Jean-Louis Trintignant

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Highest Rated: 100% Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) (1994)

Lowest Rated: 29% A Man And A Woman, 20 Years Later (1986)

Birthday: Dec 11, 1930

Birthplace: Piolenc, Vaucluse, France

Along with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Louis Trintignant ranks among the most gifted French actors of the postwar era. An enigmatic talent noted for his thoughtful, economical performances, his presence has graced many of the most successful foreign productions of the past several decades. Born December 11, 1930, in Piolenc, France, Trintignant arrived in Paris in 1950 to study drama, and made his theatrical bow the following year in Jean Mogin's A Chacun Selon sa Faim. By 1953, he was touring in productions of Britannicus and Don Juan, and in 1954 he earned his first starring role in Robert Hossein's Responsabilite Limite. Trintignant's first film appearance was in Marcel Ichac's 1955 short Pechineff, followed by a supporting turn in 1956's Si Tous le Gars du Monde. His performance opposite seductress Brigitte Bardot in Roger Vadim's smash Et Dieu Crea la Femme brought Trintignant his first widespread notice, but after appearing in Club des Femmes, he was drafted into military service in Algiers, halting his film career for several years.Upon returning from duty, Trintignant initially planned to quit acting, but he was then offered the chance to star as Hamlet in Paris. Strong critical response re-ignited his interest in his craft, and in 1959, he resurfaced in Vadim's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, followed by the Italian production L'Estate Violenta. Performances under Abel Gance (Austerlitz) and Georges Franju (Pleins Feux sur l'Assassin) followed, and in 1960 Trintigant co-starred in the Jacques Doniol-Valcroze romantic comedy hit Le Coeur Battant. A series of wide-ranging projects followed before he traveled back to Italy to co-star with Vittorio Gassman in 1962's Il Sorpasso, which became a tremendous smash. Trintignant and Gassman then reunited a year later to appear in a sequel, Il Successo. The features that followed were largely a mixed bag, however, but in 1966 he starred in three separate films shown at the Cannes Film Festival: La Longue Marche, Le Dix-Septieme Ciel, and Un Homme et une Femme. While the first two failed to garner much notice, Claude Lelouch's Un Homme et une Femme became the most successful French film ever screened in the foreign market, and overnight Trintignant became a star.He next appeared in Rene Clement's Is Paris Burning?, followed by Alain Robbe-Grillet's 1967 cult hit Trans-Europ-Express. Trintignant's next project, the romance Mon Amour, Mon Amour, was helmed by his wife, Nadine Trintignant. After several undistinguished features he starred in Robbe-Grillet's L'Homme qui Ment, appearing as a pathological liar. The role was among the first in a series of edgier, sexually charged portrayals in pictures like Claude Chabrol's 1968 effort Les Biches (as a man who destroys a lesbian relationship), Pasquale Festa Campanile's La Matriarca (as a doctor lured into his mistress' kinky fantasies), and Una Ragazza Piuttosto Complicata (as a cold-blooded murderer) which greatly expanded his range as a performer. However, Trintignant's next major role, in Costa-Gavras' 1969 political thriller Z, cast him as an idealistic young attorney, and was his second major global success. Also an international hit was Eric Rohmer's Ma Nuit chez Maud, in which Trintignant starred as a lonely engineer torn between two women. Trintignant continued working with many of Europe's most prominent filmmakers: After reuniting with Lelouch in 1970's Le Voyou, he starred in Bernardo Bertolucci's masterful Il Conformista in 1971. Sans Mobile Apparent, another major hit, followed that same year, and in 1973 Trintignant made his directorial debut with Une Journée Bien Remplie. However, the mid-'70s were a difficult period, as few of his pictures screened outside of France. Finally, in 1978 he returned to form in Christian de Chalonge's L' Argent des Autres, which garnered the Prix Delluc and the Cesar for Best Film. In 1983, he made his first wholly English-language feature, Roger Spottiswoode's Under Fire, and then starred in Francoi

