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François Truffaut

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.

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Feb 6, 1932 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Les secrets de François Truffaut 2020-07-05
Known For
Poster of Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Poster of Day for Night
Poster of The Army Game
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Movie Les secrets de François Truffaut Himself 2020-07-05
Movie André Malraux: Writer, Politician, Adventurer Himself (archive footage) 2019-10-02
Movie Jeanne Moreau: Free Spirit Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2018-04-02
Movie John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2017-03-19
Movie Vadim Mister Cool 2016-12-28
Movie Hitchcock/Truffaut Himself (archive footage) 2015-09-04
Movie François Truffaut l'insoumis 2014-11-02
Series Un film et son époque Self (archive footage) 2013-01-16
Movie To Be... A Classic Unknown 2012-01-01
Movie Two in the Wave Himself (archive footage) 2010-05-19
Movie Looking for Truffaut Himself 2009-01-01
Movie On the Trail of the New Wave 2009-03-14
Movie Nouvelle vague: El cine sin dogmas 2000-04-02
Movie Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock Himself (archive footage) 1999-08-05
Movie Roberto Rossellini: Il mestiere di uomo self 1997-02-01
Movie François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death Himself 1996-01-01
Movie François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - The Wild Child Himself 1996-01-01
Movie The World of Jacques Demy Self (archive footage) 1995-09-22
Movie The Secret of the Wild Child Himself 1994-10-18
Movie François Truffaut: Stolen Portraits Self 1993-05-14
Movie The Green Room Julien Davenne 1978-04-05
Movie The Man Who Loved Women Man at Funeral (uncredited) 1977-04-27
Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind Claude Lacombe 1977-11-18
Movie Small Change Martines Vater 1976-03-17
Movie I'm a Stranger Here Myself Himself 1975-01-17
Movie Day for Night Directeur Ferrand 1973-05-24
Movie Omnibus: François Truffaut Himself 1973-12-02
Movie Two English Girls Récitant / Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1971-11-18
Movie François Truffaut, dix ans dix films Unknown 1970-01-26
Movie Langlois Self 1970-09-19
Movie The Wild Child Le Dr Jean Itard 1970-02-26
Movie Bed and Board Le Marchand de Journaux (voice) (uncredited) 1970-09-09
Movie Postface à l'Atalante Himself 1968-01-24
Movie The Birth of Children of Paradise Interviewee 1967-01-01
Movie Carl Th. Dreyer Unknown 1966-11-14
Movie Filmmakers of Our Time: François Truffaut or the Critical Spirit Himself 1965-12-02
Movie The Soft Skin Le Pompiste (voice) (uncredited) 1964-04-20
Movie La nouvelle vague par elle-même Himself 1964-05-19
Movie Take It All Himself (uncredited) 1963-08-09
Movie Los 4 Golpes El Asasino (The Assassin) 1962-08-17
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie Portrait of François Truffaut Interviewee 1961-01-01
Movie The Army Game Le taulard passionné de lecture 1960-11-25
Movie The 400 Blows Man in Funfair 1959-06-03
Movie The Kreutzer Sonata Unknown 1956-01-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1955-10-02