Michel Piccoli


Actor
Michel Piccoli

About

Also Known As
Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli
Birth Place
Paris, FR
Born
December 27, 1925

Biography

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 director...

Family & Companions

Juliet Greco
Wife
Actor.

Biography

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).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Black Beach (2001)
Director
Alors Voila (1997)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Holy Motors (2012)
Lines of Wellington (2012)
La bel âge (2009)
De la guerre (2008)
Boxes (2007)
Beneath the Rooftops of Paris (2007)
The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
Otar Iosseliani, Le Merle Siffleur (2007)
Espelho Magico (2006)
Belle Toujours (2006)
Jardins En Automne (2006)
Le Petite Lili (2004)
Ce Jour-la (2003)
Divine Intervention (2002)
I'm Going Home (2001)
Gilbert Valence
Travelling Companion (2000)
Cosimo
Regarding Bunuel (2000)
Tout va bien, on s'en va (2000)
Les Acteurs (2000)
Himself
Paris-Tombuctu (1999)
Rien sur Robert (1999)
Lord Ariel Chatwick-West
Libero Burro (1999)
Tony
The Bunuel Paradox (1997)
Himself
Genealogies d'un crime (1997)
Passion in the Desert (1997)
Venture
Tykho Moon (1997)
Mac Bee
Party (1996)
Michel
Beaumarchais: The Scoundrel (1996)
Prince Of Conti
The Universe of Jacques Demy (1995)
Himself
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
2 X 50 Years of French Cinema (1995)
The Black Angel (1994)
Georges Feuvrier
The Emigrant (1994)
Des Enfants Gates (1994)
Bernard
Bete de Scene (1994)
Le Bal des Casse-Pieds (1993)
The Supper (1993)
Voice Of Chateaubriand
La Cavale des Fous (1993)
Henri Toussaint
La Vie Crevee (1992)
Raymond
Archipel (1992)
Leonard Wilde
Les Equilibristes (1992)
Marcel Spadice
El Ladron De Ninos (1991)
Mister Armand
La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
Edouard Frenhofer
Martha and I (1991)
May Fools (1990)
L' Etat sauvage (1990)
Fernand Orlaville
La Revolution Francaise (1990)
The Monkey People (1989)
Y'a bon les blancs (1988)
Father Jean-Marie
Blanc de chine (1988)
Batz
Bad Blood (1987)
Marc
Das Weite Land (1987)
Friedrich Hofreiter
Maladie d'amour (1987)
La Rumba (1987)
Malleville
L' Homme voile (1987)
Kassar
Le Paltoquet (1986)
Nonentity--Le Paltoquet
Mon beau-frere a tue ma soeur (1986)
Etienne Sembadet
La Puritaine (1986)
Pierre
Peril en la Demeure (1985)
Al-Wedaa Ya Bonaparte (1985)
General Cafarelli
Viva la Vie! (1984)
Partir Revenir (1984)
Gli Occhi, la Bocca (1984)
Nigi
Le Matelot 512 (1984)
Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)
French Official
Dangerous Moves (1984)
Akiva Liebskind
Le Prix du Danger (1983)
Frederic Lemaire
La Passante (1983)
Passion (1983)
Michel Gulla
Le General de l'Armee Morte (1983)
Benetandi
Oltre la Porta (1982)
Mr Mutti--Nina'S Father
Une chambre en ville (1982)
Edmond Leroyer
La Nuit de Varennes (1982)
Voice Of King Louis Xvi
Que les gros salaires levent le doigt!!! (1982)
Jose Viss
La Fille Prodigue (1981)
Une Etrange Affaire (1981)
Atlantic City (1980)
Der Preis furs uberleben (1980)
Rene Winterhalter
Salto Nel Vuoto (1980)
Mauro
Le Divorcement (1979)
Philippe
Le Mors aux dents (1979)
Pierre Chazerand
La Part du feu (1978)
La Petite fille en velours bleu (1978)
Bruckner
Le Sucre (1978)
Grezillo
Strauberg Ist Da (1977)
Rene la Canne (1976)
Marchand
One Way or Another (1976)
Mado (1976)
The Last Woman (1976)
Michel
F comme Fairbanks (1976)
La Faille (1975)
Enquefeur
Leonor (1975)
Richard
Grandeur Nature (1975)
Michel
Seven Deaths By Prescription (1975)
Losseray
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Vincent, Francois, Paul... et les Autres (1974)
Francois
Le Trio Infernal (1974)
Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others (1974)
Don't Touch the White Woman! (1973)
Buffalo Bill
Les Noces Rouges (1973)
Pierre
La Grande Bouffe (1973)
Michel
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Minister
L' Attentat (1972)
The French Conspiracy (1972)
Themroc (1972)
La Poudre d'escampette (1971)
L' Udienza (1971)
French Priest
La Cagna (1971)
Friend
The Things of Life (1970)
Pierre
The Milky Way (1969)
The Marquis
La prisonnière (1969)
Topaz (1969)
Jacques Granville
La chamade (1969)
Charles
Les créatures (1969)
Edgar
Dillinger Is Dead (1969)
Glauco
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1968)
Simon Dame
Shock Troops (1968)
The Extra Man
De l'amour (1968)
Raoul
Danger: Diabolik (1968)
Inspector Ginco
Belle de jour (1968)
Henri Husson
Benjamin (1968)
Count Philippe de Saint-Germain
La guerre est finie (1967)
1st customs inspector
The Game Is Over (1967)
Alexandre Saccard
The Sleeping Car Murder (1966)
Cabourg
Lady L (1966)
Lecoeur
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Pisani
Diary of a Chambermaid (1965)
Monsieur Monteil
Masquerade (1965)
Sarrassin
Contempt (1964)
Paul Javal
The Day and the Hour (1964)
Antoine
Doulos--The Finger Man (1964)
Nuttheccio
Amazons of Rome (1963)
Nathalie Agent Secret (1960)
Frank Marchal
Marie Antoinette (1956)
Priest
French Cancan (1955)
Valorgueil
Daughters of Destiny (1954)

