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Michel Piccoli is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer French born on 27 december 1925 at Paris (France)

Michel Piccoli

Michel Piccoli
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Birth name Michel-Jacques-Daniel Piccoli
Nationality France
Birth 27 december 1925 at Paris (France)
Death 12 may 2020 (at 94 years)

Michel Piccoli (born 27 December 1925) is a French actor.

Biography

He was born in Paris to a musical family; his mother was a pianist and his father a violinist.

He has appeared in many different roles, from seducer to cop to gangster to Pope, in more than 170 movies. Piccoli has worked with Jean Renoir, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Lelouch, Jacques Demy, Claude Sautet, Louis Malle, Agnès Varda, Leos Carax, Luis Buñuel, Costa-Gavras, Alfred Hitchcock, Marco Ferreri, Jacques Rivette, Otar Iosseliani, Nanni Moretti, Jacques Doillon, Mario Bava, Manoel de Oliviera, Raúl Ruiz, Theodoros Angelopoulos and Alain Resnais.

He has been married three times, first to Éléonore Hirt, then for eleven years to the singer Juliette Gréco and finally to Ludivine Clerc. He has one daughter from his first marriage, Anne-Cordélia.

Piccoli is politically active on the left, and is vocally opposed to the Front National.

Best films

Atlantic City (1980)
(Actor)
Raining Cats and Frogs (2003)
(Actor)
The Savage State (1978)
(Actor)
The Passerby (1982)
(Actor)
The Diary of an Innocent Boy (1968)
(Actor)
Touch and Go (1971)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michel Piccoli (199 films)

