Biography

Jean-Paul Belmondo (born 9 April 1933) is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s.

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, west of Paris, Belmondo did not perform well in school, but developed a passion for boxing andfootball. Belmondo made his amateur boxing debut on 10 May 1949 in Paris, France, when he knocked out Rene DesMarais in one round. Belmondo's boxing career was undefeated, but brief. He won three straight first round knockout victories from 1949 to 1950.

His breakthrough role was in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (1960), which made him a major figure in the French New Wave. Later he acted in Jean-Pierre Melville's philosophical movie Leon Morin, Priest (1961) and in Melville's film noir crime film The Fingerman (Le Doulos, 1963) and Godard again with Pierrot le fou (1965). With That Man From Rio (1965) he switched to commercial, mainstream productions, mainly comedies and action films but did appear in the title role of Alain Resnais' masterpiece Stavisky (1974), which some critics regard as Belmondo's finest performance.

Until the mid-1980s, when he ceased to be one of France's biggest box-office stars, Belmondo's typical characters were either dashing adventurers or more cynical heroes. As he grew older, Belmondo preferred concentrating on his stage work, where he encountered success. He suffered a stroke in 2001 and had since been absent from the stage and the screen until 2009 when he appeared in Un homme et son chien (A man and his dog).

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Jean-Paul Belmondo (born 9 April 1933) is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s.

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, west of Paris, Belmondo did not perform well in school, but developed a passion for boxing andfootball. Belmondo made his amateur boxing debut on 10 May 1949 in Paris, France, when he knocked out Rene DesMarais in one round. Belmondo's boxing career was undefeated, but brief. He won three straight first round knockout victories from 1949 to 1950.

His breakthrough role was in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (1960), which made him a major figure in the French New Wave. Later he acted in Jean-Pierre Melville's philosophical movie Leon Morin, Priest (1961) and in Melville's film noir crime film The Fingerman (Le Doulos, 1963) and Godard again with Pierrot le fou (1965). With That Man From Rio (1965) he switched to commercial, mainstream productions, mainly comedies and action films but did appear in the title role of Alain Resnais' masterpiece Stavisky (1974), which some critics regard as Belmondo's finest performance.

Until the mid-1980s, when he ceased to be one of France's biggest box-office stars, Belmondo's typical characters were either dashing adventurers or more cynical heroes. As he grew older, Belmondo preferred concentrating on his stage work, where he encountered success. He suffered a stroke in 2001 and had since been absent from the stage and the screen until 2009 when he appeared in Un homme et son chien (A man and his dog).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean-Paul Belmondo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 92

Birthday 1933-04-09

Place of Birth Neuilly sur Seine, France

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Also Known As

  • Jean Paul Belmondo
  • Жан-Поль Бельмондо
  • Жан Поль Бельмондо
  • J.P. Belmondo
  • Jean Paul Belmond

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Belmondo ou le goût du risque
2017 Belmondo, le Magnifique as Jean-Paul Belmondo
2016 Belmondo par Belmondo as Himself
2011 Belmondo, itinéraire... as Himself
2011 D'un film à l'autre
2009 La traversée du désir
2008 A Man and His Dog as Charles
2007 Kean as Kean
2001 L'Aîné des Ferchaux as Paul Ferchaux
2000 Amazon as Edouard
2000 Actors as Himself
1999 Peut-être as Ako
1998 Half a Chance as Léo Brassac
1996 La Puce à l'oreille as Victor-Emmanuel Chandebise / Poche
1996 Desire as Désiré
1995 Les Miserables as Henri Fortin / Jean Valjean
1995 One Hundred and One Nights as Professeur Bébel
1993 Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède as Himself
1992 Stranger in the House as Loursat
1988 Itinerary of a Spoiled Child as Sam Lion
1987 Na siehste!(1 episode)
1987 The Loner as Stan Jalard
1985 Hold-up as Grimm
1984 Happy Easter as Stephane Margelle
1984 The Vultures as Sgt. Pierre Augagneur
1983 The Outsider as Commissaire Philippe Jordan
1982 Ace of Aces as Jo Cavalier
1981 The Professional as Joss Beaumont
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 Le Guignolo as Alexandre Dupré
1979 Cop or Hood as Antonio Cerutti / Stanislas Borovitz
1977 Stuntwoman as Mike Gaucher / Bruno Ferrari
1976 The Body of My Enemy as François Leclercq
1976 Hunter Will Get You as Roger Pilard, dit l'Alpagueur
1975 Incorrigible as Victor Vauthier
1975 Fear Over the City as Le commissaire Jean Letellier
1974 Stavisky... as Serge Alexandre Stavisky
1973 The Magnificent One as François Merlin + Bob Saint-Clair
1973 The Inheritor as Bart Cordell
1972 The Pariah as Roberto Borgo
1972 Scoundrel in White as Docteur Paul Simay
1971 The Burglars as Azad
1971 The Married Couple of the Year Two as Nicolas Philibert
1970 Borsalino as François Capella
1969 Love Is a Funny Thing as Henri
1969 God Chose Paris as Récitant / Présentateur
1969 Mississippi Mermaid as Louis Mahé
1969 The Brain as Arthur Lespinasse
1968 Ho! as François Holin, aka Ho
1967 Casino Royale as Un légionnaire
1967 The Thief of Paris as Georges Randal
1966 Tender Scoundrel as Tony Maréchal
1966 Is Paris Burning? as Yvon Morandat
1965 Up to His Ears as Arthur Lempereur
1965 Pierrot le Fou as Ferdinand-Pierrot
1965 Crime on a Summer Morning as Francis
1964 Weekend at Dunkirk as Julien Maillat
1964 Male Hunt as Fernand
1964 Backfire as David Ladislas
1964 Greed in the Sun as Rocco
1964 That Man from Rio as Adrien Dufourquet
1963 An Honorable Young Man as Michel Maudet
1963 Crazy Sea as le capitaine Il Livornese
1963 The Shortest Day as Erede Siciliano (uncredited)
1963 Banana Peel as Michel Thibault
1963 Le Doulos as Silien
1963 The Sweet and the Bitter as Raymond
1962 A Monkey in Winter as Gabriel Fouquet
1962 Swords of Blood as Louis-Dominique Bourguignon alias Cartouche
1961 Riviera-Story as Rennfahrer
1961 A Man Named Rocca as Roberto La Rocca
1961 Amours célèbres as Lauzun
1961 Léon Morin, Priest as Leon Morin
1961 A Woman Is a Woman as Alfred Lubitsch
1961 La viaccia as Amerigo
1960 Two Women as Michele Di Libero
1960 Letters of a Novice as Giuliano Verdi
1960 Trapped by Fear as Paul Frapier
1960 Charlotte and Her Boyfriend as Jules
1960 Love and the Frenchwoman as Gil ('L'adultère')
1960 Seven Days... Seven Nights as Chauvin
1960 The Big Risk as Eric Stark
1960 Breathless as Michel Poiccard / Laszlo Kovacs
1959 The Three Musketeers as D'Artagnan
1959 À double tour as Laszlo Kovacs
1959 An Angel on Wheels as Michel Barrot
1958 Sunday Encounter as Patrick
1958 The Cheaters as Lou
1958 Be Beautiful But Shut Up as Pierrot, un jeune de la bande d'Olga
1957 À pied à cheval et en voiture as Venin
1957 Sunday Buddies as Trébois
1956 Cinépanorama(52 episodes)

Production

1983 The OutsiderProducer
1974 Stavisky...Producer

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