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Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo (born 9 April 1933) is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, west of Paris, Belmondo did not perform well in school, but developed a passion for boxing andfootball. Belmondo made his amateur boxing debut on 10 May 1949 in Paris, France, when he knocked out Rene DesMarais in one round. Belmondo's boxing career was undefeated, but brief. He won three straight first round knockout victories from 1949 to 1950. His breakthrough role was in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (1960), which made him a major figure in the French New Wave. Later he acted in Jean-Pierre Melville's philosophical movie Leon Morin, Priest (1961) and in Melville's film noir crime film The Fingerman (Le Doulos, 1963) and Godard again with Pierrot le fou (1965). With That Man From Rio (1965) he switched to commercial, mainstream productions, mainly comedies and action films but did appear in the title role of Alain Resnais' masterpiece Stavisky (1974), which some critics regard as Belmondo's finest performance. Until the mid-1980s, when he ceased to be one of France's biggest box-office stars, Belmondo's typical characters were either dashing adventurers or more cynical heroes. As he grew older, Belmondo preferred concentrating on his stage work, where he encountered success. He suffered a stroke in 2001 and had since been absent from the stage and the screen until 2009 when he appeared in Un homme et son chien (A man and his dog). Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean-Paul Belmondo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 9, 1933 In Neuilly sur Seine, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Belmondo ou le goût du risque
Latest Project:
Movie Belmondo, le Magnifique 2017-09-03
Known For
Movie Belmondo ou le goût du risque 2020
Movie Belmondo, le Magnifique Jean-Paul Belmondo 2017-09-03
Movie Belmondo par Belmondo Himself 2016-05-05
Movie Belmondo, itinéraire... Himself 2011-05-18
Movie D'un film à l'autre 2011-04-13
Movie La traversée du désir 2009-03-16
Movie A Man and His Dog Charles 2008-11-13
Movie Kean Kean 2007-04-06
Movie L'Aîné des Ferchaux Paul Ferchaux 2001-09-17
Movie Actors Himself 2000-04-05
Movie Amazon Edouard 2000-11-11
Movie Peut-être Ako 1999-11-10
Movie Half a Chance Léo Brassac 1998-03-25
Movie Desire Désiré 1996-04-10
Movie La Puce à l'oreille Victor-Emmanuel Chandebise / Poche 1996-10-12
Movie One Hundred and One Nights Professeur Bébel 1995-01-25
Movie Les Miserables Henri Fortin / Jean Valjean 1995-03-22
Movie Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Stranger in the House Loursat 1992-10-28
Movie Itinerary of a Spoiled Child Sam Lion 1988-12-20
Movie The Loner Stan Jalard 1987-03-18
Series Na siehste! Unknown 1987-11-04
Movie Hold-up Grimm 1985-10-23
Movie The Vultures Sgt. Pierre Augagneur 1984-11-11
Movie Happy Easter Stephane Margelle 1984-11-11
Movie The Outsider Commissaire Philippe Jordan 1983-10-26
Movie Ace of Aces Jo Cavalier 1982-10-27
Movie The Professional Joss Beaumont 1981-10-21
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie Le Guignolo Alexandre Dupré 1980-03-26
Movie Cop or Hood Antonio Cerutti / Stanislas Borovitz 1979-03-28
Movie Stuntwoman Mike Gaucher / Bruno Ferrari 1977-10-05
Movie The Body of My Enemy François Leclercq 1976-10-13
Movie Hunter Will Get You Roger Pilard, dit l'Alpagueur 1976-02-01
Movie Incorrigible Victor Vauthier 1975-10-15
Movie Fear Over the City Le commissaire Jean Letellier 1975-11-11
Movie Stavisky... Serge Alexandre Stavisky 1974-05-15
Movie The Magnificent One François Merlin + Bob Saint-Clair 1973-11-23
Movie The Inheritor Bart Cordell 1973-03-22
Movie Scoundrel in White Docteur Paul Simay 1972-09-29
Movie The Pariah Roberto Borgo 1972-12-12
Movie The Burglars Azad 1971-10-31
Movie The Married Couple of the Year Two Nicolas Philibert 1971-04-07
Movie Borsalino François Capella 1970-05-19
Movie The Brain Arthur Lespinasse 1969-03-07
Movie Mississippi Mermaid Louis Mahé 1969-06-18
Movie God Chose Paris Récitant / Présentateur 1969-09-05
Movie Love Is a Funny Thing Henri 1969-12-12
Movie Ho! François Holin, aka Ho 1968-11-04
Movie Casino Royale Un légionnaire 1967-04-13
Movie The Thief of Paris Georges Randal 1967-02-22
Movie Is Paris Burning? Yvon Morandat 1966-10-26
Movie Tender Scoundrel Tony Maréchal 1966-12-12
Movie Up to His Ears Arthur Lempereur 1965-12-04
Movie Crime on a Summer Morning Francis 1965-07-07
Movie Pierrot le Fou Ferdinand-Pierrot 1965-08-29
Movie That Man from Rio Adrien Dufourquet 1964-02-05
Movie Greed in the Sun Rocco 1964-04-16
Movie Male Hunt Fernand 1964-09-18
Movie Weekend at Dunkirk Julien Maillat 1964-12-18
Movie Backfire David Ladislas 1964-09-04
Movie Sweet and Sour Raymond 1963-01-01
Movie Banana Peel Michel Thibault 1963-01-18
Movie Le Doulos Silien 1963-01-18
Movie An Honorable Young Man Michel Maudet 1963-11-11
Movie The Shortest Day Erede Siciliano (uncredited) 1963-02-14
Movie Crazy Sea le capitaine Il Livornese 1963-09-13
Movie Swords of Blood Louis-Dominique Bourguignon alias Cartouche 1962-03-07
Movie A Monkey in Winter Gabriel Fouquet 1962-05-11
Movie La viaccia Amerigo 1961-06-13
Movie A Woman Is a Woman Alfred Lubitsch 1961-09-06
Movie Riviera-Story Rennfahrer 1961-12-07
Movie Léon Morin, Priest Leon Morin 1961-09-21
Movie A Man Named Rocca Roberto La Rocca 1961-11-17
Movie Amours célèbres Lauzun 1961-11-03
Movie Seven Days... Seven Nights Chauvin 1960-05-25
Movie The Big Risk Eric Stark 1960-03-23
Movie Love and the Frenchwoman Gil ('L'adultère') 1960-09-23
Movie Breathless Michel Poiccard / Laszlo Kovacs 1960-03-16
Movie Charlotte and Her Boyfriend Jules 1960-10-21
Movie Two Women Michele Di Libero 1960-12-23
Movie Letters of a Novice Giuliano Verdi 1960-12-12
Movie Trapped by Fear Paul Frapier 1960-11-04
Movie An Angel on Wheels Michel Barrot 1959-09-09
Movie The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan 1959-12-25
Movie À double tour Laszlo Kovacs 1959-12-20
Movie Be Beautiful But Shut Up Pierrot, un jeune de la bande d'Olga 1958-05-07
Movie Sunday Encounter Patrick 1958-11-19
Movie The Cheaters Lou 1958-10-10
Movie Sunday Buddies Trébois 1957-07-01
Movie À pied à cheval et en voiture Venin 1957-09-11
Series Cinépanorama 1956-02-04