Best friends with late actress Romy Schneider.
Good friends with Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. They all supported the communist movement, but Piccoli disapproved of the totalitarian regimes in former Eastern Europe.
Has one daughter, Anne-Cordélia, with Eléonore Hirt.
Has supported Lionel Jospin's 2002 presidential campaign.
He has Italian origins.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
Son of a French mother, Marcelle, and an Italian father, Henri Piccoliwho both were musicians. She was a pianist and he was a violinist.
Supports young directors by producing their movies.
Very good friends with late Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and French actress Catherine Deneuve.
Was favorite co-star of his best friend Romy Schneider.