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Jean-Louis Trintignant

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1930

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The actor Jean-Louis Trintignant began his career at different French theaters in 1951. Five years later followed his film debut with the movies "Si tous les gars du monde - TKX antwortet nicht" (56), "La loi des rues- Das Gesetz der Strasse" (56), "Et Dieu...créa la femme - Und immer lockt das Weib" (56) and "Club des femmes" (56).
His affair with Brigitte Bardot produced a big turmoil and Jean-Louis Trintignant steered clear of it by volunteering for the military for three years.

Afterwards followed other roles, among them "Austerlitz" (60), "Pleins feux sur l'assassin" (61), "Le jeu de la vérité" (61), "L'atlantide" (61), "Les siffleurs" (64), "Mata-Hari" (64) and "Merveilleuse Angélique" (65).

In 1966 followed the breakthrough with the production "Un homme et une femme" (66) and Jean-Louis Trintignant became well-known internationally.
Other movies like "Paris brûle-t-il?" (66), "Un homme à abattre" (67), "Mon amour, mon amour" (67), "L'homme qui ment" (68), "Ma nuit chez Maud" (69) and "Z" (69) underpinned his status.

The 70's and 80's offered this impressive character actor a fullness of other wonderful roles in which he was able to bring his acting ability into play.
To his well-known movies of those years belong "Il conformista" (70), "Le voyou" (70), "L'attentat" (72), "Le train" (73), "Flic Story" (75), "Les passagers" (77), "L'argent des autres" (78), "La banquière" (80), "La terrazza" (80), "Le grand pardon" (82), "La nuit de Varennes" (82), "Credo" (83), "Viva la vie!" (84), "Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà" (86) and "Le moustachu" (87).

From the middle of the 80's he made himself visibly rare on the big screen, instead of it he acted again more often on stage.
His sporadic appearances in movies remained on high qualilty and his acting work was rewarded with three nominations for a César in 1995, 1996 and 1999. His first nomination for this award he already got in 1987.
To his lastest works belong "Merci la vie" (91), "Trois couleurs: Rouge" (94), "Fiesta" (95), "Un homme est tombé dans la rue" (96) and "Imortel" (04).

Besides his acting activity he also realised few movies as a director and wrote the scripts.
He was married with the actress Stéphane Audran and the director Nadine Trintignant. His daughter Marie Trintignant became also an actress, her tragic death in 2004 made the headlines in the newspapers.
 

Other movies with Jean-Louis Trintignant: 
Les liaisons dangereuses (59) L'estate violenta (59) La millième fenêtre (60) Le coeur battant (60) Le puits aux trois vérités (61) Horace 62 (62) Les sept péchés capitaux: La luxure (62) Le combat dans l'île (62) Un jour à Paris (62) Il sorpasso (62) Château en Suède (63) Il successo (63) Les pas perdus (64) L'enfer (64) La bonne occase (65) Io uccido, tu uccidi (65) Le dix-septième ciel (65) Compartiment tueurs (65) Serie "Le train bleu s'arrête 13 fois: Lyon: marché en main" (65) Safari diamants (66) Trans-Europ-Express (66) La longue marche (66) Col cuore in gola (67) La morte ha fatto l'uovo (68) Les biches (68) La société est une fleur carnivore (68) Il grande silenzio (68) Metti una sera a cena (69) La matriarca (69) Le voleur de crimes (69) Cosi dolce...cosi perversa (69) L'américain (69) Las secretas intenciones (70) L'opium et le baton (71) Sans mobile apparent (71) La course de lièvre à travers les champs (72) Un homme est mort (72) Une journée bien remplie (73) Défense de savoir (73) Glissements progressifs du plaisir (73) Les violons du bal (74) Le mouton enragé (74) L'escapade (74) Le secret (74) L'agression (75) Le jeu avec le feu (75) Il pleut sur Santiago (76) L'ordinateur des pompes funèbres (76) Le voyage de noces (76) La donna della domenica (76) Il deserto dei Tartari (76) Repérages (77) Le maître-nageur (79) Melancholy Baby (79) Je vous aime (80) Un assassin qui passe (81) Malevil (81) Passione d'amore (81) Une affaire d'hommes (81) Eaux profondes (81) Boulevard des assassins (82) Colpire al cuore (82) Vivement dimanche! (83) La crime (83) Under Fire (83) Le bon plaisir (84) Femmes de personne (84) L'été prochain (85) Partir, revenir (85) Rendez-vous (85) Sortüz egy fekete bivalyéert (85) L'homme aux yeux d'argent (85) 15 août (86) La femme de ma vie (86) La vallée fantôme (87) Bunker Palace Hôtel (89) Pour un oui ou pour un non (90) Julie de Carneilhan (90) La controverse de Valladolid (92) L'oeil écarlate (92) L'instinct de l'ange (93) L'interdiction (93) Regarde les hommes tomber (94) C'est jamais loin (96) Un héros très discret (96) L'insoumise (96) Tykho Moon (96) Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train (98) Janis et John (03)

Writer:
Un journée bien remplie (73) Le maître-nageur (79) L'oeil écarlate (92)

Director:
Une journée bien remplie (73) Le maître-nageur (79)


 
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