Michel Gondry

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He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band called Oui-Oui. The band released 2 albums ('... See full bio »

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 2021 A Dozen Eggs (Short)
 2018-2020 Kidding (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The Death of Fil (2020)
- Episode 3101 (2020)
- Some Day (2018)
- LT. Pickles (2018)
- The Cookie (2018)
 2019 Grand Petit Con (Video short)
 2018 It Is Decidedly So (Short)
 2018 Night of the Scorpio (Short)
 2018 No Ordinary August (Short)
 2018 Our Infinity (Short)
 2018 Room 802 (Short)
 2018 The Big Eight (Short)
 2017 John Lewis: Moz the Monster (Video short) (uncredited)
 2017 Détour (Short)
 2016 The White Stripes: City Lights (Music Video)
 2015 The Chemical Brothers: Go (Music Video)
 2014 Metronomy: Love Letters (Music Video)
 2013 Mood Indigo
 2013 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Documentary)
 2011 Björk: Crystalline (Music Video)
 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #9.64 (2011)
 2011 The Green Hornet (directed by)
 2010 My New New York diary (Video short)
 2010 Mia Doi Todd: Open Your Heart (Music Video)
 2009 The Thorn in the Heart (Documentary)
 2009 How to Blow Up a Helicopter (Ayako's Story) (Video documentary short)
 2009 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Unnatural Love (2009)
 2008 Dick Annegarn: Soleil du soir (Music Video)
 2008 Radiohead: The Best Of (Video) (music video director)
 2008 Tokyo! (segment "Interior Design")
 2007 Björk: Declare Independence (Music Video)
 2007 Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight (Music Video short)
 2006 Beck: Cellphone's Dead - Version 2 (Music Video)
 2006 Cody ChesnuTT: King of the Game (Music Video)
 2006 The Vines: Anysound (Music Video)
 2006 The Willowz: Seeinsquares (Video)
 2006 Nespresso... What Else? (Short)
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary)
 2004 I've Been Twelve Forever (Video documentary)
 2004 Pecan Pie (Video short)
 2004 Devendra Banhart: A Ribbon (Music Video)
 2004 The Willowz: I Wonder (Music Video)
 2004 The Vines: Winning Days (Music Video)
 2004 The Vines: Ride (Music Video)
 2004 Steriogram: Walkie Talkie Man (Music Video)
 2003 Lacquer: Behind (Music Video)
 2003 Three Dead People (Video short)
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) (numerous segments)
 2003 Tiny (Short)
 2002 Kylie Minogue: Come Into My World (Music Video)
 2001 One Day... (Short)
 2001 The Chemical Brothers: Star Guitar (Music Video)
 2001 Massive Attack: Eleven Promos (Video) (segment "Protection")
 2001 Radiohead: Knives Out (Music Video)
 2001 Human Nature
 2000 D.A.F.T. (Video) (segment "Around the World")
 1999 Clip Cult Vol. 1: Exploding Cinema (Video) (video "Sugar Water")
 1999 Björk: Volumen (Video) (videos "Human Behaviour", "Army of Me", "Isobel", "Hyperballad", "Jóga", "Bachelorette")
 1998 The Letter (Short)
 1998 The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (Music Video)
 1997 Foo Fighters: Everlong (Music Video)
 1997 Björk: Bachelorette (Music Video)
 1997 Beck: Deadweight (Music Video)
 1997 Björk: Jòga (Music Video)
 1997 Daft Punk: Around the World (Music Video)
 1997 Neneh Cherry: Feel It (Music Video)
 1996 Cibo Matto: Sugar Water (Music Video)
 1996 Björk: Hyperballad (Music Video)
 1995 Björk: Isobel (Music Video)
 1995 Björk: Army of Me (Music Video)
 1995 Massive Attack: Protection (Music Video)
 1995 The Black Crowes: High Head Blues (Music Video)
 1994 Stina Nordenstam: Little Star (Music Video)
 1994 Lucas: Lucas with the Lid Off (Music Video)
 1994 Sinéad O'Connor: Fire on Babylon (Music Video)
 1993 Donald Fagen: Snowbound (Music Video)
 1993 IAM: Je danse le mia (Music Video)
 1993 Björk: Human Behaviour (Music Video)
 1993 Lenny Kravitz: Believe (Music Video)
 1992 Laurent Voulzy: Paradoxal système (Music Video)
 1992 Mark Curry: Blow Me Down (Music Video)
 1992 Oui Oui: La ville (Music Video)
 1992 Robert: Les jupes (Music Video)
 1992 Thomas Dolby: Close But No Cigar (Music Video)
 1991 Les Objets: La normalité (Music Video)
 1991 Les Objets: Sarah (Music Video)
 1990 Oui Oui: Ma maison (Music Video)
 1989 L'Affaire Louis' Trio: Il y a ceux (Music Video)
 1989 Oui Oui: Les cailloux (Music Video)
 1989 The Life of Riley: Queen for a Day (Music Video)
 1989 Vingt p'tites tours (TV Series short)
 1988 Oui Oui: Bolide (Music Video)
 1988 Oui Oui: Junior et sa voix d'or (Music Video)
 1988 Oui Oui: Un Joyeux Noël (Music Video)
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