Michel Piccoli, the French star of cinema loses his life for unknown reasons



The news that the prolific of cinema and politics, Michel Piccoli, lost his life at 94, the events occurred last week, as reported by the French press.

The movie star who participated in films by famous directors such as Luis Buñuel and Jean-Luc Godard He left this world unknown the causes of its outcome.

Piccoli was born in Paris and was loyal to art and essay cinema in France and continental Europe, he began his career in the 1940 and appeared in more than 170 movies, a lifetime devoted to work up to 80 years.

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His most memorable role was perhaps during the tape the New Wave of the French cinema in which he acted alongside Brigitte Bardot and in the 1963 Godard masterpiece "Le mépris" ("The contempt"), with his black hat and characteristic bushy eyebrows.

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However, great performances precede him for other greats directors from Europe, like the French Jean Renoir, Jacques Rivette and Jean-Pierre Melville, the British Alfred Hitchcock

and spanish Buñuel. For the latter, Piccioli she starred opposite Catherine Deneuve in the 1967 classic "Belle de Jour" ("Daylight Beauty") and the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film "Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie" ("The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" ) from 1972.

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However, although in one of his performances he appears in the espionage thriller of Hitchcock from 1969 "Topaz"His Hollywood career did not take off.

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Despite this, Piccoli, obtained several acknowledgments in Europe, who were singled out as Best Actor at Cannes in 1980 for Marco Bellochio's “Salto nel vuoto” (“Jump into the Void”) and he was awarded a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for the 1981 film “Une étrange affaire” by Pierre Granier-Deferre.

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His latest appearances include roles such as in the movie Nanni Moretti 2011 “Habemus Papam”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

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It is worth mentioning that Piccoli he married three times Éléonore Hirt, with the singer Juliette Greco and finally with Ludivine Clerc, with whom she remained the rest of her life. Anne-Cordélia was the first-born of his first marriage.

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