||The death of French cult star Jean-Paul Belmondo has been announced, bringing to an end the life of an icon of both arthouse movies and action movies, a combination nobody else has really tried, never mind succeeded at. His breakthrough came in 1960 with Jean-Luc Godard's A Bout de Souffle, or Breathless as it was known in English, where his cool yet self-spoofing persona was like little seen before. He would go on to collaborate with Godard on another classic, Pierrot le Fou as well as Un Femme et un Femme, and for Jean-Pierre Melville, Leon Morin, Priest and Leon Morin, Priest, plus Mississippi Mermaid for Francois Truffaut and Stavisky for Alain Resnais. Such was his range that he also starred in action flicks, such as Cartouche, That Man from Rio, Borsalino, Le Magnifique, famed for doing his own incredible stunts that inspired Jackie Chan to do the same. He continued acting into old age, though had retired in recent years. There will never be another.