French director Roger Leenhardt is best known for his distinguished biographical portraits of several important authors and artists. Leenhardt first gained renown for his film criticisms that appeared in several prominent French journals. In the mid 1930s, Leenhardt began making short documentary films on a wide variety of subjects. He continued making such films through the mid 1960s. He also made two feature films, Les Dernieres Vacances (1948) and Les Rendez-vous de Minuit (1962). Lelenhardt also appeared as an actor in Godard's A Married Woman in 1964.