The 72-year-old actor has become deputy mayor of Les Baux de Provence. Since March 2020, he has been in charge of major events and international relations.
Jean Reno has been living in this region since 1989. In an interview with France Bleu he explained "It's a place that has made me better, I listened, I understood, I looked, and many people here have helped me to live".
He also confided his wish to be buried in Les Baux. "One day I was in Saint-Barth with Johnny Hallyday, and we passed by the cemetery and he said to me: "You see Jean, that's where I want to be buried", but I didn't understand at the time, he was about sixty years old, and now, after having travelled a lot, I tell myself that I would like to be buried in Les Baux".
Jean Reno actor
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, born July 30, 1948 in Casablanca, Morocco, is a French actor of Spanish origin.
Discovered by Luc Besson, who made him famous by offering him leading roles in "Le Grand Bleu", "Nikita" and "Léon", he also became very popular thanks to Jean-Marie Poiré's comedy "Les Visiteurs" and its sequels.
He is one of the rare French actors to make an important career in the United States, notably in "French Kiss" with the tandem Meg Ryan / Kevin Kline, "Mission Impossible" with Tom Cruise, "Godzilla" with Matthew Broderick, "Ronin" with Robert De Niro, "The Pink Panther" with Steve Martin and "The Da Vinci Code" with Tom Hanks.
He has been nominated three times for the César for best actor.
In October 2019, together with 40 personalities from the world of entertainment and culture, including Denis Podalydès, Pierre Arditi, the former Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen and journalist Patrick de Carolis, he signed an appeal against the ban on bullfighting for minors, which MP Aurore Bergé wanted to include in a bill on animal welfare.
Jean Reno is the father of six children from three different marriages.
From his union with Geneviève, married in 1977, came Sandra, born in 1977, and Michael, born in 1980. They divorced in 1988.
From the one with Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, whom he divorced in 2001, come Tom born in 1996 and Serena born in 1998.
On July 29, 2006, the actor married Zofia Borucka, a British model, with whom he has two children, Cielo born in 2009 and Dean born in 2011.)
He is also a grandfather: his eldest daughter Sandra has a son, Ange, born in September 2013.
Jean Reno is also the godfather of Jade Smet, daughter of Johnny Hallyday and Læticia Hallyday.
After 39 years of career, 86 films and series, he devotes himself to his new vocation anchored on the proximity with this commune of Les Baux de Provence.
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