Biography

Born in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard became acquainted, while at university, with Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, forming part of a group of passionate young film critics writing in Cahiers du Cinéma, and film-makers devoted to exploring new possibilities in cinema. A bout de souffle (Breathless) (1959) was his first feature. Made on a shoe-string budget, it was spontaneous, vibrant and ground breakingly original. From then until 1967/8 was loosely his first period when he made an astonishing number of films, sometimes 3 a year. From 68 Godard was very involved in political film-making, and then made a series of programmes for French TV in the mid and late 70’s. With Sauve qui peut (la vie) or Slow Motion, Godard could be said to start a 3rd period through the 80’s. In the 90’s he started more formal experimentation, specifically with his long series Histoire(s) du Cinéma. His films have influenced film-makers as diverse as Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Wong Kar-Wai. His latest film, Film Socialisme, received its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) to great acclaim. Jean-Luc Godard was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2010.

Born in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard became acquainted, while at university, with Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, forming part of a group of passionate young film critics writing in Cahiers du Cinéma, and film-makers devoted to exploring new possibilities in cinema. A bout de souffle (Breathless) (1959) was his first feature. Made on a shoe-string budget, it was spontaneous, vibrant and ground breakingly original. From then until 1967/8 was loosely his first period when he made an astonishing number of films, sometimes 3 a year. From 68 Godard was very involved in political film-making, and then made a series of programmes for French TV in the mid and late 70’s. With Sauve qui peut (la vie) or Slow Motion, Godard could be said to start a 3rd period through the 80’s. In the 90’s he started more formal experimentation, specifically with his long series Histoire(s) du Cinéma. His films have influenced film-makers as diverse as Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Wong Kar-Wai. His latest film, Film Socialisme, received its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) to great acclaim. Jean-Luc Godard was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2010.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 170

Birthday 1930-12-03

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Also Known As

  • Jean Luc Godard
  • J.-L. Godard
  • JL Godard
  • JeanLuc Cinéma Godard
  • Monsieur Godard
  • JLG
  • Hans Lucas
  • Moi même
  • ジャン=リュック・ゴダール
  • 장 뤽 고다르

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication (1 episode)Director
2018 The Image Book Director
2015 Message of Greetings: Prix suisse / My Thanks / Dead or Alive Director
2014 Goodbye to Language Director
2014 The Bridges of Sarajevo Director
2014 Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux Director
2013 3x3D Director
2010 Film Socialisme Director
2010 Tribute to Eric Rohmer Director
2008 Une catastrophe Director
2008 Journal des Réalisateurs de Jean-Luc Godard Director
2006 Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition) Director
2006 Vrai faux passeport Director
2006 Reportage amateur Maquette expo Director
2006 Ecce Homo Director
2004 Our Music Director
2004 Prayers for Refuseniks Director
2004 Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinéma Director
2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Director
2002 Liberty and Homeland Director
2001 In the Darkness of Time Director
2001 In Praise of Love Director
2000 The Old Place Director
2000 Origins of the 21st Century Director
1999 Histoire(s) du cinéma Director
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Signs Among Us Director
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Control of the Universe Director
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Coin of the Absolute Director
1998 Adieu au TNS Director
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: A New Wave Director
1997 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Deadly Beauty Director
1997 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Only Cinema Director
1996 For Ever Mozart Director
1996 What's Wrong With The World Director
1996 Hope/Microcosmos Director
1995 JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December Director
1995 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema Director
1993 Oh, Woe Is Me Director
1993 Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo Director
1993 The Kids Play Russian Director
1992 Parisienne People Cigarettes Director
1992 L'Enfance de l'art Director
1991 Lest We Forget Director
1991 The King of Ads Director
1991 Germany Year 90 Nine Zero Director
1991 For Thomas Wainggai Director
1990 Nouvelle Vague Director
1989 Histoire(s) du Cinéma Director
1989 Le Rapport Darty Director
1989 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: A Single (Hi)story Director
1988 The Power of Speech Director
1988 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: All the (Hi)stories Director
1988 On s'est tous défilé Director
1988 Le Dernier Mot Director
1988 The French as Seen by… Director
1987 Keep Your Right Up Director
1987 Closed Jeans (series 1+2) + Metamorphjean Director
1987 Aria Director
1987 King Lear Director
1986 Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company Director
1986 Meetin' WA Director
1985 Detective Director
1985 Hail Mary Director
1985 Soft and Hard Director
1983 First Name: Carmen Director
1983 Petites notes à propos du film 'Je vous salue, Marie' Director
1982 Godard's Passion Director
1982 Passion, Le Travail Et L'Amour: Introduction A Un Scenario Director
1982 Changer d'image - Lettre à la bien-aimée Director
1982 Scenario du Film 'Passion' Director
1982 Letter to Freddy Buache Director
1981 Sauve la vie (qui peut) Director
1981 An All Round Maid Director
1980 Every Man for Himself Director
1979 Scénario de Sauve qui peut (la vie) Director
1977 Dream On Director
1977 France/Tour/Detour/Deux/Enfants Director
1976 Here and Elsewhere Director
1976 Comment ça va? Director
1976 Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication Director
1975 Numéro Deux Director
1972 Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still Director
1972 Tout Va Bien Director
1972 1 P.M. Director
1971 Struggle in Italy Director
1971 Schick After Shave Director
1971 Vladimir and Rosa Director
1970 Wind from the East Director
1970 Pravda Director
1970 British Sounds Director
1969 Joy of Learning Director
1969 Love and Anger Director
1968 A Film Like Any Other Director
1968 The Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the Devil Director
1968 Cinétracts Director
1968 Film-Tract n° 1968 Director
1967 Weekend Director
1967 La Chinoise Director
1967 Anticipation, ou l'Amour en l'an 2000 Director
1967 The Oldest Profession Director
1967 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her Director
1967 Far from Vietnam Director
1966 Made in U.S.A. Director
1966 Masculin Féminin Director
1965 Pierrot le Fou Director
1965 Six in Paris Director
1965 Alphaville Director
1964 The Married Woman Director
1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers Director
1964 Band of Outsiders Director
1963 Contempt Director
1963 Les Carabiniers Director
1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G. Director
1963 Le Petit Soldat Director
1962 Vivre Sa Vie Director
1962 The Seven Deadly Sins Director
1962 La Paresse Director
1961 A Woman Is a Woman Director
1961 A Story of Water Director
1960 Charlotte and Her Boyfriend Director
1960 Breathless Director
1959 All the Boys Are Called Patrick Director
1958 Operation Concrete Director
1955 A Flirtatious Woman Director

