Jean-Louis Trintignant Biography (1930-)

Full name, Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant; born December 11, 1930, in Piolene(some sources say Aix-en-Provence), France; son of Raoul Trintignant (a wealthy industrialist) and Claire (Tourtin) Trintignant; married Colette Dacheville (an actress; professional name, Stephane Audran), 1954 (divorced); marriedNadine Marquand (a director), 1960; children: one son, two daughters (one deceased). Addresses: Contact--c/o Artmedia, 10 ave. Georges V, 75008 Paris, France.

Birth Details
December 11, 1930
Piolene, France

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Jean-Louis, If All the Guys in the World (also known as Si Tous les Gars du Monde and Race for Life), Christian-Jaque, 1955.
  • La Loi des Rues, 1956.
  • Club de femmes, 1956.
  • Michel Tardieu, And God Created Woman (also known as Et Dieu crea la femme and And Woman ... Was Created), Kingsley International, 1957.
  • Austerlitz (also known as The Battle of Austerlitz), Lux, 1960.
  • Georges, La Millieme fenetre, 1960.
  • Jean-Marie, Pleins feuz sur l'assassin, 1961.
  • Clement, Fire and Ice (also known as Le Combat dans l'Ile), 1961.
  • Guy, The Game of Truth (also known as Le Jeu de la Verite), Concinor, 1961.
  • Danceney, Dangerous Love Affairs (also known as Relazion: Periclose and Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Astor, 1961.
  • Carlo Romanazzi, L'Estate Violenta (also known as Ete Violent, Violent Summer, and The Widow Is Willing), Around the World-Don Kay, 1961.
  • Paul, Seven Capital Sins (also known as I Sette Peccati Capital, Seven Deadly Sins, and Les Sept Peches Capitaux), Embassy Pictures, 1962.
  • Joseph, Horace '62, 1962.
  • Roberto Mariani, The Easy Life (also known as Il Sorpasso), Embassy Pictures, 1963.
  • Francois, The French Game (also known as Le Coeur Battant), Atlantic Pictures, 1963.
  • Eric, Nutty, Naughty Chateu (also known as Chateu en Suede and Il Castello in Svezin), Lopert, 1964.
  • The poet, Merveilleuse Angelique, 1964.
  • La Bonne Occase, 1965.
  • Un Jour a Paris, 1965.
  • Fragilite, ton nom est jemme, 1965.
  • Captain Francois Lassalle, Mata Hari (also known as Matta Hari Agent H-21and Mata Hari Agente Segreto H-21), Magna Pictures, 1965.
  • Captain Serge, Is Paris Burning? (also known as Paris, Brule-t- Il?), Paramount, 1966.
  • Jean-Louis Duroc, A Man and a Woman (also known as Un Homme et une Femme), Allied Artists, 1966.
  • Eric, The Sleeping Car Murder (also known as Compartiment Tueurs), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.
  • La Donna Che Vive Va Sola (also known as Io uccido, tu uccidi), 1966.
  • Francois, Le Dix-septieme ciel, 1966.
  • Philippe, La Longue marche, 1966.
  • Raphael, Safari diamants, 1966.
  • Bernard, Col Cuore in Gola (also known as With Baited Breath and Deadly Sweet), 1967.
  • Raphael, Un Homme a abattre (also known as A Man to Kill), 1967.
  • Vincent, Mon amour, mon amour, 1967.
  • Pierre, Journey beneath the Desert (also known as L'Antinea, L'amante della Citta Sepolta, Antinea, and L'Atlantide), Embassy Pictures, 1967.
  • Paul Thomas, The Heterosexuals (also known as Les Biches), Jack H.
  • Harris, 1968.
  • Elias, himself, Trans-Europ-Express, Trans American, 1968.
  • Marco, Plucked (also known as La Morte ha Fatto l'Uovo and La Mort a Pondu un Oeuf), U-M, 1969.
  • Examining magistrate, Z, Cinema V, 1969.
  • Michele, Metti, una sera a cena (also known as The Love Circle and One Night at Dinner), 1969.
  • Dr. De Marchi, La matriarca (also known as The Libertine), 1969.
  • Silence, Il grande silenzio (also known as The Big Silence and Le Grand Silence), 1969.
  • L'Opium et le baton, 1969.
  • Jean, Cosi dolce cosi perversa (also known as Kiss Me, Kill Me and So Sweet...So Perverse), 1969.
  • Boris Varissa, The Man Who Lies (also known as L'Homme qui Ment), Grove Press, 1970.
  • Jean-Louis, My Night at Maud's (also known as My Night with Maud and Ma Nuit chez Maud), Pathe Contemporary-Corinth, 1970.
  • Marcello, The Conformist (also known as Il Conformista), Paramount, 1971.
  • Simon, The Crook (also known as Le Voyou), United Artists, 1971.
  • L'Homme au cerveau greffe, 1971.
  • Francois Darien, L'Attentat (also known as Plot and The French Conspiracy), Cine Globe, 1972.
