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Jacques Audiard


Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne but didn't finish his degree. By that time... See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 58 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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Rust and Bone Writer
(2012)
A Prophet Writer
(2009)
(2018)
Dheepan Writer
(2015)

Filmography

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 2018 The Sisters Brothers (screenplay by)
 2015 Dheepan (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 2012 Rust and Bone (screenplay)
 2009 A Prophet (screenplay)
 2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped (scenario)
 2001 Read My Lips
 1999 Vénus beauté (institut) (writer)
 1998 Norme française (Short) (writer)
 1994 Dead Tired (co-dialogue - uncredited)
 1992 Barjo (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1989 Australia (scenario and dialogue)
 1989 Baxter (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1988 Fréquence meurtre (writer)
 1988 Saxo
 1987 Poussière d'ange (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1985 Sac de noeuds
 1984 Réveillon chez Bob (scenario)
 1984 Série noire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- L'ennemi public n° 2 (1984) ... (writer)
 1983 Deadly Circuit (scenario)
 1981 The Professional (adaptation)
 1974 Bons baisers... à lundi (adaptation)
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I really believe the form of the film must be in the scenario; cinema is not just added value to the scripting. I believe in it as a totality. There was a specific problem with this film, which we saw often during the writing: the clash between realism and stylisation. You had constantly to be looking for an equilibrium. If it's too realistic, it's boring. If it's too stylised, you don't believe ... See more »

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Directed 6 actors in César winner performances: Mathieu Kassovitz in See How They Fall (1994), Emmanuelle Devos in Read My Lips (2001), Niels Arestrup and Linh Dan Pham in The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005), Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup in A Prophet (2009) and Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust and Bone (2012). See more »

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