For several years he suffered from cancer, the actor passed away accompanied by his family.
Actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, star of the French film classic A Man and a Woman opposite Anouk Aimée, died on Friday at the age of 91, his family told AFP.
In a statement, his wife Mariane Hoepfner Trintignant said the And God Created Woman actor died “peacefully, of old age, this morning, at his home in the Gard region, surrounded by his loved ones.”
Trintignant won the Silver Bear for best actor at the Berlin Film Festival in 1968 for L’Homme qui ment, the best actor award at Cannes in 1969 for Z, and the César for best actor in 2013 for Amour.
Jean-Louis Trintignant starred in several auteur films, dubbed Jack Nicholson in French in The Shining, and enjoyed international fame.
The success of Claude Lelouch’s Un homme et une femme, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1966 and the Oscar for best foreign film, gave him star status, but he preferred intimate cinema to big productions like Close Encounters. Steven Spielberg’s The Third Kind and Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, in which he was offered roles.
The life of Jean-Louis Trintignant, a theater and motorsports fan who revealed in 2017 that he had cancer, turned upside down with the death of his daughter, actress Marie Trintignant, murdered by her partner Bertrand Cantat in 2003.