Jean-Paul Belmondo

Actor, Producer
For generations of French filmgoers and lovers of international cinema, few actors defined the Gallic male on screen more succinctly than Jean-Paul Belmondo. Though rugged and unconventionally handsome, Belmondo's ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1933 in France


Actor (62)

Leon Morin, Priest 2009 (Movie)

Leon Morin (Actor)

Un homme et son chien 2009 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Amazone 2000 (Movie)

Edouard (Actor)

Les Acteurs 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

Actor for a Day (Actor)

Peut-etre 1998 (Movie)

Ako (Actor)

Une Chance sur Deux 1998 (Movie)

Leo Brassac (Actor)

Desire 1995 (Movie)

Desire (Actor)

Les Miserables 1995 (Movie)

Henry Fortin/Jean Valjean (Actor)

L' Inconnu dans la Maison 1992 (Movie)

Loursat (Actor)

Stavisky 1991 (Movie)

Alexandre Stavisky (Actor)

L' Itineraire d'un enfant gate 1988 (Movie)

Sam Lion (Actor)

Le Doulos 1988 (Movie)

Silien (Actor)

Le Solitaire 1987 (Movie)

Commissioner Stan Jalard (Actor)

Hold-Up 1985 (Movie)

Grimm (Actor)

Joyeuses Paques 1983 (Movie)


Le Marginal 1982 (Movie)


Les Morfalous 1982 (Movie)


L' As des As 1981 (Movie)

Jo Cavlier (Actor)

Le Professionnel 1981 (Movie)

Josselin Beaumont dit 'Joss' (Actor)

Flic ou voyou 1978 (Movie)

Stan Borowitz (Actor)

L' Animal 1976 (Movie)

Fechner (Actor)

El cazador de hombres 1975 (Movie)

L'Alpagueur (Actor)

Le Corps de Mon Ennemi 1975 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

L' Incorrigible 1974 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Peur sur la Ville 1974 (Movie)

Tellier (Actor)

Le Magnifique 1973 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

Docteur Popaul 1971 (Movie)

Dr Paul Simay (Actor)

L' Heritier 1971 (Movie)

Cordell (Actor)

La Scoumoune 1971 (Movie)

La Scoumoune (Actor)

Borsalino 1970 (Movie)

Capella (Actor)

Le Casse 1970 (Movie)

Azad (Actor)

Les Maries de l'an Deux 1970 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

Love Is a Funny Thing 1970 (Movie)

Henri (Actor)

Mississippi Mermaid 1970 (Movie)

Louis Mahe (Actor)

The Brain 1969 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Casino Royale 1967 (Movie)

French Legionnaire (Actor)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

Morandat (Actor)

The Thief of Paris 1966 (Movie)

Georges Randal (Actor)

Backfire 1965 (Movie)

David Ladislas (Actor)

Banana Peel 1965 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Pierrot le Fou 1965 (Movie)

Ferdinand (Actor)

Un Coeur gros comme ca! 1965 (Movie)


A Woman Is a Woman 1964 (Movie)

Alfred Lubitsch (Actor)

Cartouche 1964 (Movie)

Cartouche (Actor)

Man Hunt 1964 (Movie)

Fernand (Actor)

That Man From Rio 1964 (Movie)

Adrien Dufourquet (Actor)

Up To His Ears 1964 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Moderato Cantabile 1963 (Movie)

Chauvin (Actor)

Sweet and Sour 1963 (Movie)

Raymond LaLegion (Actor)

The Big Risk 1963 (Movie)

Eric Stark (Actor)

Week-End a Zuydcoote 1963 (Movie)

Maillat (Actor)

Magnet of Doom 1962 (Movie)

Michel Maudet (Actor)

A Monkey In Winter 1961 (Movie)

Gabriel Fouquet (Actor)

Breathless 1961 (Movie)

Michel Poiccard-- (Actor)

The Love Makers 1961 (Movie)

Amerigo Casamonti (Actor)

Two Women 1961 (Movie)

Michele (Actor)

