The Info List - Jean-Louis Trintignant

Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant (French pronunciation: ​[tʁɛ̃tiɲɑ̃]; born 11 December 1930) is a French actor, screenwriter and director who has enjoyed international acclaim. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Best Actor Award at the César Awards 2013.


1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Awards 4 Selected filmography 5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit]

Trintignant in A Man and a Woman

Trintignant was born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France, the son of Claire (née Tourtin) and Raoul Trintignant, an industrialist.[1] At the age of twenty, Trintignant moved to Paris
to study drama, and made his theatrical debut in 1951 going on to be seen as one of the most gifted French actors of the post-war era. After touring in the early 1950s in several theater productions, his first motion picture appearance came in 1955 and the following year he gained stardom with his performance opposite Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot
in Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman. Trintignant’s acting was interrupted for several years by mandatory military service. After serving in Algiers, he returned to Paris
and resumed his work in film. He had the leading male role in the classic A Man and a Woman, which at the time was the most successful French film ever screened in the foreign market. In Italy, he was always dubbed into Italian, and his work stretched into collaborations with renowned Italian directors, including Sergio Corbucci in The Great Silence, Valerio Zurlini in Violent Summer
Violent Summer
and The Desert of the Tartars, Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
in La terrazza, Bernardo Bertolucci in The Conformist, and Dino Risi
Dino Risi
in the cult film The Easy Life. Throughout the 1970s, Trintignant starred in numerous films and in 1983 he made his first English language feature film, Under Fire. Following this, he starred in François Truffaut's final film, Confidentially Yours, and reprised his best-known role in the sequel A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later. In 1994, he starred in Krzysztof Kieślowski's last film, Three Colors: Red. Though he takes an occasional film role, he has, as of late, been focusing essentially on his stage work. After a 14-year gap, Trintignant came back on screen for Michael Haneke's film Amour.[2] Haneke had sent Trintignant the script, which had been written specifically for him.[3] Trintignant said that he chooses which films he works in on the basis of the director, and said of Haneke that "he has the most complete mastery of the cinematic discipline, from technical aspects like sound and photography to the way he handles actors".[3] Personal life[edit]

Trintignant in 2007.

Trintignant comes from a wealthy family. He is the nephew of race car driver, Louis Trintignant, who was killed in 1933 while practising on the Péronne racetrack in Picardy.[4] Another uncle, Maurice Trintignant (1917–2005), was a Formula One
Formula One
driver who twice won the Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix
as well as the 24 hours of Le Mans. Raised in and around automobile racing, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
was the natural choice of film director Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
for the starring role of race car driver in the 1966 film, A Man and a Woman. He suffered a leg injury from a motorcycle accident in June 2007.[5] His first wife was actress Stéphane Audran. His second wife, Nadine Marquand, was also an actress as well as a screenwriter and director. They had three children: Vincent Trintignant, Pauline (who died of crib death in 1969) and Marie Trintignant
Marie Trintignant
(21 January 1962 – 1 August 2003). At the age of 17, Marie performed in La terrazza alongside her father and later became a successful actress in her own right. She was killed at the age of 41 by her boyfriend, singer Bertrand Cantat, in a hotel room in Vilnius, Lithuania. Trintignant is good friends with Anouk Aimée. It was he who recommended Aimée to film director Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
for the female lead in A Man and a Woman. Awards[edit]

1968- Silver Bear for Best Actor for The Man Who Lies[6] 1969- Cannes Award for Best Actor for Z[7] 1972- David di Donatello
David di Donatello
- Special
Award 2012 - European Film Awards
European Film Awards
- Best Actor for Amour 2013 - César Award
César Award
- Best Actor for Amour

Trintignant was nominated to receive the César five times: in 1987, 1995, 1996, 1999, and in 2013. Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

