Monday, April 9, 2012

Born Today in 1933: Jean Paul Belmondo

A legendary actor of the French New Wave.  Belmondo was elevated to recognition with Godard's Breathless (1960) as well as in other great Godard films such as  A Woman is a Woman (1961) and Pierrot le Fou (1965).  He's been best known for his roles in Leon Morin, Priest (1961) and Le Magnifique (1973).  Belmondo is one of the most entertaining personalities of that great era of French cinema.

A wonderful trailer for Le Magnifique.

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