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.

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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

Gender Male

Known Credits 151

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

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Image and SpeechDirector
2015 Message of Greetings: Prix suisse / My Thanks / Dead or AliveDirector
2014 Goodbye to LanguageDirector
2014 The Bridges of SarajevoDirector
2014 Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry FremauxDirector
2013 3x3DDirector
2010 Film SocialismeDirector
2010 Tribute to Eric RohmerDirector
2008 Une catastropheDirector
2008 Journal des Réalisateurs de Jean-Luc GodardDirector
2006 Vrai faux passeportDirector
2006 Reportage amateur Maquette expoDirector
2006 Ecce HomoDirector
2004 Our MusicDirector
2004 Prayers for RefuseniksDirector
2004 Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinémaDirector
2002 Ten Minutes Older: The CelloDirector
2002 Liberty and HomelandDirector
2002 In the Darkness of TimeDirector
2001 In Praise of LoveDirector
2000 The Old PlaceDirector
2000 Origins of the 21st CenturyDirector
1999 Histoire(s) du cinémaDirector
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Signs Among UsDirector
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Control of the UniverseDirector
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Coin of the AbsoluteDirector
1998 Adieu au TNSDirector
1998 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: A New WaveDirector
1997 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Deadly BeautyDirector
1997 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Only CinemaDirector
1996 For Ever MozartDirector
1996 What's Wrong With The WorldDirector
1996 Hope/MicrocosmosDirector
1996 Plus Oh!Director
1995 JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in DecemberDirector
1995 2 x 50 Years of French CinemaDirector
1993 Oh, Woe Is MeDirector
1993 Je Vous Salue, SarajevoDirector
1993 The Kids Play RussianDirector
1992 Parisienne People CigarettesDirector
1992 L'enfance de l'artDirector
1991 Lest We ForgetDirector
1991 Germany Year 90 Nine ZeroDirector
1991 For Thomas WainggaiDirector
1990 Nouvelle VagueDirector
1989 Histoire(s) du cinémaDirector
1989 Le rapport DartyDirector
1989 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: A Single (Hi)storyDirector
1988 The Power of SpeechDirector
1988 Histoire(s) du Cinéma: All the (Hi)storiesDirector
1988 On s'est tous défiléDirector
1988 Le Dernier MotDirector
1988 The French as Seen by…Director
1987 Keep Your Right UpDirector
1987 Closed Jeans (series 1+2) + MetamorphjeanDirector
1987 AriaDirector
1987 King LearDirector
1986 Grandeur And Decadence Of A Small-Time FilmmakerDirector
1986 Meetin' WADirector
1985 DetectiveDirector
1985 Hail MaryDirector
1985 Soft and HardDirector
1983 First Name: CarmenDirector
1983 Petites notes à propos du film 'Je vous salue, Marie'Director
1982 Godard's PassionDirector
1982 Passion, Le Travail Et L'Amour: Introduction A Un ScenarioDirector
1982 Changer d'image - Lettre à la bien-aiméeDirector
1982 Scenario du Film 'Passion'Director
1982 Lettre à Freddy BuacheDirector
1981 Sauve La Vie (Qui Peut)Director
1981 Une bonne à tout faireDirector
1980 Every Man for HimselfDirector
1979 Scénario de 'Sauve qui peut la vie'Director
1978 Comment ça va?Director
1977 Dream OnDirector
1977 France/Tour/Detour/Deux/EnfantsDirector
1976 Here and ElsewhereDirector
1976 Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communicationDirector
1975 Numéro DeuxDirector
1972 Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a StillDirector
1972 Tout Va BienDirector
1972 1 P.M.Director
1971 Struggles in ItalyDirector
1971 Vladimir and RosaDirector
1970 Wind from the EastDirector
1970 PravdaDirector
1970 British SoundsDirector
1969 Joy of LearningDirector
1969 Love and AngerDirector
1968 Sympathy for the DevilDirector
1968 CinétractsDirector
1968 Film-Tract n° 1968Director
1968 A Film Like Any OtherDirector
1967 WeekendDirector
1967 La ChinoiseDirector
1967 Anticipation, ou l'Amour en l'an 2000Director
1967 The Oldest ProfessionDirector
1967 2 or 3 Things I Know About HerDirector
1967 Far from VietnamDirector
1966 Made in U.S.ADirector
1966 Masculin FémininDirector
1965 Pierrot le FouDirector
1965 Six in ParisDirector
1965 AlphavilleDirector
1964 The Married WomanDirector
1964 The World's Most Beautiful SwindlersDirector
1964 Band of OutsidersDirector
1963 ContemptDirector
1963 Les CarabiniersDirector
1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G.Director
1963 Le Petit SoldatDirector
1962 Vivre Sa VieDirector
1962 The Seven Deadly SinsDirector
1962 La ParesseDirector
1961 A Woman Is a WomanDirector
1961 A Story of WaterDirector
1960 Charlotte and Her BoyfriendDirector
1960 BreathlessDirector
1959 All the Boys Are Called PatrickDirector
1958 Operation ConcreteDirector
1955 Une Femme CoquetteDirector
1900 Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication(0 episodes)Director