1955 If All the Guys in the World Jean-Louis Christian-Jaque

1956 La Loi des rues Yves Tréguier Ralph Habib

And God Created Woman Michel Tardieu Roger Vadim

Women's Club Michel Ralph Habib

1959 Les liaisons dangereuses Danceny Roger Vadim

Violent Summer Carlo Caremoli Valerio Zurlini

1960 Austerlitz Ségur junior Abel Gance

1961 Pleins feux sur l'assassin (fr) Jean-Marie de Kerloguen Georges Franju

Journey Beneath the Desert Pierre Edgar G. Ulmer

1962 Horace 62 (fr) Joseph Fabiani André Versini (fr)

Le Combat dans l'île (fr) Clément Lesser Alain Cavalier

Il Sorpasso Roberto Mariani Dino Risi

1963 Château en Suède Éric Roger Vadim

1964 Mata Hari, Agent H21 François Lasalle Jean-Louis Richard

1965 The Sleeping Car Murders Éric Grandin Costa Gavras

1966 A Man and a Woman Jean-Louis Duroc Claude Lelouch

Diamond Safari Raphaële Vincente Michel Drach

La Longue Marche Philippe Alexandre Astruc

Trans-Europ-Express Elias Alain Robbe-Grillet

1967 Un homme à abattre (fr) Raphaël Philippe Condroyer (fr)

Col cuore in gola Bernard Tinto Brass

My Love, My Love Vincent Falaise Nadine Trintignant

1968 Death Laid an Egg Marco Giulio Questi

Les Biches Paul Thomas Claude Chabrol

The Man Who Lies Jan Robin / Boris Varissa Alain Robbe-Grillet Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actor

The Great Silence Gordon ("Silence") Sergio Corbucci

The Libertine Carlo De Marchi Pasquale Festa Campanile

1969 Z Christos Sartzetakis Costa Gavras Cannes Film Festival Best Actor

Metti, una sera a cena Michele Giuseppe Patroni Griffi

My Night at Maud's Jean-Louis Éric Rohmer

L'Américain (fr) Bruno Marcel Bozzuffi

So Sweet... So Perverse Jean Reynaud Umberto Lenzi

1970 The Conformist Marcello Clerici Bernardo Bertolucci

Le Voyou Simon Duroc Claude Lelouch

1971 Ramparts of Clay the entrepreneur Jean-Louis Bertucelli

L'Opium et le Bâton Chaudier Ahmed Rachedi

Without Apparent Motive Stéphane Carella Philippe Labro

1972 ...and Hope to Die Antoine Cardot René Clément

Plot François Darien Yves Boisset

The Outside Man Lucien Bellon Jacques Deray

1973 The Train Julien Maroyeur Pierre Granier-Deferre

A Full Day's Work


1974 Violins at the Ball Michel Michel Drach

Successive Slidings of Pleasure the police officer Alain Robbe-Grillet

Le Mouton enragé Nicolas Mallet Michel Deville

The Secret David Daguerre Robert Enrico

1975 L'Agression (fr) Paul Varlin Gérard Pirès

Flic Story Émile Buisson Jacques Deray

Il pleut sur Santiago (fr) Senator Helvio Soto (es)

The Sunday Woman Massimo Campi Luigi Comencini

1976 The Desert of the Tartars Rovin Valerio Zurlini

1977 The Passengers Alex Moineau Serge Leroy

Repérages Victor Michel Soutter

1978 L'Argent des autres Henri Rainier Christian de Chalonge

1980 The Lady Banker Horace Vannister Francis Girod

La terrazza Enrico D'Orsi Ettore Scola

Je vous aime Julien Claude Berri

1981 Un assassin qui passe (fr) Ravic Michel Vianey (fr)

Passion of Love the doctor Ettore Scola

Malevil Fulbert Christian de Chalonge

Eaux profondes Vic Allen Michel Deville

1982 Le Grand Pardon (fr) Commissaire Duché Alexandre Arcady

Boulevard des assassins (fr) Daniel Salmon Boramy Tioulong (fr)

Blow to the Heart Dario Gianni Amelio

1983 Confidentially Yours Julien Vercel François Truffaut

La Crime (fr) Christian Lacassagne Philippe Labro

Under Fire Marcel Jazy Roger Spottiswoode

1984 Viva la vie! François Gaucher Claude Lelouch

1985 Next Summer Paul Nadine Trintignant

Partir, revenir Roland Rivière Claude Lelouch

Rendez-vous Scrutzler André Téchiné

L'Homme aux yeux d'argent (fr) Mayene Pierre Granier-Deferre

1986 A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later Jean-Louis Duroc Claude Lelouch

La Femme de ma vie Pierre Régis Wargnier Nominated — César Award
César Award
for Best Supporting Actor

