French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, the protagonist of an extensive and award-winning career, died this Friday at the age of 91, his family announced to the French news agency AFP.
The actor of “And God Created Woman” (1956), by Roger Vadim with Brigitte Bardot, “died peacefully, of old age, this morning, at his home, surrounded by his close ones”, said his wife, Mariane Hoepfner Trintignant. , which transmitted the information via the agent.
“Voice recognized among all, magnetic presence marked by melancholy”, begins the obituary published by AFP of the actor who worked with Costa-Gavras, Chabrol, Rohmer, Bertolucci, Téchiné, Scola, among many others.
Best Actor at Cannes, in 1969, for “Z”, by Costa-Gavras, Trintignant was nominated five times for the French cinema awards, which he only won in 2013 with “Amor”, by Michael Haneke, in the category of best actor.
The same work, which was included in multiple best of the year lists, won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and was nominated for five Oscars, having won the best foreign language film, earning him the award for best European actor in 2012.
Trintignant’s death has already been mourned by French President Emmanuel Macron, who called him a “formidable artistic talent”.