French actor, director and screenwriter Jean-Pierre Bacri died of cancer at the age of 69. It was announced on Monday, January 18, according to BFMTV.
Jean-Pierre Bakri was born in Algeria in May 1951 then his family moved to France.
At the age of 25 he began working in the advertising industry and studying acting. After that, he played in the theater, and his film debut was the role of an anesthesiologist in the war drama “The War Doctor” with Alain Delon.
In 1985, he starred in Luc Besson’s film Underground.
Together with his lover Agnès Jaoui, he wrote the scripts for a number of films, among them Smoking/Not Smoking.
Together with Jaoui, he won the César Award for Best Screenplay, the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, the European Film Academy Award and the René Clair Award.