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Jean-Louis Trintignant


Born 1930 in Piolenc in south France as son of a wealthy industrialist. Studied law in Aix-en-Provence. Started theatrical acting in 1950, but was regarded untalented at first, until Roger Vadim discovered him for the movies. When the press stalked him 1956 because of rumors of an affair with Brigitte Bardot his partner in ...And God Created Woman... See full bio »

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Known For

Amour
Amour Georges
(2012)
Three Colors: Red
Three Colors: Red Le juge Joseph Kern
(1994)
The Conformist
The Conformist Marcello Clerici
(1970)
My Night at Maud's
My Night at Maud's Jean-Louis
(1969)

Filmography

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 2012 Amour
Georges
 2005 Galilée ou L'amour de Dieu (TV Movie)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 2004 Immortel (ad vitam)
Jack Turner (French version, voice)
 2003 Janis et John
M. Cannon
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
Lucien Emmerich / Jean-Baptiste Emmerich
 1996 Tykho Moon
Le chirurgien
 1996 L'insoumise (TV Movie)
Roquepenne
 1996 C'est jamais loin
Elliot Spencer
 1995 Fiesta
Colonel Masagual
 1994 Rêveuse jeunesse (TV Movie)
Récitant (texte de Paul Éluard) (voice)
 1994 See How They Fall
Marx
 1993 L'interdiction (TV Movie)
Le marquis d'Espard
 1993 L'oeil écarlate
René Montijoux
 1993 L'instinct de l'ange
Colonel Édouard
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Narrator (voice)
 1992 La controverse de Valladolid (TV Movie)
Ginèse de Sepúlveda
 1991 'Merci la vie'
SS Officer
 1990 Pour un oui ou pour un non (TV Movie)
H1
 1990 Julie de Carneilhan (TV Movie)
Herbert d'Espivant
 1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel
Holm
 1987 La vallée fantôme
Paul
 1987 Le moustachu
Le général Gougeard
 1986 La femme de ma vie
Pierre
 1986 15 août (Short)
The unfaithful husband
 1985 Sortüz egy fekete bivalyért
Fodó tanár úr
 1985 Partir, revenir
Roland Rivière
 1985 L'été prochain
Paul
 1984 Viva la vie
François Gaucher
 1984 Femmes de personne
Michel Gilquin
 1983 Under Fire
Marcel Jazy
 1983 La crime
Christian Lacassagne
 1983 Credo (TV Movie)
Le professeur Lenski
 1982 Boulevard des assassins
Daniel Salmon
 1982 Le grand pardon
Commissaire Duché
 1982 Colpire al cuore
Dario
 1981 Eaux profondes
Vic Allen
 1981 Dead Certain
Louis Faguet
 1981 Malevil
Fulbert
 1981 Passion of Love
Doctor
 1981 Un assassin qui passe
Ravic
 1980 Je vous aime
Julien Tellier
 1980 La banquière
Horace Vannister
 1980 La terrazza
Enrico D'Orsi (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1979 Melancoly Baby
Pierre
 1979 Le maître-nageur
Le jardinier de Zopoulos
 1978 L'argent des autres
Henri Rainier
 1977 L'affaire
 1977 Faces of Love
Victor
 1977 Les passagers
Alex Moineau
 1976 Il deserto dei tartari
Major Dr. Rovine
 1976 Le voyage de noces
Paul Carter
 1976 The Probability Factor
Fred Malone
 1975 The Sunday Woman
Massimo Campi
 1975 Il pleut sur Santiago
Le sénateur
 1975 Flic Story
Emile Buisson
 1975 L'agression
Paul Varlin
 1975 Le jeu avec le feu
Franz / Francis
 1974 The Secret
David Daguerre
 1974 L'escapade
Ferdinand
 1974 Successive Slidings of Pleasure
Le commissaire de police
 1974 Les violons du bal
Lui (Michel)
 1973 Le train
Julien Maroyeur
 1973 Défense de savoir
Jean-Pierre Laubray
 1972 The Outside Man
Lucien Bellon
 1972 The Assassination
François Darien - un intellectuel instable
 1971 Sans mobile apparent
Stéphane Carella
