Louis Malle

Louis Malle

Highest Rated: 100% May Fools (1990)

Lowest Rated: 0% Crackers (1984)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1932

Birthplace: Thumeries, Nord, France

One of the most consistently innovative and risk-taking filmmakers of his generation, Louis Malle directed a number of critically acclaimed films both in his native France and the United States. Malle first made a splash for his award-winning documentary with Jacques Cousteau, "Le Monde du silence" (1955), and made an effective transition to narrative filmmaking with "Elevator to the Gallows" (1957) and the controversial drama "The Lovers" (1958). He went on to helm the masterful character drama "The Fire Within" (1963) and had a major international success with the one-of-a-kind documentary series "Phantom India" (1969). After oscillating between French-made documentaries and features throughout the 1970s, Malle made his American debut with the highly charged "Pretty Baby" (1978), followed by the atmospheric crime drama "Atlantic City" (1980), which earned him his only Best Director nomination at the Academy Awards. From there, he directed his most creatively daring film, "My Dinner with Andre" (1984), returned to France for the explicitly autobiographical "Au Revoir les enfants" (1987), and ended his career - which was cut short by cancer - with the clever "Vanya on 42nd Street" (1994). From undersea documentaries to romantic thrillers; from exposés on poverty to extended dinner conversations, Malle's work could hardly have been more diverse, challenging and worthy of the highest praise.

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Filmography

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Credit
89% 80% Vanya on 42nd Street Director $501.5K 1994
78% 73% Damage Director,
Producer
$7.5M 1992
100% 76% May Fools Director $20.1K 1990
97% 93% Au Revoir, les enfants Director,
Screenwriter
- 1987
No Score Yet 35% Alamo Bay Director,
Producer
- 1985
No Score Yet 91% God's Country Narrator,
Director
- 1985
0% 33% Crackers Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter Unknown (Character) - 1982
92% 85% My Dinner With Andre Director $15.1K 1981
100% 77% Atlantic City Director - 1980
71% 59% Pretty Baby Director,
Producer
- 1978
50% 54% Black Moon Director - 1975
No Score Yet 43% Human, Too Human Director - 1974
100% 85% Lacombe, Lucien Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1974
No Score Yet 100% Place de la République Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1974
No Score Yet 98% Phantom India Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1972
94% 86% Murmur of the Heart Director - 1971
No Score Yet 70% Calcutta Narrator,
Director,
Writer
- 1969
90% 65% Spirits of the Dead Director - 1968
No Score Yet 63% The Thief of Paris Director,
Writer
- 1967
No Score Yet 50% Viva Maria Director,
Screenwriter
- 1965
82% 90% The Fire Within Director,
Writer
- 1963
No Score Yet 56% A Very Private Affair Director - 1962
No Score Yet 83% Vive le tour Director,
Writer
- 1962
76% 78% Zazie in the Subway Director,
Writer
- 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elevator to the Gallows Director,
Writer
$104.8K 1958
93% 91% Frantic Director - 1958
90% 80% The Lovers Director,
Writer
- 1958
No Score Yet 81% The Silent World Director - 1956

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