Acting

Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication (1 episode) as Himself
Nouvelle vague: El cine sin dogmas
2018 Michel Legrand: Sans demi-mesure
2018 Film catastrophe as himself
2018 The Image Book as Narrator (voice)
2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Message of Greetings: Prix suisse / My Thanks / Dead or Alive as Himself
2015 A German Youth as (archive material)
2014 Goodbye to Language as Narrator (voice)
2014 Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux as Himself
2012 Jean-Luc Godard, Disorder Exposed as Himself
2010 Marcel Ophuls et Jean-Luc Godard, La rencontre de St-Gervais as Himself
2010 Two in the Wave as Himself (archive footage)
2010 Isabella Rossellini - Aus dem Leben eines Schmetterlings as Himself
2010 Tribute to Eric Rohmer
2009 Once Upon a Time... Contempt as Himself
2008 Back to Room 666
2007 Le Vivarium
2006 Filmmakers in Action as Himself (archive footage)
2006 Vrai faux passeport
2005 I Am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth
2004 Our Music as Himself
2000 After the Reconciliation as Robert
2000 Mai en décembre: Godard en Abitibi as Himself (voice)
1999 Histoire(s) du cinéma as Himself
1999 Godard à la télé - 1960-2000
1997 We're All Still Here
1997 Jean Cocteau: Lies and Truths
1995 JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December
1995 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema as Himself
1993 Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo as Narrator
1993 Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
1992 Parisienne People Cigarettes as Narrateur
1989 Histoire(s) du Cinéma
1989 Le Rapport Darty as Nathanael, the 2000 year-old robot
1987 Keep Your Right Up as l'Idiot ou le Prince
1987 King Lear as Professor Pluggy (uncredited)
1986 Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company
1986 Meetin' WA as Himself
1985 Godard / Sollers : L’entretien
1985 Soft and Hard as Himself
1983 First Name: Carmen as Oncle Jeannot
1982 Room 666
1982 Scenario du Film 'Passion'
1982 Letter to Freddy Buache as Himself
1981 Reporters
1979 ORG
1978 Cinématon as himself
1977 France/Tour/Detour/Deux/Enfants
1976 Here and Elsewhere as Voice Over
1976 Comment ça va?
1976 Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication
1975
1975 Numéro Deux as Himself
1971 Vladimir and Rosa as Vladimir Lenin
1970 Wind from the East
1970 Godard in America as Himself
1969 Joy of Learning as Narrator (voice)
1969 Voices as Himself
1968 Two American Audiences: La Chinoise - A Film in the Making as Himself
1967 The Dinosaur and the Baby as Himself
1967 Far from Vietnam as himself
1966 Un metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson as Himself
1964 The Married Woman as The Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1964 Paparazzi as Himself
1964 La nouvelle vague par elle-même as Himself
1964 Le Parti des choses: Bardot et Godard as Himself
1963 Contempt as Langs Assistant Director
1963 Le Petit Soldat as un homme à la gare
1962 Vivre Sa Vie as Voix de l'amant lisant Poe (voice) (uncredited)
1962 Cléo from 5 to 7 as Actor in Silent Film
1962 Petit Jour as Himself
1961 Paris Belongs to Us as Hans Lucas
1961 A Story of Water as Narrator
1961 The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald as L'homme aux lunettes noires
1960 Charlotte and Her Boyfriend as Jules (voice) (uncredited)
1960 Breathless as The Snitch
1960 Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak as Walter
1958 Operation Concrete as Narrator (voice)
1956 Cinépanorama (52 episodes)
1956 The Kreutzer Sonata
1950 Le Quadrille
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (2 episodes) as himself

