Jean-Pierre Léaud

Highest Rated: 100% Détective (1995)
Lowest Rated: 33% The Pornographer (2001)
Birthday: May 28, 1944
Birthplace: Paris, France
The son of French writer/director Pierre Léaud and actress Jacqueline Pierreux, Jean-Pierre Léaud used none of his connections to win his first screen role. The 15-year-old Léaud answered an open call posted by François Truffaut, and as a result was cast as troubled adolescent Antoine Doinel in Truffaut's The 400 Blows. It is now generally accepted that the character of Antoine Doinel was conceived as Truffaut's alter ego, reenacting the triumphs and traumas of the director's life, not only in 400 Blows but also as the protagonist of the subsequent Antoine and Colette (1962, part of the episode film Love at Twenty), Stolen Kisses (1968), Bed and Board (1970), and Love on the Run (1979). There were also generous doses of Jean-Pierre Léaud himself in Antoine; at Truffaut's urging, Léaud frequently improvised his dialogue, drawing from his own deep-rooted emotional turmoil. In addition to his many Truffaut assignments, Léaud was also a regular in the films of Jean-Luc Godard, including Masculin/Feminin (1966), for which he won the Berlin Festival award for Best Actor. In addition, he co-starred in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris (1972) with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider. On occasion, Léaud has functioned as assistant director for his starring films. Since the heyday of the New Wave, his film appearances have been erratic, with occasional bursts of activity followed by long, dolorous periods of inactivity. In 1996, he made something of a triumphant comeback as a put-upon director in Olivier Assayas' Irma Vep, and the same year he had a supporting role in Bertrand Blier's Mon Homme.

Highest Rated Movies



88% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) Louis XIV $44.1K 2017
No Score Yet Le lion est mort ce soir Jean 2017
No Score Yet The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Le lion est mort ce soir) Jean 2017
No Score Yet M Actor 2017
No Score Yet Just for Laughs (Pour rire!) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Joy of Learning (Le Gai savoir) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Boulevard Actor 2013
No Score Yet L'amour à la mer (Love at Sea) Actor 2012
67% Camille Redouble L'horloger 2012
99% Le Havre Denouncer $0.4M 2011
No Score Yet Dialóg 20-40-60 (Dialogue) Actor 2011
60% Visage (Face) Antoine et le roi Hérode 2009
No Score Yet La Naissance De L'amour (The Birth of Love) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Folle embellie Actor 2006
No Score Yet I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed Actor 2005
93% Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque Actor 2004
60% The Dreamers Himself $2.3M 2004
No Score Yet A Matter of Taste Investigator 2001
84% Ni na bian ji dian (What Time Is It Over There?) Himself/Man at the Cemetery 2001
33% The Pornographer Jacques 2001
92% Irma Vep Rene Vidal 1996
33% My man (Mon homme) Monsieur Claude 1996
100% Détective Inspector Neveu 1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Furtive and Friendly Appearance 1995
No Score Yet La Vie de Bohème (Bohemian Life) Blancheron 1993
No Score Yet Paris s'éveille Actor 1991
No Score Yet I Hired a Contract Killer Henri Boulanger 1990
No Score Yet Bunker Palace Hôtel Solal 1989
86% 36 Fillette Boris Golovine 1987
No Score Yet Jane B. par Agnès V. (Jane B. for Agnes V.) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Corps Et Biens Actor 1986
No Score Yet L'Ile Au Trésor Midas 1985
No Score Yet Paris Vu Par....Vingt Ans Apres Rene (segment 3) 1984
No Score Yet Rebelote Actor 1983
60% Love on the Run (L'Amour en fuite) Antoine Doinel 1979
No Score Yet Out 1: Spectre Actor 1974
100% Day for Night Alphonse 1973
96% The Mother and the Whore (La Maman et la putain) Alexandre 1973
86% Two English Girls (Les deux Anglaises et le continent) Claude 1972
84% Last Tango in Paris Tom 1972
No Score Yet A Girl Is a Gun (Une aventure de Billy le Kid) Billy 1971
78% Bed & Board (Domicile Conjugal) Antoine Doinel 1970
No Score Yet Der Leone Have Sept Cabecas Priest 1970
No Score Yet Le Gai Savoir (Joy of Learning) (Joyful Wisdom) Emile Rousseau 1969
No Score Yet Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (Le Père Noël a les yeux bleus) Actor 1969
85% Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) Young Man in Cinema 1969
56% Porcile Julian Klotz 1969
No Score Yet Paul Actor 1969
94% La Chinoise Guillaume 1968
96% Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés) Antoine Doinel 1968
No Score Yet Le Départ Marc 1967
96% Weekend Saint-Just 1967
No Score Yet The Oldest Profession (Le Plus vieux métier du monde) Bellboy 1967
89% Made in U.S.A. Donald Siegel 1966
92% Masculin Feminin Paul 1966
No Score Yet Les mauvaises fréquentations (Robinson's Place) Actor 1963
No Score Yet Love at Twenty Antoine Doinel 1962
No Score Yet Antoine and Colette (Antoine et Colette) Antoine Doinel 1962
No Score Yet Le Testament d'Orphée The Schoolboy 1960
86% Testament of Orpheus Actor 1960
100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) Antoine Doinel 1959


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