The ‘A Man and a Woman’ star was an icon

The ‘A Man and a Woman’ star was an icon

French cinema legend Jean-Louis Trintignant has died at the age of 91.

The veteran international superstar died on Friday at his home in Gard, southern France. His wife, Marianne, confirmed his death to Agence France-Presse.

He is perhaps best known for his work in arthouse cinema, including ‘A Man and a Woman’, ‘My Night at Maud’s’, ‘The Conformist’, ‘Three Colors: Red’ and ‘ Love”.

His 60-year career has led to more than 130 screen credits and at least 50 stage roles, ranging from Shakespeare to French comedy.

In 1969, Trintignant received the Cannes Best Actor award for the political thriller “Z”, directed by the famous Greek director Costa-Gavras.

More recently, in 2013, he won the French Cesar for Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film that year.

Jean-Louis Trintignant
During his 60-year career, the French actor won Best Actor at Cannes and a César, and starred in other Oscar-winning films.
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Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée
Jean-Louis Trintignant played alongside French actress Anouk Aimée in “A man and a woman”, and again, 53 years later, for the epilogue, “The best years of a life”.
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Trintignant rose to international fame in 1966, playing a racing driver in love alongside French bombshell Anouk Aimée, in Claude Lelouch’s ‘A Man and a Woman’. It also won the Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film.

In 2017 the actor said he was done with acting but returned from retirement for what he said was his last role, in ‘The Best Years of a Life’ – joining Aimée 53 years later for the epilogue to Lelouch’s romantic classic. drama.

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