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

Roger VadimRoger Vadim
26 January 1928
Screenwriter

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker
Samuel BenchetritSamuel Benchetrit
26 June 1973
Writer

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969
Graphic Novelist

Jean RenoirJean Renoir
15 September 1894
Film Director, Actor, Producer

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914
Diplomat
Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985
Actress

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
21 May 1902
Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director

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

Luc BessonLuc Besson
18 March 1959
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Actor,
Damien ChazelleDamien Chazelle
19 January 1985
Director

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Alexandre AjaAlexandre Aja
07 August 1977
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director

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

François TruffautFrançois Truffaut
06 February 1932
Film director, Screenwriter, Film actor, Film
Frank DarabontFrank Darabont
28 January 1959
Film director

Georges MélièsGeorges Méliès
08 December 1861
Actor, Film director, Animator, Film editor,
Greg LanskyGreg Lansky
12 December 1982
Director

Louis MalleLouis Malle
30 October 1932
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Camera

Michel GondryMichel Gondry
08 May 1963
Film director, Screenwriter

Emir KusturicaEmir Kusturica
24 November 1954
Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,
Cecilia PeckCecilia Peck
01 May 1958
Film producer
Claire DenisClaire Denis
21 April 1946
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, University

Mathieu KassovitzMathieu Kassovitz
03 August 1967
Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Marc DorcelMarc Dorcel
27 March 1934
film producer, film director

Jacques TatiJacques Tati
09 October 1907
Film actor, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter,
Jean-Pierre JeunetJean-Pierre Jeunet
03 September 1953
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film

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Robert BressonRobert Bresson
25 September 1901
Film director

Olivier AssayasOlivier Assayas
25 January 1955
Screenwriter, Film director, Film critic, Writer

Ariane LabedAriane Labed
08 May 1984
Actress

Mireille DarcMireille Darc
15 May 1938
Actor, Model, Director
Costa-GavrasCosta-Gavras
12 February 1933
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Abdellatif KechicheAbdellatif Kechiche
07 December 1960
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director
Erich von StroheimErich von Stroheim
22 September 1885
American-Austrian director

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

Alain ResnaisAlain Resnais
03 June 1922
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor,
Chris MarkerChris Marker
29 July 1921
Film producer, Film critic, Film director,

Jacques DemyJacques Demy
05 June 1931
Film director, Screenwriter, Dialogue writer,
Alice Guy-BlachéAlice Guy-Blaché
01 July 1873
Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

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

Jean-Jacques AnnaudJean-Jacques Annaud
01 October 1943
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter

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

François OzonFrançois Ozon
15 November 1967
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film
Leos CaraxLeos Carax
22 November 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Critic

Claude ChabrolClaude Chabrol
24 June 1930
Film director, Film actor, Press agent,

Jacques AudiardJacques Audiard
30 April 1952
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
13 July 1948
Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist,
Pierre CoffinPierre Coffin
15 March 1967
Voice actor

Michel HazanaviciusMichel Hazanavicius
29 March 1967
Film director
Jacques DoillonJacques Doillon
15 March 1944
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Television

Jacques RivetteJacques Rivette
01 March 1928
Film director, Screenwriter, Film critic,

Jean-Hugues AngladeJean-Hugues Anglade
29 July 1955
Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Barbet SchroederBarbet Schroeder
26 August 1941
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Claude LanzmannClaude Lanzmann
27 November 1925
Journalist, Writer, Film director, Screenwriter
Philippe GarrelPhilippe Garrel
06 April 1948
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Pascal LaugierPascal Laugier
16 October 1971
Screenwriter, Film director

PitofPitof
04 July 1957
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Visual
Pierre MorelPierre Morel
12 May 1964
Cinematographer, Film director

Jacques TourneurJacques Tourneur
12 November 1904
Film director, Film editor
Philippe de BrocaPhilippe de Broca
15 March 1933
Film director, Screenwriter

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

René ClairRené Clair
11 November 1898
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Jeannot SzwarcJeannot Szwarc
21 November 1937
film director
Bruno DumontBruno Dumont
14 March 1958
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Teacher
Abel GanceAbel Gance
25 October 1889
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

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

Romain GavrasRomain Gavras
04 July 1981
Actor, Film director

Christophe GansChristophe Gans
11 March 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Film critic
Jean RouchJean Rouch
31 May 1917
Anthropologist, Film director, Screenwriter

Claude BerriClaude Berri
01 July 1934
French film director

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

Bertrand TavernierBertrand Tavernier
25 April 1941
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Stéphane SednaouiStéphane Sednaoui
27 February 1963
Photographer, Photojournalist
Jean-Daniel CadinotJean-Daniel Cadinot
10 February 1944
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Henri LangloisHenri Langlois
13 November 1914
Civil servant, Archivist
Agnes VardaAgnes Varda
30 May 1928
 

MaiwennMaiwenn
17 April 1976
Actress

Anissa KateAnissa Kate
07 May 1987
Adult Film Stars
Éric RohmerÉric Rohmer
21 March 1920
French film director