The fifth opus of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix in the cinema, Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, directed by Guillaume Canet, is released in theaters this Wednesday, February 1st. In the film, Gilles Lellouche and Guillaume Canet play the roles of Obelix and Asterix. But do you remember what were the faces of our irreducible Gauls in cinema in the past? And which actors brought Julius Caesar to the screen? Cleopatra? Here is a little reminder, in pictures.
Director: Olivier JUSZCZAK
The first in the series of films "Asterix and Obelix", adapted from the comic book created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo is Asterix and Obelix against Caesar, directed by Claude Zidi. It was released in theaters during 1999.
Gérard Depardieu plays the role of Obelix.
His friend Asterix is played by Christian Clavier.
Lætitia Casta plays the character of Falbala, with whom Obelix is obviously in love...
Sim and Arielle Dombasle are Mr. and Mrs. Agecanonix.
Among the Gauls, the chief of the village Abraracourcix is brought to the screen by Michel Galabru.
And among the Romans, Italian star Roberto Benigni plays Lucius Detritus. The film attracted 9 million spectators to the cinema.
In 2002, Gérard Depardieu and Christian Clavier are back in the second opus of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix in the cinema.
Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra is directed by Alain Chabat, who also plays the role of Julius Caesar in the film.
Italian Monica Bellucci brings the character of Cleopatra to the screen.
And Jamel Debbouze embodies the Egyptian Numérobis! The film is a great success and makes 14 million admissions in cinemas. This is the record for a film in the series to date.
Frédéric Forestier and Thomas Langmann directed Asterix at the Olympic Games, the third installment in the series. The film was released in cinemas in 2008. Clovis Cornillac replaces Christian Clavier in the role of Asterix and Gérard Depardieu again embodies the character of Obelix.
Alain Delon returns to cinema to play Julius Caesar.
Still among the Romans, the Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde is Brutus.
Among the Gauls, Franck Duboscq embodies the bard Assurancetourix. The film managed to attract 7 million spectators in theaters.
In 2012, Asterix and Obelix: In the Service of Her Majesty, directed by Laurent Tirard, was released in cinemas. It is Edouard Baer who slips into the clothes of Asterix while Gérard Depardieu is unstoppable in the skin of Obelix!
The two friends leave "to the Bretons" to give a hand to a village in resistance against the Roman occupier.
Guillaume Gallienne plays the role of Jolitorax, the first cousin of Asterix from Brittany, and Vincent Lacoste is Goudurix, the young nephew of Chief Abraracourcix.
Among the Romans, Julius Caesar took the features of Fabrice Luchini. The film "only" achieved only 4 million admissions in theaters.
A decade later, the faces of Obelix and Asterix have changed since Gilles Lellouche and Guillaume Canet interpret the two Gallic characters. The latter is also the director of the film Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, released in theaters this Wednesday, February 1, with a staggering budget of 65 million euros.
The druid Panoramix is brought to the screen by actor Pierre Richard.
While it is the Belgian singer Angèle who interprets the character of Falbala.
Marion Cotillard slips into Cleopatra's clothes.
Vincent Cassel is Julius Caesar and José Garcia is Biopix.
Jonathan Cohen plays Graindemaïs, a Phoenician merchant who accompanies Asterix and Obelix on their journey to China.
The film is full of "guest stars" in small roles, such as the presence of footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the character of Antivirus.
- Comic book
- Christian Clavier
- Gerard depardieu
- Gilles lellouche
- Guillaume canet