Jean-Louis Trintignant

Jean-Louis Trintignant

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    • December 11th, 1930
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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Acting (55 Credits)

2019The Best Years of a Life as Jean-Louis Duroc
2017Happy End as Georges Laurent
2012Amour as Georges Laurent
2003Janis and John as M. Cannon
1998Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train as Jean-Baptiste Emmerich
1996A Self-Made Hero as Albert Dehousse (old)
1996Tykho Moon as Le chirurgien
1995The City of Lost Children as L'oncle Irvin (voice)
1994See How They Fall as Marx
1994Three Colors: Red as Richter Joseph Kern
1991Merci La Vie as le colonel SS
1989Bunker Palace Hôtel as Holm
1986A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later as Jean-Louis Duroc
1985Rendez-vous as Scrutzler
1983Confidentially Yours as Julien Vercel
1983Under Fire as Marcel Jazy
1982The Big Pardon as Le commissaire Duché
1982That Night in Varennes as Monsieur Sauce
1981Deep Water as Vic
1981Malevil as Fulbert
1981Passion of Love as Le médecin major
1980La terrazza as Enrico
1980The Lady Banker as Horace Vannister
1976The Desert of the Tartars as Magg. Med. Rovine
1975Flic Story as Emile Buisson
1975The Sunday Woman as Massimo Campi
1974The Secret as David Daguerre
1974Love at the Top as Nicolas Mallet
1974Successive Slidings of Pleasure as The Police Commissioner
1973The Train as Julien Maroyeur
1972And Hope to Die as Tony
1972The Assassination as François Darien - un intellectuel instable
1972The Outside Man as Lucien Bellon
1971Without Apparent Motive as Stéphane Carella
1970The Conformist as Marcello Clerici
1970The Crook as Simon the Swiss
1969My Night at Maud's as Jean-Louis
1969So Sweet... So Perverse as Jean Reynaud
1969Z as Examining Magistrate
1968The Man Who Lies as Jan Robin / Boris Varissa
1968Les Biches as Paul Thomas
1968The Great Silence as Silence
1968The Libertine as Dr. Carlo De Marchi
1968Plucked as Marco (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
1967I Am What I Am as Bernard (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
1966Trans-Europ-Express as Elias
1966A Man and a Woman as Jean-Louis Duroc
1966Is Paris Burning? as Capitaine Serge
1965Merveilleuse Angélique as Claude le Petit, dit Le poète croté
1965The Sleeping Car Murder as Éric Grandin
1962Le combat dans l'île as Clément Lesser
1962Il Sorpasso as Roberto Mariani
1959Violent Summer as Carlo Caremoli
1959Les liaisons dangereuses as Danceny
1956...And God Created Woman as Michel TardieuWatch Free


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