  • Tony, And Hope To Die (also known as La Course du Lievre a Travers ces Champs) Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.
  • Stephane Carella, Without Apparent Motive (also known as Sans Mobile Apparent), Twentieth Century-Fox/Cinteleuro, 1972.
  • Lucien Bellon, The Outside Man (also known as Un Homme est Mort and Funerale a Los Angeles), United Artists, 1973.
  • Lauber, Defense de Savior (also known as Forbidden to Know), 1973.
  • Julien Mavoyeur, Le Train, 1973.
  • Michel, Les Violons du bal (also known as Violins at the Ball), 1974.
  • David Daguerre, The Secret (also known as Le Secret), 1974.
  • Ferdinand, L'Escapade, 1974.
  • Nicholas Mallet, The French Way (also known as Love at the Top and Le Mouton Enrage), Wormser, 1975.
  • Paul, Le Voyage de noces, 1975.
  • Paul Varlin, L'Agression (also known as Act of Agression), 1975.
  • Emile Buisson, Flic Story, 1975.
  • Senator, Il pleut sur Santiago, 1975.
  • Massimo Campi, The Sunday Woman (also known as La Donna Della Domenica),1975.
  • Alex, Les Passagers, 1976.
  • Doctor, The Desert of Tartars (also known as Le Desert des Tartares and Il Deserto Dei Tartar), Gaumont, 1976.
  • Rainier, L'Argent des Autres (also known as Other People's Money and Dirty Money), 1978.
  • Victor, Reperages (also known as Faces of Love), 1978.
  • Bruno, L'Amercain (also known as The American), 1979.
  • Horace Vannister, La Banquiere, 1980.
  • Viv Allen, Eaux Profondes, 1980.
  • Rulbert, Malevil, Union Generale Cinematographique, 1981.
  • Doctor, Passion of Love (also known as Passione d'Amore), Putnam Square,1982.
  • Blow to the Heart (also known as Colpire al Curore), Other Cinema, 1983.
  • Monsieur Sauce, La Nuit de Varennes (also known as That Night in Varennes), Triumph, 1983.
  • Julien Vercel, Confidentially Yours (also known Vivement dimanche! and Finally, Sunday), Artificial Eye, 1983.
  • Marcel Jazy, Under Fire, Orion, 1983.
  • The President, Le Bon Plaisir, MK2, 1984.
  • Roland Riviere, Going and Coming Back (also known as Partir revenir), Union Generale Cinematographique, 1985.
  • Inspector Mayene, L'Homme aux Yeux d'Argent, AAA-Revom, 1985.
  • Scutzler, Rendezvous, SpectraFilm, 1985.
  • Fodo the teacher, Volley for a Black Buffalo (also known as Sortuz Egy Fekete Bivalyert), Mafilm-Objektiv-Procinex, 1985.
  • David, Thomas et les Autres, 1985.
  • Gilquin, Nobody's Women (also known as Femmes de Personne), European Classics, 1986.
  • Pierre, The Woman of My Life (also known as La Femme de Ma Vie), Union Generale Cinematographique, 1986.
  • Jean-Louis Duroc, A Man and a Woman: Twenty Years Later (also known as UnHomme et une Femme: Vingt Ans Deja), Warner Bros., 1986.
  • Paul, Next Summer (also known as L'Ete prochain), European Classics, 1986.
  • Paul, The Ghost Valley (also known as La Vallee Fantome), MK2, 1987.
  • The General, Le Moustachu, (also known as The Field Agent), 1987.
  • Holm, Bunker Palace Hotel, Bac Films, 1989.
  • The S.S. officer, Merci, la Vie (also known as Thank You Life and Thanksfor Life), 1991.
  • The Colonel Edouard, L'Instinct de l'Ange, 1993.
  • Marx, Regarde les hommes tomber (also known as See How They Fall), Pan Europeenne, 1994.
  • Judge Joseph Kern, Red (also known as Three Colors: A Trilogy, Three Colors: Red, and Trois Couleurs: Rouge), Miramax, 1994.
  • Magagual, Fiesta, Les Films Number One, 1995.
  • Voice of Irvin, The City of Lost Children (also known as La Cite des Enfants Perdus), Lumiere Pictures, 1995.
  • Albert Dehousse, A Self-Made Hero (also known as Very Discreet Hero and Un Heros Tres Discret), Union Generale du Cinematographique Droites Audiovisuel, 1996.
  • Tykho Moon, 1997.
  • Also appeared as Georges in Les Pas Perdus; other films include Glissements progressifs du plaisir, Coeur Battant, Il Successo, and Enigma.
  • Credits; Film Work
  • Director of Une Journee bien remplie (also known as A Well-Filled Day), 1972, and Le Maitre nageur, 1979.
  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) To Each According to His Hunger, 1951.
  • Appeared as Mary Stuart, Macbeth, Comedie de Saint-Etienne; also appearedin Jacques ou la Soumission, Hamlet, Bonheur, impaire et passe, and Deux surla balancoire.

Further Reference


  • Films and Filming (London), October, 1960.

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