Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"wikipedia
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Fantasy Island

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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"
Roarke was known for his white suit and cultured demeanor, and was initially accompanied by an energetic sidekick, Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize).

Ze plane! Ze plane!

De plane! De plane!his catchphrase
Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"
Each episode began with the diminutive Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize), one of the main characters, spotting the seaplane approaching the island and running up a tower and excitedly yelling, "Ze Plane! Ze Plane!"

The Man with the Golden Gun (film)

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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"
Hervé Villechaize as Nick Nack: Scaramanga's dwarf manservant and accomplice. Villechaize was later known to television audiences as Tattoo in the series Fantasy Island.

Forbidden Zone

This was followed by several films including Christopher Speeth's and Werner Liepolt's Malatesta's Carnival of Blood; Crazy Joe; Oliver Stone's first film, Seizure; The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight; and Forbidden Zone (1980).
The composing debut of Richard Elfman's younger brother Danny, the film stars Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell and members of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, and features appearances by Warhol Superstar Viva, Joe Spinell and The Kipper Kids.

Seizure (film)

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This was followed by several films including Christopher Speeth's and Werner Liepolt's Malatesta's Carnival of Blood; Crazy Joe; Oliver Stone's first film, Seizure; The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight; and Forbidden Zone (1980).
Horror writer Edmund Blackstone (Jonathan Frid) sees his recurring nightmare come to chilling life one weekend as one by one, his friends and family are killed by three villains: the Queen of Evil (Martine Beswick), a dwarf named Spider (Hervé Villechaize), and a giant scar-faced strongman called Jackal (Henry Judd Baker).

Edward Summer

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The second film was Edward Summer's Item 72-D: The Adventures of Spa and Fon filmed in 1969.
Hervé Villechaize, then unknown was one of the stars of "Item 72-D, The Adventures of Spa and Fon" Villechaize went on to fame in The Man with the Golden Gun and as a recurring character on the television series Fantasy Island.

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (film)

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This was followed by several films including Christopher Speeth's and Werner Liepolt's Malatesta's Carnival of Blood; Crazy Joe; Oliver Stone's first film, Seizure; The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight; and Forbidden Zone (1980).
Hervé Villechaize as Beppo

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He was eventually fired after demanding a salary on par with that of his co-star Ricardo Montalbán.
For a while the series was one of the most popular on television, and his character as well as that of his sidekick, Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize), became popular icons.

Midget

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In later years, he insisted on being called a "midget" rather than a "dwarf".
One notable exception, though, was accomplished actor Hervé Villechaize who preferred the term "midget".

Chappaqua (film)

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His first film appearance was in Chappaqua (1966).
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My Dinner with Hervé

The film, My Dinner with Hervé, which is based on the last few days of Villechaize's life, stars Dinklage in the title role, and premiered on HBO on October 20, 2018.
My Dinner with Hervé is an American television drama film written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, based on the later days of actor Hervé Villechaize.

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In a March 2012 New York Times interview, Peter Dinklage revealed that he and Sacha Gervasi spent several years writing a script about Villechaize.
In 2018, he appeared as Eitri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Avengers: Infinity War and Hervé Villechaize in the biopic film My Dinner with Hervé.

Hot Tomorrows

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The film includes appearances from actor Hervé Villechaize and the theatre troupe The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, and is the only filmed example of a performance from the troupe, aside from the film Forbidden Zone.

Malatesta's Carnival of Blood

Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973) as Bobo
* Hervé Villechaize as Bobo

Two Moon Junction

Two Moon Junction (1988) as Smiley
The film is noted for the final film appearances of Burl Ives and Hervé Villechaize, as well as the theatrical film debut of Milla Jovovich.

Sacha Gervasi

In a March 2012 New York Times interview, Peter Dinklage revealed that he and Sacha Gervasi spent several years writing a script about Villechaize.
He wrote and directed My Dinner with Hervé, a biopic of actor Hervé Villechaize, based on Gervasi's own interviews with the diminutive Frenchman, conducted only days before the actor committed suicide in 1993.

The One and Only (1978 film)

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The One and Only (1978) as Milton Miller
Hervé Villechaize as Milton Miller

Greaser's Palace

Greaser's Palace (1972) as Mr. Spitunia
Hervé Villechaize as Mr. Spitunia

North Hollywood, Los Angeles

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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"

Henchman

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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"

James Bond

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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"

Toulon

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to English-born Evelyn (Recchionni) and André Villechaize, a surgeon in Toulon.

Dwarfism

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In later years, he insisted on being called a "midget" rather than a "dwarf". The youngest of four sons, Villechaize was born with dwarfism, likely due to an endocrine disorder, which his surgeon father tried unsuccessfully to cure in several institutions.

Endocrine system

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The youngest of four sons, Villechaize was born with dwarfism, likely due to an endocrine disorder, which his surgeon father tried unsuccessfully to cure in several institutions.