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François Truffaut (1932–1984)


François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who becomes his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The 400 Blows
The 400 Blows Writer
(1959)
Le dernier métro
(1980)
Jules and Jim
Jules and Jim Writer
(1962)

Filmography

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 1995 Belle Époque (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1995)
- Episode #1.2 (1995)
- Episode #1.1 (1995)
 1988 The Little Thief (original scenario)
 1983 The Man Who Loved Women (first story)
 1983 Confidentially Yours (writer)
 1983 Breathless (story "A Bout De Souffle")
 1981 The Woman Next Door (original scenario)
 1980 Le dernier métro (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1979 Love on the Run (scenario)
 1978 The Green Room (screenplay)
 1976 Small Change (original scenario)
 1975 The Story of Adele H (screenplay)
 1973 Day for Night (screenplay)
 1972 Une belle fille comme moi (adaptation and dialogue)
 1971 Two English Girls (adaptation & dialogue)
 1970 Bed & Board (scenario and dialogue)
 1970 The Wild Child (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
 1969 Mississippi Mermaid (adaptation and dialogue)
 1968 Stolen Kisses (scenario and dialogue)
 1968 The Bride Wore Black (adaptation and dialogue)
 1966 Fahrenheit 451 (screenplay)
 1964 Mata Hari, agent H21 (dialogue) / (screenplay - as F. Truffaut)
 1964 The Soft Skin (original scenario - as F. Truffaut)
 1962 Antoine and Colette (Short) (writer)
 1962 Love at Twenty (segment "Antoine et Colette")
 1962 Une grosse tête (dialogue)
 1962 Jules and Jim (adaptation and dialogue)
 1961 Me faire ça à moi (uncredited)
 1961 Une histoire d'eau (Short)
 1960 The Army Game (adaptation and dialogue)
 1960 Shoot the Piano Player (adaptation - as F. Truffaut) / (dialogue)
 1960 Breathless (story)
 1959 The 400 Blows (adaptation - as F. Truffaut) / (scenario)
 1958 Les surmenés (Short) (writer)
 1957 Les mistons (Short) (scenario - uncredited)
 1955 Une visite (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A compilation of some of his movies critiques "Les films de ma vie" (The movies of my life). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 18 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

François | F. Truffaut | Francois Truffaut

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Jean-Pierre Léaud] The most interesting actor of his generation. There are actors who are interesting even if they merely stand in front of a door; Léaud is one of them. See more »

Trivia:

Sold la Cause du people (The Peoples' Cause) "revolutionary propaganda" to uphold the cause of freedom of expression on the streets of Paris (June 20th 1970). He had Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir for company. See more »

Nickname:

Le Petit Caporal See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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