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      Jean-Louis Richard

      Jean-Louis Richard

      Highest Rated: 98% Day for Night (1973)

      Lowest Rated: 38% Emmanuelle (1974)

      Birthday: May 17, 1927

      Birthplace: Paris, France

      For over four decades, anyone going to the movies in France would have found it hard to avoid Jean-Louis Richard. Starting from his first film appearance in 1960, he was a regular and constant presence in that country's films--acting in, writing, and occasionally directing some of its most famous cinematic offerings. He started out very well, taking bit parts in Jean-Luc Godard's classic existential crime drama "Breathless" ('59) and François Truffaut's World War I-era romantic triangle saga, "Jules et Jim" ('62), which featured Richard's first wife, Jeanne Moreau, in a starring role. Following these appearances, the bit-part actor planted himself behind a typewriter to write scripts. He made an auspicious opportunity in this area when Truffaut enlisted him to adapt the Ray Bradbury science-fiction dystopia, "Farenheit 451," in '66. The collaboration apparently went smoothly, because Richard also helped write the director's subsequent effort, "The Bride Wore Black" ('68), and, later did the script for the '73 movie-business drama "Day for Night." Never staying completely in the same job role for too many films in a row, Richard continued to write, act, and even direct throughout his career. His eclectic oeuvre includes the popular soft-core film "Emmanuelle" ('74), which he wrote, and the tense thriller "The Click," which he directed.

      Highest rated movies

      Breathless poster
      The Last Metro poster
      The Last Metro
      Skin of Man, Heart of Beast poster
      Skin of Man, Heart of Beast
      Life is a Bed of Roses poster
      Life is a Bed of Roses
      Confidentially Yours poster
      Confidentially Yours
      After Sex poster
      After Sex



      No Score Yet 45% I'm Hungry! Le docteur de Montalembert (Character) - 2001
      81% No Score Yet Skin of Man, Heart of Beast Tac Tac (Character) $1.1K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Melody for a Hustler Alexandre (Character) - 1998
      74% 64% After Sex Weyoman-Lebeau (Character),
      $336.3K 1997
      No Score Yet 80% Don't Forget You're Going to Die Bennoit's Father (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 67% Fresh Bait Innkeeper (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Juliet Year Writer - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joan of Arc La Trémoille (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La Porte du Ciel L'Ambassadeur (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 70% The Sentinel Bleicher (Character) $7.5K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Click Director - 1985
      No Score Yet 71% Fort Saganne Flammarin (Character) - 1984
      78% 44% Life is a Bed of Roses Pére Jean Watelet (Character) - 1983
      78% 80% Confidentially Yours Louison (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shock L'inspecteur Maubert (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 81% Le Professionnel Le colonel Martin (Character) - 1981
      88% 80% The Last Metro Daxiat (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Male of the Century Screenwriter - 1975
      38% 42% Emmanuelle Writer - 1974
      98% 91% Day for Night Writer $17.8K 1973
      84% 80% The Bride Wore Black Writer $42.3K 1968
      81% 72% Fahrenheit 451 Screenwriter - 1966
      89% 86% The Soft Skin Screenwriter - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Luck Charlie Director - 1962
      96% 90% Breathless A Journalist (Character) $47.1K 1959