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Rémi Laurent (12 October 1957, Suresnes – 14 November 1989, Paris) was a French actor, best known for playing the son Laurent in La Cage aux Folles.

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It stars Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault as a gay couple operating a drag nightclub in a French resort town, Rémi Laurent as the former's son, and Michel Galabru and Carmen Scarpitta as his new fiancée's ultra-conservative parents.

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À nous les petites Anglaises

French film directed by Michel Lang, released in 1976.

French film directed by Michel Lang, released in 1976.

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Rémi Laurent as Alain

Tognazzi in The Magnificent Cuckold (1964)

Ugo Tognazzi

Italian actor, director, and screenwriter.

Italian actor, director, and screenwriter.

Tognazzi in The Magnificent Cuckold (1964)

While he worked primarily in Italian cinema, Tognazzi is perhaps best remembered for his role as Renato Baldi, the gay owner of a St. Tropez nightclub, in the 1978 French comedy La Cage aux Folles which became the highest grossing foreign film ever released in the U.S.

Édouard Molinaro in 2009

Édouard Molinaro

French film director and screenwriter.

French film director and screenwriter.

Édouard Molinaro in 2009

He is best known for his comedies with Louis de Funès (Oscar, Hibernatus), My Uncle Benjamin (with Jacques Brel and Claude Jade), Dracula and Son (with Christopher Lee), and the Academy Award-nominated La Cage aux Folles (with Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi).

Jean Poiret

French actor, director, and screenwriter.

French actor, director, and screenwriter.

Its film adaptation in 1978 eventually brought Poiret immense success.

Serrault at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival

Michel Serrault

French stage and film actor who appeared from 1954 until 2007 in more than 130 films.

French stage and film actor who appeared from 1954 until 2007 in more than 130 films.

Serrault at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival

He recreated the role for the film version of the play, which was released in 1978.

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La Cage aux Folles (play)

1973 French farce by Jean Poiret centering on confusion that ensues when Laurent, the son of a Saint Tropez night club owner and his gay lover, brings his fiancée's ultraconservative parents for dinner.

1973 French farce by Jean Poiret centering on confusion that ensues when Laurent, the son of a Saint Tropez night club owner and his gay lover, brings his fiancée's ultraconservative parents for dinner.

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A French-Italian film of the play was made in 1978 (with two sequels La Cage aux Folles II (1980), directed by Édouard Molinaro and La Cage aux Folles 3: 'Elles' se marient (1985), directed by Georges Lautner.) In 1983, Poiret's play was adapted in the United States as a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and later remade as the American film The Birdcage.

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The Birdcage

1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, adapted by Elaine May, and starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest.

1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, adapted by Elaine May, and starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest.

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It is an English-language remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles and the musical of the same name.

Galabru in 1999

Michel Galabru

French actor.

French actor.

Galabru in 1999

He worked with the actors Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault in La Cage aux Folles, La Cage aux Folles II, and La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding; and Le viager.

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La Cage aux Folles (musical)

Musical with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

Musical with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

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Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Herman, Arthur Laurents, creators of the musical La Cage aux Folles, in front of the Palace Theatre where it is playing, 1983

Allan Carr, who had produced the successful film adaptation of Grease (1978), was eager to work in theatre and thought a musical version of the hit 1978 film La Cage aux Folles would be an ideal vehicle for his Broadway debut.

Lane after a performance of Angels in America in 2018

Nathan Lane

American actor and writer.

American actor and writer.

Lane after a performance of Angels in America in 2018
Nathan Lane at the 1998 Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Rupert Grint, Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, Micah Stock in It's Only a Play in 2014

He played supporting roles in films like Frankie and Johnny (1991) with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer and Life with Mikey (1993) with Michael J. Fox, after which Mike Nichols cast him in his breakout role opposite Robin Williams in The Birdcage (1996), the American remake of La Cage aux Folles.