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Michael Sarrazin Biography

Birth Name:
Jacques Michel André Sarrazin
Birth Place:
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Was a high-school dropout
  • Trained at the Actors Studio in New York
  • Played Romeo to Genevieve Bujold's Juliet in a live TV production of the Shakespeare play
  • Was offered a contract with Universal Studios in the mid-1960s; his first film for them was 1967's Gunfight in Abilene
  • His contract with Universal forced him to back out of playing Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy
  • The play Michael's #1 Fan concerns a person obsessed with him


  • 1971BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: nominated
  • 1969Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: nominated