François Truffaut

François Truffaut

Highest Rated: 100% Day for Night (1973)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Green Room (1978)

Birthday: Feb 06, 1932

Birthplace: Paris, France

His academic demeanor and quiet professionalism masked a childhood scarred by abandonment and anger, but the films of François Truffaut - from his auspicious debut with "The 400 Blows" in 1959 to his stylish Hitchcock homage "Confidentially Yours" in 1983 - told the whole of the story through the protective prism of cinema. As a child, Truffaut took solace in the movie houses of Nazi-occupied Paris, where his psyche was sculpted by cinema. A high school dropout, he founded his own film society at the age of 16. Encouraged by film theorist André Bazin, Truffaut began contributing essays and reviews to the film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, where he excoriated bourgeois French filmmakers while lauding certain Hollywood studio directors as true auteurs. Lauded at home alongside such other nouvelle vague figureheads as Jean-Luc Godard, Éric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol and Jacques Rivette, Truffaut was acclaimed also in the United States, where "Shoot the Piano Player" (1960), "Jules and Jim" (1962) and "Stolen Kisses" (1968) charmed American critics and art house audiences alike and where "Day for Night" (1973) and "The Story of Adele H." (1975) won Academy Awards. Truffaut's death from a brain tumor in 1984 robbed international cinema of one of its great practitioners, as well as a brilliant decoder of complex human emotions both writ large and up close and personal.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% 51% Two in the Wave Self $28.8K 2009
78% 80% Confidentially Yours Director,
Writer
- 1983
85% 86% The Woman Next Door Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1981
86% 80% The Last Metro Director,
Writer,
Writer (Dialogue),
Producer
- 1980
58% 70% Love on the Run Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1979
40% 54% The Green Room Julien Davenne (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1978
94% 85% Close Encounters of the Third Kind Claude Lacombe (Character) $3.1M 1977
82% 85% The Man Who Loved Women Director,
Writer
- 1977
89% 86% Small Change Director $38.3K 1976
91% 80% The Story of Adele H Director - 1975
100% 91% Day for Night Director Ferrand (Character),
Director,
Writer
$17.8K 1973
No Score Yet 63% Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me Director,
Writer
- 1972
87% 82% Two English Girls Director,
Writer
- 1971
100% 81% The Wild Child Le Dr Jean Itard (Character),
Director
$61.4K 1970
75% 84% Bed and Board Director,
Writer
- 1970
82% 73% Mississippi Mermaid Director,
Writer (Dialogue),
Writer (Screenplay)
$26.9K 1969
96% 89% Stolen Kisses Director,
Writer
- 1968
80% 78% Me Producer - 1968
82% 80% The Bride Wore Black Executive Producer,
Writer
$42.3K 1968
81% 72% Fahrenheit 451 Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1966
89% 85% The Soft Skin Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1964
No Score Yet 90% Antoine and Colette Director,
Screenwriter
- 1962
No Score Yet 75% Love at Twenty Director - 1962
93% 89% Jules and Jim Director,
Writer (Adaptation),
Writer
- 1962
No Score Yet 65% A Story of Water Director,
Screenwriter
- 1961
90% 88% Shoot the Piano Player Director,
Writer (Adaptation)
- 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Los 400 golpes Director,
Producer
- 1959
97% 90% Breathless Writer (Story) $404.2K 1959
100% 94% The 400 Blows Director,
Writer (Story),
Writer,
Producer
- 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mischief Makers Director - 1957
No Score Yet 62% Fool's Mate Un invité à la fête (Character) - 1956

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