1987 La vallée fantôme Paul Alain Tanner

1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel Holm Enki Bilal

1991 Merci la vie SS officier Bertrand Blier

1994 Three Colors: Red Joseph Kern Krzysztof Kieślowski Nominated — César Award
César Award
for Best Actor

1995 The City of Lost Children L'oncle Irvin Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Marc Caro Voice Only

Fiesta (fr) Colonel Masagual Pierre Boutron Nominated — César Award
César Award
for Best Actor

1996 A Self Made Hero Albert Dehousse (the matured one) Jacques Audiard

1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train Lucien Emmerich / Jean-Baptiste Emmerich Patrice Chéreau Nominated — César Award
César Award
for Best Supporting Actor

2003 Janis et John (fr) Monsieur Cannon Samuel Benchetrit

2012 Amour Georges Michael Haneke César Award
César Award
for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Actor Lumières Award for Best Actor Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor Nominated—International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actor Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year

2017 Happy End Georges Laurent Michael Haneke


^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/91/Jean-Louis-Trintignant.html ^ Cannes 2012, "Amour": le retour à la lumière de Jean-Louis Trintignant, Huffington Post in cooperation with Le Monde, 2012-05-20. ^ a b " Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
Directs Amour, With Jean-Louis Trintignant". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-30.  ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp3306.htm ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2009-11-11.  ^ "Berlinale 1968: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-03-03.  ^ "Festival de Cannes: Z". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

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Awards for Jean-Louis Trintignant

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Silver Bear for Best Actor

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1956) Pedro Infante
Pedro Infante
(1957) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1961) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(1966) Michel Simon
Michel Simon
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1968) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1971) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1972) Vlastimil Brodský (1975) Gerhard Olschewski (1976) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1977) Craig Russell (1978) Michele Placido
Michele Placido
(1979) Andrzej Seweryn
Andrzej Seweryn
(1980) Anatoly Solonitsyn
Anatoly Solonitsyn
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1981) Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
/ Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1982) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1983) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1985) Tuncel Kurtiz (1986) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1987) Jörg Pose / Manfred Möck (1988) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1989) Iain Glen
Iain Glen
(1990) Maynard Eziashi (1991) Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1992) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1995) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1996) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1997) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1998) Michael Gwisdek
Michael Gwisdek
(1999) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2000) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2001) Jacques Gamblin
Jacques Gamblin
(2002) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2003) Daniel Hendler
Daniel Hendler
(2004) Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
(2005) Moritz Bleibtreu
Moritz Bleibtreu
(2006) Julio Chávez (2007) Reza Naji
Reza Naji
(2008) Sotigui Kouyaté (2009) Grigoriy Dobrygin
Grigoriy Dobrygin
/ Sergei Puskepalis
Sergei Puskepalis
(2010) Peyman Moaadi
Peyman Moaadi
/ Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
/ Ali-Asghar Shahbazi / Babak Karimi (2011) Mikkel Følsgaard
Mikkel Følsgaard
(2012) Nazif Mujić (2013) Liao Fan
Liao Fan
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Majd Mastoura (2016) Georg Friedrich (2017)

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Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award


Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1946) Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1949) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1951) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1952) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1953) Spencer Tracy/cast of Bolshaya Semya (1955) John Kitzmiller
John Kitzmiller
(1957) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1958) Bradford Dillman/Dean Stockwell/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1959) Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
(1961) Dean Stockwell/Jason Robards/Ralph Richardson/ Murray Melvin
Murray Melvin
(1962) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1963) Antal Páger/ Saro Urzì
Saro Urzì
(1964) Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
(1965) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1966) Oded Kotler
Oded Kotler
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1969) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1970) Riccardo Cucciolla
Riccardo Cucciolla
(1971) Jean Yanne (1972) Giancarlo Giannini
Giancarlo Giannini
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Vittorio Gassman
Vittorio Gassman


