Michel Piccoli

Actor, Producer, Theater manager
Urbane Franco-Italian performer, on stage from the late 1940s and in routine screen character roles through the 50s. Piccoli gained prominence in the following decades with roles as sophisticated bourgeois types in ... Read more »
Born: 12/27/1925 in Paris, FR


Actor (140)

A Man, A Real One 2014 (Movie)


Holy Motors 2012 (Movie)

The Man with the Birthmark (Actor)

Lines of Wellington 2012 (Movie)

Leópold Scheitzer (Actor)

We Have a Pope 2012 (Movie)

The Pope (Actor)

Dillinger E Morto 2009 (Movie)

Glauco (Actor)

La bel âge 2009 (Movie)


De la guerre 2008 (Movie)


The Duchess of Langeais 2008 (Movie)

Vidame de Pamiers (Actor)

Belle Toujours 2007 (Movie)

Henri Husson (Actor)

Boxes 2007 (Movie)


Beneath the Rooftops of Paris 2006 (Movie)

Marcel (Actor)

Jardins En Automne 2006 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Otar Iosseliani, Le Merle Siffleur 2006 (Movie)


Espelho Magico 2004 (Movie)

Prof Heschel (Actor)

Le Petite Lili 2004 (Movie)

Le Comedien (Actor)

Divine Intervention 2003 (Movie)

Walkie Talkie Voice (Actor)

Raining Cats and Frogs 2003 (Movie)

Ferdinand (Actor)

Ce Jour-la 2002 (Movie)


I'm Going Home 2002 (Movie)

Gilbert Valence (Actor)

Bad Blood 2001 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Death In This Garden 2000 (Movie)

Father Lisardi (Actor)

Les Acteurs 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Regarding Bunuel 2000 (Movie)


The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 2000 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

Tout va bien, on s'en va 2000 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

Simon Cinema (Actor)

Paris-Tombuctu 1999 (Movie)


Rien sur Robert 1999 (Movie)

Lord Ariel Chatwick-West (Actor)

Genealogies d'un crime 1998 (Movie)

Georges (Actor)

Libero Burro 1998 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Passion in the Desert 1998 (Movie)

Venture (Actor)

The Young Girls of Rochefort 1998 (Movie)

Simon Dame (Actor)

Beaumarchais: The Scoundrel 1997 (Movie)

Prince of Conti (Actor)

Party 1997 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

The Bunuel Paradox 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Travelling Companion 1996 (Movie)

Cosimo (Actor)

Tykho Moon 1996 (Movie)

Mac Bee (Actor)

Martha and I 1995 (Movie)

Dr Ernst Fuchs (Actor)

2 X 50 Years of French Cinema 1994 (Movie)


The Black Angel 1994 (Movie)

Georges Feuvrier (Actor)

The Universe of Jacques Demy 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bete de Scene 1993 (Movie)


La Cavale des Fous 1993 (Movie)

Henri Toussaint (Actor)

The Emigrant 1993 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Le Bal des Casse-Pieds 1992 (Movie)

Desire (Actor)

The Supper 1992 (Movie)

of Chateaubriand (Voice)

Archipel 1991 (Movie)

Leonard Wilde (Actor)

La Belle Noiseuse 1991 (Movie)

Edouard Frenhofer (Actor)

La Vie Crevee 1991 (Movie)

Raymond (Actor)

Le Voleur d'enfants 1991 (Movie)

Mister Armand (Actor)

Les Equilibristes 1991 (Movie)

Marcel Spadice (Actor)

L' Etat sauvage 1990 (Movie)

Fernand Orlaville (Actor)

May Fools 1990 (Movie)

Milou (Actor)

La Nuit de Varennes 1989 (Movie)

of King Louis XVI (Voice)

La Revolution Francaise 1989 (Movie)


The Monkey People 1989 (Movie)

French Narration (Actor)

Blanc de chine 1988 (Movie)

Batz (Actor)

Le Doulos 1988 (Movie)

Nuttbeccio (Actor)

Y'a bon les blancs 1988 (Movie)

Father Jean-Marie (Actor)

Das Weite Land 1987 (Movie)

Friedrich Hofreiter (Actor)

L' Homme voile 1987 (Movie)

Kassar (Actor)

La Rumba 1987 (Movie)

Malleville (Actor)

Maladie d'amour 1987 (Movie)

Raoul Bergeron (Actor)

La Puritaine 1986 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Le Paltoquet 1986 (Movie)

Nonentity--Le Paltoquet (Actor)

Mon beau-frere a tue ma soeur 1986 (Movie)

Etienne Sembadet (Actor)

Peril en la Demeure 1985 (Movie)

Graham Tombsthay (Actor)

Al-Wedaa Ya Bonaparte 1984 (Movie)

General Cafarelli (Actor)

Dangerous Moves 1984 (Movie)

Akiva Liebskind (Actor)

Gli Occhi, la Bocca 1984 (Movie)

Nigi (Actor)

Success Is the Best Revenge 1984 (Movie)

French Official (Actor)

Le Matelot 512 1983 (Movie)


Partir Revenir 1983 (Movie)

Simon Lerner (Actor)

Passion 1983 (Movie)

Michel Gulla (Actor)

Viva la Vie! 1983 (Movie)

Michel Perrin (Actor)

La Passante 1982 (Movie)


Le General de l'Armee Morte 1982 (Movie)

Benetandi (Actor)

Le Prix du Danger 1982 (Movie)

Frederic Lemaire (Actor)

Atlantic City 1981 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Oltre la Porta 1981 (Movie)

Mr Mutti--Nina's Father (Actor)

Que les gros salaires levent le doigt!!! 1981 (Movie)

Jose Viss (Actor)

Une Chambre en Ville 1981 (Movie)

