“Someone rare”, “Elegance”, “Modesty and dignity”: reactions to the death of Jean-Louis Trintignant

Giant of French cinema and theater, the actor died on Friday June 17. Like the President of the Republic and his Prime Minister, many of them pay tribute to the “tremendous artistic talent” of the comedian who disappeared at the age of 91.

A few minutes after the official death of the actor, President Emmanuel Macron wanted to greet a “tremendous artistic talent” who “accompanied our lives”. Then the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne underlines in a tweet the place of the actor in the influence of France abroad. Born in 1930, Jean-Louis Trintignant began his career in the 1950s in auteur cinema before experiencing international success in 1956 at the same time as Brigitte Bardot with the legendary scandalous film And God created the woman by Roger Vadim.

He was someone rare, confusing in a good way. A great actor. He worked all his life with his tape recorder in his hand saying poems and at the end of his life, well the last four years, he shocked everyone by saying marvelous poems and in a marvelous way. And he made great films, of course Lelouch, but there are also The conformist, Redfinally superb films”, reacted on BFMTV his ex-wife Nadine Trintignant, mother of his children.

Former President of the Republic François Hollande wrote to him on Twitter: “Never has a shy person expressed with so much talent the torments of the human soul.”

The now ex-president of the Cannes Film Festival Pierre Lescure sent him a simple tribute on Twitter. “Farewell, Dear Jean-Louis”he wrote alongside two photos of the actor, including one with his daughter Marie, also an actress, who died tragically in 2003, under the blows of Bertrand Cantat.

Jean-Louis Trintignant notably won an interpretation prize at Cannes for Z by Costa Gravas in 1969, and a César for best actor for Love by Michael Haneke in 2013. Gilles Jacob, also former president of the Cannes Film Festival, also reacted this Friday on BFMTV to the death of Jean-Louis Trintignant. The critic, essayist and director remembers “elegance” of the actor.

“After Belmondo, another brother who leaves and I am upset”reacted to AFP Alain Delon, with whom he shared the poster of Cop Story. The actor of The swimming pool, Jean Dujardin or even Marina Foïs, all wanted to pay tribute to him, with a word, a photo or a video posted on social networks.

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