François Truffaut (1932–1984)


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French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Day for Night Writer
(1973)
Jules and Jim Writer
(1962)
The 400 Blows Writer
(1959)

Filmography

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 2011 The Magic Skin (idea)
 1995 Belle Époque (TV Mini Series) (original idea - 2 episodes)
- Laure (1995) ... (original idea)
- Alice (1995) ... (original idea)
 1988 The Little Thief (story)
 1983 The Man Who Loved Women (original screenplay - uncredited)
 1983 Confidentially Yours (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1983 Breathless (story "A Bout De Souffle")
 1981 The Woman Next Door (original scenario)
 1980 The Last Metro (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1980 Willie & Phil (adaptation and dialogue - 1962 film "Jules et Jim", uncredited)
 1979 Love on the Run (scenario)
 1978 The Green Room (screenplay)
 1976 Small Change (original scenario)
 1975 The Story of Adele H (screenplay)
 1973 Day for Night (screenplay)
 1972 A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (adaptation and dialogue)
 1971 Two English Girls (adaptation & dialogue)
 1970 Bed & Board (scenario and dialogue)
 1970 The Wild Child (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
 1969 Mississippi Mermaid (adaptation and dialogue)
 1968 Stolen Kisses (scenario and dialogue)
 1968 The Bride Wore Black (adaptation and dialogue)
 1966 Fahrenheit 451 (screenplay)
 1964 Secret Agent FX18 (dialogue) / (screenplay - as F. Truffaut)
 1964 The Soft Skin (original scenario - as F. Truffaut)
 1962 Antoine and Colette (Short) (writer)
 1962 Love at Twenty (segment "Antoine et Colette")
 1962 A Swelled Head (dialogue)
 1962 Jules and Jim (adaptation and dialogue)
 1961 Me faire ça à moi (uncredited)
 1961 A Story of Water (Short)
 1960 The Army Game (adaptation and dialogue)
 1960 Shoot the Piano Player (adaptation - as F. Truffaut) / (dialogue)
 1960 Breathless (original scenario)
 1959 The 400 Blows (adaptation - as F. Truffaut) / (scenario)
 1958 Les surmenés (Short) (writer)
 1957 The Mischief Makers (Short) (scenario - uncredited)
 1955 Une visite (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A book of interviews of Alfred Hitchcock, in which he was one of the first to show how Hitch was a real auteur: first published 1966 "Le cinema selon Hitchcock" (The cinema according to Hitchcock). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 27 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

François | F. Truffaut | Francois Truffaut

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Spouse:

Madeleine Morgenstern  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Laura Truffaut | See more »

Parents:

Roland Levy | Janine de Montferrand

Relatives:

Jean de Monferrand (grandparent) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I make films that I would like to have seen when I was a young man. See more »

Trivia:

Truffaut described "The 400 Blows" as his most personal film. See more »

Nickname:

La Truffe See more »

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