Biography

François Roland Truffaut (6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was an influential film critic and filmmaker and one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry. He was also a screenwriter, producer, and actor working on over twenty-five films. Along with Jean-Luc Godard, Truffaut was one of the most influential figures of the French New Wave, inspiring directors such as Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, & Wes Anderson.

François Roland Truffaut (6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was an influential film critic and filmmaker and one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry. He was also a screenwriter, producer, and actor working on over twenty-five films. Along with Jean-Luc Godard, Truffaut was one of the most influential figures of the French New Wave, inspiring directors such as Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, & Wes Anderson.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1932-02-06

Day of Death 1984-10-21

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Also Known As

  • 프랑수아 트뤼포

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1988 The Little ThiefAuthor
1983 The Man Who Loved WomenStory
1983 Confidentially YoursScreenplay
1983 BreathlessAuthor
1981 The Woman Next DoorScreenplay
1980 The Last MetroScreenplay
1979 Love on the RunAuthor
1978 The Green RoomScreenplay
1977 The Man Who Loved WomenScreenplay
1976 Small ChangeScreenplay
1975 The Story of Adele H.Screenplay
1973 Day for NightScreenplay
1972 A Gorgeous Girl Like MeWriter
1971 Two English GirlsScreenplay
1970 Bed and BoardAuthor
1970 The Wild ChildScreenplay
1969 Mississippi MermaidScreenplay
1968 Stolen KissesAuthor
1968 The Bride Wore BlackScreenplay
1966 Fahrenheit 451Writer
1964 The Soft SkinScreenplay
1964 Mata Hari, agent H21Writer
1962 Antoine and ColetteWriter
1962 Love at TwentyWriter
1962 A Swelled HeadWriter
1962 Jules and JimScreenplay
1961 The Army GameAdaptation
1961 A Story of WaterScreenplay
1960 Shoot the Piano PlayerScreenplay
1960 BreathlessOriginal Story
1959 The 400 BlowsWriter
1958 The OverworkedWriter
1957 The KidsScreenplay

Acting

Nouvelle vague: El cine sin dogmas
2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut as Himself (archive footage)
2010 Two in the Wave as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Looking for Truffaut as Himself
1999 Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock as Himself (archive footage)
1996 François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death as Himself
1996 François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - The Wild Child as Himself
1978 The Green Room as Julien Davenne
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Claude Lacombe
1977 The Man Who Loved Women as Man at Funeral (uncredited)
1976 Small Change as Martines Vater
1975 I'm a Stranger Here Myself as Himself
1973 Omnibus: François Truffaut as Himself
1973 Truffaut: A View From The Inside as Himself
1973 Day for Night as Directeur Ferrand
1970 Langlois as Self
1970 Bed and Board as Newspaper Seller
1970 The Wild Child as Dr. Jean Itard
1970 Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut: dix ans, dix films
1968 Postface à l'Atalante as Himself
1967 The Birth of Children of Paradise as Interviewee
1966 Carl Th. Dreyer
1965 Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut ou L'esprit critique as Himself
1964 La nouvelle vague par elle-même as Himself
1962 Los 4 Golpes
1961 François Truffaut as Interviewee
1959 The 400 Blows as Man in Funfair
1956 Cinépanorama(52 episodes)

Directing

1983 Confidentially YoursDirector
1981 The Woman Next DoorDirector
1980 The Last MetroDirector
1979 Love on the RunDirector
1978 The Green RoomDirector
1977 The Man Who Loved WomenDirector
1976 Small ChangeDirector
1975 The Story of Adele H.Director
1973 Day for NightDirector
1972 A Gorgeous Girl Like MeDirector
1971 Two English GirlsDirector
1970 Bed and BoardDirector
1970 The Wild ChildDirector
1969 Mississippi MermaidDirector
1968 Stolen KissesDirector
1968 The Bride Wore BlackDirector
1966 Fahrenheit 451Director
1964 The Soft SkinDirector
1962 Los 4 GolpesDirector
1962 Love at TwentyDirector
1962 Antoine and ColetteDirector
1962 Jules and JimDirector
1961 The Army GameDirector
1961 A Story of WaterDirector
1960 Shoot the Piano PlayerDirector
1959 The 400 BlowsDirector
1957 The KidsDirector

Production

1983 Confidentially YoursProducer
1981 The Woman Next DoorProducer
1980 The Last MetroProducer
1979 Love on the RunProducer
1978 The Green RoomProducer
1977 The Man Who Loved WomenProducer
1976 Small ChangeProducer
1976 Ce gamin, làProducer
1970 Bed and BoardProducer
1969 Mississippi MermaidProducer
1968 Stolen KissesProducer
1968 Naked ChildhoodProducer
1964 The Soft SkinProducer
1962 Jules and JimProducer
1961 The Army GameProducer
1960 Testament of OrpheusAssociate Producer
1959 The 400 BlowsProducer

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