Annie Girardot

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Annie Girardot

Resident actor from 1954-57 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1931.

Countries: France (82%), Italy (9%), United States (2%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Renato Salvatori, Luchino Visconti, Live for Life

Linked to: Comedie-Francaise, Paris Match




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Annie Girardot was born in 1931 add something


Girardot is the highest ranked woman in the list of French stars who have appeared in the most movies that have attracted more than one million admissions in France since 1945, at the 11th spot with 44 films add something


In 1955, she began her film career, making her film debut in "Treize à table", but it was with theatre that she started to attract the attention of critics add something


Her performance in Jean Cocteau's play "La Machine à écrire" in 1956 was admired by the author who called her "The finest dramatic temperament of the Postwar period" add something


In 1956 she was awarded the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as best up-and-coming young actress, but only with Luchino Visconti's epic "Rocco e i suoi fratelli" , she was able to draw the public's attention to her add something


In 1958, Luchino Visconti directed her opposite Jean Marais in a French stage adaptation of William Gibson's Two for the Seesaw add something


By the end of the 1960s, she had become a movie star and a box-office magnet in France with such films as "Vice and Virtue" ; "Live for Life" ; "Love Is a Funny Thing" ; and "Mourir d'Aimer" , the fact-based tale of a middle-aged teacher whose affair with a much younger student made her the object of bourgeoisie ridicule add something


Renato Salvatori - He met French actress Annie Girardot on the set of the 1960 movie "Rocco and His Brothers" and married her on 6 January 1962


In 1962, she married Italian actor Renato Salvatori add something


She married Italian actor Renato Salvatori in 1962 add something


Sancho Gracia - He made his movie acting debut in France in the 1963 film "L'Autre femme" opposite Annie Girardot


Travelling back and forth between two film careers in France and Italy, Girardot worked with renown Italian directors, including Marco Ferreri in the scandalous "The Ape Woman" , which became one of the main attractions at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival add something


Indeed, between the release of Live for Life in 1967 and Jupiter's Thigh in 1980, 24 of her films have attracted more than one million admissions in France add something


In 1968, she starred in the cult anti-consumerism French film "Erotissimo" add something


Bonnot Gang - The film 1968 "La bande à Bonnot" was Jacques Brel's second film appearance, directed by , and co-starring Annie Girardot and Bruno Cremer


By the end of the 1970s, she had become the highest paid actress in France, and was nicknamed "La Girardot" by the press due to the fact that her name alone was enough to guarantee the success of a film add something


Girardot's popularity became one of the symbols of the 1970s feminist movement in France, as the audience embraced the "everywoman" quality she brought to the strong-minded female characters she regularly played in both dramas and comedies add something


Throughout the 1970s, Girardot came back and forth between drama and comedy, proving herself an adept comedienne in such successful comedies as Claude Zidi's "La Zizanie", Michel Audiard's "She Does Not Drink, Smoke or Flirt But.. add something


In 1974, she starred in the hit teen movie, "La Gifle", as Isabelle Adjani's mother add something


On stage she had a triumph in 1974 with "Madame Marguerite", which became her signature role that she reprised on numerous occasions until 2002 add something


Docteur Francoise Gailland - "'Docteur Françoise Gailland"' is a 1976 French film directed by Jean-Louis Bertucelli, and starring Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre_Cassel, François Périer and Isabelle Huppert


Venice Film Festival - She is a three-time César award winner , a two-time Molière award winner , a David di Donatello award winner , a BAFTA nominee , and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup at the 1965 Venice Film Festival for "Three Rooms in Manhattan" add something


In 1977, she won her first César award for Best Actress portraying the title character in the drama "Docteur Françoise Gailland" add something


La Zizanie (film) - "'La Zizanie"' is a 1978 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, written by Zidi and Michel Fabre, and starring Louis de Funès and Annie Girardot


The 1980s were less kind, as her career floundered and parts dwindled add something


Jupiter's Thigh - "'On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter"' is a French movie released in 1980, starring Annie Girardot, Philippe_Noiret and Francis Perrin, and directed by Philippe de Broca


In 1983, she lost a fortune when "Revue Et Corrigée", the musical show she put on and starred in at the Casino de Paris, flopped add something


Juliette Binoche - In April 1985, Binoche followed this with another supporting role in Bob Decout's Adieu Blaireau, a policier thriller starring Philippe Leotard and Annie Girardot.


In her 1989 autobiography, "Vivre d'aimer", she wrote of her popularity that "People didn't come to watch a beautiful, vamp-like creature, but simply a woman add something


In 1992, she was the Head of the Jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival add something


The role won her a second César award for Best Supporting Actress in 1996 add something


In 2002, she was awarded the César award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Piano Teacher" add something


After going public in the 21 September 2006 issue of "Paris Match" with the news that she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, she became a symbol of the illness in France add something

Annie Girardot died in 2011 add something


On 28 February 2011, Girardot died in a hospital in Paris, aged 79 add something


A year after her death, the 37th annual César awards 2012 selected a picture of Annie Girardot from the 1962 film "Rocco and His Brothers" as the official promotional poster of the ceremony, during which she was paid tribute with a retrospective montage of her most memorable roles on film, in the presence of her daughter and granddaughter add something


In October 2012, France's Postal service has issued a collection of stamps dedicated to six major figures of French Post-War cinema, including Annie Girardot add something


Sancar Seckiner's book South , published July 2013, consists of 12 article and essays add something