Jean-Paul Belmond Death: Obituary – Jean-Paul Belmondo a French film legend who captured the imagination of French youth during the ’60s has died at his Paris home, at the age of 88. The cause of his death had not been released to the public.
Belmondo’s battered face and roguish smile were widely known during the French 1960s youth.
Jean-Paul was born on the 9th of April 1933 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, an outskirt of Paris.
Belmondo had failed at school, so this made him dived into boxing as an amateur boxer. His career was so short in boxing.
He won 15 of his 23 fights before giving up boxing to acting.
His alias ‘bumpy nose’ was given to him due to fighting in the school playground rather than the ring.
His career in the movie industry broke out following his role of Laszlo in Marcel Carné’s 1958 film Les Tricheurs.
His cult image carried him through several action films such as Les Distractions and La Novice.