Writer (Feature Film)

The Black Beach (2001)
Screenplay
Alors Voila (1997)
Screenwriter
Le General de l'Armee Morte (1983)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

L' Etat sauvage (1990)
Producer
Le General de l'Armee Morte (1983)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Les Acteurs (2000)
Other
The Universe of Jacques Demy (1995)
Other

Life Events

1945

Feature acting debut, "The Sorcerer"

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"

Videos

Movie Clip

Contempt (1963) - Completely, Tenderly, And Tragically Artsy director Jean-Luc Godard makes no explanation for his lighting in this scene introducing principals Camille (Brigitte Bardot) and Paul (Michel Piccoli) in Contempt, 1963, from a novel by Alberto Moravia.
Contempt (1963) - A Story Of That World Ever unorthodox Jean-Luc Godard narrates his own credits, the opening to his 1963 movie-business tale Contempt, starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli and Jack Palance, from a novel by Alberto Moravia.
Contempt (1963) - I'll Take A Taxi Big-shot Prokosch (Jack Palance) insists that Camille (Brigitte Bardot) ride with him and husband Paul (Michel Piccoli) is happy to grab a cab, in a key moment in Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt, 1963.
Contempt (1963) - I Like Gods Unhappy producer Prokosch (Jack Palance) and writer Paul (Michel Piccoli) drop in on Fritz Lang (playing himself) and screening his fictional "Odysseus," in Jean-Luc Godard's movie-business commentary Contempt, 1963.
Dillinger Is Dead (1969) - I Have A Little Headache Gas-mask manufacturer Glauco (Michel Piccoli) returns home to his apartment finding an unsatisfactory dinner and his less-than attentive wife (Anita Pallenberg), in director Marco Ferreri’s acclaimed Dillinger Is Dead, 1969.
Dillinger Is Dead (1969) - Public Enemy No. 1 Bored industrialist Glauco (Michel Piccoli) sits down to unwrap the mysterious package he discovered in a closet at his apartment while scrounging for the makings for a gourmet meal for himself, in director Marco Ferreri’s Dillnger Is Dead, 1969.
Dillinger Is Dead (1969) - Don't Film Me While I'm Playing Glauco (Michel Piccoli) is busy cleaning, piece by piece, the revolver he found in his apartment, wrapped in a newspaper about the death of John Dillinger, while he screens home movies featuring his wife (Anita Pallenberg), in director Marco Fererri’s Dillinger Is Dead,1969.
Dillinger Is Dead (1969) - A Well-Drawn Metaphor Quite the cold open, without preface co-writer-director Marco Fererri introduces leading man Michel Piccoli as gas-mask manufacturer Glauco and Gigi Lavagetto as his worried, analytical designer, in Dillinger Is Dead, 1969.
Lady L (1965) - You're Not The Type Thief and anarchist Armand (Paul Newman) disguised and in flight, enters a Paris brothel and snatches not-yet-employee Louise (Sophia Loren), fleeing cops led by Inspector Mercier (Claude Dauphin), in writer-director Peter Ustinov's Lady L, 1965.
Belle De Jour (1967) - You Should See A Specialist Director Luis Bunuel shooting on location in Alpes-Maritimes, France, Severine (Catherine Deneuve), troubled with sexual frustration and fantasies, with husband Pierre (Jean Sorel) and friend Renee (Macha Meril), joined by her creepy boyfriend Husson (Michel Piccoli), early in Belle De Jour, 1967.
Belle De Jour (1967) - Most Of Those Are Called Remorse After her first shift as a prostitute, Severine (Catherine Deneuve) escapes a date with husband Pierre (Jean Sorel), imagines him with friend Husson (Michel Piccoli), and tells Anais (Genevieve Page) she'd like more work, director Luis Bunuel making it seem normal, in Belle De Jour, 1967.
I'm Going Home (2001) - Exit The King From the opening sequence, on stage and behind the scenes at a Paris performance of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, Michel Piccoli as "King Berenger" and Catherine Deneuve his elder queen, Marguerite, director Manoel De Oliveira beginning to reveal his story, in I'm Going Home, 2001.

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Companions

Juliet Greco
Wife
Actor.

Bibliography