Louis Malle (1932–1995)


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Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies in Paris. His résumé showed that he had worked as ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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(1987)
(1958)
Lacombe, Lucien Director
(1974)
Atlantic City Director
(1980)

Filmography

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 1992 Damage
 1990 May Fools
 1986 ...and the Pursuit of Happiness (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 God's Country (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Alamo Bay
 1984 Crackers
 1980 Atlantic City
 1978 Pretty Baby
 1977 Dominique Sanda ou Le rêve éveillé (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 Close Up (Documentary short)
 1975 Black Moon (directed by)
 1974 Place de la République (Documentary)
 1974 Humain, trop humain (Documentary)
 1969 Phantom India (TV Mini Series documentary) (7 episodes)
- Bombay (1969)
 1969 Calcutta (Documentary)
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (segment "William Wilson")
 1965 Viva Maria!
 1964 Bons baisers de Bangkok (TV Short documentary)
 1962 Vive le tour (Documentary short)
 1958 The Lovers
 1956 The Silent World (Documentary)
 1955 La Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (Documentary short)
 1954 Station 307 (Documentary short)
 1954 Crazeologie (Short)
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Other Works:

Narrates "Degas in New Orleans, " a 14 minute film about the famed painter's 1872 visit to the Crescent City. Distributed by Phoenix/BFA Films & Video. (1977) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Candice Bergen  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The longer I live, the less I trust ideas, the more I trust emotions. See more »

Trivia:

He originally planned to direct Pretty Baby (1978), a film about photographer E.J. Bellocq, with the intention of casting Jane Fonda as the mother and Jodie Foster as the daughter. The former actress was unavailable due to a schedule conflict, while the latter actress turned down the role for a fear of being typecast as a nymphet. See more »

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