A Belmondo Birthday Salute

Jean-Paul Belmondo

Tomorrow Jean-Paul Belmondo will be celebrating his 77th birthday. He’s one of my favorite actors but I haven’t had the opportunity to write about him very much so I decided to rectify that over at the Movie Morlocks Blog. I watched Breathless (À bout de souffle; 1960) for the sixth or seventh time yesterday and I seem to appreciate it more every time I see it. It’s easy to take Jean-Luc Godard’s film for granted since it has been borrowed from so greedily over the years. But it changed the way we view movies and Belmondo is really the iconic representation of that change. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Jean-Paul Belmondo’s birthday and his memorable role in Breathless over at TCM.