Jean-Louis Trintignant

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Jean-Louis Trintignant (born 11 December 1930) is a French actor who has enjoyed an international acclaim. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.

Trintignant was born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France, the son of Claire (née Tourtin) and Raoul Trintignant, an industrialist. At the age of twenty, Trintignant moved to Paris to study drama, and made his theatrical debut in 1951 going on to be seen as one of the most gifted French actors of the post-war era. After touring in the early 1950s in several theater productions, his first motion picture appearance came in 1955 and the following year he gained stardom with his performance opposite Brigitte Bardot in Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman.

Trintignant’s acting was interrupted for several years by mandatory military service. After serving in Algiers, he returned to Paris and resumed his work in film. He had the leading male role in the classic A Man and a Woman, which at the time was the most successful French film ever screened in the foreign market.

In Italy, he was always dubbed into Italian, and his work stretched into collaborations with renowned Italian directors, including Sergio Corbucci in The Great Silence, Valerio Zurlini in Violent Summer and The Desert of the Tartars, Ettore Scola in La terrazza, Bernardo Bertolucci in The Conformist, and Dino Risi in the cult film The Easy Life.

Throughout the 1970s, Trintignant starred in numerous films and in 1983 he made his first English language feature film, Under Fire. Following this, he starred in François Truffaut's final film, Confidentially Yours, and reprised his best-known role in the sequel A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later.

In 1994, he starred in Krzysztof Kieślowski's last film, Three Colors: Red.

Though he takes an occasional film role, he has, as of late, been focusing essentially on his stage work.

After a 14-year gap, Trintignant came back on screen for Michael Haneke's film Amour. Haneke had sent Trintignant the script, which had been written specifically for him. Trintignant said that he chooses which films he works in on the basis of the director, and said of Haneke that "he has the most complete mastery of the cinematic discipline, from technical aspects like sound and photography to the way he handles actors"

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jean-Louis Trintignant (born 11 December 1930) is a French actor who has enjoyed an international acclaim. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.

Trintignant was born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France, the son of Claire (née Tourtin) and Raoul Trintignant, an industrialist. At the age of twenty, Trintignant moved to Paris to study drama, and made his theatrical debut in 1951 going on to be seen as one of the most gifted French actors of the post-war era. After touring in the early 1950s in several theater productions, his first motion picture appearance came in 1955 and the following year he gained stardom with his performance opposite Brigitte Bardot in Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman.

Trintignant’s acting was interrupted for several years by mandatory military service. After serving in Algiers, he returned to Paris and resumed his work in film. He had the leading male role in the classic A Man and a Woman, which at the time was the most successful French film ever screened in the foreign market.

In Italy, he was always dubbed into Italian, and his work stretched into collaborations with renowned Italian directors, including Sergio Corbucci in The Great Silence, Valerio Zurlini in Violent Summer and The Desert of the Tartars, Ettore Scola in La terrazza, Bernardo Bertolucci in The Conformist, and Dino Risi in the cult film The Easy Life.

Throughout the 1970s, Trintignant starred in numerous films and in 1983 he made his first English language feature film, Under Fire. Following this, he starred in François Truffaut's final film, Confidentially Yours, and reprised his best-known role in the sequel A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later.

In 1994, he starred in Krzysztof Kieślowski's last film, Three Colors: Red.

Though he takes an occasional film role, he has, as of late, been focusing essentially on his stage work.

After a 14-year gap, Trintignant came back on screen for Michael Haneke's film Amour. Haneke had sent Trintignant the script, which had been written specifically for him. Trintignant said that he chooses which films he works in on the basis of the director, and said of Haneke that "he has the most complete mastery of the cinematic discipline, from technical aspects like sound and photography to the way he handles actors"

