Michel Piccoli

Highest Rated: 100% La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
Lowest Rated: 29% Lady L (1965)
Birthday: Dec 27, 1925
Birthplace: Paris, France
French leading man Michel Piccoli spent most of his time from 1945 through 1955 on the French stage, primarily with Theatre Babylone and the Reynauld-Barrault Company. He enjoyed nominal film stardom from 1955 onward, though it was not until 1961's Le Doulos that he truly became "box office," specializing in worldly, cynical roles. Like Hollywood's Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Gary Cooper, Piccoli was possessed of that rare gift of being able to adapt himself to virtually any kind of material without altering his essential screen persona. And like those aforementioned actors, Piccoli's talents suited the prerequisites of a wide variety of directors: not many contemporary performers can claim to have worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard, Costa-Gavras, Luis Bunuel, and Louis Malle. Piccoli's acting awards include a Cannes Festival prize for 1979's Salto nel Vuoto and a 1982 Berlin Festival honor for Une Etrange Affaire. In 1991, Piccoli once again won international acclaim for his portrayal of an artist suffering from a creative block in La belle noiseuse. He subseqently continued to do steady work in pictures of varying quality, one highlight being Raul Ruiz's 1997 Généalogies d'une Crime, which cast Piccoli as a doctor caught up in a murder mystery. In 1976, Piccoli recorded his remarkable career on the page when he co-wrote a semi-autobiography, Dialogue Egoistes.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet De la guerre (On War) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Rediscover Sautet - Five Classics By Claude Sautet Actor 2015
85% You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! Le père $10K 2013
No Score Yet C'est pas tout à fait la vie dont j'avais rêvé Director Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet Boxes Actor 2013
No Score Yet La plage noire (The Black Beach) Director 2013
No Score Yet L'invitata (The Uninvited) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington Actor 2013
No Score Yet Espion, lève-toi Actor 2013
No Score Yet De l'amour (All About Loving) Actor 2013
No Score Yet L'attentat (The Assassination) Actor 2013
No Score Yet René la canne (Rene the Cane) Actor 2013
91% Holy Motors Man With Birthmark $0.7M 2012
No Score Yet Max and the Junkmen Max $18.2K 2012
65% We Have a Pope Cardinale Melville / Papa $0.5M 2012
No Score Yet La voleuse (Chimney No. 4) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Partir, Revenir Actor 2011
No Score Yet Une étrange affaire (Strange Affair) Actor 2011
No Score Yet La bête à l'affût (Beast at Bay) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Le Sucre Actor 2011
No Score Yet F comme Fairbanks Actor 2011
No Score Yet Sous les toits de Paris (Beneath the Rooftops of Paris) Actor 2011
No Score Yet On War (De la guerre) Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Dust of Time Actor 2008
71% Belle Toujours Henri Husson 2007
70% The Duchess of Langeais (Ne Touchez Pas La Hache)(Don't Touch the Axe) Vidame de Pamiers 2007
67% The Empire in Africa Narrator 2006
No Score Yet Gardens in Autumn (Jardins en automne) Actor 2006
No Score Yet L'Udienza (The Audience) (Papal Audience) French Priest 2006
40% Magic Mirror Prof. Heschel 2005
66% La Petite Lili Actor Who Plays Simon 2004
No Score Yet La Prophétie des grenouilles (Raining Cats and Frogs) Voice of Ferdinand 2004
63% That Day (Ce jour-là) Harald 2003
No Score Yet Un homme, un vrai Actor 2003
96% I'm Going Home Gilbert Valence 2001
No Score Yet Tout va bien, on s'en va (Everything's Fine, We're Leaving) Louis 2001
No Score Yet Les Acteurs (Actors ) Himself 2000
No Score Yet Speaking of Bunuel (A Propósito de Buñuel) Actor 2000
No Score Yet París Tombuctú (Paris-Timbuktu) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Rien sur Robert (Nothing About Robert) Lord Ariel Chatwick-West 1999
No Score Yet Life Size Michel 1999
No Score Yet Paris-Timbuktu Michel des Assantes 1999
67% Genealogies of a Crime (Généalogies d'un crime) Georges Didier 1998
71% Passion in the Desert Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis 1997
No Score Yet Alors Voila Director 1997
No Score Yet Tykho Moon Mac Bee 1996
No Score Yet Party Michel 1996
No Score Yet Nitrato d'Argento (Nitrate Base) Actor 1996
70% Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) Prince De Conti 1996
No Score Yet Traveling Companion Cosimo 1996
