Jean-Louis Trintignant

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Coolly cerebral and internal where French New Wave peers Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon leaned toward the physical and intense, Jean-Louis Trintignant enjoyed a five-decade career as an actor in some of arthouse ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1930 in Piolenc, Vaucluse, FR


Actor (88)

Happy End 2016 (Movie)


Amour 2012 (Movie)

Georges (Actor)

Janis and John 2003 (Movie)


Words In Progress 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train 1999 (Movie)

Jean-Baptiste Emmerich (Actor)

A Self-Made Hero 1997 (Movie)

Albert Dehousse (Actor)

Tykho Moon 1996 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Fiesta 1995 (Movie)


Les Menteurs 1995 (Movie)


The City of Lost Children 1995 (Movie)

of Irvin (Voice)

Passione d'amore 1994 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Red 1994 (Movie)

Judge Joseph Kern (Actor)

Regarde les hommes tomber 1994 (Movie)

Marx (Actor)

L' Instinct de l'Ange 1992 (Movie)

The Colonel (Actor)

Merci, la vie 1991 (Movie)

The SS Officer (Actor)

Bunker Palace Hotel 1989 (Movie)

Holm (Actor)

La Nuit de Varennes 1989 (Movie)

Monsieur Sauce (Actor)

La Vallee fantome 1987 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Rendez-vous 1987 (Movie)

Scrutzler (Actor)

Femmes de personne 1986 (Movie)

Gilquin (Actor)

L' Ete Prochain 1986 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

La Femme de ma vie 1986 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Le Moustachu 1986 (Movie)

The General (Actor)

Un Homme et une femme: Vingt ans deja 1986 (Movie)

Jean-Louis Duroc (Actor)

Quinze Aout 1985 (Movie)


L' Homme aux yeux d'argent 1984 (Movie)

Inspector Mayene (Actor)

Confidentially Yours 1983 (Movie)

Julien Vercel (Actor)

Partir Revenir 1983 (Movie)

Roland Riviere (Actor)

Surtuz Egy Fekete Bivalyert 1983 (Movie)

Mr Fodo (Actor)

Viva la Vie! 1983 (Movie)

François Gaucher (Actor)

La Crime 1982 (Movie)

Christian Lacassagne (Actor)

Le Bon Plaisir 1982 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Under Fire 1982 (Movie)

Marcel Jazy (Actor)

A Blow to the Heart 1981 (Movie)

Dario (Actor)

Eaux Profondes 1981 (Movie)

Vic Allen (Actor)

Le Grand Pardon 1980 (Movie)

Duche (Actor)

Une Affaire d'Hommes 1980 (Movie)

Fguet (Actor)

I Love You 1979 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

La Banquiere 1979 (Movie)

Vannister (Actor)

Faces of Love 1978 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

La Terrazza 1978 (Movie)


Le Maitre-Nageur 1978 (Movie)

Jardinier (Actor)

Melancolie Baby 1978 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

L' Argent des autres 1977 (Movie)

Henri Rainier (Actor)

Les Passagers 1976 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Reperages 1976 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Flic Story 1975 (Movie)

Buisson (Actor)

L' Ordinateur des pompes funebres 1975 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

La Donna Della Domenica 1975 (Movie)

Massimo (Actor)

Le Desert des tartares 1975 (Movie)

Doctor-Major Rovine (Actor)

Voyage de Noces Le 1975 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Il Pleut sur Santiago 1974 (Movie)

Senator (Actor)

Le Jeu avec le feu 1974 (Movie)

Frantz (Actor)

Defense de savoir 1973 (Movie)

Laubre (Actor)

L' Agression 1973 (Movie)

Varlin (Actor)

Le Mouton Enrage 1973 (Movie)

Nicolas Mallet (Actor)

Le Secret 1973 (Movie)

David (Actor)

L' Escapade 1972 (Movie)

Ferdinand (Actor)

Le Train 1972 (Movie)

Meyereu (Actor)

Les Violons du Bal 1972 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

Un Homme Est Mort 1972 (Movie)

