WHAT A GREAT LOSS
Louis Jourdan, an actor best known for his roles in Gigi and Octopussy, has died, Variety reports. He was 93.
Jourdan was born in France and got his career started there, taking classes at a drama school before appearing in his first American film: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1947 drama The Paradine Case, in which he played the title character’s servant. He went on to star in many American films over his decades-long career and was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the 1958 musical Gigi.
Years later, he played Kamal Khan in 1983’s Octopussy, a James Bond film centered around the title spy on the hunt for someone stealing Soviet riches.
The last film Jourdan appeared in was 1992’s Year of the Comet. He received the Légion d’honneur—France’s highest honor—in 2010.