I think I stumbled upon a worthy obsession in Serie Noir star Patrick Dewaere. A promising star in 1970's France, Deweare starred alongside Gerard Depardieu, the two of them promised a new generation of masterful leading men. His life and career were tragically cut short when he committed suicide at the age of 35. He left behind several films, all of which have been added to my queue, where he usually played outsiders, neurotics, losers, and misfits.
He's incredibly charming on film despite his character's often seedy and discpicable flaws. His eyes are deep and spirited–his moustache sublime. I'm grateful that I was introduced to his work; it continues to amaze and thrill me that there will always be great things out there to discover. Patrick Deweare, who never had the chance to make a name for himself internationally, is one of my most famous of those recent discoveries.