Morning Man Classic: Jean-Paul Belmondo!
Jean-Paul Delmondo made an everlasting impression in his breakthrough film: Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless in 1960.
The film, in which young petty criminal who models himself on the film persona of Humphrey Bogart, made Belmondo a major figure in the French New Wave.
He remained one of France’s biggest box-office stars through the mid-80s with his typical characters being either dashing adventurers or more cynical heroes.
Belmondo’s film roles included Jean-Pierre Melville’s philosophical movie Leon Morin, Priest in 1961, Melville’s 1963 film noir crime film The Fingerman (Le Doulos), Godard’s Pierrot le fou in 1965. He also starred in That Man From Rio in 1965 and Alain Resnais’ Stavisky in 1974.
Now 79, Belmondo received a Career Achievement award In 2010 at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.