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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)
The Last Metro
(1980)
Jules and Jim
Jules and Jim Writer
(1962)
Shoot the Pianist
(1960)

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 The Last Metro (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 A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (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 Love at Twenty (segment "Antoine et Colette")
 1962 A Swelled Head (dialogue)
 1962 Jules and Jim (adaptation and dialogue)
 1961 Me faire ça à moi (uncredited)
 1961 A Story of Water (Short)
 1960 The Army Game (adaptation and dialogue)
 1960 Shoot the Pianist (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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Other Works:

A book of interviews of Alfred Hitchcock, in which he was one of the first to show how Hitch was a real auteur: first published 1966 "Le cinema selon Hitchcock" (The cinema according to Hitchcock). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

François | F. Truffaut | Francois Truffaut

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Some day I'll make a film that critics will like. When I have money to waste. See more »

Trivia:

Truffaut enlisted in the French army in December, 1950, hoping to be assigned to the film branch of the army, but he was ordered first to Germany and then to Indochina as an artilleryman. An unhappy Truffaut deserted twice and was assigned first to a military stockade and later to an asylum. His actions caused him to be dishonorably discharged in 1952. See more »

Nickname:

La Truffe See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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