Acting

2017 Faces Places 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
2008 Back to Room 666
2006 Vrai faux passeport
2005 I Am Cuba, The Siberian Mammoth
2004 Our Music as Himself
2000 After the Reconciliation as Robert
1999 Histoire(s) du cinéma as Himself
1999 Godard à la télé - 1960-2000
1997 We're All Still Here
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 Grandeur And Decadence Of A Small-Time Filmmaker
1986 Meetin' WA as Himself
1985 Soft and Hard as Himself
1984 Cinématon as himself
1983 First Name: Carmen as Oncle Jeannot
1982 Room 666
1982 Scenario du Film 'Passion'
1982 Lettre à Freddy Buache as Himself
1981 Reporters
1978 Comment ça va?
1977 France/Tour/Detour/Deux/Enfants
1976 Here and Elsewhere as Voice Over
1976 Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication
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
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)
1961 Paris Belongs to Us as Hans Lucas
1961 A Story of Water as le narrateur
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 The Kreutzer Sonata
1950 Le quadrille
1900 Nouvelle vague: El cine sin dogmas
1900 Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication(0 episodes) as Himself

Writing

2017 Image and SpeechWriter
2014 Goodbye to LanguageWriter
2014 Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry FremauxWriter
2013 3x3DWriter
2012 Quod Erat DemonstrandumScreenplay
2010 Film SocialismeScreenplay
2006 Vrai faux passeportScreenplay
2006 Ecce HomoScreenplay
2004 Our MusicWriter
2004 Prayers for RefuseniksWriter
2002 Liberty and HomelandWriter
2001 In Praise of LoveWriter
2000 The Old PlaceWriter
2000 Origins of the 21st CenturyWriter
1999 Histoire(s) du cinémaScreenplay
1996 For Ever MozartWriter
1995 JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in DecemberWriter
1993 Oh, Woe Is MeWriter
1993 Je Vous Salue, SarajevoWriter
1993 The Kids Play RussianWriter
1992 Parisienne People CigarettesScreenplay
1991 Germany Year 90 Nine ZeroWriter
1989 Histoire(s) du cinémaScreenplay
1988 The Power of SpeechScreenstory
1987 King LearWriter
1985 Hail MaryWriter
1985 Soft and HardWriter
1982 Godard's PassionWriter
1982 Lettre à Freddy BuacheWriter
1981 Une bonne à tout faireScreenplay
1978 Comment ça va?Writer
1975 Numéro DeuxWriter
1972 Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a StillWriter
1972 Tout Va BienScreenplay
1970 Wind from the EastWriter
1969 Joy of LearningWriter
1969 Love and AngerWriter
1968 Sympathy for the DevilWriter
1968 A Film Like Any OtherWriter
1967 WeekendScreenplay
1967 La ChinoiseWriter
1967 Anticipation, ou l'Amour en l'an 2000Writer
1967 The Oldest ProfessionWriter
1967 2 or 3 Things I Know About HerWriter
1966 Made in U.S.AWriter
1966 Masculin FémininWriter
1965 Pierrot le FouScreenplay
1965 AlphavilleScreenplay
1964 The Married WomanScreenplay
1964 The World's Most Beautiful SwindlersWriter
1964 Band of OutsidersScreenplay
1963 ContemptScreenplay
1963 Les CarabiniersWriter
1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G.Writer
1963 Le Petit SoldatWriter
1962 Vivre Sa VieScreenplay
1961 A Woman Is a WomanScreenplay
1961 A Story of WaterScreenplay
1960 Charlotte and Her BoyfriendWriter
1960 BreathlessScreenplay
1958 Operation ConcreteWriter

Editing

2015 Message of Greetings: Prix suisse / My Thanks / Dead or AliveEditor
2010 Film SocialismeEditor
2004 Our MusicEditor
2004 Prayers for RefuseniksEditor
2000 The Old PlaceEditor
2000 Origins of the 21st CenturyEditor
1993 Je Vous Salue, SarajevoEditor
1985 Soft and HardEditor
1980 Every Man for HimselfEditor
1962 Vivre Sa VieEditor
1960 Charlotte and Her BoyfriendEditor

Production

1980 Every Man for HimselfProducer
1976 Here and ElsewhereProducer
1970 British SoundsProducer

Creator

1900 Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communicationCreator

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