Danièle Thompson

Danièle Thompson

Highest Rated: 100% Cousin, Cousine (1975)

Lowest Rated: 50% Change of Plans (Le Code a Changé) (2010)

Birthday: Jan 3, 1942

Birthplace: Monaco

French screenwriter Danièle Thompson was born in Monaco to the prolific filmmaker Gérard Oury. She received her first screenwriting credits in 1966 on his film La Grande Vadrouille. Along with fellow writer Marcel Jullian, she would write scripts for nine more of her father's movies throughout the next few decades. Mostly original romantic comedies, she also wrote literary adaptations and worked with many other directors. In 1975, her script for Jean-Charles Tacchella's Cousin, Cousine was nominated for an Academy Award. During the '80s, she tried her hand at television and came up with the comedic series Petit Déjeuner Compris. Moving away from comedy, she started working with director Claude Pinoteau for his next few dramas (La Boum, La Boum 2, L'Étudiante, and La Neige et le Feu). In the '90s, she wrote some made-for-TV movies and began working with director Patrice Chéreau, which led to two César nominations for La Reine Margot and Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train. In 1999, she made her directorial debut with the domestic comedy La Bûche, which she wrote with her son Christopher Thompson. Featuring an ensemble cast and a witty script, the film earned several César nominations. She teamed up with her son again for Décalage Horaire, a romantic comedy starring Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno.

Highest Rated Movies



52% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) Screenwriter Actor Director $0.3M 2017
No Score Yet Des gens qui s'embrassent Director Screenwriter 2013
50% Change of Plans (Le Code a Changé) Screenwriter $44.7K 2010
No Score Yet La neige et le feu (Snow and Fire) Screenwriter 2010
74% Avenue Montaigne Director Screenwriter $2M 2006
No Score Yet The Giraffe's Neck (Le Cou de la girafe) Screenwriter 2004
57% Jet Lag Screenwriter Director $0.5M 2003
70% La bûche Director Screenwriter 1999
81% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) Screenwriter 1994
No Score Yet L'Etudiante Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet La boum 2 Actor Screenwriter 1982
No Score Yet La Boum Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet La folie des grandeurs (Delirios de grandeza) (Delusions of Grandeur) Screenwriter 1976
100% Cousin, Cousine Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Le Cerveau (The Brain) Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet La Grande Vadrouille Screenwriter 1966


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