Highest Rated Movies



70% Happy End Georges Laurent $83.8K 2017
No Score Yet Fiesta Actor 2014
No Score Yet La vallée fantôme Actor 2014
No Score Yet L'attentat (The Assassination) Actor 2013
93% Amour Georges $6.8M 2012
No Score Yet Le mouton enragé Actor 2012
No Score Yet Jean-Louis Trintignant, pourquoi que je vis Actor 2012
No Score Yet Fire and Ice (Le combat dans l'ile) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Partir, Revenir Actor 2011
No Score Yet Six Moral Tales By Eric Rohmer Actor 2006
No Score Yet Janis et John (Janis and John) M. Cannon 2003
59% Aquellos que me Aman Tomarán el Tren Lucien 1999
67% A Self-Made Hero Albert (old) 1997
No Score Yet Tykho Moon Doctor 1996
79% The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) Irvin's Voice 1995
100% Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) Le juge 1994
No Score Yet Ernesto Che Guevara, the Bolivian Diary Actor 1994
No Score Yet L'Instinct de l'Ange Edouard 1992
No Score Yet Pour Un Oui Ou Pour Un Non Actor 1990
No Score Yet Bunker Palace Hôtel Holm 1989
No Score Yet Rendez-Vous Scrutzler 1987
No Score Yet La femme de ma vie (The Woman of My Life) Pierre 1986
29% A Man And A Woman, 20 Years Later Jean-Louis Duroc 1986
No Score Yet Next Summer Paul 1986
No Score Yet See How They Fall (Regarde les hommes tomber) Marx 1984
No Score Yet Viva la vie! (Long Live Life) Francois Gaucher 1984
90% Under Fire Jazy 1983
No Score Yet Colpire al cuore Dario 1983
83% That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes) M. Sauce 1983
78% Vivement dimanche! (Finally, Sunday)(Confidentially Yours) Julien Vercel 1983
No Score Yet Eu Te Amo (I Love You) Actor 1982
No Score Yet Le Grand pardon (Grand Pardon) Commissaire Douche 1982
No Score Yet L'agression Actor 1982
80% Passione D'Amore Doctor 1981
No Score Yet Je vous aime (I Love You All) Julien 1980
No Score Yet The Terrace (La Terrazza) Enrico 1980
No Score Yet La banquiere Horace Vannister 1980
No Score Yet Le maître-nageur Director 1979
No Score Yet L'argent des autres (Other People's Money) (Dirty Money) Rainier 1978
No Score Yet Les Passagers (The Intruder) (The Passengers) Alex Moineau 1977
No Score Yet Repérages (Faces of Love) Victor 1977
No Score Yet Il Deserto dei Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars) Doctor 1976
No Score Yet Playing with Fire (Le jeu avec le feu) Franz 1975
No Score Yet Flic Story Emile Buisson 1975
No Score Yet Successive Slidings of Pleasure Actor 1974
No Score Yet It's Raining On Santiago Senator 1974
No Score Yet Violins at the Ball (Les Violons du Bal) Director 1974
No Score Yet The Secret (Le secret) David Daguerre 1974
No Score Yet Love at the Top Nicolas 1974
No Score Yet Le Train Julien Maroyeur 1973
No Score Yet A Full Days Work (Une journée bien remplie) Director Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet Un homme est mort (A Man Is Dead), (Funerale a Los Angeles) (The Outside Man) Lucien Bellon 1972
No Score Yet And Hope to Die Tony 1972
No Score Yet L'Opium et le baton Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Crook Simon Duroc dit 'le Suisse' 1971
No Score Yet Ramparts of Clay (Remparts d'argile) Actor 1971
98% The Conformist Marcello Clerici 1970
95% My Night at Maud's (Ma Nuit chez Maud) Jean-Louis 1970
No Score Yet Metti una sera a cena (Love Circle, One Night at Dinner) Michel 1969
93% Z Examining Magistrate 1969
No Score Yet Così dolce... così perversa (So Sweet... So Perverse) Jean 1969
83% Les Biches (Bad Girls) (Girlfriends) (The Does) Paul Thomas 1968
No Score Yet La Morte ha fatto l'uovo (Death Laid an Egg) (A Curious Way to Love) (Plucked) Marco 1968
100% The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) Silence 1968
No Score Yet L'Homme qui ment (The Man Who Lies) Boris 1968
No Score Yet The Libertine Dr. De Marchi 1968
No Score Yet Col Cuore in Gola (Deadly Sweet) (I Am What I Am) Actor 1967
No Score Yet Trans-Europ-Express Elias/Himself 1966
75% A Man and a Woman Jean-Louis Duroc 1966
71% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?) Serge 1966
No Score Yet The Sleeping Car Murder Éric Grandin 1965
No Score Yet Angélique, marquise des anges Actor 1964
No Score Yet Mata Hari, Agent H21 Actor 1964
No Score Yet Il Successo Sergio 1963
91% Le Combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice) Clément Lesser 1962
100% The Easy Life (Il sorpasso) Roberto Mariani 1962
No Score Yet Spotlight on a Murderer (Pleins feux sur l'assassin) Jean-Marie 1961
No Score Yet Journey Beneath the Desert Pierre 1961
No Score Yet Le coeur battant Actor 1961
40% The Battle of Austerlitz Actor 1960
88% Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) Danceny 1959
No Score Yet Estate violenta (Violent Summer) Actor 1959
75% And God Created Woman Michel Tardieu 1956
No Score Yet Une affaire d'hommes (Dead Certain) Actor


Georges says: Things will go on as they have done up until now. They'll go from bad to worse. Things will go on, and then one day it will all be over.