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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 »

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The Science of Sleep
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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 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)
 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 Letter (Short)
 1997 Foo Fighters: Everlong (Video short)
 1989 Vingt p'tites tours (TV Series short)
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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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 »


At the 2006 Berlin Film Festival, he told that the main location of The Science of Sleep (2006) is a house where he used to live 15 years ago. See more »


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