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Actor

The Taste of Blueberries, 1h30
Directed by Thomas de Thier
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama
Actors Michel Piccoli, Natasha Parry, Arno Hintjens
Roles Michel
Rating70% 3.5161753.5161753.5161753.5161753.516175
Un couple d'octogénaires a une vie bien réglée, mais par un beau jour d'août, ils partent pour une destination inconnue.
Holy Motors, 1h55
Directed by Leos Carax
Origin France
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Eva Mendes, Michel Piccoli, Kylie Minogue, Jean-François Balmer
Roles L'homme à la tache de vin
Rating70% 3.5497853.5497853.5497853.5497853.549785
After waking up one morning, a man called "The Sleeper" locates and opens a secret door in his apartment. He enters, wandering into a packed movie house, while a young child and a giant dog wander up and down the aisles.
Lines of Wellington, 2h31
Directed by Raoul Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Soraia Chaves, Vincent Pérez, Marisa Paredes, Carloto Cotta, John Malkovich, Nuno Lopes
Roles Leópold Scheitzer
Rating60% 3.0492453.0492453.0492453.0492453.049245
An epic set in the time starting with the Battle of Bussaco till the retreat of French Marshal Masséna from the Lines of Torres Vedras constructed by the order of the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War (1810).
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, 1h55
Directed by Bruno Podalydès, Alain Resnais
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Mathieu Amalric, Denis Podalydès, Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Anne Consigny, Andrzej Seweryn
Roles Le père
Rating63% 3.1535453.1535453.1535453.1535453.153545
From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d’Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play “Eurydice.” These actors watch a recording of the work performed by a young acting company, La Compagnie de la Colombe. During the screening, Antoine’s friends are so overwhelmed by their memories of the play that they start performing it together, despite no longer being the appropriate age for their various roles.
We Have a Pope, 1h42
Directed by Nanni Moretti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Psychologie, Films about religion, Psychanalyse
Actors Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa, Franco Graziosi
Roles Melville
Rating67% 3.3520353.3520353.3520353.3520353.352035
On the death of the pope, the conclave meets in Rome. Early ballots end with black smoke, since none of the main candidates reaches the quorum. After several rounds of voting, Cardinal Melville is elected, though he had not previously been considered a frontrunner.
Restless
Restless (2009)
, 1h37
Directed by Laurent Perreau
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Michel Piccoli, Pauline Étienne, Éric Caravaca, Marie Kremer, Johanna ter Steege, Rachid Hami
Roles Maurice Reverdy
Rating58% 2.922682.922682.922682.922682.92268
Une jeune fille rebelle et orpheline, vit dans la grande maison de son grand-père, avec qui les relations sont difficiles et pleines de non-dits. Alors qu'elle découvre l'amour tout en se débattant avec les difficultés de la vie à travers ses objectifs sportifs et sa passion pour la natation, lui, revient à l'occasion d'un décès sur un épisode douloureux de sa jeunesse enfoui dans un passé lointain qu'il a toujours refusé d'évoquer.
The Dust of Time, 2h5
Directed by Theo Angelopoulos
Origin Grece
Genres Drama
Actors Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz, Michel Piccoli, Irène Jacob, Christiane Paul
Roles Spyros
Rating65% 3.2978553.2978553.2978553.2978553.297855
In 1999, an American film director of Greek descent named A (Willem Dafoe) receives a phone call from his melancholic daughter at the Cinecittà studio. He rushes back to his apartment in Rome, where he finds a letter his mother, Eleni (Irène Jacob), wrote to his father, Spyros (Michel Piccoli), in 1956.
On War
On War (2008)
, 2h10
Directed by Bertrand Bonello
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Asia Argento, Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Depardieu, Clotilde Hesme, Léa Seydoux, Elina Löwensohn
Roles Le grand Hou
Rating61% 3.0963553.0963553.0963553.0963553.096355
Bertrand (Mathieu Amalric), a film director, is conducting research for his latest film, and asks a funeral director if he can stay back at his parlour after the close of business. Bertrand cannot resist getting into a coffin, and accidentally knocks the lid down, locking himself in. When he’s released the following morning, it’s clear he’s been profoundly affected by the experience.
Beneath the Rooftops of Paris, 1h41
Directed by Hiner Saleem
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Michel Piccoli, Mylène Demongeot, Maurice Bénichou, Marie Kremer, Birol Ünel, Rudi Rosenberg
Roles Marcel
Rating68% 3.410633.410633.410633.410633.41063
Sous les toits de Paris, on est témoin « des départs qui déchirent les cœurs. » Il y a le départ d'Amar qui retourne au pays et que son voisin de misère, Marcel, ressent comme un abandon. Déjà, Marcel souffre du silence de son fils Vincent qui ne lui a pas rendu sa visite et, depuis, il ne parle qu'au répondeur téléphonique de celui-ci. Il y a eu, juste avant, le départ brutal de Bruno, un autre voisin de palier, mort d'une overdose au beau milieu du couloir et qui a laissé sa petite amie Julie désemparée. Heureusement, il reste à Marcel sa vieille amie de cœur Thérèse, serveuse au troquet du coin, la fidèle et bienveillante Thérèse qui lui offre un ventilateur, car sous les toits de Paris, la souffrance n'est pas que morale. Mais Thérèse, à son tour, va être mise à l'épreuve.
The Duchess of Langeais, 2h17
Directed by Jacques Rivette
Origin France
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Barbet Schroeder, Julie Judd
Roles Vidame de Pamiers
Rating66% 3.3432353.3432353.3432353.3432353.343235
L'histoire se passe sous la Restauration. Le général de Montriveau est épris de la duchesse de Langeais, une coquette qui se refuse à lui et qui disparaît. Aidé par les puissants Treize, sorte de franc-maçonnerie aux pouvoirs occultes, il la poursuit jusqu'à un monastère espagnol où elle s'est réfugiée sous le nom de sœur Thérèse. Là, elle accepte de le recevoir en présence de la mère supérieure à qui elle fait croire que cet homme est son frère. Mais au dernier moment, elle avoue sa faute en même temps que son amour longtemps caché pour Montriveau.
Boxes
Boxes (2007)
, 1h35
Directed by Jane Birkin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Geraldine Chaplin, Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Natacha Régnier, Lou Doillon, John Hurt
Roles Papa
Rating52% 2.6046252.6046252.6046252.6046252.604625
In Brittany, a middle-aged woman, Anna lives in a rambling home with her sometime dead father (Piccoli), her opinionated mother (Chaplin) and the memories of her three grown-up daughters. As Anna struggles with her mid-life crisis, the possessions and photographs in the home begin to spark her memories of childhood and earlier adulthood.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Roles Nikita Kruschev (segment "Rencontre unique")
Rating68% 3.400863.400863.400863.400863.40086
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
Magic Mirror, 2h17
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Origin Portugal
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Leonor Silveira, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque
Roles Prof. Heschel
Rating68% 3.4352553.4352553.4352553.4352553.435255
C'est l'adaptation du roman A Alma dos Ricos d'Agustina Bessa-Luís.
Belle Toujours, 1h8
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Origin Portugal
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Leonor Baldaque, Ricardo Trêpa, Ricardo Trêpa
Roles Husson
Rating63% 3.198483.198483.198483.198483.19848
Severine and Henri are reunited decades after their earlier encounter in Luis Buñuel's 1967 film, Belle de Jour. Severine is reluctant to see Henri again, yet he is adamant about seeing her again. She resents that by seeing her former blackmailer she has to confront her past of adultery and prostitution. Nevertheless she is curious to know whether Henri revealed her secret life to her paralysed doctor husband as he was dying.