R.I.P. Jean-Paul Belmondo

The outpouring of love for Belmondo has been very heartening to see and I was particularly touched by Mickey Rourke’s Instagram post about him. Mickey Rourke is in a direct line from Belmondo. It’s like a baseball play: Brando/Dean to Belmondo to Rourke. Both boxers. Both outside the mainstream of careerist-based actor life. Belmondo called Rourke “little brother”. Here’s the signed photo Rourke shared:

Heart-crack.

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