Depardieu, Chabat, Luchini, Delon, Zlatan, Bellucci: the trombinoscope of the actors of Asterix

While the cast of the next film has just been unveiled, a look back at the previous distributions which embodied the heroes of our childhood.

From Marion Cotillard, to Angèle, via Vincent Cassel or Gilles Lellouche … Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire, the next film in the series shot by Guillaume Canet, will once again have a cast of choice. From Asterix to Obelix, via Panoramix César and Cleopatra, the saga created by Goscinny and Uderzo, already brought to the cinema four times, has always attracted the gratin of French cinema to encompass the heroes of our childhood.


The little Gaul can be proud of having been embodied on the screen by four actors: Christian Clavier for the first two episodes (Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar and Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra), followed by Clovis Cornillac (Asterix at the Olympics), Édouard Baer (Asterix and Obelix: In the service of His Majesty) and Guillaume Canet.

Christian Clavier, Clovis Cornillac, Édouard Baer and Guillaume Canet. Leemage / AFP


Since the first part, Asterix and Obelix against Caesar, Shot in 1999 by Claude Zidi, Gérard Depardieu, replaced by Gilles Lellouche in the direction of Guillaume Canet, donned the costume of the famous sidekick of Asterix.

Gérard Depardieu, now replaced by Gilles Lellouche, played Obélix in the first four parts of the saga. Leemage

The Panoramix druid

Before Pierre Richard in Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire, Claude Piéplu, Claude Rich and Jean-Pierre Cassel lent their features to the one who holds the secret of the magic potion.

Claude Piéplu, Claude Rich, Jean-Pierre Cassel and Pierre Richard. Leemage / AFP

Chef Abraracourcix

Michel Galabru or Michel Duchaussoy preceded Jérôme Commandeur in the role of the chief who has always been present to defend the honor of his village, even of Gaul as a whole.

Michel Galabru, Michel Duchaussoy and Jérôme Commandeur. Leemage / AFP

Julius Caesar

John Gottfried, Alain Chabat, Alain Delon, Fabrice Luchini and today Vincent Cassel, a prestigious farandole of actors have camped the one who came down from his historic pedestal through the saga of Goscinny and Uderzo.

John Gottfried, Alain Chabat, Alain Delon, Fabrice Luchini and Vincent Cassel. Leemage / AFP / Pathé Renn Production / La Petite Reine / Tri Pictures / Constantin Films / Sorolla Films / Nov / Jean-Marie Leroy


Monica Bellucci played the beautiful queen of Egypt in Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra directed by Alain Chabat before passing the torch to Marion Cotillard.

Monica Bellucci and Marion Cotillard. Leemage / AFP


The female character who turns Obelix’s head only appeared in the first part of 1999 in the guise of Lætitia Casta before giving way to the singer Angèle.

Lætitia Casta and Angèle. Leemage / AFP


Philippe Katerine follows in the footsteps of Pierre Palmade and Franck Dubosc to interpret the bard of the Gallic village … with a terrible voice.

Pierre Palmade, Franck Dubosc and Philippe Katerine. Leemage

Caius Antivirus

Small mention for footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Antivirus played by Jean-Paul Rouve in Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra.

Jean-Paul Rouve and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Leemage / AFP


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