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Gender Male

Known Credits 110

Birthday 1930-12-11

Place of Birth Piolenc, Vaucluse, France

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Happy End
2013 Michael H - Profession: Director as Himself
2012 Amour as Georges
2010 Vittorio racconta Gassman: Una vita da mattatore
2005 The Western World of Ferdinando Baldi as Himself (archive footage)
2003 Janis et John as M. Cannon
2002 Zinédine Zidane - Comme dans un rêve as Narator
1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train as Jean-Baptiste Emmerich
1996 A Self-Made Hero as Albert Dehousse (old)
1995 Fiesta as Colonel Masagual
1995 The City of Lost Children as L'oncle Irvin (voice)
1994 See How They Fall as Marx
1994 Three Colors: Red as Richter Joseph Kern
1992 La Controverse de Valladolid as Ginèse de Sepúlveda
1991 Thank You, Life as le colonel SS
1990 Julie de Carneilhan
1990 Pour un oui ou pour un non as H1
1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel as Holm
1987 La vallée fantôme as Paul
1987 Le moustachu as le général Gougeard
1986 The Woman of My Life as Pierre
1985 L'Homme aux Yeux d'Argent
1985 Sortüz egy fekete bivalyért
1985 Rendez-vous as Scrutzler
1985 Partir, revenir as Roland Rivière
1985 L'été prochain
1984 Cinema 3(0 episodes)
1984 Long Live Life as François Gaucher
1984 Femmes de Personne
1984 Le bon Plaisir as Le Président
1983 Under Fire as Marcel Jazy
1983 La crime as Christian Lacassagne
1983 Confidentially Yours as Julien Vercel
1983 A Blow to the Heart as Dario
1982 Boulevard des assassins as Daniel Salmon
1982 Le Grand pardon as Le commissaire Duché
1981 Deep Water as Vic
1981 Une affaire d'hommes as Louis Faguet
1981 Passione d'amore as Le médecin major
1981 Malevil as Fulbert
1981 Un Assassin Qui Passe as Ravic
1980 Je vous aime as Julien Tellier
1980 La Banquière as Horace Vannister
1980 The Terrace as Enrico
1978 L'argent des autres as Henri Rainier
1978 Swimming Instructor as le jardinier
1977 Location Hunting as Victor
1977 The Passengers as Alex Moineau
1976 L'ordinateur des pompes funèbres as Fred Malone
1976 The Desert of the Tartars as Le médecin-major Rovin
1975 The Sunday Woman as Massimo Campi
1975 Il pleut sur Santiago as Le Sénateur
1975 Flic Story - Duell In Sechs Runden as Emile Buisson
1975 Flic Story as Emile Buisson
1975 L'agression as Paul Varlin
1975 Playing with Fire as Franz
1974 Le secret as David Daguerre
1974 Violins at the Ball
1974 Love at the Top as Nicolas Mallet
1973 The Last Train as Julien Maroyeur
1973 Défense de savoir as Jean-Pierre Laubray
1972 The Outside Man as Lucien Bellon
1972 The Assassination as François Darien - un intellectuel instable
1972 And Hope to Die as Tony
1971 Without Apparent Motive as Stéphane Carella
1971 Ramparts of Clay as Entrepreneur
1970 The Crook as Simon the Swiss
1970 The Conformist as Marcello Clerici
1970 L'opium et le baton as Chaudier
1969 So Sweet... So Perverse as Jean Reynaud
1969 My Night at Maud's as Jean-Louis
1969 Crime Thief as Jean Girod
1969 One Night at Dinner as Michele
1969 Z as Untersuchungsrichter
1968 The Libertine as Dr. Carlo De Marchi
1968 The Great Silence as Silence
1968 The Man Who Lies as Jan Robin / Boris Varissa
1968 Bad Girls as Paul Thomas
1968 Death Laid An Egg as Marco
1968 Western, Italian Style as Himself
1967 I Am What I Am as Bernard
1967 A Man to Kill as Raphaël
1967 My Love, My Love as Vincent Falaise
1966 Is Paris Burning? as Capitaine Serge
1966 Safari Diamants as Raphaël Vincente
1966 La longue marche as Philippe
1966 A Man and a Woman as Jean-Louis Duroc
1966 Trans-Europ-Express as Elias
1965 The Sleeping Car Murder as Éric Grandin
1965 Angelique: The Road To Versailles as Claude le Petit, dit Le poète croté
1964 Mata Hari, agent H21 as Captain François Lasalle
1963 Nutty, Naughty Chateau as Eric
1963 Il Successo as Sergio
1962 Il sorpasso as Roberto Mariani
1962 Le combat dans l'île as Clément Lesser
1962 Le coeur battant as François
1962 The Seven Deadly Sins as Paul
1961 The Game of Truth as Guy de Fleury
1961 Three Faces of Sin as Un invité au vernissage
1961 Journey Beneath the Desert as Pierre
1961 Pleins feux sur l'assassin as Jean-Marie de Keraudren
1959 Violent Summer as Carlo Caremoli
1959 Dangerous Liaisons as Danceny
1958 La loi des rues
1956 ...And God Created Woman as Michel Tardieu
1956 Club de femmes
1956 If All the Guys in the World... as Jean-Louis
1900 Kulturzeit(0 episodes)
1900 Trintignant l'italien(0 episodes)

Directing

1978 Swimming Instructor … Director
1973 Une journée bien remplie … Director

Writing

1973 Une journée bien remplie … Screenplay

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