Jean-Louis Trintignant  

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Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930 – 2022) was a French actor, filmmaker and racecar driver. He made his theatrical debut in 1951, going on to be seen as one of the most gifted French dramatic actors of the post-war era, known for his starring roles in many classic films of European cinema.

He worked with many prominent auteur directors, including Roger Vadim, Costa-Gavras, Claude Lelouch, Claude Chabrol, Bernardo Bertolucci, Éric Rohmer, François Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Michael Haneke.

He made a critical and commercial breakthrough in And God Created Woman (1956), followed by a starmaking romantic turn in A Man and a Woman (1966), and The Great Silence (1968).

He won prizes for his performance in The Man Who Lies (1968), Costa-Gavras's Z (1969) and Amour (2012).

Trintignant's other notable films include, My Night at Maud's (1969), The Conformist (1970), Three Colours: Red (1994), and The City of Lost Children (1995).


Year Title Role Director Notes
1955 If All the Guys in the World Jean-Louis Christian-Jaque
1956 La Loi des rues Yves Tréguier Ralph Habib
And God Created Woman Michel Tardieu Roger Vadim
Women's Club Michel Ralph Habib
1959 Les liaisons dangereuses Danceny Roger Vadim
Violent Summer Carlo Caremoli Valerio Zurlini
1960 Austerlitz Ségur junior Abel Gance
1961 Pleins feux sur l'assassin Jean-Marie de Kerloguen Georges Franju
Journey Beneath the Desert Pierre Edgar G. Ulmer
1962 Template:Interlanguage link multi Joseph Fabiani André Versini
Le Combat dans l'île Clément Lesser Alain Cavalier
Il Sorpasso Roberto Mariani Dino Risi
1963 Château en Suède Éric Roger Vadim
1964 Mata Hari, Agent H21 François Lasalle Jean-Louis Richard
1965 The Sleeping Car Murders Éric Grandin Costa-Gavras
1966 A Man and a Woman Jean-Louis Duroc Claude Lelouch
Diamond Safari Raphaële Vincente Michel Drach
La Longue Marche Philippe Alexandre Astruc
Trans-Europ-Express Elias Alain Robbe-Grillet
1967 Template:Interlanguage link multi Raphaël Template:Interlanguage link multi
Col cuore in gola Bernard Tinto Brass
My Love, My Love Vincent Falaise Nadine Trintignant
1968 Death Laid an Egg Marco Giulio Questi
Les Biches Paul Thomas Claude Chabrol
The Man Who Lies Jan Robin / Boris Varissa Alain Robbe-Grillet
The Great Silence Gordon ("Silence") Sergio Corbucci
The Libertine Carlo De Marchi Pasquale Festa Campanile
1969 Z Christos Sartzetakis Costa-Gavras
Metti, una sera a cena Michele Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
My Night at Maud's Jean-Louis Éric Rohmer
Template:Interlanguage link multi Bruno Marcel Bozzuffi
So Sweet... So Perverse Jean Reynaud Umberto Lenzi
1970 The Conformist Marcello Clerici Bernardo Bertolucci
Le Voyou Simon Duroc Claude Lelouch
1971 Ramparts of Clay the entrepreneur Jean-Louis Bertucelli
L'Opium et le Bâton Chaudier Ahmed Rachedi
Without Apparent Motive Stéphane Carella Philippe Labro
1972 ...and Hope to Die Antoine Cardot René Clément
Plot François Darien Yves Boisset
The Outside Man Lucien Bellon Jacques Deray
1973 The Train Julien Maroyeur Pierre Granier-Deferre
A Full Day's Work directed
1974 Violins at the Ball Michel Michel Drach
Successive Slidings of Pleasure the police officer Alain Robbe-Grillet
Le Mouton enragé Nicolas Mallet Michel Deville
The Secret David Daguerre Robert Enrico
1975 L'Agression Paul Varlin Gérard Pirès
Flic Story Émile Buisson Jacques Deray
Il pleut sur Santiago Senator Helvio Soto
Playing with Fire le bel homme / l'homme de main Alain Robbe-Grillet
The Sunday Woman Massimo Campi Luigi Comencini
1976 The Desert of the Tartars Rovin Valerio Zurlini
1977 The Passengers Alex Moineau Serge Leroy
Repérages Victor Michel Soutter
1978 L'Argent des autres Henri Rainier Christian de Chalonge
1980 The Lady Banker Horace Vannister Francis Girod
La terrazza Enrico D'Orsi Ettore Scola
Je vous aime Julien Claude Berri
1981 Template:Interlanguage link multi Ravic Template:Interlanguage link multi
Passion of Love the doctor Ettore Scola
Malevil Fulbert Christian de Chalonge
Eaux profondes Vic Allen Michel Deville
1982 Template:Interlanguage link multi Commissaire Duché Alexandre Arcady
Template:Interlanguage link multi Daniel Salmon Template:Interlanguage link multi
Blow to the Heart Dario Gianni Amelio
The Night at Varennes Monsieur Sauce Ettore Scola
1983 Confidentially Yours Julien Vercel François Truffaut
Template:Interlanguage link multi Christian Lacassagne Philippe Labro
Under Fire Marcel Jazy Roger Spottiswoode
1984 Viva la vie! François Gaucher Claude Lelouch
1985 Next Summer Paul Nadine Trintignant
Partir, revenir Roland Rivière Claude Lelouch
Rendez-vous Scrutzler André Téchiné
Template:Interlanguage link multi Mayene Pierre Granier-Deferre
1986 A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later Jean-Louis Duroc Claude Lelouch
La Femme de ma vie Pierre Régis Wargnier
1987 La vallée fantôme Paul Alain Tanner
1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel Holm Enki Bilal
1991 Merci la vie SS officier Bertrand Blier
1994 Three Colors: Red Joseph Kern Krzysztof Kieślowski
1995 The City of Lost Children L'oncle Irvin Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro Voice Only
Template:Interlanguage link multi Colonel Masagual Pierre Boutron
1996 A Self Made Hero Albert Dehousse (the matured one) Jacques Audiard
1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train Lucien Emmerich / Jean-Baptiste Emmerich Patrice Chéreau
2003 Template:Interlanguage link multi Monsieur Cannon Samuel Benchetrit
2012 Amour Georges Michael Haneke
2017 Happy End Georges Laurent Michael Haneke
2019 The Best Years of a Life Jean-Louis Duroc Claude Lelouch

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