“My Dinner with Herve” “originated from a real story,” reveals Sacha Gervasi
. In the summer of 1993 the young journalist was sent to Los Angeles to write “a whole host of very important celebrity interviews, the least important of which was an interview with a now-faded French actor called Herve Villechaize.” But the inconsequential chat turned into a five-day discourse during which the star poured his heart out, only to die by suicide shortly thereafter. Twenty-five years later Gervasi wrote and directed the Emmy-nominated film starring Peter Dinklage
as Villechaize and Jamie Dornan
as a character based on Gervasi. Watch our exclusive video interview with the filmmaker above.
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After shooting to fame as the diminutive sidekick on “Fantasy Island
,” Villechaize was fired by producer Aaron Spelling
over a salary dispute and quickly faded into obscurity.