Michel Subor . The year before he had completed a starring role in Jean-Luc Godard's second feature, Le Petit Soldat, but the French government banned it until 1963 because of its political content, touching on terrorism during the undeclared Algerian War. He acted in a couple of American films in the late 1960s like as Claude Jade's husband in Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz. In 1999, he made Beau Travail, a highly praised variation of Billy Budd, directed by Claire Denis. He continued to work with her.