“To live happily, live hidden”, such is the adage that André Dussollier seems to follow. Against all odds, the 76-year-old actor made an exception to his line of conduct during an interview with Liberation on the occasion of the release of the film The Tiger and the President in which he plays the role of Georges Clemenceau.
In “false bachelor who lives in a non-cohabiting couple”, André Dussollier had gone to a few confidences, especially when the couple was about to argue. “When I feel an argument is about to break out, I leave the room and go around the block,” he said, adding that he had to “get down from his duplex on a high floor to run around the gates of the senatorial park”, in other words the Jardin du Luxembourg, in the 6th arrondissement of the capital.
On his desire for amorous passion, André Dussollier explained in the columns of Gala: “I am attracted by this dream, this desire, this sharing, even if I recognize the difficulty and, as the life, I want to share the good times more, rather than the daily life“, he explained.
In the mid-1970s, the actor had lived a romance with the sublime Isabelle Adjani. “When we met, I was 27 and she was 19, she was so young …”, he explained to Gala and continued: “When this huge success happened to him with La gifle, he became impossible to live with this success and to have a real life”. After their separation, the star of the Tanguy series had found love in the arms of a woman named Francesca. With this pretty Italian, the actor became the father of two children: Léo and Giulia. His eldest, who had become an actor, had also confided in his famous father.
“Like many “son of”, I beat around the bush for a long time, I rather built myself in opposition to the father figure. As I was very fond of sport, I was for a while a sports journalist for the L’Equipe channel”, he confided to Télé 2 Semaines and added: “I was then offered to go in front of the camera, but I did not want to. At the same time, I was offered to act in a short film. From the first second, I felt like I belonged, it was as if I finally accepted to be where I had wanted to be for a long time.”.