This Friday, June 17, Jean-Louis Trintignant left us after a prodigious career in cinema and theater. In 2018, the actor admitted that he had refused a role in a cult film because of his daughter Marie.
“ I died on August 1, 2003, the day Marie died. Inside me, everything is destroyed. […] It may be my fault: if I had been present that evening, she probably wouldn’t have died. This guilt weighs heavily on me because I’m pretty sure I’m right. This painful confession, Jean-Louis Trintignant does it to the journalist Catherine Ceylac in the book To life, to death published in 2018. The actor, then 87 years old, evoked the tragic disappearance of his daughter, Marie, who had succumbed to the blows carried by his companion Bertrand Cantat.
That same year, Jean-Louis Trintignant recounted his memories of filming in front of the camera of Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache in a documentary broadcast in September in 2018. The discreet actor mentioned in particular the ” wars of chapels between the bands of Lelouch and Godard “, and revealed to have refused a role in a very famous film at the request of his daughter. After collaborating with Bernardo Bertolluci in The ConformistTrintignant had almost worked again with the filmmaker in the sulphurous Last Tango in Paris. A proposal declined after Married said to him: What can I say to my girlfriends when they say : “I saw your daddy’s penis!” ? “.
Tributes paid to Jean-Louis Trintignant
It will now be necessary to count on the relatives and comrades of Jean-Louis Trintignant to evoke tender and tasty anecdotes. The actor passed away this Friday, June 17 in the morning at the age of 91. Surrounded by his family, Trintignant had expressed the wish to be buried in privacy. In the absence of a national funeral, great figures of French culture pay homage to him. On France Info, comic book author Enki Bilal bid farewell to ” a very great mysterious actor “while on Twitter, Claude Lelouch evokes the man” immortal » that he had rotated in A man and a woman (1966). We will never again hear the most beautiful of all the voices of cinema and theater.
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