RIP Johnny Hallyday! The “French Elvis” Was Iconic Singer And “Vengeance” Star!

RIP Johnny Hallyday, The “French Elvis!”

One of the most iconic singers in France has died at the age of 74. Legendary performer Johnny Hallyday died of cancer; he had an incredible musical career, with 18 platinum albums and more than 110-million albums sold.

Along with being a legendary singer, Hallyday acted in one of the best action revenge thriller from Hong Kong!

“Vengeance” is a great 2009 thriller film directed by Johnnie To. Johnny Hallyday stars as a French chef and former assassin whose daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren are attacked by a gang of Triads.

He travels to Macau on a quest for revenge – it’s a great thriller and Hallyday is terrific. Here is the trailer:

“Vengeance” is a classic Asian revenge thriller – here are some more that you might like:


https://johnrieber.com/2012/03/27/eye-popping-extreme-cinema-cold-fish-bloody-vampires-vengeance/

RIP Johnny Hallyday!



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4 replies

  1. I was in France when Elvis died and I am in France as Johnny leaves us. France is in shock and sorrow – some truly are legends in their own lifetime somewhere in the world. Johnny is French legend. 🇫🇷

  2. Just saw this on the 4 pm news. He was an icon in France, and the comparison with Elvis is a good one.
    The film looks great, with some impressive set-pieces. I just bought a used DVD copy from Amazon for just £1.70, based on your recommendation. Half the price of a coffee!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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