Michel Piccoli

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Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli Cannes 2013.jpg
Michel Piccoli at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
BornJacques Daniel Michel Piccoli
(1925-12-27) 27 December 1925 (age 88)
Paris, France
OccupationActor, screenwriter, director, musician, singer
Years active1945–present
Spouse(s)Eléonore Hirt (1954–?)
Juliette Gréco (1966–1977)
Ludivine Clerc (1980–present)
 
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Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli Cannes 2013.jpg
Michel Piccoli at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
BornJacques Daniel Michel Piccoli
(1925-12-27) 27 December 1925 (age 88)
Paris, France
OccupationActor, screenwriter, director, musician, singer
Years active1945–present
Spouse(s)Eléonore Hirt (1954–?)
Juliette Gréco (1966–1977)
Ludivine Clerc (1980–present)

Michel Piccoli (born 27 December 1925) is a French actor.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Paris to a musical family; his mother was a pianist and his father a violinist.

He has appeared in many different roles, from seducer to cop to gangster to Pope, in more than 170 movies. Piccoli has worked with Jean Renoir, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Lelouch, Jacques Demy, Claude Sautet, Louis Malle, Agnès Varda, Leos Carax, Luis Buñuel, Costa-Gavras, Alfred Hitchcock, Marco Ferreri, Jacques Rivette, Otar Iosseliani, Nanni Moretti, Jacques Doillon, Mario Bava, Manoel de Oliviera, Raúl Ruiz, Theodoros Angelopoulos and Alain Resnais.

He has been married three times, first to Éléonore Hirt, then for eleven years to the singer Juliette Gréco and finally to Ludivine Clerc. He has one daughter from his first marriage, Anne-Cordélia.

Piccoli is politically active on the left, and is vocally opposed to the Front National.

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

He won the Best Actor Award at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival for A Leap in the Dark.[1] In 1982, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival for his role in Strange Affair.[2] In 2001 he was the recipient of the Europe Theatre Prize.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: A Leap in the Dark". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1982 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  3. ^ IX Europe Theatre Prize / Reasons Europe Theatre Prize

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