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Jean-Louis Trintignant

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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Happy End
  • Georges Laurent
2017
No Score Yet La vallée fantôme
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Fiesta
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet L'attentat (The Assassination)
  • Actor
2013
93% Amour
  • Georges
$6.8M 2012
No Score Yet Jean-Louis Trintignant, pourquoi que je vis
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Le mouton enragé
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Partir, Revenir
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Fire and Ice (Le combat dans l'ile)
  • 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
80% 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
33% 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
89% Under Fire
  • Jazy
1983
No Score Yet Colpire al cuore
  • Dario
1983
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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 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)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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
100% The Conformist
  • Marcello Clerici
1970
94% 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
95% Z
  • Examining Magistrate
1969
No Score Yet Così dolce... così perversa (So Sweet... So Perverse)
  • Jean
1969
86% 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
No Score Yet 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
77% A Man and a Woman
  • Jean-Louis Duroc
1966
80% 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
91% Le Combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice)
  • Clément Lesser
1962
86% 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 Le coeur battant
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet Journey Beneath the Desert
  • Pierre
1961
No Score Yet The Battle of Austerlitz
  • Actor
1960
100% 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

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