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Jean-Pierre Léaud

Highest Rated:   100% Détective (1995)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Pornographer (2001)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV)
  • Louis XIV
$44.1k 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
61% 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
91% 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
79% 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
57% Porcile
  • Julian Klotz
1969
No Score Yet Paul
  • Actor
1969
100% La Chinoise
  • Guillaume
1968
96% Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés)
  • Antoine Doinel
1968
No Score Yet Le Départ
  • Marc
1967
95% 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
95% 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
83% Testament of Orpheus
  • Actor
1960
100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups)
  • Antoine Doinel
1959

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