French film star Jean-Louis Trintignant has died at the age of 91. This was announced by his family on Friday. Trintignant acted in about 160 films and plays, including Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman and Michael Haneke’s drama Love.

Jean-Louis Trintignant said goodbye to the screen nine years ago, now he died at the age of 91, as his family made public on Friday. He became known when he appeared in 1956 in the role of the shy husband alongside Brigitte Bardot in the film “And eternally lures the woman” – and then entered into a liaison with the actress. Trintignant bid farewell to the cinema world for several years because of a private tragedy after his daughter Marie was beaten to death by her partner, singer Bertrand Cantat, in 2003.

Most recently, his film “Love” by director Michael Haneke was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 2012. In it he addressed the suffering and death of an old married couple. Even then, Trintignant stated that traveling was difficult for him.

In the course of reporting, the actor also commented on the subject of euthanasia: “I am for euthanasia. I don’t want to die from perfusions, I want to die sooner.”

Even then, Trintignant was critical of filmmaking: “An actor belongs in the theatre. That’s real acting. There is no camera between the performer and the audience. This is live. I like the film, but it’s about too much money.”