Realizateurs français/French directors

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1. Mathieu Kassovitz

Actor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Mathieu Kassovitz was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Amélie (2001), La Haine (1995) and The Crimson Rivers (2000). He is married to Julie Mauduech. They have one child.

2. Cédric Klapisch

Director | L'auberge espagnole

Cédric Klapisch was born on September 4, 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for L'auberge espagnole (2002), When the Cat's Away (1996) and Un air de famille (1996). He has been married to Lola Doillon since 2002. They have one child.

3. Richard Berry

Actor | L'immortel

Richard Berry was born on July 31, 1950 in Paris, France as Richard Élie Benguigui. He is an actor and writer, known for 22 Bullets (2010), Our Women (2015) and And the Little Prince Said (1992). He has been married to Pascale Louange since September 17, 2016. They have one child. He was previously...

4. Jane Birkin

Actress | Evil Under the Sun

Jane Birkin was born on December 14, 1946 in London, England as Jane Mallory Birkin. She is an actress, known for Evil Under the Sun (1982), Blow-Up (1966) and Boxes (2007). She was previously married to John Barry.

5. Jacques Deray

Director | On ne meurt que deux fois

Jacques Deray was born on February 19, 1929 in Lyon, Rhône, France as Jacques Desrayaud. He was a director and writer, known for He Died with His Eyes Open (1985), Borsalino (1970) and The Corrupt (1963). He was married to Agnès Vincent-Deray and Nicole Jones. He died on August 9, 2003 in ...

6. Fernand Moszkowicz

Assistant_director | Ultimo tango a Parigi

Fernand Moszkowicz is an assistant director and director, known for Last Tango in Paris (1972), Désirée (1967) and The Sheltering Sky (1990).

7. Jacques Renard

Director | Hamburger Extrablätter

Jacques Renard was born on March 6, 1944 in Béthune, Pas-de-Calais, France. He is a director and writer, known for Hamburger Extrablätter (1961), Blanche and Marie (1985) and Monsieur Albert (1976).

9. Daniel Vigne

Director | Le retour de Martin Guerre

Daniel Vigne was born on October 12, 1942 in Moulins, Allier, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Return of Martin Guerre (1982), Deadly Nightmares (1983) and Fatou la Malienne (2001).

10. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

11. Jean-Paul Salomé

Director | Arsène Lupin

Jean-Paul Salomé was born on February 2, 1960 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Adventures of Arsene Lupin (2004), Les braqueuses (1994) and Je fais le mort (2013).

12. Chad Chenouga

Director | 17 rue Bleue

Chad Chenouga was born in May 1962 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for 17 rue Bleue (2001), A Mighty Heart (2007) and Rue bleue (1999).

13. Lucien Jean-Baptiste

Actor | La première étoile

Lucien Jean-Baptiste is an actor and director, known for La première étoile (2009), Dieumerci! (2016) and He Even Has Your Eyes (2016).

14. Pierre Dudan

Writer | Christ(Off)

Pierre Dudan is a writer and director, known for Christ(Off) (2018), Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon (2018) and Épouse-moi mon pote (2017).

15. Philippe Lacheau

Actor | Babysitting

Philippe Lacheau was born on June 25, 1980 in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Val-de-Marne, France. He is an actor and writer, known for Babysitting (2014), Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon (2018) and Alibi.com (2017).

16. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

17. Chris Marker

Writer | Twelve Monkeys

Chris Marker was born on July 29, 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. He was a director and writer, known for Twelve Monkeys (1995), Sans Soleil (1983) and Third Side of the Coin (1960). He died on July 29, 2012 in Paris, France.

18. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | À bout de souffle

Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...

19. René Clair

Writer | Le silence est d'or

René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Man About Town (1947), The Grand Maneuver (1955) and Beauties of the Night (1952). He was married to Bronia Clair. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

20. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

21. Éric Rohmer

Director | Le genou de Claire

Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, ...

22. Michel Blanc

Actor | Grosse fatigue

Michel Blanc was born on April 16, 1952 in Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is an actor and writer, known for Dead Tired (1994), Monsieur Hire (1989) and You Are So Beautiful (2005).

