Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau

Highest Rated: 100% Grisbi (1954)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Victors (1963)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1928

Birthplace: Paris, France

Jeanne Moreau was the sort of talent that could generate hyperbolic labels like "the world's greatest actress," which was how no less an authority than Orson Welles described her. For a half-century, Moreau constantly set the bar for screen performances with her fearless, deeply emotive and passionate turns in such bona fide classics as "Elevator to the Gallows" (1958), "Jules and Jim" (1960), "The Trial" (1961), "Diary of a Chambermaid" (1964), "The Bride Wore Black" (1968), "Querelle" (1982) and countless others. The list of legendary directors who queued up to add her earthy sensuality and versatility to their films included figures like Welles, François Truffaut, Louis Malle, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Luc Besson and Tony Richardson. But despite the quality of her performances, Moreau was largely unknown to mass audiences, especially in America, where she was generally regarded as an art house figure. More mainstream moviegoers knew her as Cinderella's great-granddaughter in "Ever After" (1998) than for "Jules and Jim." If the anonymity bothered Moreau, it never showed; she simply continued to give life-affirming performances well into her eighties while dabbling in work behind the camera on several occasions. Moreau was one of the few actresses whose work remained consistently top-notch for the entirety of her career, with bit parts and cameos as well-crafted as her leading roles. In doing so, she cemented her status as one of the cinema's greatest actors. Her death at the age of 89 on July 31, 2017 brought forth international mourning, with French President Emmanuel Macron eulogizing her as a powerful figure who "always rebelled against the established order."

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks to My Friends La grand-mère de Thibault (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eleanor's Secret Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lullaby to My Father Narrator - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lady in Paris Frida (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 25% Une Estonienne à Paris Unknown (Character) - 2012
100% 50% Gebo and the Shadow Candidinha (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 61% Eleonore's Secret Éléonore (Voice) - 2009
64% 53% One Day You'll Understand Unknown (Character) $145.5K 2008
No Score Yet 29% Disengagement Françoise (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet Laurence (Character) - 2006
75% 79% Time to Leave Laura (Character) $117.6K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Birch-Tree Meadow Screenwriter - 2003
No Score Yet 39% Firestarter 2: Rekindled Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 69% Lisa Lisa, old (Character) - 2001
50% 70% That Love Marguerite Duras (Character) $72.8K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince's Manuscript Alessandra Wolf (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Balzac Charlotte-Laure (Character) - 1999
91% 84% Ever After: A Cinderella Story Grande Dame (Character) $65.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amour et Confusions Libra (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Witch Way Love Eglantine (Character) - 1997
40% 40% I Love You, I Love You Not Nana (Character) $20.3K 1997
No Score Yet 46% Catherine the Great Elizabeth (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proprietor Adrienne Mark (Character) $113.6K 1996
67% 67% Beyond the Clouds Friend (Character) $30.9K 1995
73% 50% The Summer House Lili (Character) $2.1M 1993
78% 80% Map of the Human Heart Sister Banville (Character) $2.4M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Absence Writer's Wife (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea Lady M (Character) $10.6K 1991
No Score Yet 86% The Suspended Step of the Stork The Woman (Character) - 1991
88% 89% Until the End of the World Edith Farber (Character) $662.2K 1991
89% 84% La Femme Nikita Amande (Character) $5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alberto Express The baronness (Character) $5.7K 1990
No Score Yet 0% Le miraculé Sabine dite `La Major' (Character) - 1987
100% 76% Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie Voice (Character) $105.3K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Save Yourself, Lola Marie-Aude Schneider (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nonentity The Brothel-Keeper (Character) - 1986
56% 45% The Trout Lou (Character) - 1982
62% 71% Querelle Lysiane (Character) - 1982
67% 89% Bolero Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat of Desire Hélène (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adolescent Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid Lili Marlene (Character) - 1979
43% 40% The Last Tycoon Didi (Character) - 1976
100% 88% Mr. Klein Florence (Character) $192.9K 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lumiere Sarah (Character),
Director
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Souvenirs d'en France Berthe (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hu-Man Sylvana (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet La race des seigneurs Unknown (Character) - 1974
73% 86% Going Places Jeanne Pirolle (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 57% Creezy Vibert (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanna the Frenchwoman Joana (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 54% Nathalie Unknown (Character) - 1972
89% 64% Monte Walsh Martine Bernard (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 32% Alex in Wonderland Self - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir La chanteuse (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Catherine Catherine (Character) - 1968
92% 71% The Immortal Story Virginie Ducrot (Character) - 1968
82% 80% The Bride Wore Black Julie Kohler (Character) $42.3K 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor From Gibraltar Anna (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 58% The Oldest Profession Mimi (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 76% Mademoiselle Mademoiselle (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 50% Viva Maria Maria II (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banana Peel Cathy, Mme Volney (Character) - 1965
93% 89% The Train Christine (Character) - 1965
98% 85% Chimes at Midnight Doll Tearsheet (Character) $123.4K 1965
87% 83% Diary of a Chambermaid Céléstine (Character) $19.5K 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Lady Eloise Frinton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bay of the Angels Jacqueline "Jackie" Demaistre (Character) - 1964
82% 90% The Fire Within Eva (Character) - 1963
83% 87% The Trial Miss Burstner (Character) $19.2K 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bay of Angels Jacqueline `'Jackie'` Demaistre (Character) $85.8K 1963
20% 81% The Victors Unknown (Character) - 1963
67% 56% Eva Eve Oliver (Character) $6.4K 1962
93% 89% Jules and Jim Catherine (Character) - 1962
84% 91% The Night Lidia (Character) $38.9K 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soft Singing Anne Desbarèdes (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 62% Moderato Cantabile Anne Desbarèdes (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dialogue With the Carmelites Mère Marie de l'Incarnation (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Branded Women Ljuba (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 80% A Woman Is a Woman Woman in Bar (Character) $99.7K 1960
88% 71% Dangerous Liaisons Juliette de Merteuil (Character) - 1959
93% 91% Elevator to the Gallows Florence Carala (Character) $104.8K 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to the Wall Gloria Decrey (Character) - 1958
90% 80% The Lovers Jeanne Tournier (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Days to Live Jeanne Fortin (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'étrange Monsieur Steve Florence (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Demoniaque Agnès Vanaux (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi-Jack Highway Alice (Character) - 1955
100% 86% Grisbi Josy (Character) $95.8K 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen Margot "La Reine Margot"/Queen Margot (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Julietta Rosie Facibey (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Homme de Ma Vie Suzanne Dubreuil (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Schweitzer, Jungle Doctor Marie Winter (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Schweitzer Marie Winter (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of My Life Suzanne Dubreuil (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Sinners Martine Annequin (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meurtres Martine Annequin (Character) - 1950

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