Sacred monster of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo died on Monday at his Parisian home. He was 88 years old. The reactions were logically not long in coming, and the President of the Republic praised the memory of the actor on
Twitter. “He will forever remain The Magnificent,” writes Emmanuel Macron. Jean-Paul Belmondo was a national treasure, full of panache and bursts of laughter, with loud words and swift body, sublime hero and familiar figure, tireless daredevil and magician of words. “Before adding:” In him, we all found ourselves. “
The president decorated Jean-Paul Belmondo in November 2019 at the Elysee Palace, making him a grand officer of the Legion of Honor.