Jean-Luc Godard

Biography

Jean-Luc Godard (born 3 December 1930) is a French and Swiss filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or "French New Wave". Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the Sorbonne in Paris, where he studied ethnology. During his time at the Sorbonne, he became involved with the young group of filmmakers and film theorists that gave birth to the New Wave. Known for stylistic implementations that challenged, at their focus, the conventions of Hollywood cinema, he became universally recognized as the most audacious and radical of the New Wave filmmakers. He adopted a position in filmmaking that was unambiguously political. His work reflected a fervent knowledge of film history, a comprehensive understanding of existential and Marxist philosophy, and a scholarly disposition that placed him as the lone filmmaker among the public intellectuals of the Rive Gauche.

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The Image Book

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The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald

L'homme aux lunettes noires

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Far from Vietnam

Himself

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Le Gai Savoir

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Le Joli Mai

Himself (uncredited)

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Vladimir et Rosa

Vladimir Lenin (uncredited)

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Here and Elsewhere

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Charlotte and Her Boyfriend

Jean (voice) (uncredited)

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Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

Walter

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Pravda

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Starring In
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Godard Cinema

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The Image Book

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Jeanne Moreau - Die Selbstbestimmte

Self (archive footage)

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Faces Places

Himself (archive footage)

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My Journey Through French Cinema

Himself (archive footage)

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Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

Self (archive footage)

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Salut & Fraternité

Self

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Goodbye to Language

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Mr. X, a Vision of Leos Carax

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Journal de France

Self (archive footage)

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Accomplice

Self (archive footage)

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Deux de la Vague

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Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque

Himself

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Soy Cuba

Himself (archive footage)

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Notre Musique

Himself

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Léaud l'unique

Himself

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Vigyázz jobbról! – egy mennyei hely a földön

L'idiot et le prince (as Monsieur Godard)

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Lear király

Professor Pluggy (uncredited)

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Meeting Woody Allen

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First Name: Carmen

Oncle Jeannot (uncredited)

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Room 666

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Org

Himself (archive footage)

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Here and Elsewhere

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Numéro deux

Himself (uncredited)

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Vladimir et Rosa

Vladimir Lenin (uncredited)

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Le Vent d'Est

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Pravda

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Contempt

Lang's Assistant Director (uncredited)

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Le Gai Savoir

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Far from Vietnam

Himself

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2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

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Made in U.S.A.

Richard Politzer (voice) (uncredited)

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The Defector

Orlovsky's Friend (uncredited)

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Forbidden Temptations

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A Married Woman

The Narrator

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Band of Outsiders

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The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers

Man in fez (and narrator) (segment "Le Grand Escroq") (scenes deleted)

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Contempt

Lang's Assistant Director (uncredited)

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Le Joli Mai

Himself (uncredited)

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Le petit soldat

Man at Railway Station (uncredited)

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Sign of the Lion

Le mélomane (uncredited)

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Cléo from 5 to 7

L'homme aux lunettes noires / Actor in silent film (uncredited)

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Paris Belongs to Us

Un homme à la terrasse (as Hans Lucas)

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A Story of Water

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The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald

L'homme aux lunettes noires

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Breathless

The Snitch

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Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

Walter

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Charlotte and Her Boyfriend

Jean (voice) (uncredited)

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The Kreutzer Sonata

Ami journaliste

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Rendezvous in Paris

Un passant (uncredited)

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