Actor Sarrazin dies

The Canadian star, who found fame starring opposite Jane Fonda in 1969 movie They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, passed away on Sunday (17Apr11) in Montreal, Canada with his family by his side.

Sarrazan, real name Jacques Michel Andre Sarrazin, was best known for playing a director in the Sydney Pollack drama opposite Fonda, who portrayed a suicidal woman who heads to Hollywood.

He also notably starred in Journey to Shiloh opposite Harrison Ford, The Flim-Flam Man, Sometimes A Great Notion and The Gumball Rally.

Director George Mihalka, who cast Sarrazin in 1993’s La Florida, says, “Michael was one of the most talented, generous and committed actors I have ever worked with. He never stopped surprising me with his wit, charm and, above all, his humility and simple decency.”