BERGER By BERGER
For an actor, being typecast as a gigolo isn’t the ideal foundation on which to build a career. Ask Helmut Berger. From Conversation Piece ( Visconti ) to The Romantic Englishwoman ( Losey ) right up to television’s Dynasty, in which he played a disreputable, drug–addled playboy, in the public’s imagination the star and the whore make for easy bedfellows. After decades of being persona non grata, he made a notable comeback as the older Yves Saint Laurent in Bonello’s haute couture biopic. For his 70th birthday, Éditions Séguier has given him his very own book, Autoportrait, in which he tells all.
“Helmut Berger, autoportrait”, with Holde Heuer, published by Séguier, € 21.