My Dinner with Herve (Villachaize HBO biopic starring Peter Dinklage)

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My Dinner with Herve (Villachaize HBO biopic starring Peter Dinklage)

I don't know if this means anything to the younger set who didn't grow up with Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban (another strong personality)

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I'd watch this. It stars Dinklage who is great, and is about one of the best Bond Villains ever Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes

Herve was pretty messed up from what I know, I think he was a major alcoholic. He was like the short version of Andre the Giant, popular and loved but suffering from his physical stature. RIP both of them
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Interesting... coupla tidbits from his wiki page.

*Though popular with the public, Villechaize proved a difficult actor on Fantasy Island, where he continually propositioned women and quarreled with the producers. He was eventually fired after demanding a salary on a par with that of his co-star Ricardo Montalbán. Villechaize was replaced with Christopher Hewett, of Mr. Belvedere and The Producers fame.

*In the early morning hours of 4 September 1993, Villechaize is believed to have first fired a shot through the sliding glass patio door in order to awaken his longtime girlfriend, Kathy Self, before shooting himself at his North Hollywood home. Self found Villechaize in his backyard, and he was pronounced dead at a North Hollywood facility. Villechaize left a suicide note saying he was despondent over longtime health problems.[5][6] Villechaize was suffering from chronic pain due to having normal-sized internal organs putting increasing pressure on his small body. According to Self, Villechaize often slept in a kneeling position so he could breathe more easily.
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