With 74 films and 160 million tickets sold, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been the greatest star of French cinema. If the word "bankable" had existed at the time, it would have applied to him.
People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors: Godard, Melville, Sautet, Malle, Resnais and Chabrol. People over 50 cannot forget his ebulliency, his show of strength and the stunts he performed himself.
Belmondo on one end, Bébel on the other, between arthouse films and popular movies.
Also available as 90mns