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Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard

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Born: December 3, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Director ...
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Became naturalized Swiss citizen during WWII
1950:
Co-founded <i>Gazette du Cinema</i>; first article published under pseudonym "Hans Lucas"
1950:
Film acting debut in "Quadrille" (helped finance; experimental short by Jacques Rivette)
1952:
Wrote for <i>Cahiers du Cinema</i>
1952:
Traveled to North America and South America and began work on first film (never completed)
1954:
First short documentary as director "Operation Beton" ("Operation Concrete")
1955:
First short fiction film (as Hans Lucas) "Une Femme Coquette"
1956:
Wrote film reviews for <i>Arts</i>
1957:
Briefly worked in the publicity department for 20th Century-Fox in Paris
1957:
Hired as press attache for Artistes Associes
1958:
First public screening of "Operation beton"
1959:
Wrote gossip column "Temps de Paris"
1960:
Feature directorial debut, "A Bout de Souffle/Breathless"; film considered one of the first and most influential films of French New Wave
1964:
With then-wife Anna Karina, formed Anouchka Films
1968:
Garnered attention for championing Henri Langlois who had been fired as director of the Cinematheque
1967:
Directed "Le Weekend", which marked a transitional point in his career; subsequent work was first more politicized (1968-72) and then more experimental (1973)
1969:
Formed Dziga-Vertov Group (with Jean-Pierre Gorin and others)
1969:
Television directing debut with "Le Gai Savoir/Joy of Learning"; never broadcast by its TV producer; released theatrically
1980:
Returned to feature films with "Sauve qui peut (la vie)"
1983:
Earned international acclaim for "Prenom: Carmen"
1985:
Wrote and directed "Je vous salue, Marie/Hail Mary"
1987:
Helmed TV commercials for a line of jeans
1987:
Directed an odd assortment of performers (including Norman Mailer, Woody Allen and Molly Ringwald) in an excessive updating of Shakespeare's "King Lear"
1989:
Began a multi-part video project, "Histoire(s) du cinema/History of the Cinema"
1991:
Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender form production company A Band Apart, named after Godard's 1964 film "Bande à part/Band of Outsiders"
1994:
Produced, scripted, directed and appeared in the pseudo-biographical "JLG/JLG ¿ Autoportrait de Decembre"
1996:
Directed, edited and scripted "Forever Mozart"
1997:
Directed several videos for TV under the umbrella title "Histoire du cinema"
2000:
Commissioned by the Cannes Film Festival; wrote and directed documentary short "De l'origine du XXIe siècle"
2001:
Directed "Eloge d'amour/In Praise of Love"; screened at Cannes
2004:
Wrote and directed the documentary "Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinéma"; also produced
2004:
Wrote and directed the war drama "Notre musique"
2010:
Directed and co-wrote a film composed of three movements, "Film Socialisme"; premiered at Cannes
2011:
Featured in the documentary "Marcel Ophuls et Jean-Luc Godard, La rencontre de St-Gervais"

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