Jeanne Moreau, star of «Jules et Jim», dies aged 89

Jeanne Moreau, the actor best known for her performance in French New Wave classic «Jules et Jim», has died aged 89 at her home in Paris, her agent has said, The Guardian reports.

A director, screenwriter and singer as well as a stage and screen actor, Moreau came to prominence with a series of roles in films considered part of the French New Wave, including Malle’s «Lift to the Scaffold» and Truffaut’s «Jules et Jim». She stared in Peter Brook’s «Moderato Cantabile» of 1960 and also appeared in a number of Hollywood films, such as «The Last Tycoon» and Orson Welles’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s «The Trial».

In a statement on Twitter, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, paid tribute to Moreau, saying that the actor “embodied cinema” and was a free spirit who “always rebelled against the established order”.


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