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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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 2012 Amour
 2004 Immortal (Ad Vitam)
Jack Turner (French version, voice)
 2003 Janis and John
M. Cannon
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
Lucien Emmerich / Jean-Baptiste Emmerich
 1996 Tykho Moon
Le chirurgien
 1996 C'est jamais loin
Elliot Spencer
 1995 Fiesta
Colonel Masagual
 1994 See How They Fall
 1993 L'oeil écarlate
René Montijoux
 1993 L'instinct de l'ange
Colonel Édouard
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Narrator (voice)
 1991 'Merci la vie'
SS Officer
 1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel
 1987 La vallée fantôme
 1987 Le moustachu
Le général Gougeard
 1986 The Woman of My Life
 1986 15 août (Short)
The unfaithful husband
 1985 Sortüz egy fekete bivalyért
Fodó tanár úr
 1985 Rendez-vous
 1985 Partir, revenir
Roland Rivière
 1985 L'été prochain
 1984 Long Live Life
François Gaucher
 1984 Femmes de personne
Michel Gilquin
 1983 Under Fire
Marcel Jazy
 1983 Cover Up
Christian Lacassagne
 1982 Boulevard des assassins
Daniel Salmon
 1982 Le Grand Pardon
Commissaire Duché
 1982 Colpire al cuore
 1981 Eaux profondes
Vic Allen
 1981 Dead Certain
Louis Faguet
 1981 Malevil
 1981 Passion of Love
 1981 Un assassin qui passe
 1980 Je vous aime
Julien Tellier
 1980 The Lady Banker
Horace Vannister
 1980 La terrazza
Enrico D'Orsi (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1979 Melancoly Baby
 1979 Le maître-nageur
Le jardinier de Zopoulos
 1978 Other People's Money
Henri Rainier
 1977 L'affaire
 1977 Faces of Love
 1977 The Passengers
Alex Moineau
 1976 The Desert of the Tartars
Le médecin-major Rovin
 1976 The Honeymoon Trip
Paul Carter
 1976 The Probability Factor
Fred Malone
 1975 The Sunday Woman
Massimo Campi
 1975 Rain over Santiago
Le sénateur
 1975 Flic Story
Emile Buisson
 1975 L'agression
Paul Varlin
 1975 Playing with Fire
Franz / Francis
 1974 The Secret
David Daguerre
 1974 Escapade
 1974 Le mouton enragé
Nicolas Mallet
 1974 Glissements progressifs du plaisir
The police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1974 Les violons du bal
Lui (Michel)
 1973 The Last 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
 1971 Ramparts of Clay
 1970 The Crook
Simon Duroc dit 'le Suisse'
 1970 Secret Intentions
Miguel (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1970 The Conformist
Marcello Clerici (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1969 L'américain
 1969 So Sweet... So Perverse
Jean Reynaud
 1969 Crime Thief
Jean Girod
 1969 Metti, una sera a cena
 1968 La société est une fleur carnivore (Short)
Récitant / Narrator
 1968 The Libertine
Dr. Carlo De Marchi
 1968 The Man Who Lies
Jan Robin / Boris Varissa
 1968 Death Laid an Egg
Marco (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1967 I Am What I Am
 1967 A Man to Kill
 1967 My Love, My Love
Vincent Falaise
 1966 La longue marche
 1966 Un jour à Paris (Short)
 1966 Is Paris Burning?
Capitaine Serge
 1966 Diamond Safari
Raphaële Vincente
 1966 A Man and a Woman
Jean-Louis Duroc (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1966 Seventeenth Heaven
 1966 Trans-Europ-Express
Elias / Himself
 1965 Compartiment tueurs
Éric Grandin
 1965 Angelique: The Road to Versailles
Claude le Petit, dit Le poète croté
 1965 I Kill, You Kill
Gianni Santi (segment "La donna che viveva sola")
 1965 The Real Bargain
Jacques Danzac
 1964 Inferno
Marcel #2
 1964 Mata Hari, agent H21
Captain François Lasalle
 1964 Les siffleurs
 1964 The Last Steps
Georges Guichard
 1963 Il successo
 1962 Il Sorpasso
Roberto Mariani (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1962 Le combat dans l'île
Clément Lesser
 1962 The Seven Deadly Sins
Bernard Duparc (segment "Luxure, La")
 1962 The Fabiani Affair
Joseph Fabiani
 1961 Le jeu de la vérité
Guy de Fleury
 1961 Le coeur battant
 1961 Le puits aux trois vérités
Un invité au vernissage
 1961 Spotlight on a Murderer
Jean-Marie de Kerloguen
 1960 The Battle of Austerlitz
Ségur fils
 1960 The Thousandth Window
Georges Desvignes
 1959 Parfois le dimanche (Short)
 1959 Violent Summer
Carlo Caremoli (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
 1956 Club of Women
 1956 ...And God Created Woman
Michel Tardieu
 1956 Law of the Streets
 1956 If All the Guys in the World...
Jean-Louis (as J.L. Trintignant)
 1955 Pechiney (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (France): Rillettes "Bordeau Chesnel" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

J.L. Trintignant | Jean Louis Trintignant


5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

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[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 »


He named Robert Hirsch and Michel Bouquet as the actors who touch him the most. See more »


Often played in international productions as characters of highly varied nationalities See more »

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