Lucien (Actor)

L' Attentat 1971 (Movie)

Darien (Actor)

La Course du lievre a travers les champs 1971 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

My Night at Maud's 1970 (Movie)

Jean-Louis (Actor)

Sans Mobile Apparent 1970 (Movie)

Carella (Actor)

The Conformist 1970 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

Las Secretas Intenciones 1969 (Movie)


The American 1969 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Z 1969 (Movie)

Magistrate (Actor)

The Love Circle 1968 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

The Libertine 1967 (Movie)

DeMarchi (Actor)

A Man and a Woman 1966 (Movie)

Jean-Louis Duroc (Actor)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

Serge (Actor)

Les Biches 1966 (Movie)

Paul Thomas (Actor)

My Love, My Love 1966 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Sleeping Car Murders 1966 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Chateau en Suede 1963 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Mata Hari, Agent H-21 1963 (Movie)

Capt Francois Lassalle (Actor)

The Seven Deadly Sins 1963 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Le Combat dans l'ile 1961 (Movie)

Clément (Actor)

Songs 1961 (Movie)

Roberto (Actor)

Spotlight On Murder 1961 (Movie)

Jean-Marie (Actor)

Austerlitz 1960 (Movie)


Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Movie)

Danceny (Actor)

The Easy Life 1960 (Movie)

Roberto Mariani (Actor)

Violent Summer 1960 (Movie)

Carlo Romanazzi (Actor)

And God Created Woman 1956 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Si Tous les Gars du Monde... 1955 (Movie)

Jean-Louis (Actor)
Director (2)

Le Maitre-Nageur 1978 (Movie)


Une Journee bleu remplie 1971 (Movie)

Writer (1)

Une Journee bleu remplie 1971 (Movie)



Coolly cerebral and internal where French New Wave peers Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon leaned toward the physical and intense, Jean-Louis Trintignant enjoyed a five-decade career as an actor in some of arthouse cinema's most acclaimed films, from "And God Created Woman" (1956) and "A Man and a Woman" (1966) to "Z" (1969), "Three Colors: Red: (1994) and "Amour" (2012). His languid features and economical performing style earmarked him for young romantics, which he personified in Claude Lelouch's international success "A Man and a Woman." But Trintignant resisted pigeonholing, preferring instead to play complicated, challenged figures on both sides of the law in dozens of political dramas and crime dramas during the late 1960s and early 1970s, most notably "The Conformist" (1970), as a faceless factotum who traded his basic values for social acceptance. His international profile faded in the 1980s, but he enjoyed returns to prominence with Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors: Red" (1994) and Michael Haneke's "Amour" (2012). Though never a major international star, Trintignant's vast and critically revered body of work made him one of the most respected actors of the 20th century on both sides of the pond.


Vincent Trintignant


Stephane Audran


Nadine Trintignant

married in 1960 divorced

Marie Trintignant

born on JAnuary 21, 1962 mother, Nadine Trintignant


left law school at age 20 to study acting in Paris



Co-starred with Emmanuelle Riva as an elderly couple whose relationship is tested in "Amour"


Appeared in French comedy "Janis and John"


Played dual roles in "Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train/Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train"


Starred in "Red" the third part of Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors Trilogy"; film was also director's last film


Reprised role in "A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later," again directed by Claude Lelouch


First English language film, "Under Fire" opposite Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman


Starred in François Truffaut's final film "Confidentially Yours"


Directorial debut, "Une journée bien remplie ou Neuf meurtres insolites dans une même journée par un seul homme dont ce n'est pas le métier"; also co-wrote with Vincenzo Labella


Credited as dialogue collaborator in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris"


Rediscovered in film, "Un Homme et une Femme/A Man and a Woman" directed by Claude Lelouch


Film debut, "If All the Guys in the World..."


Breakthrough film role, acting opposite Brigitte Bardot in "And God Created Woman" from director Roger Vadim


Made theater debut in "To Each According to His Hunger"

Screen career interrupted when recruited into military service in Algeria for three years