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Michel Audiard (1920–1985)

After the Liberation Michel Audiard started a career as a movie magazine writer. Under the pen name of Jacques Potier he worked for short-lived titles such as "L'Etoile du Soir" and "Cinévie". One day, André Hunebelle, the popular French filmmaker, asked him if he thought he could write an adventure story for him. And, well...he could! "Mission à ... See full bio »

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Under Suspicion
Greed in the Sun
Animal Writer
Inspector Maigret


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 2000 Under Suspicion (1981 screenplay Garde à vue)
 1985 He Died with His Eyes Open (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1984 The Vultures (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1984 Dog Day (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1983 Le marginal (dialogue)
 1983 Deadly Circuit (adaptation and dialogue)
 1982 Espion, lève-toi (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1981 Garde à vue (dialogue)
 1981 Est-ce bien raisonnable? (dialogue)
 1980 Pile ou face
 1980 L'entourloupe (screenplay and dialogue)
 1980 Le guignolo (dialogue)
 1980 Il lupo e l'agnello (dialogue)
 1979 Cop or Hood (dialogue)
 1979 Les égouts du paradis (dialogue)
 1979 Le cavaleur (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1977 Mort d'un pourri (dialogue)
 1977 Animal (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1977 Dear Inspector (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1976 The Big Operator (screen adaptation)
 1976 Body of My Enemy (screenplay and dialogue)
 1975 Incorrigible (dialogue)
 1974 Kisses Till Monday (dialogue)
 1974 Vive la France (Documentary)
 1974 How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (adaptation - uncredited) / (dialogue - uncredited)
 1974 OK Patron (uncredited)
 1973 Baxter! (writer)
 1972 Elle cause plus, elle flingue (written by)
 1971 Cry of the Cormoran (dialogue)
 1969 A Golden Widow (dialogue) / (scenario and adaptation)
 1969 Under the Sign of the Bull (writer)
 1968 Leontine (adaptation) / (writer)
 1968 Pasha (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1968 A Little Virtuous (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1967 Max le débonnaire (TV Series)
 1967 Sorrel Flower (dialogue)
 1967 Johnny Banco (dialogue)
 1967 All Mad About Him (dialogue)
 1966 Sale temps pour les mouches (dialogue)
 1966 Tender Scoundrel (dialogue)
 1966 Let's Not Get Angry (screenplay and dialogue)
 1965 When the Peasants Pass (dialogue)
 1965 Cloportes (dialogue)
 1965 The Dictator's Guns (uncredited)
 1965 Crime on a Summer Morning (dialogue)
 1964 Une foule enfin réunie (Documentary short) (dialogue)
 1964 The Great Spy Chase (dialogue)
 1964 Male Hunt (dialogue)
 1964 A Funny Boss (collaboration on screenplay)
 1964 Dandelions by the Roots (in collaboration with)
 1964 Greed in the Sun (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1963 Teuf-teuf (TV Movie)
 1963 Monsieur Gangster (dialogue)
 1963 Carom Shots (screenplay and dialogue)
 1963 Any Number Can Win (dialogue)
 1963 The Trip to Biarritz (uncredited)
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments (dialogue - segment "Bien d'autrui ne prendras")
 1962 A Monkey in Winter (dialogue)
 1962 Emile's Boat (dialogue)
 1961 Famous Love Affairs (dialogue - segment "Les comédiennes")
 1961 The Lions Are Loose (dialogue)
 1961 The Counterfeiters of Paris (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1961 Taxi for Tobruk (dialogue)
 1961 The President (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1960 Spécial Noël: Jean Gabin (TV Short)
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (dialogue: "L'Adultère")
 1960 The Old Guard (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1960 The Baron of the Locks (dialogue)
 1959 Vel' d'Hiv (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1959 Eyes of Love (dialogue)
 1959 Rue de Paris (writer)
 1959 125 rue Montmartre (dialogue)
 1959 Babette Goes to War (dialogue)
 1959 Beast at Bay (writer)
 1959 Archimède, le clochard (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1959 Too Late to Love (dialogue)
 1958 Marchands de rien (Short documentary) (commentary)
 1958 The Possessors (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1958 Sins of Youth (writer)
 1958 The Night Affair (writer)
 1958 Les Misérables (writer)
 1958 Inspector Maigret (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1957 Retour de manivelle (dialogue)
 1957 Three Days to Live (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1957 Fugitive in Saigon (dialogue) / (screenplay and dialogue)
 1957 Until the Last One (dialogue)
 1956 Short Head (dialogue)
 1956 Mannequins of Paris (adaptation and dialogue)
 1956 Blood to the Head (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1956 Daddy's Gang (dialogue)
 1955 Hi-Jack Highway (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1955 The Infiltrator (dialogue)
 1954 The Cheerful Squadron (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1954 April Fools' Day (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1954 Beauty and the Bullfighter (dialogue)
 1954 Daughters of Destiny (uncredited)
 1953 The Most Wanted Man (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1953 Les 3 Mousquetaires (adaptation and dialogue)
 1953 The Long Teeth (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1952 Le feu quelque part (Short)
 1952 Pour vous, mesdames (Short) (dialogue - uncredited)
 1952 She and Me (script & dialogue)
 1952 Adorable Creatures (uncredited)
 1952 The Man in My Life (adaptation)
 1952 Massacre en dentelles (scenario and dialogue)
 1951 La marche
 1951 Vedettes sans maquillage (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1951 My Wife Is Formidable (uncredited)
 1951 Young Love
 1951 Mr. Peek-a-Boo (adaptation - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1951 Dear Caroline (uncredited)
 1950 Brune ou blonde (Documentary short) (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1950 Méfiez-vous des blondes (scenario and dialogue)
 1950 One Only Loves Once (adaptation)
 1949 Mission in Tangier (dialogue) / (scenario)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novels: "Le Terminus des Prétentieux"(Plon, 1968)/"Le p'tit Cheval de Retour" (Julliard, '75), "Répète un peu ce que je viens de dire" (Julliard, '75)/"La nuit, le Jour et toutes les autres Nuits" (Deboël, '78). See more »

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5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

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Turned to directing in the late sixties then went back to writing because he wasn't satisfied with his skills as a director. See more »


Jokes involving the word 'con' (moron) See more »

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