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A journalist had asked him if he minded growing old and Boyer replied "EET ees better than zee alternative." (1)
Actually, he didn't talk like that, as the French actor had been so long in Hollywood, he had lost his French accent and had trouble doing movies where he played a Frenchman,(eez and eet accent and all), like Gigi with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan. So he actually took lessons in phonetics in order to be able to pronounce his English like a true Frenchman. Sorry about the long story.
I am always willing to learn.