Edmond Leroyer (Actor)

Une Etrange Affaire 1981 (Movie)

Bertrand (Actor)

La Fille Prodigue 1980 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Der Preis furs uberleben 1979 (Movie)

Rene Winterhalter (Actor)

Salto Nel Vuoto 1979 (Movie)

Mauro (Actor)

Le Divorcement 1978 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

Le Mors aux dents 1978 (Movie)

Pierre Chazerand (Actor)

La Part du feu 1977 (Movie)

Robert Hansen (Actor)

La Petite fille en velours bleu 1977 (Movie)

Bruckner (Actor)

Le Sucre 1977 (Movie)

Grezillo (Actor)

Des Enfants Gates 1976 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Strauberg Ist Da 1976 (Movie)

Strauberg--Publisher (Actor)

F comme Fairbanks 1975 (Movie)

Etienne (Actor)

Leonor 1975 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Mado 1975 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

One Way or Another 1975 (Movie)

Excellency (Actor)

Rene la Canne 1975 (Movie)

Marchand (Actor)

The Last Woman 1975 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Grandeur Nature 1974 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

La Faille 1974 (Movie)

Enquefeur (Actor)

Seven Deaths By Prescription 1974 (Movie)

Losseray (Actor)

Le Fantome de la Liberte 1973 (Movie)

2nd Commissioner (Actor)

Le Trio Infernal 1973 (Movie)

Sarret (Actor)

Vincent, Francois, Paul... et les Autres 1973 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

Don't Touch the White Woman! 1972 (Movie)

Buffalo Bill (Actor)

La Grande Bouffe 1972 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Les Noces Rouges 1972 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Themroc 1972 (Movie)

Themroc (Actor)

L' Attentat 1971 (Movie)

Kassar (Actor)

L' Invasion 1970 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

L' Udienza 1970 (Movie)

French Priest (Actor)

La Cagna 1970 (Movie)

Friend (Actor)

La Decade Prodigieuse 1970 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

La Poudre d'escampette 1970 (Movie)

Valentin (Actor)

Heartbeat 1969 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

L' Amante 1969 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Max et les Ferrailleurs 1969 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Milky Way 1969 (Movie)

Marquis (Actor)

Topaz 1969 (Movie)

Jacques Granville (Actor)

Benjamin, or the Diary of an Innocent Young Man 1968 (Movie)

Philippe DeSaint-Germain (Actor)

Diabolik 1968 (Movie)

Inspector Ginco (Actor)

Shock Troops 1968 (Movie)

The Extra Man (Actor)

Woman in Chains 1968 (Movie)


Belle de Jour 1967 (Movie)

Henri Husson (Actor)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

Pisani (Actor)

Lady L 1966 (Movie)

Lecoeur (Actor)

My Love, My Love 1966 (Movie)

Marrades (Actor)

The Sleeping Car Murders 1966 (Movie)

Cabourg (Actor)

The War Is Over 1966 (Movie)

1st Customs Inspector (Actor)

Masquerade 1965 (Movie)

Sarrasin (Actor)

About Love 1964 (Movie)

Raoul (Actor)

Contempt 1964 (Movie)

Paul Javal (Actor)

Diary of a Chambermaid 1964 (Movie)

Monsieur Monteil (Actor)

Les Creatures 1964 (Movie)

Edgar (Actor)

Les Vierges de Rome 1963 (Movie)


Nathalie Agent Secret 1959 (Movie)

Frank Marchal (Actor)

Marie Antoinette 1956 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

French Can-Can 1955 (Movie)

Valorgueil (Actor)

Daughters of Destiny 1954 (Movie)

Pasquerel (Actor)
Writer (2)

The Black Beach 2001 (Movie)


Alors Voila 1996 (Movie)

Director (2)

The Black Beach 2001 (Movie)


Alors Voila 1996 (Movie)

Producer (2)

L' Etat sauvage 1990 (Movie)


Le General de l'Armee Morte 1982 (Movie)



Urbane Franco-Italian performer, on stage from the late 1940s and in routine screen character roles through the 50s. Piccoli gained prominence in the following decades with roles as sophisticated bourgeois types in films by Bunuel, Hitchcock and Chabrol. He has since cemented his reputation as one of France's most prolific and acclaimed performers, working through the 1990s with directors including Bertrand Tavernier ("Spoiled Children" 1977), Louis Malle ("Atlantic City" 1980) and Leos Carax ("Bad Blood" 1986).


Ludivine Clerc Screenplay

Married in 1980

Juliette Greco Actor


Eleonore Hirt Actor


Anne Piccoli

Mother, Éléonore Hirt



Re-teamed with director Jacques Rivette for "Ne touchez pas la hache/The Duchess of Langeais"


Wrote and directed "C'est pas tout à fait la vie dont j'avais rêvé"


Directed "La Plage noire/The Black Beach"; screened at Cannes


Appeared in key supporting role in "Rein sur Robert"


Film directing debut, "Alors Voila"


Co-starred in Jacques Rivette's "La Belle Noiseuse" with Jane Birkin and Emmanuelle Béart


Re-teamed with Louis Malle for "Milou en mai/May Fools"


Starred in the Academy award winning film, "Dangerous Moves"; film won Best Foreign Language Film


Cast in the American film, "Atlantic City" directed by Louis Malle and starring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon


Acted in "Sept morts sur ordonnance/Seven Deaths by Prescription or Bestial Quartet" with Gérard Depardieu and Jane Birkin


Co-starred in Marco Ferreri's "La grande abbuffata/The Grande Bouffe" with Marcello Mastroianni


First producing credit, "Themroc"


Feature acting debut, "The Sorcerer"

Manager of Theatre Babylone in Paris until 1957

Started own production company, Film 66


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