Daniel Beretta, French voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger, died at 77

A month after Alain Dorval, another French dubbing figure passed away: the actor Daniel Beretta, French voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger, died at the age of 77 on the night of Friday March 22 to Saturday March 23 in Ajaccio, his family announced. daughter at Agence France-Presse (AFP). “He died in his sleep”specified Barbara Beretta, actress also specialized in dubbing.

“He was an Ajaccian at heart”his friend Christophe Mondoloni, deputy mayor of Ajaccio, told AFP. “He had been living here for fifty years”, added the elected official. Born in Audincourt (Doubs), the actor, also singer-songwriter, “was very invested at the cultural level, good advice for island actors”according to Mr. Mondoloni.

In particular, he had “created the official anthem of the Ajaccio carnival in the 1980s” and was “member of the board of directors of the Palatinu performance hall from 2015 to 2020”.


Before lending his warm and deep voice to “Schwarzy”, Daniel Beretta began his career in music, in a duo with Richard de Bordeaux in the 1960s, then began to tread the boards and film sets. The performer of the title role of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar also collaborated with Nino Ferrer, with whom he co-wrote Rua MadureiraMireille Mathieu, Paul McCartney and Ennio Morricone.

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It was at the end of the 1980s that he began to dub Arnold Schwarzenegger, for the film Double relaxationthanks to an improvised audition by telephone where he heard the star’s voice exclaim: “He’s got the job!” »he told AFP in 1994.

Besides Terminator 2, True Lies and other films by the former governor of California, Daniel Beretta lent his voice to the character of Lumière in The beauty and the Beast from Disney, Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell video game series, and Japanese animated films Ghost in the Shell.

His death caused many film fans to react on social networks, after the death of Alain Dorval, French voice of Sylvester Stallone, in February, and that in 2020 of Patrick Poivey, who dubbed Bruce Willis.

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The World with AFP

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