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Jean-Paul Belmondo’s Name to Be Placed at Paris Bridge

Sat 18 Mar 2023 | 06:55 PM
Omnia Ahmed

French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo will have his name placed at the Pont de Bir-Hakeim at the beginning of April in tribute to the star who died in 2021.

The Paris council announced that the bridge will be named "Jean-Paul Belmondo promenade".

This is where the actor shot a mythical scene from Henri Verneuil's film “Peur sur la ville” in 1975.

The inauguration will take place "near his 90th birthday", the statement read. The actor with more than 80 works would have turned 90 on April 9.

Belmondo is best known for "Breathless" (1960), "That Man from Rio" (1964), "Pierrot le Fou" (1965), "Borsalino" (1970), and "The Professional" (1981).

He was famous for playing police officers in action thriller films and became known for his unwillingness to appear in English-language films, despite being heavily courted by Hollywood.