Belmondo came to prominence during the 1960’s as part of the French cinema movement Nouvelle Vague
The iconic French actor Jean Paul-Belmondo turns 88
The iconic French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo was born 9 April 1933 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Belmondo came to prominence during the early 1960’s associated with the French Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) Cinema movement. Despite starting his career back in the 1950’s, it was in the 1960’s that that actor achieved international fame outside France. He appeared in films such as Trapped by Fear, Letters By a Novice, Seven Days… Seven Nights , Love and the Frenchwoman , Pierrot Le Fou, That Man from Rio and later in the decade on the James Bond satire film Casino Royale. In 1970 he played one of his most famous characters in Borsalino. Belmondo’s last feature film was A Man and His Dog (“Un homme et son chien”) in 2009.
Watch Jean-Paul Belmondo filming Pierrot Le Fou with director Jean-Luc Godard in 1961
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