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Benoit-Constant Coquelin (1841 – 1909) was Edmond Rostand's favorite actor and played the part of Cyrano de Bergerac when the play first opened in 1897. It is said that Rostand wrote Cyrano de Bergerac specifically for Coquelin so that he could play the title role.