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Overview (2)

Born in Semblançay, Indre-et-Loire, France
Died in Bordeaux, Gironde, France  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Francis Girod was born on October 9, 1944 in Semblançay, Indre-et-Loire, France. He was a director and actor, known for Le bon plaisir (1984), L'enfance de l'art (1988) and Passage à l'acte (1996). He died on November 19, 2006 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.

Trivia (8)

Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1994
Became a television series director in 1967 ("Périscope" and "En toutes lettres").
Turned his talents to journalism in 1965, writing for the "Nouvel Observateur" and "Combat" while also working on the "Les Femmes aussi", "Dim Dam Dom" and "En toutes lettres" series for the ORTF French broadcasting service (1964-1966).
Was a member of the Académie des Beaux Arts (Academy of Fine Arts, one of the five academies of the Institut de France) since 2002.
Was named president of the SACD board of directors (2005-2006).
President in 1988-9 of France's Société des réalisateurs de films

President in 2005-2006 of France's Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD).
Member of France's Académie des Beaux-Arts since 2002.
He learned the movie trade by working with directors Jean-Pierre Mocky and Roger Vadim. His films featured some of the top French stars, including Gerard Depardieu, Romy Schneider, Catherine Deneuve, and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

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