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Also Known As: Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli Died:
Born: December 27, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: actor, producer, theater manager

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Urbane Franco-Italian performer, on stage from the late 1940s and in routine screen character roles through the 50s. Piccoli gained prominence in the following decades with roles as sophisticated bourgeois types in films by Bunuel, Hitchcock and Chabrol. He has since cemented his reputation as one of France's most prolific and acclaimed performers, working through the 1990s with directors including Bertrand Tavernier ("Spoiled Children" 1977), Louis Malle ("Atlantic City" 1980) and Leos Carax ("Bad Blood" 1986).

Urbane Franco-Italian performer, on stage from the late 1940s and in routine screen character roles through the 50s. Piccoli gained prominence in the following decades with roles as sophisticated bourgeois types in films by Bunuel, Hitchcock and Chabrol. He has since cemented his reputation as one of France's most prolific and acclaimed performers, working through the 1990s with directors including Bertrand Tavernier ("Spoiled Children" 1977), Louis Malle ("Atlantic City" 1980) and Leos Carax ("Bad Blood" 1986).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Black Beach, The (2001) Director
2.
  Alors Voila (1997) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Holy Motors (2012)
3.
 Dillinger is Dead (2009) Glauco
4.
 bel âge, La (2009)
5.
 De la guerre (2008)
9.
 Boxes (2007)
10.
 Espelho Magico (2006)
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1945:
Feature acting debut, "The Sorcerer"
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Manager of Theatre Babylone in Paris until 1957
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Started own production company, Film 66
1972:
First producing credit, "Themroc"
1973:
Co-starred in Marco Ferreri's "La grande abbuffata/The Grande Bouffe" with Marcello Mastroianni
1975:
Acted in "Sept morts sur ordonnance/Seven Deaths by Prescription or Bestial Quartet" with Gérard Depardieu and Jane Birkin
1980:
Cast in the American film, "Atlantic City" directed by Louis Malle and starring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon
1984:
Starred in the Academy award winning film, "Dangerous Moves"; film won Best Foreign Language Film
1990:
Re-teamed with Louis Malle for "Milou en mai/May Fools"
1991:
Co-starred in Jacques Rivette's "La Belle Noiseuse" with Jane Birkin and Emmanuelle Béart
1997:
Film directing debut, "Alors Voila"
1999:
Appeared in key supporting role in "Rein sur Robert"
2001:
Directed "La Plage noire/The Black Beach"; screened at Cannes
2005:
Wrote and directed "C'est pas tout à fait la vie dont j'avais rêvé"
2007:
Re-teamed with director Jacques Rivette for "Ne touchez pas la hache/The Duchess of Langeais"
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wife:
Juliet Greco. Actor.

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