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“I feel that France is taking a new look at me”

The Belgian actor embodies an atypical philosophy teacher on France 2 in the series “The fault of Rousseau” Wednesday May 25 at 9 p.m.

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Benjamin Rousseau is back for a second season at Lycée La Fontaine. This philosophy teacher, criticized by his hierarchy but adored by his students, is the main character of Rousseau’s faultbroadcast every Wednesday in prime time on France 2.

Actor Charlie Dupont, who was in Cannes to present Michel Hazanavicius’ latest film Cut!, almost did not get the role but the Covid decided otherwise. For his greatest happiness. “Something tickled me in the homage it pays to Robin Williams in ‘The Circle of Dead Poets’, a film that upset my youth at a very special moment and also opened the doors to the desire for this profession. . I wanted to say thank you to Robin Williams. But I was very little inspired by his character because it would have been a trap” says Charlie Dupont.

A law graduate, this Belgian lawyer by training plunged back into philosophy with undisguised pleasure. And rejoices, at 50, in his new popularity: “I feel that France is taking a new look at me, I’m very happy about it. We’ll see where it goes. I hope my best roles are to come rather than behind me.” concludes Charlie Dupont.

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