Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933-2021)

Image of Jean-Paul Belmondo in Melville's Le Doulos (1962)
Jean-Paul Belmondo in Le Doulos (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962)

If you can find a copy (it doesn’t appear to be available online), it’s well worth reading Julien Allen’s 2018 piece – ‘Belmondo vs. Delon’ – in Film Comment, or Ginette Vincendeau’s exploration of his star image in her classic book Stars and Stardom in French Cinema.