Michel Piccoli (born 27 December 1925) is a French actor. He was born in Paris to a musical family; his mother was a pianist and his father a violinist. Piccoli has worked with Jean Renoir, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard (in le Mépris, where he was the husband of Brigitte Bardot\s character), Claude Lelouch, Jacques Demy, Claude Sautet, Louis Malle, Agnès Varda, Leos Carax, Luis Buñuel, Costa-Gavras, Alfred Hitchcock, Marco Ferreri, Jacques Rivette, Otar Iosseliani and Jacques Doillon. He is an extremely versatile actor who can take on all kinds of different roles, from seducer to cop to gangster, with a predilection in the 70s and 80s for ambiguous roles in which he excels. He has appeared in more than 170 movies. He was married three times, first to Éléonore Hirt, then for eleven years to the singer Juliette Gréco and finally to Ludivine Clerc. He has one daughter from
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