Famous People From France
What does a perfect evening seem like – a bottle of finest wine, a cuddling couch, a DVD of a super successful film and some popcorn to pop up the mood, isn’t it? Cinema was, has and shall be the greatest source of entertainment for humans. While every country today has its own film industry, there are few that have gained worldwide attention and French cinema is one of them. Renowned world over for its meticulous art of film making, French film industry has given the world a plethora of films that have been legendary in content and cinematography. And we have but French directors to thank for it. Interestingly, French directors have rolled out films in various genres, right from fabled tales to love stories, historic period films to sci-fi variants to suit the needs of all. Though each of them have a different approach towards film-making, what intrinsically remains the same for all French filmmakers include exceptional artistic perspective, unerring commitment, deep passion, extensive understanding and a resolute determination. They forward a cinematic experience that transports viewers to a world dominated by creativity and vision. Some of the outstandingly talented and exceptionally gifted French directors who have put on big screen brilliant French movies through their meticulous hard work and effort include Xavier Beauvois, Jacques Audiard, Rene Clement, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Jean Renoir, Alain Resnais, Robert Bresson, Francois Truffaut and so on. Browse through this segment and know about famous French directors.
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933
French-Polish Film Director
Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983
Actress, Director

Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966
Actress, Screenwriter, Director

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
03 December 1930
Film Director

Samuel BenchetritSamuel Benchetrit
26 June 1973

Roger VadimRoger Vadim
26 January 1928
Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969
Graphic Novelist
Jean RenoirJean Renoir
15 September 1894
Film Director, Actor, Producer

Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985
Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda

Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director

Luc BessonLuc Besson
18 March 1959
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Actor,

Damien ChazelleDamien Chazelle
19 January 1985
Frank DarabontFrank Darabont
28 January 1959
Film director

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,

Thomas BangalterThomas Bangalter
03 January 1975
Disc jockey, Singer, Guitarist, Director,

François TruffautFrançois Truffaut
06 February 1932
Film director, Screenwriter, Film actor, Film
Mathieu KassovitzMathieu Kassovitz
03 August 1967
Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Georges MélièsGeorges Méliès
08 December 1861
Actor, Film director, Animator, Film editor,
Richard BlumenthalRichard Blumenthal
10 December 1905

Michel GondryMichel Gondry
08 May 1963
Film director, Screenwriter

Louis MalleLouis Malle
30 October 1932
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Camera
Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940

Greg LanskyGreg Lansky
12 December 1982
Cecilia PeckCecilia Peck
01 May 1958
Film producer

Emir KusturicaEmir Kusturica
24 November 1954
Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Jean-Pierre JeunetJean-Pierre Jeunet
03 September 1953
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film
Olivier AssayasOlivier Assayas
25 January 1955
Screenwriter, Film director, Film critic, Writer

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Robert BressonRobert Bresson
25 September 1901
Éric RohmerÉric Rohmer
21 March 1920
French film director

Ariane LabedAriane Labed
08 May 1984

Claire DenisClaire Denis
21 April 1946
Film director

Jacques TatiJacques Tati
09 October 1907
Film actor, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter,
Erich von StroheimErich von Stroheim
22 September 1885
American-Austrian director
Alexandre AjaAlexandre Aja
07 August 1977
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director

Jean-Pierre MelvilleJean-Pierre Melville
20 October 1917
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Claude LelouchClaude Lelouch
30 October 1937
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Jacques DemyJacques Demy
05 June 1931
Film director, Screenwriter, Dialogue writer,
Jacques DoillonJacques Doillon
15 March 1944
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Television

Michel HazanaviciusMichel Hazanavicius
29 March 1967
Film director

Pierre CoffinPierre Coffin
15 March 1967
Voice actor

12 February 1933
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Mireille DarcMireille Darc
15 May 1938
Actor, Model, Director
François OzonFrançois Ozon
15 November 1967
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film

Abdellatif KechicheAbdellatif Kechiche
07 December 1960
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director
Marc DorcelMarc Dorcel
27 March 1934
film producer, film director

Chris MarkerChris Marker
29 July 1921
Film producer, Film critic, Film director,

Alain ResnaisAlain Resnais
03 June 1922
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor,
Jean-Jacques AnnaudJean-Jacques Annaud
01 October 1943
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter

Claude ChabrolClaude Chabrol
24 June 1930
Film director, Film actor, Press agent,
Leos CaraxLeos Carax
22 November 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Critic

Delphine SeyrigDelphine Seyrig
10 April 1932

Romain GavrasRomain Gavras
04 July 1981
Actor, Film director

François SagatFrançois Sagat
05 June 1979
Adult Film Star, Director, Model

Céline TranCéline Tran
09 April 1979
Alice Guy-BlachéAlice Guy-Blaché
01 July 1873
Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Barbet SchroederBarbet Schroeder
26 August 1941
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
13 July 1948
Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist,

Jacques RivetteJacques Rivette
01 March 1928
Film director, Screenwriter, Film critic,
Jacques AudiardJacques Audiard
30 April 1952
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor

Marcel PagnolMarcel Pagnol
28 February 1895
Claude LanzmannClaude Lanzmann
27 November 1925
Journalist, Writer, Film director, Screenwriter

Marcel CamusMarcel Camus
21 April 1912
Film Director

Jean-Hugues AngladeJean-Hugues Anglade
29 July 1955
Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Max OphülsMax Ophüls
06 May 1902
Film Director

Jeannot SzwarcJeannot Szwarc
21 November 1937
film director
Jacques TourneurJacques Tourneur
12 November 1904
Film director, Film editor

Pascal LaugierPascal Laugier
16 October 1971
Screenwriter, Film director

Philippe GarrelPhilippe Garrel
06 April 1948
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer,
04 July 1957
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Visual

Pierre MorelPierre Morel
12 May 1964
Cinematographer, Film director
Christophe GansChristophe Gans
11 March 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Film critic

Jean VigoJean Vigo
26 April 1905
Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter

Sylvain ChometSylvain Chomet
10 November 1963
Draftsperson, Cartoonist, Film director,

Philippe de BrocaPhilippe de Broca
15 March 1933
Film director, Screenwriter
Patrice ChéreauPatrice Chéreau
02 November 1944
Opera Director
René ClairRené Clair
11 November 1898
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Abel GanceAbel Gance
25 October 1889
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Jean RollinJean Rollin
03 November 1938
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer

Louis JouvetLouis Jouvet
24 December 1887
Bertrand TavernierBertrand Tavernier
25 April 1941
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Bernard GiraudeauBernard Giraudeau
18 June 1947

René ClémentRené Clément
18 March 1913
Film Director

Bruno DumontBruno Dumont
14 March 1958
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Teacher

Stéphane SednaouiStéphane Sednaoui
27 February 1963
Photographer, Photojournalist
Jean-Claude BrialyJean-Claude Brialy
30 March 1933

Marcel CarnéMarcel Carné
18 August 1906
Film Director
Jean RouchJean Rouch
31 May 1917
Anthropologist, Film director, Screenwriter

Claude SautetClaude Sautet
23 February 1924
Claude BerriClaude Berri
01 July 1934
French film director
Maurice PialatMaurice Pialat
31 August 1925
Film Director