Jean-Luc Godard

3 Dec 1930

Director, Writer, Actor

Born in
1930, Jean-Luc Godard became acquainted, while at university, with Claude
Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, forming part of a
group of passionate young film critics writing in Cahiers du Cinéma, and
film-makers devoted to exploring new possibilities in cinema. A bout de
souffle (Breathless) (1959) was his first feature. Made on a shoe-string
budget, it was spontaneous, vibrant and ground breakingly original. From then
until 1967/8 was loosely his first period when he made an astonishing number of
films, sometimes 3 a year. From 68 Godard was very involved in political
film-making, and then made a series of programmes for French TV in the mid and
late 70’s. With Sauve qui peut (la vie)
or Slow Motion, Godard could be said
to start a 3rd period through the 80’s. In the 90’s he started more
formal experimentation, specifically with his long series Histoire(s) du Cinéma. His films
have influenced film-makers as diverse as Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Jim
Jarmusch, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Wong Kar-Wai. His latest
film, Film Socialisme, received its
premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) to great acclaim.
Jean-Luc Godard was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2010.

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Filmography (35 titles)

(movie, 2014)
···Adieu au langage
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···3x3D
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Director
(movie, 2010)
···Film socialisme
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2004)
···Notre musique
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Director
(movie, 2001)
···Éloge de l'amour
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···Après la réconciliation
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Robert)
(movie, 1996)
···For Ever Mozart
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1991)
···Allemagne 90 neuf zéro
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···King Lear
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···Soft and Hard
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1985)
···Je vous salue, Marie
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1985)
···Détective
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1983)
···Prénom Carmen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Passion
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1975)
···Numéro deux
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···Un film comme les autres
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1967)
···Week End
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1967)
···La chinoise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1966)
···Masculin féminin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1965)
···Pierrot le Fou
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1964)
···Bande à part
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1963)
···Le Mépris
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1963)
···Les carabiniers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1963)
···Le petit soldat
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1962)
···Vivre sa vie
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1961)
···Une femme est une femme
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1960)
···À bout de souffle
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Writer