Leos Carax

Leos Carax

Highest Rated: 100% Boy Meets Girl (1984)

Lowest Rated: 47% Mister Lonely (2007)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1960

Birthplace: Suresnes, France

Leos Carax garnered a reputation as both an enfant terrible of contemporary French cinema and heir to the New Wave tradition. Inspired primarily by Jean-Luc Godard, he has written and directed what are clearly personal films. Some critics have objected to the strangeness of the work and though they lack so-called mainstream appeal, Carax's films exhibit a masterful command of filmmaking technique. He has tended to concentrate on one theme, the folly of love, and his first three films all focus on one couple. And just as Francois Truffaut used Jean-Pierre Leaud and Federico Fellini employed Marcello Mastroianni as screen alter egos, Carax (born Alexandre Dupont) has cast actor Dennis Lavant in his first three features as a character named Alex. One could argue simply that Lavant as Alex is a literal stand-in for the director, yet Carax also injects other personal references (i.e., the pun on his birth name in the title of "Les Amants du Pont Neuf," or the use of recurring characters). His work marries private meaningful ideas with an impressive stylistic ability.

Highest rated movies

Holy Motors
Mister Lonely




71% 76% Annette Director - 2021
No Score Yet 50% Mr. X Unknown (Character) - 2014
92% 71% Holy Motors Le Dormeur/Voix Limousine (Character),
$641.1K 2012
76% 72% Tokyo! Director,
$351.1K 2008
47% 57% Mister Lonely Renard (Character) $165.8K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Process Un médecin (Character) - 2003
76% 55% Pola X Director,
$172.1K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House Unknown (Character) - 1997
85% 88% The Lovers on the Pont-Neuf Director,
$117.6K 1991
85% 82% Bad Blood Director,
$21.5K 1986
100% 73% Boy Meets Girl Director,
- 1984