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François Truffaut
BirthplaceParis, France
Actor, film critic, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter

Truffaut, François


Born Feb. 6, 1932, in Paris. French film director.

Truffaut began his cinematic career as a critic; he became a director in 1958 as part of the New Wave. His best films have been The 400 Blows (1959), Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules and Jim (1961), and Soft Skin (1964). Truffaut has also directed Fahrenheit 451 (1966; based on the novel by R. Bradbury), The Mississippi Mermaid (1969), The Wild Child (1970), and Day for Night (1973).


Petrie, G. The Cinema of François Truffaut. New York [1970].
Allen, D. François Truffaut. London [1974].
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In 1954, Laurent and his collaborator Jean Aurel (who was in charge of the cinema page) hired 22-year old Francois Truffaut to write about films for Arts.
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But, returning to the subject at hand, remerciez Dieu that legendary French director and Gauloise smoker Francois Truffaut isn't alive to see this dark day.
As the Sixties rolled in, not the least of the revolutionary cultural forces crashing onto American shores was the remarkable collection of French filmmakers known as La Nouvelle Vague, with the still-familiar names of Claude Chabrol, Louis Malle, Alain Resnais, Francois Truffaut, Agnes Varda, Jacques Demy, and Erich Rohmer.
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Other luminaries Jutra either befriended or worked with on his zigzagging path include: Norman McLaren, Francois Truffaut, Jean Rouch, Bernardo Bertoluc ci, and during a teaching stint at UCLA, Jim Morrison.
Francois Truffaut said there's a big difference between actresses who started in films naked, so it's normal to be naked on a set, and the ones who never get naked.
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Moreau, who made her movie debut in 1949, worked with many leading directors, including Francois Truffaut in Jules et Jim and Orson Welles in Chimes at Midnight.