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Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo

Belmondo always performed all the stunts himself but ceased to do so after the accident during the filming of Hold-Up (1985).

Brother of Alain Belmondo and Muriel Belmondo.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#52) (1995).

Co-owner of Stressa, an italian restaurant on rue Chambiges located behind the Plaza Athena Hotel in Paris' 8th arrondisement. His partners are two brothers who manage the day to day operations of the restaurant.

Divorced in 1965, he later had long relationships with actresses Ursula Andress and Laura Antonelli.

Enjoyed boxing and soccer playing in his youth; performed as goal-keeper during school years.

Father of Paul Belmondo

Has been Commander of France's Legion of Honor since 2007.

Has his look-alike puppet in the French show "Les guignols de l'info" (1988).

Has three children with his first wife, dancer Elodie Constantin: Patricia Belmondo (born in 1958, died in 1994), Florence (born in 1960) and racing car driver Paul Belmondo (born in 1963).

He was awarded the César (French Oscar) for Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988) but refused to take the trophy because César Baldaccini, the sculptor who designed the award named after him, had once expressed bad opinions about the work of his father, fellow sculptor Paul Belmondo.

His second wife Natty Belmondo gave birth to a girl Stella on 13 August 2003.

Is the favorite action star of Jackie Chan and Yun-Fat Chow.

Made his stage debut in 1950.

Several action icons in comics books such as "Cobra" or "Blueberry" are based on him.

Son of Paul Belmondo (1898-1982), a French sculptor of Italian descent.

Supports the French soccer team 'Paris Saint-Germain'.

Was a longtime business partner of French mogul René Chateau.

While in Corsica, Jean-Paul suffered a stroke that left the right side of his face paralyzed. He was transferred to a Paris hospital and was released from intensive care after 6 days (8 August 2001).