Claude Lelouch

Claude Lelouch

writer, director, producer

Claude Lelouch was born on Oct 30, 1937 in France. Claude Lelouch's big-screen debut came with Le propre de l'homme directed by Claude Lelouch in 1961. Claude Lelouch is known for Roman de gare directed by Claude Lelouch, Dominique Pinon stars as Pierre Laclos and Fanny Ardant as Judith Ralitzer. Claude Lelouch has got 23 awards and 24 nominations so far. The most recent award Claude Lelouch achieved is Montréal World Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Claude Lelouch plays is La vertu des impondérables which will be released on Aug 22, 2019.

He started off by making short films for television on which he was producer,screenwriter and cameraman. This was interrupted by military service in the army but only partly as he was put into the army film unit where he made over 100 films. Demobbed in 1960 he used family money for his first feature Le propre de l'homme (1961) which was a total flop. In '61 he started filming 'La Vie de Chateau' but was forced to close down after one week due to lack of finance. In 1964 he made L'amour avec des si (1964) which was a success in Sweden but a flop everywhere else. In 1963 his film La femme spectacle (1964) had 40 minutes cut by the censor so it was never shown publicly. His film Une fille et des fusils (1965) was his first to recover production costs. In 1965 came his 5th completed film Les grands moments (1966) but he thought it so bad that he bought the film himself so that it would never be seen. Things changed round completely the following year with what became a classic - Un homme et une femme (1966) which won the 'Grand Prix at Cannes, an Oscar for Best Picture numerous other awards.

  • Birthday

    Oct 30, 1937
  • Place of Birth

    Paris, France

Known For


23 wins & 24 nominations

Montréal World Film Festival
Winner - Grand Prix Special des Amériques
Tout ça... pour ça! (1993)
Winner - Best Director
Tout ça... pour ça! (1993)
Transilvania International Film Festival
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award
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