Cinema has lost a voice that counted. We learned this Tuesday, June 16, the death of actor Patrick Poivey. He was since the 80s the French voice of Bruce Willis and had dubbed many other American stars including Tom Cruise.
His voice – one of the best known in cinema – finally died out. Comedian Patrick Poivey died at the age of 72. It is the radio station Laughs & Songs, whose artist has provided voiceovers for years, who shared the sad news on his social networks this Tuesday, June 16: “The whole team of Laughs & Songs is sad this evening … Our voice on air but our friend above all Patrick Poivey has just left us. Huge artist, talented voice actor (among others the French voice of Bruce Willis) … A good guy “.
The whole team of @rirechansons is sad tonight … our voice on air but our friend above all Patrick Poivey has just left us😢😢 immense artist, talented voice actor (in other words the French voice of Bruce Willis) … a good guy m pic.twitter.com/ZUEdWdPHvt
– Laugh & Songs (@rirechansons) June 16, 2020
If the face of Patrick Poivey may not say anything to the public, his voice is engraved in the heads of all moviegoers. Talented voice actor, he was indeed the French voice of Bruce Willis. Today, it is impossible to dissociate the actor from crystal trap in the very particular tone that Patrick Poivey gave him in almost all of his films. It is” Bruce Willis in no less than 76 feature films (but not in The fifth Element where the star is dubbed by Bernard Métraux), several TV movies and in the series Moonlight or Friends.
A famous voice
Born in 1948 in Paris, Patrick Poivey has also lent his voice to a number of other American stars throughout his career. The voice actor is the French voice of Tom Cruise in ten of his films, including the cult Top Gun, Rain man or the first Impossible mission. He also doubled many times Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Kevin Costner, Charlie Sheen or Bill Murray. Patrick Poivey officiated as well for the cinema as for television. He is notably the French voice of Kyle MacLachlan in all the series in which the actor has participated, including Twin peaks and Desperate Housewives. His disappearance today unfortunately recalls the recent Death of Odile Schmitt, the French voice of Eva Longoria.
If the dubbers work in the shadows, their voices remain forever engraved in their memories.