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Jean-Louis Richard

Highest Rated: 97% Day for Night (1973)

Lowest Rated: 40% 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

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



No Score Yet 45% I'm Hungry! Le docteur de Montalembert (Character) - 2001
80% 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
78% 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 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
86% 80% The Last Metro Daxiat (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Male of the Century Screenwriter - 1975
40% 39% Emmanuelle Writer - 1974
97% 91% Day for Night Writer $17.8K 1973
82% 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
97% 90% Breathless A Journalist (Character) $47.1K 1959