French actor Michel Piccoli Never won a French Oscar – the Cesar – despite being nominated four times. Photo: AFP

French screen legend Michel Piccoli, who starred in classics which redefined cinema, dies aged 94

  • A masterful performer with a wickedly malicious edge, he managed to carve out a hugely prolific career as both an art house icon and a kind of French Cary Grant
  • Piccoli never won a French Oscar – the Cesar – despite being nominated four times but he did win best actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980 for his role in A Leap in the Dark
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French actor Michel Piccoli Never won a French Oscar – the Cesar – despite being nominated four times. Photo: AFP
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