Philippe Rousselet, a Frenchman in Hollywood

PORTRAIT – He produced The Aries familythen Coda, its American adaptation, which has just won three Oscars, including the coveted Best Picture. Portrait of an elegant producer.

“We are a little scared. We would like to have at least an Oscar, it would already be exceptional, and my greatest pride would be that we have that of the second male role (played by Troy Kotsur, deaf actor from birth, Editor’s note). Anyway, whatever the result, it will have been a unique adventure in a producer’s career.

A few days before the 94and Oscars ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles on the night of Sunday to Monday, Philippe Rousselet, already there for a month to ensure the promotion campaign for his film, did not dare to consider that he could go up on stage to receive the supreme award of American cinema: that of the Oscar for best film.

“Keep going, go!”

Needless to say, the competition was fierce. Competing alongside Coda (in English, the initials of “Child of deaf adult”, child of deaf parents), this small independent film, American adaptation of The Aries Family, which he had also produced, there were in particular the films of Jane Campion, Steven Spielberg…

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