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Michel Piccoli, the legendary French actor who starred in films such as The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, has passed away.

Michel Piccoli – Once a start forever a star isn’t it? After his family confirmed to the media on Monday last week the news circulated all-around the globe that the prolific actor who did global block buster movies like Luis Bunuel was no more. The cause of his death more over remain unknown. The actor passed away at the age of 94. Though he was not so famous in the English industry but his contribution towards European cinema and France cinema cannot be sidelined. Born in Paris the city where dreams are accompanied was a star born out utmost perfection who gave a major turn to the cinema industry there. Immediately after his death and looking at his contribution to the France film industry he was titles as a LEGEND.

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The star has also won the Academy award of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie —and Jean-Luc Godard.

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People around him say that he was a person who lived for acting and was working till his late eighties. Michel Piccoli started his career in the early 1940’s and never stopped after that. It is indeed a difficult task to keep a count of the number of movie he did. But to round the figure the actor played his part in somewhere around 170 movies.

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His last major role was in the movie Nanni Moretti’s Habemus Papam, this movie was so great that t gave a tough competition to other movies playing at Cannes, at the Cannes was also his last huge public appearance.

A blockbuster star does not give all the full house movies but it those few movies which him reach that level. Piccoli is known for his forever Contempt in which he wore a dark hat has bushy eyebrows. The movie is a classic and released in the year 1963 called the Godard.

Even though he was so famous and loved in the France and European cinema he was unable to make his place in the Hollywood. He gave multiple attempts but was not able to establish himself to the level he was in the European cinema.

His list of iconic movies include Belle de Jour which released in 1967, Topaz in 1969,Les Noces Rouges in 1973, Vincent, François, Paul… et les autresin 1974 and Passion in 1982.

We all know that he cannot come back with us but he will always be a part of our memories.

 

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