Date of birth
30 April 1952, Paris, France
Jacques Audiard (April 30, 1952, Paris, France)
Jacques Audiard (born 30 April 1952 in Paris) is a French film director, the son of Michel Audiard also a revered film director.
At the beginning of the 1980s he successfully began screenwriting, including Réveillon chez Bob! and Mortelle randonnée, Baxter, Fréquence Meurtre and Saxo.
In 1994, he directed the film Regarde les hommes tomber, a road movie with Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant. The film won the César Award for the best first film and the prix Georges-Sadoul.
Two years later he reunited with Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant on his second movie Un héros très discret adapted from the eponymous novel by Jean-François Deniau.
“I’m a long-term student but also a committed autodidact. Therefore I’m as much interested in the ways people learn things for themselves as in the way they do through dialogue and communication. I like to film the way someone moves who is acquiring a new skill or learning something about the world.”
His fourth movie, De battre mon ceur s'est arrêté, received 10 nominations at the Césars and won eight, among them the awards for best film, best director, best screenplay, best film music, and best cinematography.
He also released some clips, among them Comme elle vient by Noir Désir where all the actors were deaf-mute and interpret the lyrics of the song in sign language.
The beginning of the feature (a sequence with subtitles) created a minor scandal. It displayed three women discussing politics who come to the conclusion that "it is better to be deaf than to listen to that".
1994 See How They Fall (Regarde les hommes tomber)
1996 A Self-Made Hero (Un héros très discret)
2001 Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres)
2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped (De battre mon ceur s'est arrêté)
2009 A Prophet (Un prophète)
2012 Rust and Bone (De rouille et d'os)
- César Award for Best Director for De battre mon ceur s'est arrêté
- BAFTA-Award for the best movie not in the English language for De battre mon ceur s'est arrêté
- Grand Prix in the Cannes Film Festival for A Prophet
Director - Selected filmography
Rust and Bone - De rouille et d'os (2012)
A Prophet - Un prophète (2009)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped - De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté (2005)
Read My Lips - Sur mes lèvres (2001)
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