Jean-Paul Belmondo, The Face Of French New Wave Film, Dies At 88

Jean-Paul Belmondo, The Face Of French New Wave Film, Dies At 88

Jean-Paul Belmondo, The Face Of French New Wave Film, Dies At 88

NPR says French film star Jean-Paul Belmondo, whose breakout role in the New Wave classic Breathless won him international fame, has died at age 88.

French President Emmanuel Macron mourned the passing of a man he called “a national treasure” on Twitter. “He will forever remain Le Magnifique,” Macron wrote, nodding to a 1973 slapstick spy satire that was just one on a long list of star turns in a career that spanned six decades.

Belmondo’s death at his Paris home on Monday was confirmed by his lawyer, Michel Godest, to French news agency Agence France-Presse. “He had been very tired for some time. He died peacefully,” Godest said.

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/06/1034636250/jean-paul-belmondo-the-face-of-french-new-wave-film-dies-at-88?t=1631023660882


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