The death of Jean-Louis Trintignan: The man who loved women…beginning with his own

The comedian who disappeared at the age of 91 on Friday, June 17, was told by the women he’s met and loved.

Trintignant, who had loved women so much all his life, had a strange start in his life as a seducer of few words. Little Jean-Louis’ mother, in fact, started refusing him when he was a boy. His father was reluctant but mom Claire, there was already a son in the family, chose, frustrated, from the start, to dress the newcomer as a girl. So she wore his back, during his early childhood, only cut-out clothes for little girls to wear.

The child was very cute, a little frail, with curly blond hair. His mother, who participated in the organization of the local march in Pont Saint Esprit (of whom his father Raul was mayor) So he erected him, for several years in a row, in a place of honor, on a flowering pontoon, disguised as a shepherdess. which did not disturb the child excessively.

In the photographs taken at the house of Trentinant, dressed as a marquis, or at the municipal school, as a little sailor or in a beige blouse, Jean-Louis is a young boy with a sad appearance, slurred and dark demeanor. brow. He received a religious education in which he did not believe.

Trainee in Avignon and half board member in Aix-en-Provence, then went to law school, found his parents on the weekend who have now settled in syllabus, took over the management of Café de l’Univers. He discovers poker and girls. He hits everything with his fingertips. warmly.

He also loves theatre. When he sees Charles Doolin playing miser In the neighboring casino Aix-en-Provence, he decided to leave for Paris, because he dreams of studying at Idhec and becoming a manager. Autumn 1950. He is 20 years old. beautiful mouth. Not to die for, but she is very alluring and very lovable.

Of all her fiancés, Trident is the only one Brigitte Bardot saw herself growing up with

Brigitte Bardot was very fond of Trintignant. Here with her first husband Jacques Charrier in 1959.
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While attending the course of Tanya Balashova, he noticed a kind and attentive girl. They will spend the scenes, in Albigensian Crusade At Festival de Nîmes, then moments together. Although he was by no means ready for life as a married couple, he married on November 18, 1954, Colette Duchyville who later became Stephane Audran.

But their paths diverge very quickly and little by little. They are parting for good. Less than a year later, young Trentinant, who has done almost nothing but watch two films, is invited to audition for the first work of a stranger named Roger Vadim, and to play the latter’s wife. Beautiful, light brown creature. whose chest fart to the stars. He finds it a bit stupid. You find it very nice.

But his awkward influence, borrowed air, sombre talk and introverted demeanor attract the producer and director. This is Jean-Louis’ brand image and will remain so. And so he’s set to play Michel, the son and brother of fishermen, who, on a deserted beach in Saint-Tropez, La Ponche Beach, at the foot of the small hotel of the same name, fences and courts, marries a drunkard. Brigitte Bardot, who has become a blonde, gives life to Juliet and caress him with all her might. in the movie And God created the woman.

The lady is wonderful. She plays in her small village, wears clothes bought at the port, says her own words, expresses her personal feelings. Dazzling with truth and shining in the sun, it is beautiful, fair and above all natural. For good, on the ground, she literally follows the orders of Vadim, her husband of four years, who orders her to love this partner in whose arms she discovers the dizziness and turmoil of a new love.

One fine evening in the summer of 1956, the young actress left the set and went on an adventure with Jean-Louis, who picked her up in his blue Simca convertible. They live anywhere, pull their belongings in the trunk of the car, and return to the site every morning without stopping to devour each other with their eyes and touch their hands. Vadim, smart, realizing that his marriage is about to end, leaves the film, records this crazy passion and shows himself to be a philanthropist by letting his wife live what she wants to live to the end.

Jean-Louis and Romy experience the same intense romance off-screen as in the movie

Romy Schneider has made four films with Trintignant, which she also fell in love with.  Here in 1974 with Michel Piccoli.

Romy Schneider has made four films with Trintignant, which she also fell in love with. Here in 1974 with Michel Piccoli.
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Brigitte is crazy about the calmness of Jean-Louis that makes her crack every second and makes her discover the songs of Brassens and Adagos Albinoni, the silence of the sea and the dizziness of desire. Peaceful and anti-militarist at all costs, Gaucho is ahead of his time, trying not to perform his military service, refusing to leave to be killed and also to be killed in Algeria.

Brigitte intervenes and tries to intervene but her tour members have to leave under the flag. He knows the hell out there, everyone talks to him only about Bardot. It is Mr. Brigitte. After returning home one day for vacation, Gilbert Becaud finds his place occupied. It’s just a passing fancy. BB is crying. Tells him to stay.

But Jean-Louis gets angry and refuses to resume his love life. Years later, Brigitte would tell that of all her fiancés, Jean-Louis was the only one who, over time, would see herself getting older. In peace and wisdom.

