughter and Songs with which he worked regularly.

The French voice of Bruce Willis but also of Kyle MacLachlan and Tom Cruise

Known to have been the official voice actor of Bruce Willis for years (“58 minutes pour vivre”, “Une journée en enfer”, “L’armée des 12 singes”, “Sixième sens” and “Sin City”), he was also the regular French voice of American actors Kyle MacLachlan (“Dune”, “Twin Peaks”, “Desperate Housewives”) and Don Johnson (“Deux flics à Miami”).

He had also dubbed Tom Cruise in his early days (“Top Gun”, “Rain Man” and “Magnolia”) and lent his voice to many animated films, including “Beauty and the Tramp” in 1989.

Recognizable among a thousand, his distinctive voice was part of the French audiovisual landscape.

Whether in commercials or the narration of television programs (“Four Weddings for a Honeymoon”) or even in certain video games, his stamp was hitting the mark everywhere.

A former student of the Cours Simon and then of the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique, this professional actor had made his first steps in the theatre in the 1970s before specialising in dubbing. Parallel to this career, Patrick Poivey continued to act, playing in several episodes of the police series “Commissaire Moulin”.

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