Jeanne Moreau

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Jeanne Moreau
BirthplaceParis, France
Actress, screenwriter, film director

Moreau, Jeanne

(zhän môrō`), 1928–2017, French movie actress, b. Paris, studied Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique. She joined the Comédie Française and was a successful stage actress before she entered films, but she is known for working with many of the finest directors in the French "new wave" cinema of the mid-20th cent. and for her sophisticated portrayals of amoral heroines. In François TruffautTruffaut, François
, 1932–84, French film director and critic. Known in his early 20s as a writer for the influential French film journal Cahiers du Cinéma,
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's Jules and Jim (1961), her best-known film and the work that made her an international star, she etched a highly ambiguous portrait of a delightful, impetuous woman who is involved in a complicated ménage á trois and destroys the men who love her. Her other films include Louis MalleMalle, Louis
, 1932–95, French film director, b. Thumeries, France. Malle's motion pictures are noted for their nonjudgmental approach to often taboo material, for which he sought to cause the audience to reevaluate its attitudes.
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's The Lovers (1959), which first brought her to public and critical attention, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1960), Michelangelo AntonioniAntonioni, Michelangelo
, 1912–2007, Italian film director and scriptwriter, b. Ferrara, Italy. In the 1940s he made documentaries that contributed to the development of Italian neorealism.
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's La Notte (1961), Luis BuñuelBuñuel, Luis
, 1900–83, Spanish film director, b. Calanda, Aragón. In his best films, he used poetic, often bizarre imagery and black humor to question and undermine all claims of authority and knowledge.
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's Diary of a Chambermaid (1964), The Bride Wore Black (1968), Going Places (1974), The Trout (1982), La Femme Nikita (1990), and The Summer House (1993). She also made a few Hollywood films, including The Train (1964) and The Last Tycoon (1976). In 1976, she directed her first feature, Lumière. She continued to work in French film and television into the 2010s.


See biography by M. Gray (1994).

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