Trintignant is turning more and more, better and better. He has been reunited with Romy Schneider, for no fewer than four films. The battle on the island, first in 1961, where they formed a romantic friendship. But without tomorrow. Jean-Louis, less talkative than ever, meets Nadine Marquand, a film editor, and her two brothers Christian and Serge, who are friends and are also in business. You’ll say later, it’s definitely an obsession, and you didn’t find it, at first glance, terrible. In front of his clumsy airs and in front of his inner self, she nevertheless cracks, like all the others, and marries him.

They make films together and have three children as well: Mary with whom he has a close relationship, and then Pauline, who died, a nine-month-old, in Rome. and Vincent. Jean-Louis works with his wife who became a manager. Her husband’s lover and their eldest daughter went to My love My Love In 1967 and then in crime thief in 1969 defense of knowledge In 1973, honeymoon In 1975 and next summer in 1985.

Marie was a very good actress but she was also and above all the real woman in her life

Jean-Louis Trentinant and his beloved daughter Marie, who died in 2003.

Jean-Louis Trentinant and his beloved daughter Marie, who died in 2003.

In 1973, Jean-Louis and Romy got back together, in TrainWhere they become lovers. On the eve of Karnak’s first turn, in the middle of the night, Romy comes to find Jean-Louis in his hotel room. He said it to me one evening feeling sick to his soul, at dinner, after a play. She embodies her lover in the movie and intends to be herself in life to own her role with more passion. They experience the same intense romance off screen as on film.

Perfection, the final movie, you leave it on the last day of shooting, and you leave without looking back. But bite, it doesn’t take long for you to regret the break she wanted with it. did not accept, shortly after, rabid sheep, despite the small participation role, naked in a black raincoat, only to find it better. She is crazy about it. Claims to be a partner in rain love By Jean-Claude Brialy But Trentinant, this time, refuses. He decided to stay with his wife.

With Jean-Louis, Romy still turns, in 1980, bankingWhere she proves difficult to manage, their characters at odds, and she even refuses, angrily and terrified, to appear on the set opposite Jean-Louis so as not to have to play a scene, the scene of their reunion. Jean-Claude Brialy, their partner and friend, has to struggle to calm things down.

Years later, Jacques Dutronic, who has become close to Romy, becomes her partner and lover love is the importantHe says that Trintignant is the one who will forever remain the great love of his life.

Jean-Louis has been going through amazing decades, making the rounds with the most beautiful women in the world and making some of them fall in love. Not all of them, but many of them, it is said, turned around because of her reserve, charisma, modesty, culture and love of poetry. Carries in his arms Bill Mill, Jacqueline Bisset, Michel Mercier, Nomoise Bernadette Lafont on several occasions, Catherine Deneuve, Carol Becker, Françoise Fabian, Lea Massari, Gina Lollobrigida, Marie-José Natt, Claudine Auger, Anouk Emmy, Dominique Sanda, Marilyn Joubert, Marie-Christine for Sandrel, Steféli (for Sandrel, Steven compliant, His most impressive movie with my night in mod where he plays a Protestant engineer for sure). Stefan Audran found in engineering And the No apparent animation. The meeting raises sparks, only on the screen.

He gradually abandons the cinema, and then the theater, and no longer wants, away from the crowd, to go up on the board to utter there poems.

Trintignant works a lot. Quietly, silently, with much sophistication, a mysterious and secretive boy separates from his wife Nadine who will share in the presence of director Alain Corneau, whom she will marry in 1998 and who, in full agreement with de Trentigan, will adopt the couple’s two children, Marie and Vincent. Jean-Louis and Nadine become former partners with unlimited respect for each other and live in separate apartments in the same building on rue Franche-Bourgeois in the Marais.

At all, Jean-Louis chose to live with motor-racing champion Marianne Hopfner, fifteen years his junior, with whom he settled in a house in the heart of the bush, in the small village of Gard, near Uzys. Marianne participated in and won many competitions including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Paris-Dakar and women’s rallies.

With Jean-Louis, they competed together in the Monte Carlo Rally. Having become, over time, a bit of a human hater and eager to isolate himself from a part of the world, he knows the horror of the loss of his daughter Mary, in 2003, who died under the blows of her comrade who beat her to death.

He did not recover from this ordeal, and touched the depths of despair, so he gradually abandoned the cinema and then the theater, and no longer wanted, far from the crowds, to go up on the stage except to recite poems there as he used to. And the passion of doing it with Mary.

Nothing else interests him, this activity seems to take him away from his pain to bring it back to him better. Unhappy for years, Jean-Louis Trintignant was, as reticent as he was stormy, saying that he had indeed died with his beloved daughter, for he added that Marie was of course a very fine actress but also and above all, the true woman in his life.

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