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François Truffaut (1932–1984)

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 1995 Belle Époque (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1995)
- Episode #1.1 (1995)
 1988 La petite voleuse (original scenario)
 1983 The Man Who Loved Women (first story)
 1983 Vivement dimanche! (adaptation - dialogue)
 1983 Breathless (story "A Bout De Souffle")
 1981 La femme d'à côté (original scenario)
 1980 Le dernier métro (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1979 L'amour en fuite (scenario)
 1978 La chambre verte (screenplay)
 1976 L'argent de poche (original scenario)
 1975 L'histoire d'Adèle H. (screenplay)
 1973 La nuit américaine (screenplay)
 1972 Une belle fille comme moi (adaptation and dialogue)
 1971 Anne en Muriel (adaptation & dialogue)
 1970 Domicile conjugal (scenario and dialogue)
 1970 L'enfant sauvage (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
 1969 La sirène du Mississipi (adaptation and dialogue)
 1968 Baisers volés (scenario and dialogue)
 1968 La mariée était en noir (adaptation and dialogue)
 1966 Fahrenheit 451 (screenplay)
 1964 Mata Hari, agent H21 (dialogue) / (screenplay - as F. Truffaut)
 1964 La peau douce (original scenario - as F. Truffaut)
 1962 Antoine et Colette (Short) (writer)
 1962 L'amour à vingt ans (segment "Antoine et Colette")
 1962 Une grosse tête (dialogue)
 1962 Jules et Jim (adaptation and dialogue)
 1961 Me faire ça à moi (uncredited)
 1961 Une histoire d'eau (Short)
 1960 Tire-au-flanc 62 (adaptation and dialogue)
 1960 Tirez sur le pianiste (adaptation - as F. Truffaut) / (dialogue)
 1960 À bout de souffle (original scenario)
 1959 Les quatre cents coups (adaptation - as F. Truffaut) / (scenario)
 1958 Les surmenés (Short) (writer)
 1957 Les mistons (Short) (scenario - uncredited)
 1955 Une visite (Short)
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Other Works:

A compilation of some of his movies critiques "Les films de ma vie" (The movies of my life). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 20 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

François | F. Truffaut | Francois Truffaut


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on Michelangelo Antonioni] Antonioni is the only important director I have nothing good to say about. He bores me; he's so solemn and humorless. See more »


Two of his were films nominated for the same Golden Globe in the Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film category in 1969, a rare occurrence. Baisers volés (1968) and La mariée était en noir (1968) competed against each other and both failed to win the award. See more »


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