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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 27 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2017 John Lewis: Moz the Monster (Video short) (uncredited)
 2016 The White Stripes: City Lights (Video short)
 2015 The Chemical Brothers: Go (Video short)
 2014 Metronomy: Love Letters (Video short)
 2011 Björk: Crystalline (Video short)
 2010 Mia Doi Todd: Open Your Heart (Video short)
 2009 How to Blow Up a Helicopter (Ayako's Story) (Video documentary short)
 2008 Dick Annegarn: Soleil du soir (Video short)
 2008 Radiohead: The Best Of (Video) (music video director)
 2007 Björk: Declare Independence (Video short)
 2007 Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight (Video short)
 2006 Beck: Cellphone's Dead (Video short)
 2006 Cody ChesnuTT: King of the Game (Video short)
 2006 The Vines: Anysound (Video short)
 2006 The Willowz: Seeinsquares (Video)
 2004 I've Been Twelve Forever (Video documentary)
 2004 Devendra Banhart: A Ribbon (Video short)
 2004 The Willowz: I Wonder (Video short)
 2004 The Vines: Winning Days (Video short)
 2004 Steriogram: Walkie Talkie Man (Video short)
 2004 The Vines: Ride (Video short)
 2003 Pecan Pie (Video short)
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) (numerous segments)
 2003 Lacquer: Behind (Video short)
 2002 Kylie Minogue: Come Into My World (Video short)
 2001 The Chemical Brothers: Star Guitar (Video short)
 2001 Massive Attack: Eleven Promos (Video) (segment "Protection")
 2001 Radiohead: Knives Out (Video short)
 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)
 1997 Björk: Bachelorette (Video short)
 1997 Beck: Deadweight (Video short)
 1997 Björk: Jóga (Video short)
 1997 Daft Punk: Around the World (Video short)
 1997 Neneh Cherry: Feel It (Video short)
 1997 Foo Fighters: Everlong (Video short)
 1996 Cibo Matto: Sugar Water (Video short)
 1996 Björk: Hyperballad (Video short)
 1995 Björk: Isobel (Video short)
 1995 Björk: Army of Me (Video short)
 1995 Massive Attack: Protection (Video short)
 1995 The Black Crowes: High Head Blues (Video short)
 1994 Lucas: Lucas with the Lid Off (Video short)
 1994 Sinéad O'Connor: Fire on Babylon (Video short)
 1994 Stina Nordenstam: Little Star (Video short)
 1993 Björk: Human Behaviour (Video short)
 1993 Lenny Kravitz: Believe (Video short)
 1993 Donald Fagen: Snowbound (Video short)
 1993 IAM: Je danse le mia (Video short)
 1992 Robert: Les jupes (Video short)
 1992 Thomas Dolby: Close But No Cigar (Video short)
 1992 Laurent Voulzy: Paradoxal système (Video short)
 1992 Mark Curry: Blow Me Down (Video short)
 1992 Oui Oui: La ville (Video short)
 1991 Les Objets: La normalité (Video short)
 1991 Les Objets: Sarah (Video short)
 1990 Oui Oui: Ma maison (Video short)
 1989 L'Affaire Louis' Trio: Il y a ceux (Video short)
 1989 Oui Oui: Les cailloux (Video short)
 1989 The Life of Riley: Queen for a Day (Video short)
 1988 Oui Oui: Bolide (Video short)
 1988 Oui Oui: Junior et sa voix d'or (Video short)
 1988 Oui Oui: Un Joyeux Noël (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed music video for The White Stripes "The Denial Twist" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I usually identify with the nerds, but these ones [Comic-Con audience] just reinforce the social rules. Their values are fascistic. All those people marching around in capes and masks and boots. The superhero imagery is totally fascist! When you step into this genre, they feel it belongs to them. They want you to conform, or they won't like you. They want the conventional. See more »

Trivia:

Artist in Residence at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2006. See more »

Trademark:

Surreal settings and visual effects

Star Sign:

Taurus

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