Love And the Frenchwoman 1960 (Movie)

Gil (Actor)

The Cheaters 1960 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Web of Passion 1960 (Movie)

Laszlo Kovacs (Actor)

Charlotte et son Jules 1957 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Le Professionnel (Movie)

Joss Beaumont (Actor)
Producer (3)

L' Inconnu dans la Maison 1992 (Movie)


L' Itineraire d'un enfant gate 1988 (Movie)


Joyeuses Paques 1983 (Movie)



For generations of French filmgoers and lovers of international cinema, few actors defined the Gallic male on screen more succinctly than Jean-Paul Belmondo. Though rugged and unconventionally handsome, Belmondo's innate charm and physicality captured the world's attention with his turn as a doomed small-time crook in Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" (1960), one of the vanguards of the French New Wave. The film's global popularity minted him as an icon of cinematic cool, an image he would underscore for the next four decades in arthouse-minded projects like Godard's "Pierrot le Fou" (1965) and Francois Truffaut's "Mississippi Mermaid" (1969). At the same time, he proved himself as a capable and highly athletic action star, often providing his own daring stunts in "That Man from Rio" (1964), "Borsalino" (1970) and "The Professional" (1981). He returned to stage work and more sedate fare in the late 1980s and '90s, earning a Cesar for "Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté" (1988) and high praise for a modern-day take on "Les Misérables" (1995) before suffering a paralyzing stroke. Though physically limited, he returned to features in 2008 for the melancholy "A Man and His Dog" (2008). Though no longer the robust, roguish figure of his youth, Belmondo's inherent strength and spirit remained intact, providing an inspiring reminder of why he remained a French national treasure for nearly half a century.


Ursula Andress Actor


Laura Antonelli


Laura Antonelli Actor

Began dating Broke up

Paul Belmondo


Elodie Belmondo

married in 1952 divorced in 1967

Florence Belmondo

born 1960

Patricia Belmondo

died in a fire in 1994

Paul Belmondo

born c. 1963


Paris Conservatoire

Paris 1953 - 1956

studied acting under Raymond Girard and Pierre Dux

College Pascal




Acted in French TV adaptation of "Lion"


Had first TV role in over forty years in the French miniseries "L'aine des Ferchaux", a remake of the film in which he starred in 1963


Launched scathing attack on Hollywood distribution usurping home-grown product when his film, "Desire", was only booked on 20 French screens


Starred in Claude Lelouch's "Les Miserables"


Purchased the Theatre des Varietes in Paris, reputedly the city's oldest playhouse built in 1807


Starred in and produced "Cyrano de Bergerac" in Paris and on tour for two seasons


Returned to the Paris stage in Robert Hossein's staging of Dumas' "Kean"


First feature as producer, "L'As des as/Ace of Aces"


English-language debut, "Is Paris Burning?"


Starred in Godard's "Pierrot le fou"


Elected president of French actor's union


Published autobiography "30 Years and 25 Films"


Appeared briefly (during a boxing match) in Francois Reichenbach's feature-length documentary "Un coeur gros comme ca"


Gained international attention starring as petty thief Michel Poiccard in Godard's "Breathless/A bout de souffle"


First leading stage role, "Oscar"


First appearance in a Jean-Luc Godard film, the short "Charlotte et son Jules"; voice dubbed by Godard


Feature debut in "A Pied, a cheval et en voiture"


Appeared on Paris stage in "L'Hotel du libre echange"


Short film acting debut in "Moliere"

Founded touring company with Annie Girardot and Guy Bedos

Bonus Trivia


Belmondo's name was in the headlines in Hollywood in April 1996, when he lashed out at the Hollywood studios and distributors. The actor was furious that his film "Desire" was on only 20 screen in France while American films, such as "Toy Story", were on 500. He claimed that French theatre chains were "on their knees before Hollywood. When I hear them talk about defending French cinema, I can only laugh." (The American market share of movie ticket sales in France was 54 percent at the time, compared to only 35 percent for French-made product.)


He reportedly suffered a stroke while on vacation in Corsica in August 2001.