Jean-Louis Trintignant

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Born Dec 11, 1930

Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant is a French actor who has enjoyed international acclaim. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.

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1930 Birth Born on December 11, 1930.
1933 2 Years Old Trintignant comes from a wealthy family. He is the nephew of race car driver, Louis Trintignant, who was killed in 1933 while practising on the Péronne racetrack in Picardy. … Read More


1951 20 Years Old Trintignant was born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France, the son of Claire (née Tourtin) and Raoul Trintignant, an industrialist. At the age of twenty, Trintignant moved to Paris to study drama, and made his theatrical debut in 1951 going on to be seen as one of the most gifted French actors of the post-war era.
1955 24 Years Old After touring in the early 1950s in several theater productions, his first motion picture appearance came in 1955 and the following year he gained stardom with his performance opposite Brigitte Bardot in Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman. … Read More


1983 52 Years Old Throughout the 1970s, Trintignant starred in numerous films and in 1983 he made his first English language feature film, Under Fire. … Read More


1994 63 Years Old In 1994, he starred in Krzysztof Kieślowski's last film, Three Colors: Red. … Read More
2007 76 Years Old He suffered a leg injury from a motorcycle accident in June 2007. … Read More
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