Jean Pierre Reguerraz, actor, 68

Performer appeared in 35 feature films

Actor Jean Pierre Reguerraz of hit Argentine films like “Derecho de familia” (Family Law) and “La fuga” (The Escape) died Nov. 2 of undisclosed causes in Buenos Aires. He was 68.

Born in Canada to French parents, Reguerraz immigrated to Argentina in 1960 after acting studies in France, and he completed his training in Buenos Aires. He soon landed parts on the independent and mainstream legit circuits, earning notoriety for his deep-bass voice.

He appeared under the direction of Georgian Robert Sturua in productions of Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” and “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” in Buenos Aires. Other performances were in Argentine writer Ricardo Monti’s “Marathon” and “Rayuela” and Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov,” all directed by Argentine Jaime Kogan.

Reguerraz acted in 35 feature films, mostly in supporting roles such as this year’s hermaphrodite drama “XXY,” Argentina’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar nomination and the Spanish Goya Awards. He also played in the country’s 2006 Oscar entry “Family Law” and other acclaimed films including “Las manos” (The Hands), “Garage Olimpio,” “Moebius,” “Eva Peron” and Maria Luisa Bemberg’s Oscar-nommed “Camila.”

Despite a long illness, he continued his work with a stage performance only weeks before his death in “El confin” in his adopted city and in the shooting of Gonzalo Calzada’s film “Luisa.”

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