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.
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.
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.
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