Mr. Piccoli’s career barely slowed in later life. He is listed as having made over 200 screen appearances; on film, on television and in short films/documentaries. He also received a 1997 best film award at Venice for “Alors Voilà,” a black comedy about a dysfunctional family, which he wrote with Thomas Cheysson and directed. Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 13–Monday, October 19, 2020. Series curated by FIAF Film Curator Delphine Selles-Alvarez with Louise Bertin. Tuesday, September 29–Monday, October 5, 2020. The film begins with a bedroom scene between Mr. Piccoli and Ms. Bardot, in which his character declares, “I love you totally, tenderly, tragically.” More than three decades later, the critic Phillip Lopate described this star-making performance as having registered “with every nuance the defensive cockiness of an intellectual turned hack who feels himself outmanned.”. Whenever he could break away from his heavy film schedule, Mr. Piccoli retreated to his house on the Île de Ré, an island off the west coast of France, where he enjoyed bicycling down country roads. Mais Michel Piccoli ne croyait pas en Dieu et, si celui-ci existe, il a rompu ce pacte. A wry and wistful valentine to actors and the art of performance, featuring a who’s—who of French acting royalty—Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli, Lambert Wilson, and Resnais’s frequent muse Sabine Azéma. Over the course of his career, he imbued tenderness, passion, and dedication in roles as varied as popes, cops, artists, and ordinary men. Mr. Piccoli was nominated four times for the César Award, the French equivalent of the Oscars, for his performances in “Strange Affair”; “Dangerous Moves” (1984), the story of an aging chess master; “May Fools” (1990), about a widowed vineyard manager at the time of the Paris student riots; and “La Belle Noiseuse” (1991), playing a painter with a creative block, in which he stars alongside Emmanuelle Béart. Directed by Alain Resnais. The movie was a satire about four men determined to eat themselves to death during an orgiastic villa weekend. Directed by Alain Resnais. A storied actor, he starred opposite Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve and worked with many of the giants of European filmmaking. Directed by Claude Sautet. CinéSalon is supported by BNP Paribas and Sofitel. Monstre sacré du cinéma français, Michel Piccoli est mort le 12 mai 2020, à l’âge de 94 ans. Even as the likes of Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo — French actors a decade younger than he — began to work less, Mr. Piccoli seemed to pick up his pace. His work with Mr. Buñuel included “Belle de Jour” (1967), in which Mr. Piccoli played a sinister, lecherous aristocrat who encourages a bored young Catherine Deneuve to go into prostitution and become a gangster’s lover by day while remaining the prim housewife of a handsome, young physician by night. In the same period, he made his film acting debut, as a villager in “Sortilèges” (1945), a horror-crime drama. Dezember 1925 in Paris; † 12. Fort d'une longue carrière dans le milieu du cinéma, sa route a croisé celle de nombreux autres comédiens et comédiennes, ces dernières ayant eu plus d'importance que d'autres dans sa vie. John Rockwell, writing in The Times, called his Borkman “a compelling mixture of craggy grandeur and nutsy eccentricity.”. Il fut acteur, prodctuer, réalisateur et scénariste. Mr. Piccoli with his wife, Ludivine Clerc, at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. He was 94. Even after Mr. Piccoli became a film star, he continued his French stage career. In a 2009 profile in The New Yorker, Anthony Lane wrote, “Admirers of Michel Piccoli know better than to ignore any film, however slight, that is anchored and calmed by his presence.”, Mr. Piccoli never followed his alternative career dream, which was to go into politics. Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli (* 27. Biographie. September films are distributed by Kino Lorber as part of its Kino Marquee initiative that creates “virtual cinemas” for temporarily closed independent theaters. Tuesday, September 22–Monday, September 28, 2020. A veteran of the French stage, Mr. Piccoli also had more than 40 feature films and television movies on his résumé. “La Grande Bouffe” (“The Big Feast,” 1973), directed by Marco Ferreri, was probably one of Mr. Piccoli’s best-known films to American moviegoers. Christophe Simon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, Vincent Canby wrote in his review in The New York Times. “I love you totally, tenderly, tragically,” he famously uttered in the 1963 film, “Contempt.”, Eric Gaillard/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, Mr. Piccoli with Brigitte Bardot in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt” (1963). Stream the September films on Kino Marquee and the October films on The Criterion Channel. This