Jeanne Moreau  

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After 1951 she began appearing in films with small or "bit" parts. By the late 1950s, after making many mainstream films, including several successes, she made Elevator to the Gallows with first-time director Louis Malle. Largely thanks to that film, she went on to work with many of the best known New Wave and avant garde directors. After 1959's sexy "Les Amants" (The Lovers) the media tagged her as "The New Bardot".

François Truffaut's explosive New Wave film Jules et Jim (1962), her biggest international success, is centered on her magnetic starring role, and is perhaps her most famous film. She has also appeared with a number of other notable directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni (La Notte and Beyond the Clouds)', Jean-Luc Godard (A Woman Is a Woman), Orson Welles (The Immortal Story), Luis Buñuel (Diary of a Chambermaid), Elia Kazan (The Last Tycoon), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Querelle), and Wim Wenders (Until the End of the World).

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Jeanne Moreau (23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director.

Moreau made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She began playing small roles in films in 1949, impressing in a Fernandel vehicle Meurtres? (Three Sinners, 1950), and alongside Jean Gabin as a showgirl/gangster's moll in the film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954). She achieved prominence as the star of Elevator to the Gallows (1958), directed by Louis Malle, and Jules et Jim (1962), directed by François Truffaut. Most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continued to appear in films into her eighties.

Selected filmography


Year Title Role Director
1950 Meurtres ? Martine Annequin Template:HsRichard Pottier
1952 The Man in My Life Suzanne Dubreuil Template:HsGuy Lefranc
1953 Dortoir des grandes Julie Template:HsHenri Decoin
Julietta Rosie Facibey Template:HsMarc Allégret
1954 Touchez pas au grisbi Josy Template:HsJacques Becker
Les Intrigantes Mona Rémi Template:HsHenri Decoin
La Reine Margot Margaret of Valois Template:HsJean Dréville
1958 Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Florence Carala Template:HsLouis Malle
The Lovers (Les amants) Template:HsJeanne Tournier
1959 Les liaisons dangereuses Juliette de Merteuil Template:HsRoger Vadim
The 400 Blows (cameo appearance) Template:HsFrançois Truffaut
1960 Dialogue with the Carmelites Mère Marie de l'Incarnation Template:HsPhilippe Agostini
Moderato Cantabile Anne Desbarèdes Template:HsPeter Brook
1961 A Woman Is a Woman (uncredited cameo, discussing Jules et Jim) Template:HsJean-Luc Godard
La Notte Lidia Template:HsMichelangelo Antonioni
1962 The Trial Miss Burstner Template:HsOrson Welles
Jules et Jim Catherine Template:HsFrançois Truffaut
Eva Eva Olivier Template:HsJoseph Losey
1963 Banana Peel (Peau de banane) Cathy Template:HsMarcel Ophüls
The Victors the French lady Template:HsCarl Foreman
The Fire Within (Le feu follet) Eva Template:HsLouis Malle
Bay of Angels Jacqueline "Jackie" Demaistre Template:HsJacques Demy
1964 Diary of a Chambermaid Célestine Template:HsLuis Buñuel
The Train Christine Template:HsJohn Frankenheimer
The Yellow Rolls-Royce Eloise, Marchioness of Frinton Template:HsAnthony Asquith
Mata Hari, Agent H21 Mata Hari Template:HsJean-Louis Richard
1965 Viva Maria! Maria I Template:HsLouis Malle
Chimes at Midnight Doll Tearsheet Template:HsOrson Welles
1966 Mademoiselle "Mademoiselle" Template:HsTony Richardson
1967 The Oldest Profession (episode "Mademoiselle Mimi") Mimi Guillotine Template:HsPhilippe de Broca
The Sailor from Gibraltar Anna Template:HsTony Richardson
1968 The Immortal Story Virginie Ducrot Template:HsOrson Welles
Great Catherine Catherine Template:HsGordon Flemyng
The Bride Wore Black Julie Kohler Template:HsFrançois Truffaut
1970 The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir the singer Template:HsJean Renoir
Monte Walsh Martine Bernard Template:HsWilliam A. Fraker
1972 Chère Louise Louise Template:HsPhilippe de Broca
Nathalie Granger "the other woman" Template:HsMarguerite Duras
1974 Les Valseuses Jeanne Pirolle Template:HsBertrand Blier
1975 Joanna Francesa Joanna Template:HsCacá Diegues
Hu-man Sylvana Template:HsJérôme Laperrousaz
1976 The Last Tycoon Didi Template:HsElia Kazan
Monsieur Klein Florence Template:HsJoseph Losey
1982 Querelle Lysiane Template:HsRainer Werner Fassbinder
La Truite Lou Template:HsJoseph Losey
1986 Le Tiroir secret (TV miniseries) Vivi (different directors)
1987 The Miracle Sabine Template:HsJean-Pierre Mocky
1990 Nikita Amande Template:HsLuc Besson
Alberto Express the Baroness Template:HsArthur Joffé
1991 Anna Karamazoff the Lady Template:HsRustam Khamdamov
To meteoro vima tou pelargou the Lady Template:HsTheo Angelopoulos
The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea Lady M Template:HsLaurent Heynemann
Until the End of the World Edith Farber Template:HsWim Wenders
1992 The Absence the writer's wife Template:HsPeter Handke
1993 A Foreign Field Angelique Template:HsCharles Sturridge
Catherine the Great Empress Elizabeth Petrovna Template:HsMarvin J. Chomsky
Map of the Human Heart Sister Banville Template:HsVincent Ward
The Summer House Lili Template:HsWaris Hussein
1995 Beyond the Clouds a Lady Template:HsMichelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders
1996 The Proprietor Adrienne Mark Template:HsIsmail Merchant
I Love You, I Love You Not Nana Template:HsBilly Hopkins
1997 Witch Way Love Eglantine Template:HsRené Manzor
1998 Ever After Grande Dame Template:HsAndy Tennant
2001 Cet amour-là Marguerite Duras Template:HsJosée Dayan
2003 Love Actually Lady at Marseilles Airport (cameo) Template:HsRichard Curtis
Les parents terribles Tante Leo Template:HsJosée Dayan
2005 Time to Leave Laura Template:HsFrançois Ozon
Les Rois maudits (miniseries (TV miniseries) Mahaut, Countess of Artois Template:HsJosée Dayan
2006 Roméo et Juliette Laurence Template:HsYves Desgagnés
2007 Désengagement Françoise Template:HsAmos Gitai
2009 Face Jeanne Template:HsMing-liang Tsai
2012 Gebo et l'Ombre Candidinha Template:HsManoel de Oliveira
2012 ne estonienne à Paris Frida Template:HsIlmar Raag


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