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Michel Gondry


He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band called Oui-Oui. The band released 2 albums ('... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Be Kind Rewind
Be Kind Rewind Director
(2008)
The Science of Sleep
(2006)
The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet Director
(2011)

Filmography

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 2016 The White Stripes: City Lights (Video short)
 2015 The Chemical Brothers: Go (Video short)
 2014 Metronomy: Love Letters (Video short)
 2013 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Documentary)
 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #9.64 (2011)
 2010 Mia Doi Todd: Open Your Heart (Video short)
 2009 The Thorn in the Heart (Documentary)
 2009 How to Blow Up a Helicopter (Ayako's Story) (Video documentary short)
 2009 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Unnatural Love (2009)
 2008 Tokyo! (segment "Interior Design")
 2007 Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight (Video short)
 2006 Beck: Cellphone's Dead (Video short)
 2006 The Willowz: Seeinsquares (Video)
 2006 Nespresso... What Else? (Short)
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary)
 2004 I've Been Twelve Forever (Video documentary)
 2003 Pecan Pie (Video short)
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) (numerous segments)
 2002 Kylie Minogue: Come Into My World (Video short)
 2001 One Day... (Short)
 2001 Massive Attack: Eleven Promos (Video) (segment "Protection")
 2001 Human Nature
 2000 D.A.F.T. (Video) (segment "Around the World")
 1999 Clip Cult Vol. 1: Exploding Cinema (Video) (video "Sugar Water")
 1999 Björk: Volumen (Video) (videos "Human Behaviour", "Army of Me", "Isobel", "Hyperballad", "Jóga", "Bachelorette")
 1998 The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (Video short)
 1998 La lettre (Short)
 1997 Foo Fighters: Everlong (Video short)
 1993 Lenny Kravitz: Believe (Video short)
 1989 Vingt p'tites tours (TV Series short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Music Video for IAM "Je Danse Le Mia" See more »

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3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Sometimes it's better to have less money [for budget] and more freedom. See more »

Trivia:

In his video clips and commercials, he was a pioneer for a lot of things. For example the video clip he made for IAM (Je danse le Mia) was the first video clip using the morphing technics. And above all he invented the technique of several cameras taking pictures in the same time around somebody. This technique was used for the first time in a commercial for insurance, then in Björk's "Army of Me... See more »

Trademark:

Surreal settings and visual effects

Star Sign:

Taurus

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