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Jean-Louis Trintignant

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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Dec 11, 1930 In Piolenc, Vaucluse, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie If All the Guys in the World... 1956-02-24
Latest Project:
Movie The Best Years of a Life 2019-05-22
Known For
Poster of Amour
Poster of Agnès Varda: From Here to There
Poster of The City of Lost Children
Poster of The Great Silence
Movie André Téchiné: A Passion for Cinema Self - Actor (archive footage) 2019-04-01
Movie The Best Years of a Life Jean-Louis Duroc 2019-05-22
Movie Happy End Georges Laurent 2017-06-21
Movie Le miracle du silence Unknown 2014-09-19
Movie Michael H. – Profession: Director Himself 2013-03-15
Movie Amour Georges Laurent 2012-07-01
Series Agnès Varda: From Here to There Himself 2011-12-19
Movie Vittorio racconta Gassman: Una vita da mattatore Unknown 2010-09-01
Movie Les contes secrets ou les Rohmériens Himself 2005-01-01
Movie The Western World of Ferdinando Baldi Himself (archive footage) 2005-03-31
Movie Janis et John M. Cannon 2003-10-15
Movie Zinédine Zidane - Comme dans un rêve Narator 2002-04-23
Movie Albert Camus, la tragédie du bonheur Narration (Voice) 1999-03-09
Movie Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train Jean-Baptiste Emmerich 1998-05-15
Movie A Self-Made Hero Albert Dehousse (old) 1996-01-01
Movie Tykho Moon Le chirurgien 1996-11-28
Movie The City of Lost Children L'oncle Irvin (voice) 1995-08-17
Series Kulturzeit self 1995-10-02
Movie Fiesta Colonel Masagual 1995-11-15
Movie Shattered Lives Récitant (texte de Paul Éluard) (voice) 1994-05-07
Movie Three Colors: Red Richter Joseph Kern 1994-05-27
Movie Ernesto Che Guevara, le journal de Bolivie Narrator (french version) 1994-02-24
Movie See How They Fall Marx 1994-08-31
Movie Kieślowski Cannes 94 1994-12-31
Movie Dispute in Valladolid Ginèse de Sepúlveda 1992-05-02
Movie Le Grand Pardon 2 Le Commissaire Duché (images d'archives) 1992-12-09
Movie Thank You, Life le colonel SS 1991-03-13
Movie Pour un oui ou pour un non H1 1990-01-01
Movie Julie de Carneilhan Unknown 1990-02-20
Movie Bunker Palace Hotel Holm 1989-06-06
Movie Le moustachu le général Gougeard 1987-04-08
Movie The Ghost Valley Paul 1987-09-16
Movie A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later Jean-Louis Duroc 1986-05-13
Movie The Woman of My Life Pierre 1986-10-08
Movie Going and Coming Back Roland Rivière 1985-03-27
Movie Rendez-vous Scrutzler 1985-05-15
Movie L'été prochain Paul 1985-01-09
Movie Volley for a Black Buffalo Unknown 1985-05-16
Movie L'homme aux yeux d'argent Unknown 1985-11-13
Movie Le Bon Plaisir Le Président 1984-01-18
Movie Femmes de Personne Unknown 1984-03-14
Movie Long Live Life François Gaucher 1984-04-18
Movie Credo Prof. Lenski 1983-01-26
Movie Confidentially Yours Julien Vercel 1983-08-10
Movie Under Fire Marcel Jazy 1983-10-21
Movie La crime Christian Lacassagne 1983-08-24
Movie Le Grand Pardon Le commissaire Duché 1982-01-27
Movie Boulevard des assassins Daniel Salmon 1982-03-29
Movie The Night of Varennes Monsieur Sauce 1982-05-15
Movie Blow to the Heart Dario 1982-12-24
Movie An Assassin Passes By Ravic 1981-04-08
Movie Malevil Fulbert 1981-05-13
Movie Deep Water Vic 1981-12-16
Movie Passion of Love Le médecin major 1981-09-16
Movie Une affaire d'hommes Louis Faguet 1981-11-09
Movie The Terrace Enrico 1980-02-08
Movie Je vous aime Julien Tellier 1980-12-17
Movie The Lady Banker Horace Vannister 1980-08-27
Movie Melancoly Baby Pierre 1979-08-29
Movie Swimming Instructor le jardinier 1978-03-03
Movie Other People's Money Henri Rainier 1978-09-27
Movie The Passengers Alex Moineau 1977-03-09
