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Michel Gondry


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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Science of Sleep
(2006)
The We and the I
The We and the I Director
(2012)
Be Kind Rewind
Be Kind Rewind Director
(2008)

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 2018 Kidding (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2018)
- Episode #1.10 (2018)
- Philliam (2018)
- Kintsugi (2018)
- The Cookie (2018)
 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 (Video short)
 2015 The Chemical Brothers: Go (Video short)
 2014 Metronomy: Love Letters (Video short)
 2013 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Documentary)
 2011 Björk: Crystalline (Video short)
 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #9.64 (2011)
 2010 Mia Doi Todd: Open Your Heart (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 2008 Radiohead: The Best Of (Video) (music video director)
 2008 Tokyo! (segment "Interior Design")
 2007 Björk: Declare Independence (Video short)
 2007 Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight (Video short)
 2006 Beck: Cellphone's Dead - Version 2 (Video short)
 2006 Cody ChesnuTT: King of the Game (Video short)
 2006 The Vines: Anysound (Video short)
 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 Devendra Banhart: A Ribbon (Video short)
 2004 The Willowz: I Wonder (Video short)
 2004 The Vines: Winning Days (Video short)
 2004 The Vines: Ride (Video short)
 2004 Steriogram: Walkie Talkie Man (Video short)
 2003 Lacquer: Behind (Video short)
 2003 Pecan Pie (Video short)
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) (numerous segments)
 2002 Kylie Minogue: Come Into My World (Video short)
 2001 One Day... (Short)
 2001 The Chemical Brothers: Star Guitar (Video short)
 2001 Massive Attack: Eleven Promos (Video) (segment "Protection")
 2001 Radiohead: Knives Out (Video short)
 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 La lettre (Short)
 1998 The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (Video short)
 1997 Foo Fighters: Everlong (Video short)
 1997 Björk: Bachelorette (Video short)
 1997 Beck: Deadweight (Video short)
 1997 Björk: Jóga (Video short)
 1997 Daft Punk: Around the World (Video short)
 1997 Neneh Cherry: Feel It (Video short)
 1996 Cibo Matto: Sugar Water (Video short)
 1996 Björk: Hyperballad (Video short)
 1995 Björk: Isobel (Video short)
 1995 Björk: Army of Me (Video short)
 1995 Massive Attack: Protection (Video short)
 1995 The Black Crowes: High Head Blues (Video short)
 1994 Stina Nordenstam: Little Star (Video short)
 1994 Lucas: Lucas with the Lid Off (Video short)
 1994 Sinéad O'Connor: Fire on Babylon (Video short)
 1993 Donald Fagen: Snowbound (Video short)
 1993 IAM: Je danse le mia (Video short)
 1993 Björk: Human Behaviour (Video short)
 1993 Lenny Kravitz: Believe (Video short)
 1992 Laurent Voulzy: Paradoxal système (Video short)
 1992 Mark Curry: Blow Me Down (Video short)
 1992 Oui Oui: La ville (Video short)
 1992 Robert: Les jupes (Video short)
 1992 Thomas Dolby: Close But No Cigar (Video short)
 1991 Les Objets: La normalité (Video short)
 1991 Les Objets: Sarah (Video short)
 1990 Oui Oui: Ma maison (Video short)
 1989 L'Affaire Louis' Trio: Il y a ceux (Video short)
 1989 Oui Oui: Les cailloux (Video short)
 1989 The Life of Riley: Queen for a Day (Video short)
 1989 Vingt p'tites tours (TV Series short)
 1988 Oui Oui: Bolide (Video short)
 1988 Oui Oui: Junior et sa voix d'or (Video short)
 1988 Oui Oui: Un Joyeux Noël (Video short)
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Other Works:

Directed music video "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" by The White Stripes See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | YouTube

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Stowaway in the Sky (1960)] It's the first film I remember. It's the film I like to re-watch the best. When you're young, you're very receptive to all the stuff you see, the emotions. And then you try all the time to match up with those sensations. So in this sense it may have changed my life because I'm always trying to re-create this feeling of watching this movie. See more »

Trivia:

His 1994 "Drugstore" spot for Levi's 501 Jeans holds the record for most awards won by a TV commercial. See more »

Trademark:

Surreal settings and visual effects

Star Sign:

Taurus

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