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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 October 1937Paris, France
Nickname Coco

Mini Bio (1)

Claude Lelouch was born on October 30, 1937 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for September 11 (2002), Roman de gare (2007) and The Crook (1970).

Spouse (4)

Alessandra Martines (1993 - 2009) (divorced) (1 child)
Marie-Sophie L. (1986 - 1992) (divorced) (3 children)
Evelyne Bouix (1980 - 1985) (1 child)
Christine Lelouch (1970 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 572-577. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967.
Children: Sarah Lelouch (with Swedish model Gunilla Friden), Salomé Lelouch (with first wife Evelyne Bouix), Sabaya Lelouch, Seb Lelouch, Shaya Lelouch (with second wife), Simon Lelouch (with actress Christine Lelouch), and Stella Lelouch (with third wife Alessandra Martines).
His production company is "Les Films 13".
He supported Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 presidential campaign.

Personal Quotes (9)

Film-making is like spermatozoa. Only one in a million makes it.
The more I go to the movies, the more I like French movies.
I think my English gets worse. It's a tough language for the French, we phrase things completely different.
One day I'll make a film for the critics, when I have money to lose.
The screenplay talks to the conscious mind and the music to the subconscious mind. Our subconscious tells us we are eternal but our consciousness tell us we are mortals. Music is part of eternity. If God exists he is the composer.
I deal with my actors as if they were my friends and people I love. They want to make me feel good and make me happy, and I want to make them happy. We are not in a professional relationship, we are in a passionate relationship.
I am the guinea pig of my films in a way. I test the stories a bit before I make them. I've never hung myself like the character in my latest film, but I've tried to be a reporter of life.
When a film is good, the spectators feel like they are the actors. What I love in film is not to watch the film but to live the film.
The more I go, the more I love life. Despite all the downfalls, I think it is extraordinary. I feel like I'm an observer in a science laboratory where you study life, lies and love. I'm delighted to be part of the experience. If you love life everything's possible. When you love life, life loves you back.

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