Became naturalized Swiss citizen during WWII
Co-founded <i>Gazette du Cinema</i>; first article published under pseudonym "Hans Lucas"
Film acting debut in "Quadrille" (helped finance; experimental short by Jacques Rivette)
Wrote for <i>Cahiers du Cinema</i>
Traveled to North America and South America and began work on first film (never completed)
First short documentary as director "Operation Beton" ("Operation Concrete")
First short fiction film (as Hans Lucas) "Une Femme Coquette"
Wrote film reviews for <i>Arts</i>
Briefly worked in the publicity department for 20th Century-Fox in Paris
Hired as press attache for Artistes Associes
First public screening of "Operation beton"
Wrote gossip column "Temps de Paris"
Feature directorial debut, "A Bout de Souffle/Breathless"; film considered one of the first and most influential films of French New Wave
With then-wife Anna Karina, formed Anouchka Films
Garnered attention for championing Henri Langlois who had been fired as director of the Cinematheque
Directed "Le Weekend", which marked a transitional point in his career; subsequent work was first more politicized (1968-72) and then more experimental (1973)
Formed Dziga-Vertov Group (with Jean-Pierre Gorin and others)
Returned to feature films with "Sauve qui peut (la vie)"
Earned international acclaim for "Prenom: Carmen"
Wrote and directed "Je vous salue, Marie/Hail Mary"
Helmed TV commercials for a line of jeans
Directed an odd assortment of performers (including Norman Mailer, Woody Allen and Molly Ringwald) in an excessive updating of Shakespeare's "King Lear"
Began a multi-part video project, "Histoire(s) du cinema/History of the Cinema"
Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender form production company A Band Apart, named after Godard's 1964 film "Bande à part/Band of Outsiders"
Produced, scripted, directed and appeared in the pseudo-biographical "JLG/JLG ¿ Autoportrait de Decembre"
Directed, edited and scripted "Forever Mozart"
Directed several videos for TV under the umbrella title "Histoire du cinema"
Commissioned by the Cannes Film Festival; wrote and directed documentary short "De l'origine du XXIe siècle"
Directed "Eloge d'amour/In Praise of Love"; screened at Cannes
Wrote and directed the documentary "Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinéma"; also produced
Wrote and directed the war drama "Notre musique"
Directed and co-wrote a film composed of three movements, "Film Socialisme"; premiered at Cannes
Featured in the documentary "Marcel Ophuls et Jean-Luc Godard, La rencontre de St-Gervais"