23. Patrice Leconte

Director | La fille sur le pont

Patrice Leconte was born on November 12, 1947 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Girl on the Bridge (1999), Monsieur Hire (1989) and Ridicule (1996).

24. Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Writer | Cyrano de Bergerac

Jean-Paul Rappeneau was born on April 8, 1932 in Auxerre, Yonne, France. He is a writer and director, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Bon voyage (2003) and A Matter of Resistance (1966).

25. Fanny Ardant

Actress | 8 femmes

Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her.

When she was 17 her father died and the ...

26. François Ozon

Director | Dans la maison

François Ozon was born on November 15, 1967 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for In the House (2012), 8 Women (2002) and Young & Beautiful (2013).

27. Claude Pinoteau

Writer | La 7ème cible

Claude Pinoteau was born on May 25, 1925 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He was an assistant director and writer, known for La 7ème cible (1984), The Slap (1974) and Escape to Nowhere (1973). He was married to Birte Pedersen and Margaret Mordaunt-Léonard. He died...

28. Jérôme Cornuau

Director | Dissonances

Jérôme Cornuau was born on March 30, 1961 in Paris, France. He is a director and producer, known for Dissonances (2003), The Crossing (2012) and Bouge! (1997).

29. Roman Polanski

Director | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

30. Krzysztof Kieslowski

Writer | Trois couleurs: Bleu

Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Przejscie podziemne (1974) (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (...

32. Guillaume Nicloux

Director | L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq

Guillaume Nicloux was born on August 3, 1966. He is a director and writer, known for The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014), The End (2016) and To the Ends of the World (2018).

33. Josiane Balasko

Actress | Gazon maudit

Josiane Balasko was born on April 15, 1950 in Paris, France as Josiane Balaskovic. She is an actress and writer, known for French Twist (1995), A French Gigolo (2008) and Hanging Offense (2003). She has been married to George Aguilar since June 12, 2003. She was previously married to Philippe Berry.

34. Bertrand Blier

Writer | Trop belle pour toi

Bertrand Blier was born on March 14, 1939 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is a writer and director, known for Too Beautiful for You (1989), The Clink of Ice (2010) and 1, 2, 3, Freeze (1993).

35. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Director | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/...

36. Daniel Auteuil

Actor | Caché

Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and The Closet (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously married to Emmanuelle ...

37. Claude Berri

Writer | Jean de Florette

Claude Berri was born on July 1, 1934 in Paris, France as Claude Berel Langmann. He was a producer and actor, known for Jean de Florette (1986), The Two of Us (1967) and Hunting and Gathering (2007). He was married to Anne-Marie Rassam and Sylvie Gautrelet. He died on January 12, 2009 in Paris.

38. Francis Veber

Writer | Le dîner de cons

Francis Veber was born on July 28, 1937 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. He is a writer and director, known for Le Dîner de Cons (1998), The Birdcage (1996) and The Fugitives (1986). He has been married to Françoise Veber since January 11, 1964. They have two ...

40. Yvan Attal

Actor | Rush Hour 3

Yvan Attal was born on January 4, 1965 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for Rush Hour 3 (2007), Munich (2005) and Le brio (2017).

41. Vincent Garenq

Director | Présumé coupable

Vincent Garenq is a director and writer, known for Guilty (2011), The Clearstream Affair (2014) and Kalinka (2016).

42. David Charhon

Writer | Le secret de Salomon

David Charhon is a writer and director, known for Le secret de Salomon (2007), On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012) and Cyprien (2009).

43. Christine Pascal

Writer | Le petit prince a dit

Christine Pascal was born on November 29, 1953 in Lyon, Rhône, France. She was an actress and writer, known for And the Little Prince Said (1992), Félicité (1979) and Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975). She was married to Robert Boner. She died on August 30, 1996 in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine,...

44. Jean Becker

Director | Dialogue avec mon jardinier

Jean Becker was born on May 10, 1933 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Conversations with My Gardener (2007), My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010) and The Children of the Marshland (1999).

45. Christian Duguay

Director | Human Trafficking

Christian Duguay was born in 1957 in Outremont, Québec, Canada. He is a director and assistant director, known for Human Trafficking (2005), The Art of War (2000) and Red Brazil (2012).