Writing

2018 The Image Book Writer
2014 Goodbye to Language Writer
2014 Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux Writer
2013 3x3D Writer
2012 Quod Erat Demonstrandum Screenplay
2010 Film Socialisme Screenplay
2006 Vrai faux passeport Screenplay
2006 Ecce Homo Screenplay
2004 Our Music Writer
2004 Prayers for Refuseniks Writer
2002 Liberty and Homeland Writer
2001 In Praise of Love Writer
2000 The Old Place Writer
2000 Origins of the 21st Century Writer
1999 Histoire(s) du cinéma Screenplay
1996 For Ever Mozart Writer
1995 JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December Writer
1993 Oh, Woe Is Me Writer
1993 Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo Writer
1993 The Kids Play Russian Writer
1992 Parisienne People Cigarettes Screenplay
1991 Germany Year 90 Nine Zero Writer
1990 Nouvelle Vague Writer
1989 Histoire(s) du Cinéma Screenplay
1988 The Power of Speech Screenstory
1988 On s'est tous défilé Writer
1988 Les Gaulois Writer
1987 King Lear Writer
1986 Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company Writer
1985 The Book of Mary Writer
1985 Hail Mary Writer
1985 Soft and Hard Writer
1982 Godard's Passion Writer
1982 Letter to Freddy Buache Writer
1981 An All Round Maid Screenplay
1976 Comment ça va? Writer
1975 Numéro Deux Writer
1972 Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still Writer
1972 Tout Va Bien Screenplay
1971 Schick After Shave Writer
1971 Vladimir and Rosa Writer
1970 Wind from the East Writer
1969 Joy of Learning Writer
1969 Love and Anger Writer
1968 A Film Like Any Other Writer
1968 The Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the Devil Writer
1967 Weekend Screenplay
1967 La Chinoise Writer
1967 Anticipation, ou l'Amour en l'an 2000 Writer
1967 The Oldest Profession Writer
1967 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her Writer
1966 Made in U.S.A. Writer
1966 Masculin Féminin Writer
1965 Pierrot le Fou Screenplay
1965 Six in Paris Writer
1965 Alphaville Screenplay
1964 The Married Woman Screenplay
1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers Writer
1964 Band of Outsiders Screenplay
1963 Contempt Screenplay
1963 Les Carabiniers Writer
1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G. Writer
1963 Le Petit Soldat Writer
1962 Vivre Sa Vie Screenplay
1961 A Woman Is a Woman Screenplay
1961 A Story of Water Screenplay
1960 Charlotte and Her Boyfriend Writer
1960 Breathless Screenplay
1958 Operation Concrete Writer
1955 A Flirtatious Woman Writer

Editing

2018 The Image Book Editor
2015 Message of Greetings: Prix suisse / My Thanks / Dead or Alive Editor
2010 Film Socialisme Editor
2004 Our Music Editor
2004 Prayers for Refuseniks Editor
2000 The Old Place Editor
2000 Origins of the 21st Century Editor
1993 Oh, Woe Is Me Editor
1993 Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo Editor
1986 Meetin' WA Editor
1985 Soft and Hard Editor
1982 Godard's Passion Editor
1980 Every Man for Himself Editor
1971 Vladimir and Rosa Editor
1970 Wind from the East Editor
1962 Vivre Sa Vie Editor
1961 A Story of Water Editor
1960 Charlotte and Her Boyfriend Editor
1955 A Flirtatious Woman Editor

Production

1980 Every Man for Himself Producer
1976 Here and Elsewhere Producer
1970 British Sounds Producer

Crew

1971 Vladimir and Rosa Cinematography
1955 A Flirtatious Woman Cinematography

Creator

Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication Creator

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