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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 15 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Mood Indigo
 2013 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Documentary)
 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #9.64 (2011)
 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")
 2006 The Willowz: Seeinsquares (Video)
 2006 Nespresso... What Else? (Short)
 2005 Block Party (Documentary)
 2004 I've Been Twelve Forever (Video documentary)
 2003 Pecan Pie (Video short)
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video documentary)
 2001 One Day... (Short)
 2001 Massive Attack: Eleven Promos (Video) (segment "Protection")
 2001 The Letter (Short)
 2001 Human Nature
 2000 D.A.F.T. (Video) (segment "Around the World")
 1999 Clip Cult Vol. 1: Exploding Cinema (video "Sugar Water")
 1999 Björk: Volumen (Video) (videos "Human Behaviour", "Army of Me", "Isobel", "Hyperballad", "Jóga", "Bachelorette")
 1989 Vingt p'tites tours (TV Series short)
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Directed music video for Foo Fighters "Everlong" See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On Le voyage en Ballon) It's the first film I remember. It's the film I like to re-watch the best. When you're young, you're very receptive to all the stuff you see, the emotions. And then you try all the time to match up with those sensations. So in this sense it may have changed my life because I'm always trying to re-create this feeling of watching this movie. See more »

Trivia:

Released a collection of DVDs with Spike Jonze: Work of Director. It is a collection of DVDs, one on Michel Gondry, one on Spike Jonze, one on Jonathan Glazer and on Chris Cunningham, amongst others. Each features music videos, ads and short videos by those directors. This helped them get public recognition for the work they had done for many bands and pop culture in general. See more »

Trademark:

Surreal settings and visual effects

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