Famous French Cinematographers

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 1 Louis Malle

Louis Malle.
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Camera operator, Cinematographer, Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thumeries
Died: November 23, 1995

Louis Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his film Le Monde du silence, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957. He was also the recipient of two Golden Lion awards, one of the only four directors to have achieved this feat. He was active in both French cinema and Hollywood.

 2 Louis Le Prince

Louis Le Prince.
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Famous As: Inventor, Film director, Cinematographer
Birthdate: August 28, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: September 16, 1890
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 3 Maurice Krafft

Maurice Krafft.
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Famous As: Volcanologists
Birthdate: March 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alsace, French
Died: June 3, 1991

 4 Chris Marker

Chris Marker.
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Famous As: Film producer, Film critic, Film director, Photographer, Artist, Screenwriter, Film editor, Television producer, Multimedia artist, Journalist, Cinematographer, Teacher, Poet
Birthdate: July 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine
Died: July 29, 2012

 5 Jacques Rivette

Jacques Rivette.
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film critic, Journalist, Writer, Cinematographer, Film actor, Actor, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: March 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rouen
Died: January 29, 2016

 6 Darius Khondji

Darius Khondji
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: October 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran

 7 Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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 8 André Weinfeld

André Weinfeld
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: April 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

André Weinfeld is a TV and film producer, cinematographer, director, screenwriter, journalist, and photographer. In addition to covering the rock and roll and pop scenes of the 1960s and 1970s, André Weinfeld also worked as a war correspondent, covering wars such as the Six-Day War, Vietnam War, and the Yom Kippur War.

 9 Pierre Morel

Pierre Morel
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Famous As: Cinematographer, Film director
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: France

 10 Bruno Delbonnel

Bruno Delbonnel
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Nancy, France

 11 Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mirande, France

 12 Arnaud Desplechin

Arnaud Desplechin
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: October 31, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roubaix, France

 13 Raoul Coutard

Raoul Coutard
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: September 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 8, 2016

 14 Henri Alekan

Henri Alekan
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: February 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
Died: June 15, 2001

 15 Luc Jacquet

Luc Jacquet
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: December 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bourg-en-Bresse, France

 16 François-Arnold Reichenbach

François-Arnold Reichenbach
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Famous As: Flmmaker
Birthdate: July 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 2, 1993