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Jeanne Moreau Dies; French Actress Was 89

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Jeanne Moreau arrives the 27th Moscow International Film Festival. (Denis Makarenko/Dreamstime)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 06:02 AM

Jeanne Moreau, the prominent French actress best known for starring in the French New Wave movie "Jules et Jim," died at her home in Paris at 89.

Moreau, who also appeared in Hollywood movies like "The Last Tycoon" and Orson Welles' "The Trial," also directed and wrote screenplays as well as acting and singing, The Guardian reported.

Born in Paris to a French restaurateur and an English dancer, Moreau was described as the
"true embodiment of French cool," according to the Independent. French President Emmanuel Macron, in a tribute to the actress, said that that she "always rebelled against the established order," the Independent noted.

Moreau's career started on stage with the Comédie-Française in the 1950s, but she made her name with "Lift to the Scaffold" and "Les Amants," The Guardian said. She won the best actress prize at the Cannes in 1960 for "Seven Days… Seven Nights."

In "Jules et Jim" in 1962, Moreau starred as Catherine, involved in a love triangle with actors Oskar Werner and Henri Serre during World War I. The movie became a symbol of the French New Wave movement, noted The Guardian.

Nick James, editor of Sight & Sound magazine wrote in an analysis for the BBC News, said that Moreau had more "on-screen authority" than Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot, France's other iconic actresses. He added that "Post-war French cinema is unthinkable without her."

James wrote that Moreau's "famous sensual presence was backed up with formidable timing and technique," adding that every major director wanted to work with her, including Orson Welles, Michelangelo Antonioni, Joseph Losey and Luis Bunuel.

The Guardian wrote that Moreau nearly played the iconic role of Mrs. Robinson in 1967's "The Graduate" opposite Dustin Hoffman, but she turned down the role. Anne Bancroft won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for the role.

Many fans remembered the actress on social media.

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