Iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau was found dead at her Paris home aged 89, the district’s mayor told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Monday. She was best known for playing the role of Catherine in the François Truffaut film “Jules et Jim” in 1962.
Moreau won several awards in her 65 years of career, including the best actress award for “Seven Days… Seven Nights” at the Cannes Awards in 1960. She has worked with several famous directors, including Michelangelo Antonioni, Orson Welles, Luc Besson and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Welles had previously described her as “the greatest actress in the world.”
Born in Paris, Jan. 23, 1928, Moreau also chaired the Cannes Film Festival jury in 1975 and 1995. Her acting career began with theatre performances. In the 1950s, she moved to films. She was honored with a 1965 Time magazine cover story after rising to prominence in the mid-’50s. She became an international star after starring in her second film for Malle, the racy “Les Amants,” in 1958.
Here are some quotes from Moreau, courtesy Brainy Quotes:
1. “To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.”
2. “Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”
3. “One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you.”
4. “I think more and more people want to live alone. You can be a couple without being in each other’s pockets. I don’t see why you have to share the same bathroom.”
5. “Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.”
6. “Nostalgia is when you want things to stay the same. I know so many people staying in the same place.”
7. “Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.”
8. “To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking…