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 on the actor in Film Comment, ‘Belmondo vs. Delon’, or Ginette Vincendeau’s exploration of his star image in her classic book Stars and Stardom in French Cinema.