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Simon Cinema 1995
No Score Yet 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema Actor 1995
No Score Yet L'ange noir (The Black Angel) Georges Feuvrier 1994
No Score Yet Al-mohager (The Emigrant) Adam 1994
No Score Yet L'Univers de Jacques Demy (The Universe of Jacques Demy)(The World of Jacques Demy) Actor 1993
No Score Yet Walking a Tightrope (Les équilibristes) Marcel Spadice 1992
No Score Yet Le souper (The Supper) Chateaubriand 1992
100% La Belle Noiseuse Edouard Frenhofer 1991
100% May Fools Milou 1989
92% Mauvais Sang Marc 1987
No Score Yet The Prude Actor 1986
No Score Yet Paltoquet, Le (Paltoquet) Nonentity 1986
No Score Yet Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (My Brother-in-law Killed My Sister) Etienne 1986
No Score Yet La Puritaine Pierre 1986
No Score Yet Péril en la demeure (Peril) Graham Tombsthay 1985
No Score Yet Success Is The Best Revenge French Official 1985
No Score Yet Adieu Bonaparte (Weda'an Bonapart) Gen. Caffarelli 1985
80% La Diagonale du Fou (Dangerous Moves) Akiva Liebskind 1984
No Score Yet Viva la vie! (Long Live Life) Michel Perrin 1984
No Score Yet That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes) King Louis XVI 1983
No Score Yet Le Prix du danger (The Prize of Peril) Frederic Mallaire 1983
No Score Yet Eyes, the Mouth Actor 1983
No Score Yet A Room in Town (Une Chambre en Ville) Edmond Leroyer 1982
67% Passion (Godard's Passion) Michel 1982
No Score Yet La passante du Sans-Souci (The Passerby) Max Baumstein 1982
No Score Yet La fille prodigue (The Prodigal Daughter) Actor 1981
100% Atlantic City Joseph 1980
No Score Yet A Leap in the Dark (Salto nel vuoto) (Leap Into the Void) Mauro Ponticelli 1980
No Score Yet Le mors aux dents (The Bit Between the Teeth) Pierre Chazerand 1979
No Score Yet L'État Sauvage Orlaville Producer 1978
No Score Yet L'imprécateur (The Accuser) Saint-Rame 1977
No Score Yet Spoiled Children Bernard 1977
No Score Yet Mado Simon 1976
No Score Yet Todo Modo Excellency 1976
No Score Yet La dernière femme (The Last Woman) Michel 1976
No Score Yet Leonor Richard 1975
No Score Yet La faille (Weak Spot) Enqueteur 1975
89% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) 2nd Prefect of Police 1974
No Score Yet Le trio infernal Georges Sarret 1974
No Score Yet Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!) Buffalo Bill 1974
No Score Yet Infernal Trio Actor 1974
64% The Big Feast (La Grande Bouffe) Michel 1973
No Score Yet Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others Francois 1973
No Score Yet Les Noces Rouges Pierre 1973
No Score Yet Themroc Themroc 1973
No Score Yet The Woman In Blue Pierre 1973
98% The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) Minister of the Interior 1972
No Score Yet Liza (Love to Eternity) Friend 1972
No Score Yet Ten Days' Wonder Paul 1972
No Score Yet Cesar and Rosalie Narrator 1972
No Score Yet Les Choses de la Vie Pierre Bérard 1970
68% Topaz Jacques Granville 1969
No Score Yet La chamade (Heartbeat) Charles 1969
93% La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) The Marquis 1969
75% Dillinger è Morto (Dillinger is Dead) Glauco 1969
98% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) Simon Dame 1968
96% Belle de Jour Henri Husson 1968
70% Danger: Diabolik Inspector Ginko 1968
No Score Yet Benjamin (The Diary of an Innocent Boy) Count 1968
No Score Yet Un Homme De Trop The Extra Man 1967
No Score Yet The Game Is Over Alexandre Saccard 1967
No Score Yet Les créatures (The Creatures) Edgar 1966
67% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?) Pisani 1966
100% La Guerre Est Finie (The War is Over) 1st Customs Inspector 1966
29% Lady L Lecoeur 1965
No Score Yet Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade ) Sarrassin 1965
86% Diary of a Chambermaid (Le journal d'une femme de chambre) Monteil 1965
No Score Yet The Sleeping Car Murder Cabourg 1965
94% Contempt Paul Javal $39.7K 1964
No Score Yet Amazons of Rome (Le vergini di Roma) Publius Valerius Publicola 1963
No Score Yet The Day and the Hour Antoine 1963
No Score Yet Rafles sur la ville (Sinners of Paris) Actor 1958
No Score Yet Witches of Salem Actor 1957
92% Death in the Garden (La Mort en ce jardin) Father Lisardi 1956
100% French Cancan Valorgueil 1956
No Score Yet Les Mauvaises Rencontres (Bad Liaisons) Actor 1955
No Score Yet Sans laisser d'adresse Actor 1950
No Score Yet The Woman in Blue (La femme en bleu) Actor
No Score Yet La Chevelure Actor


No Score Yet POV
  • 2010