Movie Location Hunting Victor 1977-11-16
Movie The Undertaker Parlor Computer Fred Malone 1976-04-07
Movie The Desert of the Tartars Magg. Med. Rovine 1976-10-29
Movie Le Voyage de noces Paul Carter 1976-04-21
Movie Act of Aggression Paul Varlin 1975-04-16
Movie Playing with Fire Franz 1975-02-19
Movie Rain over Santiago Le Sénateur 1975-12-10
Movie Flic Story Emile Buisson 1975-10-01
Movie The Sunday Woman Massimo Campi 1975-12-23
Movie Successive Slidings of Pleasure The Police Commissioner 1974-03-07
Movie Love at the Top Nicolas Mallet 1974-03-13
Movie Violins at the Ball Unknown 1974-06-02
Movie Escapade Ferdinand 1974-04-10
Movie Le Secret David Daguerre 1974-10-09
Movie Happy New Year Jean-Louis Duroc (archive footage) (uncredited) 1973-04-13
Movie Défense de savoir Jean-Pierre Laubray 1973-08-29
Movie The Last Train Julien Maroyeur 1973-10-31
Movie The Assassination François Darien - un intellectuel instable 1972-10-11
Movie And Hope to Die Tony 1972-09-15
Movie The Outside Man Lucien Bellon 1972-12-21
Series Samedi soir Self 1971-01-09
Movie Without Apparent Motive Stéphane Carella 1971-09-15
Movie Ramparts of Clay Entrepreneur 1970-04-30
Movie Las secretas intenciones Miguel 1970-07-29
Movie The Conformist Marcello Clerici 1970-10-21
Movie Opium and the Stick Chaudier 1970-09-14
Movie The Crook Simon the Swiss 1970-11-20
Movie One Night at Dinner Michele 1969-04-13
Movie Crime Thief Jean Girod 1969-05-22
Movie Z Examining Magistrate 1969-02-26
Movie My Night at Maud's Jean-Louis 1969-06-04
Movie So Sweet... So Perverse Jean Reynaud 1969-10-31
Movie The American Bruno 1969-09-24
Movie Death Laid an Egg Marco (as Jean Louis Trintignant) 1968-01-09
Movie Western, Italian Style Himself 1968-01-01
Movie The Great Silence Silence 1968-02-21
Movie The Man Who Lies Jan Robin / Boris Varissa 1968-03-27
Movie The Libertine Dr. Carlo De Marchi 1968-12-23
Movie La société est une fleur carnivore Narrator 1968-05-12
Movie Bad Girls Paul Thomas 1968-03-22
Movie My Love, My Love Vincent Falaise 1967-06-08
Movie Deadly Sweet Bernard (as Jean Louis Trintignant) 1967-11-16
Movie A Man to Kill Raphaël 1967-11-10
Movie Seventeenth Heaven Unknown 1966-04-27
Movie A Man and a Woman Jean-Louis Duroc 1966-05-27
Movie Trans-Europ-Express Elias 1966-01-01
Movie Long March Philippe 1966-05-31
Movie Is Paris Burning? Capitaine Serge 1966-10-26
Movie Diamond Safari Raphaël Vincente 1966-06-28
Movie Fragilité, ton nom est femme Unknown 1965-01-01
Movie Angelique: The Road To Versailles Claude le Petit, dit Le poète croté 1965-01-01
Series Le train bleu s'arrête 13 fois Unknown 1965-10-08
Movie I Kill, You Kill Gianni Santi (segment "La donna che viveva sola") 1965-03-25
Movie The Sleeping Car Murder Éric Grandin 1965-11-17
Movie Mata Hari, agent H21 Captain François Lasalle 1964-01-29
Movie The Last Steps Georges Guichard 1964-05-27
Movie Il successo Sergio 1963-09-24
Movie Nutty, Naughty Chateau Eric 1963-11-20
Movie The Fabiani Affair Joseph Fabiani 1962-01-24
Movie Lust Bernard 1962-03-07
Movie The Seven Deadly Sins Paul 1962-03-07
Movie Il Sorpasso Roberto Mariani 1962-12-04
Movie The French Game François 1962-06-05
Movie Le Combat dans l'île Clément Lesser 1962-05-10
Movie Spotlight on a Murderer Jean-Marie de Keraudren 1961-03-31
Movie Journey Beneath the Desert Pierre 1961-05-05
Movie Three Faces of Sin Un invité au vernissage 1961-09-12
Movie The Game of Truth Guy de Fleury 1961-11-26
Movie Dangerous Liaisons Danceny 1959-09-09
Movie Violent Summer Carlo Caremoli 1959-11-13
Movie If All the Guys in the World... Jean-Louis 1956-02-24
Movie Law of the Streets Yves Tréguier "Le Breton" 1956-04-25
Movie ...And God Created Woman Michel Tardieu 1956-11-28
Movie Club of Women 1956-05-18