José Luis Gómez
José Luis Gómez
(1976) Fernando Rey
Fernando Rey
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1980) Ugo Tognazzi
Ugo Tognazzi
(1981) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1982) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1983) Alfredo Landa/ Francisco Rabal
Francisco Rabal
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Michel Blanc/ Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1987) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(1988) James Spader
James Spader
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) John Turturro
John Turturro
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ge You (1994) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1995) Pascal Duquenne/ Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1996) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1997) Peter Mullan
Peter Mullan
(1998) Emmanuel Schotte (1999) Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Tony Leung Chiu-wai


Benoît Magimel
Benoît Magimel
(2001) Olivier Gourmet
Olivier Gourmet
(2002) Muzaffer Ozdemir/Emin Toprak (2003) Yūya Yagira (2004) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(2005) Jamel Debbouze/Samy Naceri/Roschdy Zem/Sami Bouajila/Bernard Blancan (2006) Konstantin Lavronenko (2007) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Javier Bardem/ Elio Germano
Elio Germano
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Vincent Lindon
Vincent Lindon
(2015) Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
(2016) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix

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César Award
César Award
for Best Actor

1976 Philippe Noiret 1977 Michel Galabru 1978 Jean Rochefort 1979 Michel Serrault 1980 Claude Brasseur 1981 Gérard Depardieu 1982 Michel Serrault 1983 Philippe Léotard 1984 Coluche 1985 Alain Delon 1986 Christophe Lambert 1987 Daniel Auteuil 1988 Richard Bohringer 1989 Jean-Paul Belmondo 1990 Philippe Noiret 1991 Gérard Depardieu 1992 Jacques Dutronc 1993 Claude Rich 1994 Pierre Arditi 1995 Gérard Lanvin 1996 Michel Serrault 1997 Philippe Torreton 1998 André Dussollier 1999 Jacques Villeret 2000 Daniel Auteuil 2001 Sergi López 2002 Michel Bouquet 2003 Adrien Brody 2004 Omar Sharif 2005 Mathieu Amalric 2006 Michel Bouquet 2007 François Cluzet 2008 Mathieu Amalric 2009 Vincent Cassel 2010 Tahar Rahim 2011 Éric Elmosnino 2012 Omar Sy 2013 Jean-Louis Trintignant 2014 Guillaume Gallienne 2015 Pierre Niney 2016 Vincent Lindon 2017 Gaspard Ulliel 2018 Swann Arlaud

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European Film Award for Best Actor

Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
(1988) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1989) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1990) Michel Bouquet
Michel Bouquet
(1991) Matti Pellonpää
Matti Pellonpää
(1992) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1993) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1999) Sergi López (2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Sergio Castellitto
Sergio Castellitto
(2002) Daniel Brühl
Daniel Brühl
(2003) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2004) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2005) Ulrich Mühe
Ulrich Mühe
(2006) Sasson Gabai
Sasson Gabai
(2007) Toni Servillo
Toni Servillo
(2008) Tahar Rahim
Tahar Rahim
(2009) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2010) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2011) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(2012) Toni Servillo
Toni Servillo
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2015) Peter Simonischek
Peter Simonischek
(2016) Claes Bang
Claes Bang

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Lumières Award for Best Actor

Michel Serrault
Michel Serrault
(1996) Charles Berling
Charles Berling
(1997) Michel Serrault
Michel Serrault
(1998) Jacques Villeret (1999) Philippe Torreton
Philippe Torreton
(2000) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2001) Michel Bouquet
Michel Bouquet
(2002) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(2003) Bruno Todeschini (2004) Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric
(2005) Romain Duris
Romain Duris
(2006) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(2007) Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric
(2008) Vincent Cassel
Vincent Cassel
(2009) Tahar Rahim
Tahar Rahim
(2010) Michael Lonsdale
Michael Lonsdale
(2011) Omar Sy
Omar Sy
(2012) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(2013) Guillaume Gallienne
Guillaume Gallienne
(2014) Gaspard Ulliel
Gaspard Ulliel
(2015) Vincent Lindon
Vincent Lindon
(2016) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(2017) Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

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