Belmondo in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless 1960
With his rough and tumble good looks and eternally dangling cigarette, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been a fixture in French cinema for nearly six decades. Belmondo, the actor who defined "New Wave" cinema with his debut roll in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless will be canonized at this years Cannes Film Festival with a grand fête apropos for the celluloid icon; as well as the premier of Vincent Perrot and Jeff Domenech’s documentary Belmondo, The Career. The Cannes Film Festival runs May 11 – 22.
Jean-Paul Belmondo in Philippe de Broca's That Man From Rio 1964
Claudia Cardinale and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Mauro Bolognini's The Lovermakers, 1961
Jean-Paul Belmondo in Jean-Pierre Melville's Léon Morin, Priest, 1961
Belmondo as Belmondo