The Many Faces of Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo is one of the great stars of the international cinema. As a young former boxer and knockabout, he was thrust into international art-house stardom by Jean-Luc Godard in BREATHLESS (1960) and soon became a major box office draw in all kinds of films, from obtuse Godard polemics to spy capers. He was gifted with athleticism, great likability, masculinity and an extraordinarily expressive face. Here is a look at Belmondo’s face through the ages, from his beginnings as a boxer to the near-present day.

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