46. Jacques Maillot

Writer | Nos vies heureuses

Jacques Maillot was born on April 12, 1962 in Besançon, Doubs, France. He is a writer and director, known for Nos vies heureuses (1999), A Bottle of Wishes (1994) and Corps inflammables (1995).

47. Zabou Breitman

Actress | Se souvenir des belles choses

Zabou Breitman was born on October 30, 1959 in Paris, France as Isabelle Breitman. She is an actress and director, known for Beautiful Memories (2001), Les duettistes: Une dette mortelle (1999) and Les hirondelles de Kaboul (2019). She was previously married to Fabien Chalon.

48. Olivier Marchal

Actor | 36 Quai des Orfèvres

Olivier Marchal started taking acting lessons when he still was a police officer. He began his career in television, appearing in supporting parts or writing scripts for detective TV series. In 1989 when Yves Rénier resurrected his TV series Commissaire Moulin (1976) he became his partner as ...

49. Laurent Bouhnik

Director | Sélect Hôtel

Laurent Bouhnik was born on April 7, 1961 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Select Hotel (1996), 1999 Madeleine (1999) and Zonzon (1998).

50. Florence Quentin

Writer | La vie est un long fleuve tranquille

Florence Quentin was born on September 5, 1946 in Bort-les-Orgues, Corrèze, France. She is a writer and director, known for Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988), Happiness Is in the Field (1995) and Bonne pomme (2017).

51. Claire Denis

Director | High Life

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for High Life (2018), Beau travail (1999) and 35 Shots of Rum (2008).

52. Philippe Martinez

Producer | Harsh Times

From 1988 through 1990, Philippe Martinez was President of the famous Odeon Theater in Marseilles, one of the largest playhouses in Europe. At the end of 1990, deciding to focus on a career as a feature film producer, he moved to the United States, later becoming Chairman of the Board of ...

53. Sandrine Veysset

Director | Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël?

Sandrine Veysset was born in 1967 in Avignon, Vaucluse, France. She is a director and writer, known for Will It Snow for Christmas? (1996), Victor... pendant qu'il est trop tard (1998) and Martha... Martha (2001).

55. Fabien Onteniente

Director | (G)rève party

Fabien Onteniente was born on April 27, 1958 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for (G)rève party (1998), Camping (2006) and All Inclusive (2019).

56. Laurent Tirard

Writer | Molière

Laurent Tirard was born in 1967 in France. He is a writer and director, known for Molière (2007), Little Nicholas (2009) and Le plus beau jour de ma vie (2004).

58. Jean-Pierre Améris

Director | Marie Heurtin

Jean-Pierre Améris was born on July 26, 1961 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He is a director and writer, known for Marie's Story (2014), Les aveux de l'innocent (1996) and C'est la vie (2001).

59. Josée Dayan

Director | Le Comte de Monte Cristo

Josée Dayan was born on October 6, 1943 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France. She is a director and producer, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (1998), A Cursed Monarchy (2005) and Cet amour-là (2001).

60. Karine Silla

Writer | Un baiser papillon

Karine Silla was born on July 6, 1965 in Dakar, Senegal. She is an actress and writer, known for A Butterfly Kiss (2011), Once Upon an Angel (2002) and It's Easier for a Camel... (2003). She has been married to Vincent Perez since December 18, 1998. They have three children.

61. Vincent Perez

Actor | Queen of the Damned

Soulful, exotic-looking leading man Vincent Perez is known for his grand and glossy French pictures, exuding a sexy stare and irresistible charm that has swept Gallic women off their feet for over two decades. He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, to a German mother and a Spanish businessman father...

62. Pitof

Director | Vidocq

Pitof was born on July 4, 1957 in Paris, France as Jean-Christophe Comar. He is known for his work on Vidocq (2001), Catwoman (2004) and Alien: Resurrection (1997).

63. Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe

Director | La controverse de Valladolid

He has made famous by "La controverse de Valladolid" and is a specialist for adapting famous novels like "Eugénie Grandet", "Le Rouge et le Noir" or "Sans famille". Verhaeghe has worked very often with the same actors like Jean Carmet, Claude Rich, Carole Bouquet, Claude Jade, Pierre Vernier, ...

