Cheeky & cheerful

It has not always been plain sailing for Jean-Paul Belmondo. However, his autobiography suggests that the veteran movie star’s life has been just one wild ride.1.jpg

In “Meine tausend Leben” features anecdotes that will make your mind boggle. Belmondo (“Breathless”, “A Woman Is a Woman”) speaks with candour about his breakthrough as an actor despite many scathing reviews. But looking back on all the pranks he played seems to be what he enjoyed the most.

Translated into German by Pauline Kurbasik and Bettina Seifried, this book takes you back into cinema’s most fascinating era. Writing about Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon and Jean Gabin, the Frenchman has nothing but praise for most of the celebrated actors, directors and especially actresses he worked with. However, Belmondo has not shied away either from revealing an Austrian starlet’s repulsive backstage behaviour.

Meine tausend Leben. Die Autobiografie
By Jean-Paul Belmondo
Published by Heyne (

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