French actor and director Jacques Perrin dies aged 80
French actor and director Jacques Perrin has died at the age of 80. This is information reported by Agense France-Presse, related to the statement of the artist’s son Mathieu Simone.
Then in his most famous role, Perrin played adult filmmaker Salvatore, who portrayed his childhood in the Academy Award-winning “Cinema Paradiso.”
Perrin is also a co-producer of about 15 films, including Coasta-Gavras’ film “Z,” which won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Editing.
“The Chorus” (2004), led by his grandson Christophe Barratier, was a huge success in France, selling 8.6 million tickets at the box office.
Jacques Perrin’s family announces with deep grief the death of the director, who passed away on Thursday, April 21, in Paris. He passed away peacefully at the age of 80,” the actor’s son said in a statement.
Jacques Perrin’s debut as a film actor took place when the future star was only 5 years old. The artist played one of the most important roles in the film adaptation of the famous novel by Boris Vian, “Bubble of the Day”.
The actor was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actor in the film “Half a Man” at the Venice Film Festival in 1966. In addition, he received the title of officer of the Legion of Honor in 2008. .
In 1968, the artist founded his own film company Galatee Films, with documentaries such as Microcosmos (1996), Birds (2001) and Oceans (2010), which were hugely successful and critically acclaimed. expensive.
In 1973, Perrin tried her hand as a producer on the film Home Sweet Home, about the restoration of a nursing home. Film critics praised the project, and it received 14 awards at international film festivals.
Before that, it was known that “Star Wars” special effects creator David M. Jones had passed away at the age of 75.