Christian Marquand (March 15 1927 - November 22 2000) was a French director, actor and screenwriter working in French cinema. A native of Marseille, he was the brother of film director Nadine Trintignant. A heartthrob in French movies of the 1950s, he co-starred in And God Created Woman. He directed a few pictures, the most famous of which was Candy.

Marquand was a friend of Marlon Brando, whom he had met in 1949 and was said to have had an affair with him at some point.[citation needed] Brando's son Christian was named after him. He was married to Tina Aumont in the 1960s. He died of Alzheimer's disease.

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