64. Alain Chabat

Actor | Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre

Alain Chabat was born on November 24, 1958 in Oran, France. He is an actor and writer, known for Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002), The Science of Sleep (2006) and Didier (1997).

65. Jacob Berger

Director | 1 Journée

Jacob Berger was born on June 23, 1963 in Lydney, Gloucestershire, England. He is a director and writer, known for That Day (2007), Los ángeles (1990) and A Loving Father (2002). He is married to Noémie Kocher. He was previously married to Christina Hernandez.

66. Bernie Bonvoisin

Director | Les démons de Jésus

Bernie Bonvoisin was born on July 9, 1956 in Nanterre, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is an actor, known for Les démons de Jésus (1997), It (2017) and Heavy Metal (1981).

67. Jacques Weber

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Jacques Weber was born on August 23, 1949 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Don Juan (1998) and Lance of Longinus (2007). He has been married to Christine since 1970. They have three children.

68. Yves Simoneau

Director | Napoléon

Yves Simoneau was born on October 28, 1955 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He is a director and producer, known for Napoléon (2002), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) and The 4400 (2004).

69. Anne Fontaine

Writer | Coco avant Chanel

Anne Fontaine was born on July 15, 1959 in Luxembourg as Anne Sibertin-Blanc. She is an actress and writer, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), The Innocents (2016) and Reinventing Marvin (2017). She is married to Philippe Carcassonne. They have one child.

70. Frédéric Auburtin

Director | Paris, je t'aime

Frédéric Auburtin was born on June 4, 1962 in Marseille, France. He is an assistant director and director, known for Paris, je t'aime (2006), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) and The Bridge (1999).

71. André Téchiné

Writer | Les roseaux sauvages

André Téchiné was born on March 13, 1943 in Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. He is a writer and director, known for Wild Reeds (1994), Being 17 (2016) and My Favorite Season (1993).

72. Olivier Nakache

Writer | Intouchables

Olivier Nakache was born on April 15, 1973 in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a writer and director, known for The Intouchables (2011), C'est la vie! (2017) and Tellement proches (2009).

73. Éric Toledano

Writer | Intouchables

Éric Toledano was born on July 3, 1971 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for The Intouchables (2011), C'est la vie! (2017) and Tellement proches (2009).

74. Olivier Assayas

Writer | Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is best know for his films Demonlover (2002), Something in the Air (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016).

Assayas is the son of French director/screenwriter Raymond Assayas, alias Jacques Rémy.

His ...

75. Jean-Jacques Beineix

Director | 37°2 le matin

A rabid movie fan when he was young, Jean-Jacques Beineix first studied medicine before entering the movie business. During the seventies, he became an established assistant director, working with Claude Berri, René Clément, Claude Zidi and even Jerry Lewis. But, like many assistants, Beineix's ...

76. Denis Amar

Director | L'addition

Denis Amar was born in 1946 in Paris, France. He is a director and assistant director, known for L'addition (1984), Marine Issue (1986) and Ennemis intimes (1987).

77. Romane Bohringer

Actress | L'amour flou

Romane Bohringer was born on August 14, 1973 in Pont-Sainte-Maxence, Oise, France. She is an actress and director, known for L'amour flou (2018), Savage Nights (1992) and The Apartment (1996).

78. Nan Aurousseau

Writer | Jour de pêche

Nan Aurousseau is a writer and director, known for Jour de pêche (2017), La bande du Rex (1980) and Chez F.O.G. (2006).

79. Jean-Pierre Mocky

Director | Litan

As an actor he became popular as Albert de Morcerf in a version of The Count of Monte Cristo (1954), fame and adulation followed with his Francois in Head Against the Wall (1959). As a director he became famous with anarcho-pictures, brilliant cynic comedies. His preferred actors in all decades were...

80. Mathieu Demy

Actor | Le Bureau des Légendes

Mathieu Demy was born on October 15, 1972 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for Le Bureau des Légendes (2015), Tomboy (2011) and Americano (2011).

81. Stéphanie Murat

Actress | LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ®

Stéphanie Murat was born on August 24, 1966 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008), Max (2012) and Victoire (2004).

