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  • Yves Montand

    Born on October 13, 1921 in Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy

awards & nominations

Jean de Florette (1986)

Yves Montand as "Cesar Soubeyran/'Le Papet'"

In this acclaimed French drama, the enterprising Ugolin Soubeyran (Daniel Auteuil) returns to his native countryside after the serving in the military. Intent on growing expensive flowers, he conspires with his uncle, Cesar (Yves Montand), to gain access to a hidden spring on a neighboring property. When their initial attempt to buy the land fails, they must contend with Jean de Florette (Gérard Depardieu), who arrives with his family to work the coveted plot and turn it into a profitable farm.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

Let's Make Love (1960)

Yves Montand as "Jean-Marc Clement"

One of the wealthiest men in the world, Jean-Marc Clement (Yves Montand) is rich in money, but lacking in love. While seeking someone who adores him for his personality rather than his fortune, Clement learns that he is the subject of a satirical theater production. Unrecognized as he visits the play's set, Clement is offered the part as himself by the show's unwitting producers, and he takes the gig to be close to the gorgeous yet down-to-earth actress Amanda Dell (Marilyn Monroe).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960) Nominated Foreign Actor

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