 1971 L'opium et le baton
Chaudier
 1970 The Crook
Simon Duroc dit 'le Suisse'
 1970 Las secretas intenciones
Miguel (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1970 The Conformist
Marcello Clerici (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1970 Ramparts of Clay
Entrepreneur
 1969 Così dolce... così perversa
Jean Reynaud
 1969 L'américain
Bruno
 1969 Le voleur de crimes
Jean Girod
 1969 Metti, una sera a cena
Michele
 1968 La société est une fleur carnivore (Short)
Récitant / Narrator
 1968 The Libertine
Dr. Carlo De Marchi
 1968 The Great Silence
Gordon / Silence (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1968 L'homme qui ment
Jan Robin / Boris Varissa
 1968 Death Laid an Egg
Marco (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1967 I Am What I Am
Bernard
 1967 Un homme à abattre
Raphael
 1967 Mon amour, mon amour
Vincent Falaise
 1966 Paris brûle-t-il?
Capitaine Serge
 1966 Safari diamants
Raphaële Vincente
 1966 A Man and a Woman
Jean-Louis Duroc (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1966 La longue marche
Philippe
 1966 Trans-Europ-Express
Elias / Himself
 1965 Le train bleu s'arrête 13 fois (TV Series)
Mezure
- Lyon: marché en main (1965) ... Mezure
 1965 Compartiment tueurs
Éric Grandin
 1965 Merveilleuse Angélique
Claude le Petit, dit Le poète croté
 1965 Io uccido, tu uccidi
Gianni Santi (segment "La donna che viveva sola")
 1965 La bonne occase
Jacques Danzac
 1964 L'enfer
Marcel #2
 1964 Mata Hari, agent H21
Captain François Lasalle
 1964 Les siffleurs
Jean-Louis Trintignant
 1964 Avatar (TV Movie)
 1964 Les pas perdus
Georges Guichard
 1963 L'un d'entre vous (TV Movie)
René Dezange
 1963 Il successo
Sergio
 1962 Il Sorpasso
Roberto Mariani (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1962 Le combat dans l'île
Clément Lesser
 1962 Les sept péchés capitaux
Bernard Duparc (segment "Luxure, La")
 1962 The Fabiani Affair
Joseph Fabiani
 1962 Un jour à Paris (Short)
 1961 Le jeu de la vérité
Guy de Fleury
 1961 Le coeur battant
François
 1961 Le puits aux trois vérités
Un invité au vernissage
 1961 Pleins feux sur l'assassin
Jean-Marie de Kerloguen
 1960 The Battle of Austerlitz
Ségur fils
 1960 La millième fenêtre
Georges Desvignes
 1959 Parfois le dimanche (Short)
 1959 Violent Summer
Carlo Caremoli (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1956 Club de femmes
Michel
 1956 ...And God Created Woman
Michel Tardieu
 1956 Law of the Streets
YvesTréguier
 1956 If All the Guys in the World...
Jean-Louis (as J.L. Trintignant)
 1955 L'assassin a pris le métro (TV Movie)
Roger
 1955 Pechiney (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of Samuel Benchetrit's "-Z-" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

J.L. Trintignant | Jean Louis Trintignant

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Gina Lollobrigida] The only leading lady who displeased me. It's wicked to say this now she's a retired old lady, but we had a completely different conception of things: between each shot she called for her hairdresser and make-up man. It was very painful to work under those conditions. And then, she was a little stupid: she understood nothing of what she was doing and completely embarrassed ... See more »

Trivia:

He was the one to suggest the title for Michael Haneke's Amour (2012). See more »

Trademark:

Thoughtful characters whose ideals and morals are harshly tested See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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