Jean-Luc Godard


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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 Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland). ... See full bio »

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Pierrot le Fou Director
(1965)
Breathless Director
(1960)
Contempt Director
(1963)
(1983)

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 2014 Cinétracts (Documentary) (segment "1, 7-10, 12-16, 23, 40", uncredited)
 2014 Khan Khanne (Short)
 2013 3x3D (segment "The Three Disasters")
 2010 Tribute to Éric Rohmer (Short)
 2008 Une catastrophe (Short)
 2006/I Ecce Homo (Short)
 2006 Four Short Films (Video documentary)
 2006 Reportage amateur Maquette expo (Documentary)
 2006 Vrai faux passeport (Documentary)
 2004 Prières pour Refusniks (Short)
 2004 Notre musique
 2002 Dans le noir du temps (Short)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (segment "Dans le noir du temps")
 2002 Liberty and Homeland (Video short)
 2000 The Old Place (Documentary)
 2000 Origins of the 21st Century (Short documentary)
 1989-1999 Histoire(s) du cinéma (TV Mini-Series documentary) (8 episodes)
- Le contrôle de l'univers (1999) ... (uncredited)
- La monnaie de l'absolu (1999) ... (uncredited)
- Fatale beauté (1994) ... (uncredited)
 1998 Adieu au TNS (Short)
 1996 Plus Oh! (Short)
 1996 Espoir/Microcosmos (TV Short)
 1996 Le monde comme il ne va pas (TV Short)
 1995 Century of Cinema (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1994 JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December (Documentary)
 1993 Je vous salue, Sarajevo (Video short)
 1993 Oh, Woe Is Me (uncredited)
 1992 L'enfance de l'art (Short)
 1991 Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Thomas Wainggai, Indonésie")
 1991 The King of Ads (Documentary) (segment "Closed Jeans/Marithé & François Girbaud commercial")
 1990 How Are the Kids? (Documentary) (segment "L'enfance de l'art", uncredited)
 1990 Metamorphojean (Short)
 1990 Nouvelle vague (uncredited)
 1988 Closed (Short)
 1988 On s'est tous défilé (Short)
 1988 Puissance de la parole (Short)
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Le dernier mot (1988)
 1987 Closed Jeans (Short)
 1987 Keep Your Right Up (as Monsieur Godard)
 1987 Aria (segment "Armide")
 1987 King Lear
 1986 Meeting Woody Allen (Documentary short)
 1985 Soft and Hard (Documentary)
 1985 Détective
 1985 Hail Mary
 1983 Visions (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1982 A Letter to Freddy Buache (Documentary short)
 1982 Passion
 1981 Sauve la vie (qui peut) (Documentary)
 1981 Une bonne à tout faire (Short)
 1977 Dream On (TV Short)
 1977 France/tour/detour/deux/enfants (TV Mini-Series documentary) (12 episodes)
- Rêve/Morale (1977)
- Pouvoir/Musique (1977)
- Roman/Economie (1977)
 1976 Here and Elsewhere (Documentary)
 1975 Numéro deux (Documentary)
 1972 Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1972 Tout Va Bien
 1971 Schick After Shave (Short)
 1971 1 P.M. (Documentary)
 1971 Vladimir et Rosa (uncredited)
 1971 Struggle in Italy (uncredited)
 1970 Le Vent d'Est (uncredited)
 1970 Pravda (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1970 See You at Mao (Documentary)
 1969 Le Gai Savoir
 1969 Love and Anger (segment "L'Amore")
 1968 Film-Tract n° 1968 (Short)
 1968 Sympathy for the Devil (Documentary)
 1967 Weekend
 1967 Far from Vietnam (Documentary) (segment "Camera-Eye")
 1967 La Chinoise
 1967 The Oldest Profession (segment "Anticipation, ou l'amour en l'an 2000")
 1966 Made in U.S.A (as JLG)
 1965 Six in Paris (segment "Montparnasse-Levallois")
 1965 Alphaville
 1964 Reportage sur Orly (Documentary short)
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (segment "Le Grand escroc", scenes deleted)
 1964 Band of Outsiders (as Cinéma: JeanLuc Godard)
 1963 Contempt
 1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G. (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
 1962 Vivre Sa Vie
 1962 The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "La paresse")
 1961 A Story of Water (Short)
 1960 Breathless
 1958 Operation Concrete (Documentary short)
 1955 A Flirtatious Woman (Short) (as Hans Lucas)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial (France): Directed commercial for Parisienne cigarettes

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 32 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 34 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cinéma | J.-L. Godard | JL Godard | Monsieur Godard | Godard | Jean-Luc Goddard | JLG | Jean-Luc | Hans Lucas | Moi même

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

In my cinema, there are never any intentions. It's not me inventing this empty auditorium. I don't want to say anything, I try to show, or to get feeling across, or to allow something else to be said after the fact. See more »

Trivia:

Grandson of the wealthy French banker Julien Monod, who was a close friend to the poet Paul Valéry and, after Valéry's death in 1945, his literary executor. See more »

Trademark:

[Homage] Frequently reference French Literature and American Film Noir/B-Movies (Breathless (1960), Band of Outsiders (1964)). See more »

Nickname:

JLG

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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