The actor and director Jean-François Stévenin died this Tuesday, July 27 at the age of 77 at the end of a career of more than 50 years during which he rubbed shoulders with the greatest.
Jean-François Stevenin has passed away
The great family of French cinema mourns one of their own. Tuesday July 27, actor and director Jean-François Stévenin died at the American hospital in Neuilly sur Seine at the age of 77. It was his family who announced the bad news to our colleagues at AFP, specifying that the actor and director had “fought well”. We do not currently know what evil was eating away at the latter.
He leaves behind a whole family of actors: Sagamore Stévenin, Robinson Stévenin, Salomé Stévenin and Pierre Stévenin.
A life of cinema
Jean-François Stévenin cut his teeth with the greatest. Indeed, he has toured under the direction of Truffaut, Rivette, Demy, Godard, Blier and even Mocky. In more than fifty years of career, he has become an essential supporting role in French cinema. He is particularly remembered in The Pact of the Wolves and The man from the train. He has also made three films, considered cult: Mountain pass (1978), Double gentlemen (1986) and Mischka (2002).
For these three feature films, he won in 2018 an honorary Jean-Vigo prize, awarded by Agnès Varda.
Recently we got to see him in the series Such a great sun in which he played the character of Philippe Foucher. We will see Jean-François Stévenin two last times on the big screen: in Lost illusions by Xavier Giannoli (presented as a world premiere at the next Venice Film Festival) and Goodbye Paris by Edouard Baer.
On social networks, many personalities pay tribute to him, in particular Rosalie Varda (daughter of Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy):