Jean-Louis Trintignant dies

Versatile French star was 91

by Amber Wilkinson

Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour
Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour Photo: Unifrance/Films du losange/Denis Manin
French star Jean-Louis Trintignant, whose film career spanned more than six decades, has died "peacefully, of old age", at 91.

Trintignant, who most recently garnered critical acclaim for his role in Michael Haneke's dementia drama Amour and the director's 2017 drama Happy End.

Jean-Louis Trintignant as Jean-Louis and Anouk Aimée is Anne in A Man And A Woman
Jean-Louis Trintignant as Jean-Louis and Anouk Aimée is Anne in A Man And A Woman
The versatile actor first rose to prominence as part of the nouvelle vague, starring alongside Brigit Bardot in Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman, also starring in the director's later Dangerous Liaisons and then finding international fame with A Man And A Woman with Anouk Aimée.

Other key films, included Claude Chabrol's Les Biches and, in 1970, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist. He also worked with Francois Truffaut, starring in the director's last film Finally, Sunday in 1983 and found more critical acclaim in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colours: Red and Claude Lelouch's The Best Years Of A Life - you can read what the director told us about working with him here.

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