Jean-Louis Trintignant

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Birth Name: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Born: 12/11/1930
Birth Place: Piolenc, Vaucluse, FR

Born Dec. 11, 1930 in the southeastern French commune of Piolenc, Jean-Louis Trintignant was the son of industrialist Raoul Trintignant and his wife, Claire, as well as the nephew of famed racecar drivers Louis and Maurice Trintignant. He relocated to Paris in 1950 to study drama before touring the country in various theater productions. Trintignant's first screen appearance came in the 1955 short "Pechineff," which was followed by supporting roles in features. His breakthrough came in Roger Vadim's "And God Created Woman" (1956), which cast him as the naïve young scion of a shipping family who succumbed to the charms of nubile waif Brigitte Bardot. An international success as well as a sca... Continue Bio >>

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