82. Antoine Delelis

Editor | Fumer tue

Antoine Delelis is an actor and assistant director, known for Fumer tue (2013), Arborg (2017) and Votez pour moi! (2017).

83. Hélène Fillières

Actress | Collection Fred Vargas

Hélène Fillières was born on May 1, 1972 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Collection Fred Vargas (2007), Raising Colors (2018) and A Hell of a Day (2001). She has been married to Matthieu Tarot since July 26, 2014.

84. Philippe Lefebvre

Director | Le juge

Philippe Lefebvre was born on May 14, 1941 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Judge (1984), Antoine Rives, juge du terrorisme (1993) and Le transfuge (1985). He is married to Catherine Barma. They have two children.

85. Edouard Beaucamp

Writer | Trois secondes et demie

Edouard Beaucamp is a writer and director, known for Trois secondes et demie (2012), Mon corps (2011) and Faux frères (2012).

86. Franck Phelizon

Director | Paranormal Investigation

Franck Phelizon is a director and writer, known for Paranormal Investigation (2018), Les amours secrètes (2010) and Kickback (2015).

87. Dominique Brenguier

Director | Bluesbreaker

Dominique Brenguier is known for his work on Bluesbreaker (2007), Highlander (1992) and Diva (1981).

88. Igor Sekulic

Producer | Les gaous

Igor Sekulic started working with Director Jean-Marie Poire on Operation Corned Beef (1991) and became Jean-Marie Poire's assistant on all his following productions. In 1996 Igor Sekulic produced a live prime time TV show for Canal + from Ray Cooney's play "Out of Order" starring Christian Clavier....

89. Jean-Marie Poiré

Writer | Les visiteurs

Jean-Marie Poiré was born on July 10, 1945 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for The Visitors (1993), Just Visiting (2001) and Operation Corned Beef (1991).

90. Olivier Langlois

Director | Jaune revolver

Olivier Langlois is a director and writer, known for Jaune revolver (1988), Docteur Dassin, généraliste (2004) and Regards d'enfance (1993).

92. Édouard Molinaro

Writer | The Birdcage

Édouard Molinaro was born on May 31, 1928 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Édouard Camille Molinaro. He was a director and writer, known for The Birdcage (1996), La Cage aux Folles (1978) and Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996). He was married to Catherine Laporte, Graziella and Marie-Hélène Breillat....

93. Eric Lartigau

Director | La famille Bélier

Eric Lartigau was born in 1964. He is a director and actor, known for La Famille Bélier (2014), The Big Picture (2010) and #jesuislà (2020). He is married to Marina Foïs. They have two children.

94. Peter Kassovitz

Director | Jakob the Liar

Born in Budapest, he saw his parents taken away to a concentration camp when he was 5. Hidden by a Catholic family, he met his parents after the war (who surprisingly survived the camps). During the Hungarian revolution in 1956, he moved to Paris where he worked as an assistant camera operator and ...

95. Claude Sautet

Writer | Un coeur en hiver

Claude Sautet was born on February 23, 1924 in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Claude Marie Sautet. He was a writer and director, known for Un Coeur en Hiver (1992), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995) and The Things of Life (1970). He was married to Graziella Sautet. He died on ...

96. François Leterrier

Actor | Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut

Though François Leterrier's career evolved from assistant director to writer and director, he left an important mark in cinema with an acting role as the leading man in Robert Bresson's immortal classic A Man Escaped (1956), as Fontaine, the man who skillfully tries several ways and attempts to ...

97. Claude Lelouch

Director | Un homme et une femme

Claude Lelouch was born on October 30, 1937 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for A Man and a Woman (1966), Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988) and Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi (1996). He is married to Valérie Perrin. He was previously married to Alessandra ...

98. Michel Deville

Director | Le dossier 51

Michel Deville, a singular talent in French cinema. For, except during a short period where he made two or three standard commercial films (but that was to repay the debts of his own film company, due to the defection of a business partner), Deville made pictures which, without being too elitist, ...

100. Jacques Richard

Director | Le fantôme d'Henri Langlois

Jacques Richard was born on March 31, 1954 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Jacques Poupaud. He is a director and writer, known for Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004), Rebelote (1984) and L'orpheline avec en plus un bras en moins (2011). He was previously ...



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