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Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo

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Born: April 9, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: Cast ...
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Founded touring company with Annie Girardot and Guy Bedos
1955:
Short film acting debut in "Moliere"
1956:
Appeared on Paris stage in "L'Hotel du libre echange"
1957:
Feature debut in "A Pied, a cheval et en voiture"
1958:
First appearance in a Jean-Luc Godard film, the short "Charlotte et son Jules"; voice dubbed by Godard
1958:
First leading stage role, "Oscar"
1959:
Gained international attention starring as petty thief Michel Poiccard in Godard's "Breathless/A bout de souffle"
1962:
Appeared briefly (during a boxing match) in Francois Reichenbach's feature-length documentary "Un coeur gros comme ca"
1963:
Elected president of French actor's union
1963:
Published autobiography "30 Years and 25 Films"
1965:
Starred in Godard's "Pierrot le fou"
1966:
English-language debut, "Is Paris Burning?"
1982:
First feature as producer, "L'As des as/Ace of Aces"
1987:
Returned to the Paris stage in Robert Hossein's staging of Dumas' "Kean"
1990:
Starred in and produced "Cyrano de Bergerac" in Paris and on tour for two seasons
1991:
Purchased the Theatre des Varietes in Paris, reputedly the city's oldest playhouse built in 1807
1995:
Starred in Claude Lelouch's "Les Miserables"
1996:
Launched scathing attack on Hollywood distribution usurping home-grown product when his film, "Desire", was only booked on 20 French screens
2000:
Had first TV role in over forty years in the French miniseries "L'aine des Ferchaux", a remake of the film in which he starred in 1963
2001:
Acted in French TV adaptation of "Lion"

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