lesser-known gem from Agnès Varda is an eccentric and imaginative science fiction fantasia that explores human nature, free will, and the creative process. Directed by Louis Malle. Michel Piccoli gives a tour-de-force performance as John Dillinger, an Italian gas mask designer, suffering from social malaise in Marco Ferreri’s existential masterpiece. Directed by Agnès Varda. This pastel-colored dream of a movie musical is a tribute to Hollywood-minted optimism from director Jacques Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and a star-studded international cast. In addition to her, survivors include a son, Inor; and two daughters, Anne-Cordélia and Missia. Mr. Piccoli and his co-star Romy Schneider after a screening of “Max et les Ferrailleurs,” directed by Claude Sautet, in Paris in 1971. Michel Piccoli est un comédien, réalisateur, scénariste et producteur français dont le talent est indéniable. And he was still primarily a stage actor when he appeared as a wealthy farmer in a 1957 French film version of “The Crucible” (“Les Sorcières de Salem”), starring Yves Montand and Simone Signoret. Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli: Height: 6' (1.83 m) Mini Bio (1) This suave, elegant character star was a ubiquitous presence in French cinema for nearly seven decades. Piccolis Schauspielkarriere erstreckte sich über 70 Jahre; er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Charakterdarsteller Frankreichs. Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 27–Monday, November 2, 2020. Set in the backdrop of the May 1968 protests, a multi-generational clan returns to the rural family estate, fixating on family politics rather than national uprisings. A surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream, starring Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli, from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel. Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 20–Monday, October 26, 2020. In the decade after World War II, he made a stage career for himself as an actor and manager, primarily with Théâtre Babylone and with the Reynauld-Barrault company. Mai 2020 in Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle) war ein französischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler. “I like extremely discreet actors, who thus open up the imagination,” Mr. Piccoli said in a 2005 interview with the French film journal Cahiers du Cinéma, praising the midcentury American movie star Robert Mitchum as well as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Daneben war er auch als Drehbuchautor, Regisseur und Filmproduzent tätig. French audiences had largely discovered Mr. Piccoli a year earlier, in “Le Doulos,” a gangster film noir in which his character is shot dead. But it was four years until he made his second film, “Le Point du Jour” (“The Mark of the Day”), in which he had a small role. But as plan comes to fruition, he realizes that he hasn’t fully considered all of its consequences. Michel Piccoli, an actor whose quiet intensity and mature sensuality made him a fixture of French cinema for more than a half-century, died on May 12, it was announced on Monday. October films available on The Criterion Channel. Michel Piccoli meurt le 12 mai 2020 à la suite d’un accident vasculaire cérébral dans son manoir à Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle dans l'Eure [4]. American cineastes came to know him from the films of the great European directors, particularly Luis Buñuel. To commemorate Piccoli who died this May at the age of 94, FIAF presents a small retrospective of his work, showcasing the gravity and humor, cynicism and humanity he brought to roles. No classes Mon–Sat, Nov 23–28 | Learn More, September 8–November 2, 2020 A wry and wistful valentine to actors and the art of performance, featuring a who’s—who of French acting royalty—Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli, Lambert Wilson, and Resnais’s frequent muse Sabine Azéma. His final film appearances were in “Lines of Wellington,” a 2012 French-Portuguese production that starred John Malkovich as the Duke of Wellington, and “Le Goût des Myrtilles” (“The Taste of Blueberries”), a drama about an older couple in a fantasy world, released in 2014. “I have only one regret, not having had the energy to join a party,” he said in an interview with Télérama, a French magazine, in 2011. Tuesday, September 15–Monday, September 21, 2020. Published May 18, 2020 Updated June 12, 2020 Michel Piccoli, an actor whose quiet intensity and mature sensuality made him a fixture of French cinema for more than a … From left, Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Mr. Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi and the director Claude Chabrol during a rehearsal for an event at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris in 1973. Get exclusive discounts and the latest news on events, classes, and more. He appeared in three films and a mini-series in 2012, when he was 86, and he was named best actor at the 2012 David di Donatello awards, the Italian equivalent of the Oscars, for his performance in Nanni Moretti’s “We Have a Pope” (“Habemus Papam”), in which he portrayed a cardinal reluctant to accept the ultimate promotion. Tuesday, September 8–Monday, September 14, 2020. Get the latest news on FIAF events and classes, and receive special disxounts, exclusive invitations, and more! As a mysterious virus ravages a futuristic Paris, an American plots to steal its antidote. He married Ms. Clerc in 1980. His mother, Marcelle (Expert-Bezançon) Piccoli, was a French pianist, and his father, Henri Piccoli, was an Italian violinist. © French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)    |    Privacy Policy. Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli was born on Dec. 27, 1925, in Paris into a musical family. Legendary New Wave auteur Jacques Rivette offers one of the most incisive and immersive meditations on the creative process ever produced on screen in this film, starring Michel Piccoli and Jane Birkin. Across his long career he worked with directors like Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Costa-Gavras, Alain Resnais and Agnès Varda. The cause was a stroke, according to his wife, Ludivine Clerc, who confirmed his death in a short statement issued on her behalf by Gilles Jacob, former president of the Cannes Film Festival. He was in his late 30s when he starred in Jean-Luc Godard’s acclaimed drama “Contempt” (“Le Mépris”) in 1963, playing Brigitte Bardot’s unhappy husband, a screenwriter who sells out his talent and loses his wife to an American producer. Available to Stream Online. He and his first wife, the actress Eléonore Hirt, married in 1954 and had a daughter. “I was too egotistical and wouldn’t give up my weekends.”. He occasionally appeared in American films, albeit in projects in which he played characters with French accents. He was a Soviet spy in France who commits suicide in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Topaz” (1969), and an opera-loving croupier in Louis Malle’s “Atlantic City” (1980). His second wife was the singer and actress Juliette Gréco; the marriage lasted from 1966 to 1977. La Belle Noiseuse is presented courtesy of Cohen Media Channel. Michel Piccoli, actor 1925 to 2020 Michel Piccoli was one of the most familiar faces in French cinema over the second half of the 20th century. One of the most esteemed and versatile actors of his generation, Michel Piccoli inhabited a wide range of memorable characters etching an indelible impression across the seven decades of cinema in France and beyond. His roles included the leading lady’s aging-innocent brother in “The Cherry Orchard” in 1981 and the title role in Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman” in 1993. In the same interview, he revealed one of his techniques and his goal as an actor: “Listening, entering into the secret, has always been my way of keeping my bearings, in order to be the best marionette that they had imagined.”, Michel Piccoli, Star of French Stage and Screen, Dies at 94, The actor Michel Piccoli, seen here in Nice, France, in 1983, could illuminate film productions with the briefest of cameos. CinéSalon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli (27 December 1925 – 12 May 2020) was a French actor, producer and film director with a career spanning 70 years. Michel Piccoli. Enfance et formation Son décès est révélé par sa famille six jours plus tard (18 mai) à l’Agence France-Presse [2]. La télévision française lui rend hommage. Michel Piccoli est un acteur français, né le 27 décembre 1925 à Paris et décédé le 12 mai 2020 à Saint-Philibert-sur-Risle (Eure). “The urbane Michel Piccoli appears in a tiny role that he turns into a memorable cameo, that of a casino manager who, on the side, runs the croupier school,” Vincent Canby wrote in his review in The New York Times. Die französische Filmlegende Michel Piccoli hat in ihrer mehr als 60-jährigen Karriere in über 220 Filmen gespielt und dabei die unterschiedlichsten Charaktere verkörpert. Michel Piccoli attended high school at the Collège Sainte-Barbe in Paris. This love letter to movie-making, pegged to the centennial of cinema and created by one of its most iconic voices, celebrates the magic of filmmaking with cameos from Robert De Niro to Gérard Depardieu. In addition to Ms. Bardot and Ms. Deneuve, Mr. Piccoli’s list of co-stars included Anouk Aimée, Stéphane Audran, Leslie Caron, Jeanne Moreau, Natasha Parry, Dominique Sanda and Romy Schneider. Mr. Piccoli also collaborated with Mr. Buñuel on “Diary of a Chambermaid” (1964), “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” (1972) and “The Phantom of Liberty” (1974). Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 6–Monday, October 12, 2020.