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Michel Piccoli

Highest Rated:   100% La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
Lowest Rated:   17% Lady L (1965)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet De la guerre (On War)
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Rediscover Sautet - Five Classics By Claude Sautet
  • Actor
2015
90% Mauvais Sang
  • Marc
2013
84% You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!
  • Le père
$10.0k 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
63% 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
69% Belle Toujours
  • Henri Husson
2007
69% 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
68% La Petite Lili
  • Actor Who Plays Simon
2004
No Score Yet La Prophétie des grenouilles (Raining Cats and Frogs)
  • Voice of Ferdinand
2004
57% 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
80% 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
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
83% 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
  • 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
88% 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
55% 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
64% 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
97% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)
  • Simon Dame
1968
95% Belle de Jour
  • Henri Husson
1968
67% 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
80% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?)
  • Pisani
1966
100% La Guerre Est Finie (The War is Over)
  • 1st Customs Inspector
1966
17% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2010

Quotes from Michel Piccoli's Characters