July 29, 2006

Jean Reno marries in French hilltop village

PARIS (Reuters) - French actor Jean Reno, star of such
films as "The Big Blue," "Leon" and "The Da Vinci Code,"
married model and actress Zofia Borucka on Saturday in a
hilltop village in the south of France.

The wedding, witnessed by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy
and singer Johnny Hallyday, took place in the town hall of Les
Baux de Provence, near Avignon, a day before the star's 58th

The ceremony was conducted by the mayor of Les Baux, Gerard
Jouve, a friend of the actor's.

Born Don Juan Moreno y Jederique Jimenez in Morocco to
Spanish parents, Reno came to France as a teenager. After drama
studies in Paris, he worked in French theater and television
before landing his first film role in 1979.

Some of his most successful and critically acclaimed roles
have been in films directed by Luc Besson.