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Pierre Blaise, born Pierre-Marc Blaise, (11 June 1955, Moissac – 31 August 1975, Moissac), a French actor. He is best known for the role of Lucien Lacombe in director Louis Malle's 1974 film Lacombe, Lucien. Blaise was born in Moissac, France. Only a year after Lacombe, Lucien was released, Blaise was killed in a car accident. Following a party, he was driving a car, a Renault 17 Gordini, which he had purchased with funds from his acting work. Accompanied by two friends whom he had brought along for company, Blaise lost control and crashed against a plane tree on the route de Laujol between Moissac and Durfort-Lacapelette, where he lived with his parents. There were no survivors. According to Newsweek magazine, the accident took place after the vehicle "skidded around a curve in pouring rain". He is buried in the cemetery of Durfort-Lacapelette in Tarn-et-Garonne. Malle had been looking for a non-actor to play the titular character in Lacombe, Lucien and was convinced that Blaise, then working as a woodcutter, would bring great authenticity to the role. (Writing of the film in 1977, Current Biography referred to Blaise as a "real-life Provençal farm boy.