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Leos Carax

Leos Carax made several short films and also wrote film criticism, then at the age of 24 years made a very strong first feature Boy Meets Girl (1984). The film played at the 1984 Cannes film festival and was a critical triumph. It paved the way for Carax's second feature The Night Is Young (1986) (Bad Blood). That film was a giant step forward in ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 18 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Gradiva (Short)
 2012 Holy Motors
 2009 42 One Dream Rush (Short)
 2008 Tokyo! (segment "Merde")
 2006 My Last Minute (Short)
 2005/II Crystal (Short)
 1999 Pola X
 1997/I Sans titre (Short)
 1980 Strangulation Blues (Short)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on Denis Lavant playing Alex in Holy Motors] If Denis had said no, I would have offered the part to Lon Chaney or to Chaplin. Or to Peter Lorre or Michel Simon, all of whom are dead.


His nom de plume, Leos Carax, can be read Le oscar a X (L'oscar à X), which means The oscar goes to X, a funny way to pretend to get the statue. See more »


Often makes refferences to Louis-Ferdinand Céline, e.g. quotation from Death on Credit at the beginning of Boy Meets Girl (1984), Doctor Destouches in The Night Is Young (1986), driver Céline in Holy Motors (2012). See more »

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