French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo deceased.
The master player, struggling with health issues for some time, was 88 years old.
WHO IS JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO?
The actor, who boxed in his youth during his school years, quit the sport after breaking his nose and turned to art, studied acting in the 1950s. ‘first turned to art films then to the comedy-action genre.
Considered the greatest actor of the 20th century in France, Belmondo’s most famous film was “The Brain”, translated into Turkish by Büyük Reis, in 1965, which drew 5.5 million viewers.
The actor, also known as “Bebel”, appeared in 85 films during his career, appeared in 32 different plays and TV films.
Gaining worldwide fame between 1975 and 1985, the actor appeared in The Professional in 1981, Tramp Lovers in 1960 and Crazy Pierrot in 1965.
Belmondo has been one of the highest paid actors in France since the 1980s.
Belmondo received the honorary award at the César du cinema, the Oscar de la France in 2017.
Born in 1933, the actor suffered a stroke in 2001 and put an end to his career.