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Also Known As: Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch Died:
Born: October 30, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: director, screenwriter, producer

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This French director emerged in the 1960s, scoring a popular international success with the romantic melodrama, "A Man and a Woman" (1966). Despite an early reputation as an "outsider" who combined social criticism with a flashy visual technique, Lelouch rapidly became assimilated into the mainstream of commercial French cinema, remaining prolific throughout three decades and often producing the films of other directors.

This French director emerged in the 1960s, scoring a popular international success with the romantic melodrama, "A Man and a Woman" (1966). Despite an early reputation as an "outsider" who combined social criticism with a flashy visual technique, Lelouch rapidly became assimilated into the mainstream of commercial French cinema, remaining prolific throughout three decades and often producing the films of other directors.

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  September 11 (2002) Director (Episode 2)
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  Une pour toutes (2000) Director
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  Hasards ou coincidences (1998) Director

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 Words In Progress (2004) Himself
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 Happy New Year (1987)
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 Confidences pour confidences (1978) Metteur En Scene
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1954:
Short film, "Mal du siecle" won first prize in the amateur division of the Cannes Film Festival
1957:
Spent army service making short films
1960:
Directed first feature (also produced, wrote and starred in), "Le Propre de l'homme"
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Made more than 100 short films to be shown as a backdrop in juke boxes
1963:
Revived company, Les Films 13
1966:
Scored international success with "An Homme et une femme/A Man and a Woman"
1967:
Entered into 10-film distribution deal with United Artists (UA)
1973:
Achieved solid international success with "Le Bonne annee"
1977:
Made the disastrous English-language "Another Man, Another Chance"
1986:
Reprised characters in "Un Homme et une femme vingt ans deja/A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later"
1995:
Directed "Les Miserables"
1998:
Wrote and directed, "Une pour toutes"
2002:
Helmed "And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen..." starring Jeremy Irons
2008:
Directed "Roman de gare" starring Dominique Pinon
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Education

College Sainte-Barbe: - 1953

Notes

Lelouch on Lelouch: "I'm a man of the left living in a capitalist context. [My life] is a series of improvisations day to day. I've arrived at a position where I stand in awe neither of criticism nor the critics. Everything had been said about me. Good and bad. So now I can say anything I want ... I don't make a film in order to be loved, but so that people will come and see it."

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wife:
Janine Magnan. Actor.
wife:
Christine Cochet. Model; actor. Married 1968-72; appeared in Lelouch's "Le voyou".
companion:
Evelyne Bouix. Had daughter, Salome, together.
wife:
Sophie-Marie Pochet. Married 1986.
wife:
Alessandra Martines. Actor; former ballet dancer. Italian; married October 30, 1995.
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father:
Simon Lelouch. Textile manufacturer.
mother:
Eugenie Abeilard Lelouch.

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