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The "Man and Woman" star was an icon

The “Man and Woman” star was an icon

French cinema legend Jean-Louis Trintignant has died at the age of 91.

The veteran international star passed away at his home in the Gard region, southern France, on Friday. His wife, Marianne, confirmed his death To AFP.

He is probably best known for his work in the cinema of Dar El Fan, including “a man and a woman,” “My night is at Maud” “compliant” Three colours: red and amour.

His 60-year career has led to over 130 screen credits and at least 50 theater roles, spanning from Shakespeare to French Comedies.

In 1969, Trentinant received the Best Actor Award at Cannes for the political thriller “Z” directed by the famous Greek director Costa-Gavras.

Most recently, in 2013, he received the French César for Michael Haneke’s “Amour”, which won the Academy Award that year for Best Foreign Language Film.

During his 60-year career, the French actor won Best Actor in Cannes and a César, and starred in other Oscar-winning films.
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Jean-Louis Trentinant and Anouk Aimee
Jean-Louis Trentinant starred with French actress Anouk Emmy in “Man and Woman”, and again, after 53 years, in the finale of “The Best Years of Life”.
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Trintignant rose to international fame in 1966, playing the lovable race car driver fronted by French bomb-slasher Anouk Aimée, in Claude Lelouch’s “Man and Woman.” It also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Screenplay.

In 2017, the actor announced that he had finished working in the film industry, but came back from retirement for what he said would be his last role, in “The Best Years of Life” – back to rejoin Aimée after 53 years in the finale of the classic romantic drama Lelouch.