Fear does not avoid danger and yet… At 72, Daniel Auteuil has an impressive career. If his acting talents allowed him to be nominated fourteen times for the Césars and to win two statuettes, it was in September 2021 that he set himself a new challenge by releasing his first album. If the star took a leap into the unknown, she nevertheless assured to be afraid of everything. In an interview with Paris Match, Daniel Auteuil confided: “I am terribly distressed by what I cannot control, by the unknown. I am afraid of accidents, of illness… At 18, I lived through a serious car accident. Realizing that you can miss out on life in a fraction of a second gave me a taste for urgency. I am paralyzed if I have to speak in front of five or ten people On the other hand, I’m not afraid of being on stage in front of an audience. On the contrary, I feel good.”

Assuring that time did not soothe his anxieties, the actor revealed: “My father used to say, ‘Enjoy, my son!’ I understood later. Time flies without being seen. I went from adolescent to old without transition.” After having had a car accident, Daniel Auteuil had a terrible motorcycle accident. Explaining how he could hide behind his roles, he confided: “I have an incredible ability to call on my characters, my imagination to protect me. For example, when I had this motorcycle accident, that the blood was pissing, that the doctors were leaning on my burst leg, I imagined that my make-up artist had orchestrated everything… My roles help me to put the tests at a distance. But, I believe that I have managed to be myself since When I was around 30, I had things to prove, and then I realized that it was taking too much effort to play at being someone else. You also have to recognize that success is relaxing. “

Daniel Auteuil: “Everything can change at any moment”

In January 2016, it was in the columns of Gala that the actor had mentioned his first accident. “I had, at the age of eighteen, a very serious car accident. Since then, I have been acutely aware that everything is rare, that nothing is certain, that everything can change from one moment to the next. moment to another. Life is a miracle”, he had slipped before adding: “It is better to avoid wasting time for nothing and devote it to the people you love. I have always thought that the good time was now. I intend to enjoy it to the last drop by living very very old.”

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