In more than 220 movies worked actor Michel Piccoli is totDie icon of French cinema, has died at the age of 94 following a stroke.4 Kommentare4Michel Piccoli was 94 years old.Photo: Christophe Karaba/Keystone

The French acting legend Michel Piccoli is dead. Piccoli died at the age of 94 years on may 12. May, the French news Agency AFP reported on the effects of a stroke, such as citing a communication from the family on Monday.

The message has been transmitted, therefore, by Gilles Jacob, the former President of the Cannes film festival and a friend of Piccolis,.

More than 60 years, Michel Piccoli stand in front of the camera and on the stage. He has participated in more than 220 films, including classics such as “diary of a chambermaid”, “The discreet charm of the Bourgeoisie” and “The big Eat”. He has played with all the Major of world cinema and rotated.

Directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Luis Buñuel, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Sautet and Costa-Gavras took him in front of the camera. Among its partners of famous screen stars such as Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Sophia Loren, Jeanne Moreau and Ornella Muti.

he often appeared at the side of Romy Schneider. With her he turned, “Trio Infernal”, “The things of life” and “The passerby of Sanssouci”. Piccoli was several times married, among others, with the French chanson singer Juliette Gréco.

Piccoli was born on 27. December in Paris in 1925 into a family of musicians of Italian origin born. His father was a Violinist, his mother a pianist. At the time of his film career, he celebrated great successes on the stage. A sensation he made among other things, in Arthur Schnitzler’s tragicomedy “The wide Land”, the Swiss theater Director Luc Bondy with Piccoli filmed successfully.

Piccoli has Played almost everything: the passionate lover, romantic Charmer, cold, cynic, murderer, the police officers on the spit roasting (“Themroc”), the desperate artist in “The beautiful Querulantin” and the Pope “Habemus Papam” by Nanni Moretti.

(SDA /aru)

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