K2010
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K2010 asked in TravelFranceOther - France · 9 years ago

Is Jean-Paul Belmondo, a very famous French actor/playboy?

At least in 1960-1970th

considered as such now, at the age of almost 80

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  • Daniel
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    9 years ago
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    Yes , he was very famous in the years that you give and still is hugely popular. He had a particular look that made him look a "bad boy" as if he had been punched on the nose in a fight and featured in several avant-garde films noirs with famous actresses of the period.

    He acted under the most famous French film makers such as tels Alain Resnais, Henri Verneuil, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville, Claude Lelouch, Georges Lautner, Gérard Oury as well as foreign directors such as Vittorio De Sica ou Mauro Bolognini. Many of his films became cinema classics especially Le Professionnel, Borsalino, À bout de souffle, Le Magnifique, Un singe en hiver, Pierrot le fou, Le Cerveau and L'As des as.

    He became a producer himself but had to retire recently due to ill health.

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  • 9 years ago

    Certain films he acted in are still regarded as the best fims of that era, and he is known even by the younger French generation, just like Brigitte Bardot who stopped acting years before he did, and Jeanne Moreau who, at the same age, has acted as recently as in the film Ever After with Drew Barrymore.

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  • Sophie
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Yes, he is still as famous in France as Marlon Brando was and has remained in America.

    He has acted in so many famous films and was still acting as recently as 2009. He is considered as one of the best French actors ever.

    http://filmsdefrance.com/FDF_jpbelmondo.html

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  • elgil
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Used to be, long time ago.

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