Paris (Associated Press). Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of “Breaking Out”, a French New Wave film that was acclaimed in France, has died at the age 88.
Michel Godest, Michel’s lawyer, confirmed his passing on Monday. There was no cause of his death.
Belmondo’s entire career lasted half a century. He was a male movie star who embodied the 1960s’ new style of masculinity, rather than classical beauty. He went on to star in more than 80 films and collaborated with many major French directors, from François Truffaut to Claude Rousseau and Jean-Luc Godard, the latter’s 1960 film “Out of breath” (the original French title is “Au Bout de Souffle”) brought lasting praise to the two.
Belmondo’s career choices are equally diverse, ranging from critically acclaimed art films to cold action and comedy films later in his career.
His unusual appearance, which included a flat nose, plump lips and a muscular skeleton, allowed him to play every role from a mobster to a copman, a thief, a priest to a priest, Cyrano de Bergerac or an invincible secret agent. Character of. Belmondo is also a skilled athlete and often does stunts on his own.
French President Emmanuel Macron referred to the actor as a “national Treasure” via Twitter and Instagram. He was impressed by the actor’s personality, humor and versatility. Macron said Belmondo was both a “noble character” and “familiar hero”. “In him we all recognize our selves.”
France quickly adopted the Belmondo Belmondo Model after hearing about Belmondo’s passing. Politicans from all walks of society praised it. Belmondo was captured in his thrilling aerial acrobatics from climbing up the rope ladder to the top of the moving convertible, as well as sliding down its roof.
Alain Delon (an emotional movie star) said that he was very sad about the loss of his dear friend, CNews.
Even the Paris Police Headquarters condolenced to Belmondo. Belmondo was a policeman in many movies, and he said on Twitter that he had lost his “great movie policeman”.
Belmondo, affectionately known as Bebel, was born on April 9, 1933 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to an artistic family. His father is Paul Belmondo, a well-known sculptor. His mother Sarah Rainaud Richards is a painter.
Belmondo was a footballer and trained as a fighter before dropping out from school at 16. In the 1950s, he began performing at Paris Conservatory. Pierre Dux, one of his teachers, once told him that Belmondo’s looks were the reason he was performing there. According to the biographer Bertrand Tessier, Dax said that if people see an actress in Belmondo’s arms, they will laugh.
Jean-Jacques Gautier, French drama critic, wasn’t impressed either. He once said, “Sir. Belmondo will never be a success with his ruffian cups.
The jury didn’t give him the recognition he deserved in his final conservatory competition. He then made an inappropriate parting gesture to them.
He began performing in small theaters in his native province. In 1958, he was invited to star in a short film by Godard, an aspiring filmmaker. At first, Belmondo did not take Godard seriously.