AFP, citing the actor’s lawyer, reported the death of French theater and film actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.
The lawyer of 88-year-old Belmondo said that he passed away today, September 6, at his home in Paris. The cause of death was not specified. The lawyer notes:
“He has been very tired lately. He left peacefully. “
Popular French actor Belmondo was born on April 9, 1933. In 1956 he made his film debut. He gained fame after his role in the film Jean-Luc Godard “On the last breath”. In total, over the years of his career, Belmondo has played more than a hundred roles.
From 2001 to 2008, the actor took a break from his activities due to the consequences of a stroke, then again pleased the audience with new roles. In 2015, Belmondo announced the end of his creative career, but withstood only 2 months. He stated that he had changed his mind and was ready to consider proposals if they were received.
Belmondo is a laureate of various film awards. In 2016, he received the Golden Lion for his contribution to cinema. Among the most striking famous works – “Magnificent”, “Chochara”, “The Monster”, “Professional”, “Woman is a woman” and many others.
The legend of European cinema did not possess the beauty of his compatriot Alain Delon. However, for millions of women around the world, he was irresistible. The actor said about his life and work in just two phrases, a few years ago:
“I never think about my past. I look forward to – forward, forward! “.