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Jeanne Moreau

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Traditional French beauty queen who had many movie credits and became known on her behalf work in Jules et Jim and earned a BAFTA Award for Greatest Foreign Actress. She researched acting on the Conservatoire de Paris. She actually is French, and it has received a Caesar Prize for Best Celebrity. She was wedded to Jean-Louis Richard from 1949 to 1964. She starred within the film Elevator towards the Gallows, that was aimed by Louis Malle.

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Full Name Jeanne Moreau
Date Of Birth January 23, 1928
Died July 31, 2017, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France
Place Of Birth Paris, France
Height 1.6 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Conservatoire de Paris
Nationality French
Spouse William Friedkin, Jean-Louis Richard
Children Jérôme Richard
Parents Anatole-Désiré Moreau, Katherine Moreau
Siblings Michelle Moreau
Awards César Award for Best Actress, Cannes Best Actress Award, Honorary César, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, BAFTA Fellowship, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, Molière Award for Best Actress
Nominations César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Movies Jules and Jim, Elevator to the Gallows, The Night, Viva Maria!, The Lovers, The Bride Wore Black, Diary of a Chambermaid, Bay of Angels, Going Places, La Femme Nikita, Seven Days... Seven Nights, The Trial, The 400 Blows, The Last Tycoon, Chimes at Midnight, Eva, The Fire Within, Querelle, Ever After, Hands Off the Loot, Cet Amour-La, Mademoiselle, The Immortal Story, Until the End of the World, Les Liaisons dangereuses, The Train, The Yellow Rolls-Royce, Time to Leave, An Adolescent Girl, Mr. Klein, Map of the Human Heart, The Lover, The Victors, Monte Walsh, The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea, Later, Nathalie Granger, Beyond the Clouds, The Trout, I Love You, I Love You Not, The Miracle, The Sailor from Gibraltar, Lumière, Paltoquet, The Proprietor, Disengagement, Julietta, Alberto Express, The Oldest Profession, Mata Hari, agent H21, A Foreign Field
TV Shows Les Misérables, Le Tiroir secret, Catherine the Great
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1When she joined the Comedie Francaise, where she performed in 27 plays over four years, she was the troupe's youngest performer.
2A heavy cigarette smoker.
3Her father was Anatole-Désiré Moreau, a restaurateur, while her mother, Katherine Buckley, a dancer who performed at the Folies Bergère, was a native of Oldham, Lancashire, England.
4She was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of her outstanding contribution to film culture.
5Her performance as Catherine in Jules and Jim (1962) is ranked #80 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
6Has supported Lionel Jospin's 2002 presidential campaign.
7President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975
8President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995
9Mother of Jérôme Richard (father: Jean-Louis Richard).
10After the end of her affair with director Louis Malle (1959), she had a long correspondence with Ingmar Bergman, who developed a film project for her, "L'Amour Monstre". The film was never made, because Moreau couldn't learn Swedish and Bergman couldn't learn French.
11Was robbed of a $432,000 in cash and jewels by a bandana-wearing intruder who broke into her Paris apartment (September 2003).
12Was billed in her early films as "pensionnaire de la Comedie Francaise".
13Was the first French actress to make the cover of "Time" (March 1965).
14Agreed to be paid in silver plates for her work in Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight (1965), because of the limited budget.
15Despite her important singing career, Moreau has rather avoided concerts. One notable exception was a Carnegie Hall concert opposite Frank Sinatra (July 1984).
16Is particularly fond of reading and cooking.
17During the 2002 presidential elections in France she supported Socialist candidate and former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin (March 2002).
18Was President of the jury at the Berlin Film Festival in 1983.
19Has a Paris cinema named after her.
20Her name has been often associated, both socially and professionally, to that of respected French writer and director Marguerite Duras; apart from their close friendship, Moreau starred in two movies based on Duras' novels, Peter Brook's Moderato cantabile (1960) and Tony Richardson's The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967), was directed by Duras in Nathalie Granger (1972), was the narrator in another Duras screen adaptation, The Lover (1992) and even went on to portray Duras in the biopic Cet amour-là (2001).
21In 1948, when she was only 20 years old, she became the youngest full-time member in the history of Comédie Française, France's most prestigious theatrical company.
22Named Doctor of Arts by the City University of New York (June 1997).
23Her teaming with Brigitte Bardot in Louis Malle's Viva Maria! (1965) was one of the major media events of 1965. Thanks to the on-screen chemistry between the two top French female stars of the period, the film became an international hit.
24Chosen by the magazine "Esquire" as one of "the 100 Best People in the World" (December 1997).
25Is one of the numerous French film personalities who co-signed a petition calling for civil disobedience in the face of a xenophobic immigration law (February 1997).
26Has co-produced some of her films, like Jules and Jim (1962), Bay of Angels (1963) and Banana Peel (1963).
27Was considered for the female lead in El Cid (1961), finally played by Sophia Loren.
28Offered her Rolls-Royce to a friend of hers who had financial trouble.
29Her mother was an English dancer from Lancashire who had come to the Folies- Bergere with the Tiller Girls.
30Won the Best Actress Molière Award (the French equivalent of a Tony) in 1988 for her acclaimed performance in Hermann Broch's "Le récit de la servante Zerline", a huge theatrical success which toured 11 countries.
31Provided the voiceover for the 1997 TV ads for Air France, which she also directed.
32Attended the Lycee Edgar Quinet, in Paris.
33Her father owned a restaurant in Monmartre, Paris, where she spent part of her childhood.
34Has been trained for the stage at the Paris Conservatoire.
35Her stage hits include Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country", Jean Cocteau's "La machine infernale" (as the Sphinx), Anna Bonacci's "L'heure éblouissante", George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" (as Eliza Doolittle), Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (as Maggie) and "The Night of the Iguana" (as Hannah Jelkes), Frank Wedekind's "Loulou" (title role) and Hermann Broch's "Le récit de la servante Zerline" (title role).
36Is also a successful singer with a substantial recording career.
37Became world famous, when she starred in Louis Malle's controversial hit The Lovers (1958), as a provincial wife who abandons her family for a man she has just met; the film had a lot of censorship problems all over the world because of its erotic scenes and Moreau instantly became an international sex symbol.
38Is the only French actress who has been the object of a big retrospective (including 30 films) at the Museum of Modern Art of New York (February - March 1994).
39For personal reasons, Moreau has turned down roles in many major films, including the part of Varinia in Spartacus (1960), finally played by Jean Simmons, the Mrs. Robinson part in The Graduate (1967), played by Anne Bancroft and the part of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), for which Louise Fletcher won a Best Actress Academy Award in 1976. She has also been twice replaced by Annie Girardot: in Rocco and His Brothers (1960) and in the recent The Piano Teacher (2001).
40Is the president of Equinoxe, an organization which supports new European scriptwriters.
41Holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Lancaster, UK.
42Vanessa Redgrave named Moreau as co-respondent in her 1967 divorce from director Tony Richardson on grounds of adultery.
43Is the only actress who has presided twice over the jury of the Cannes Film Festival (in 1975 and 1995).
44Her only son, named Jerome, was seriously injured at a car accident during the shooting of Moderato cantabile (1960); the car driver was Jean-Paul Belmondo, her co-star in the afore-mentioned film. The then-10-year-old Jerome survived the accident and is today a successful painter.
45Is a close friend of Sharon Stone, who presented a 1998 American Academy of Motion Pictures life tribute to Moreau.
46Signed the manifesto against French abortion laws published by the magazine "Le Nouvel Observateur" on 5 April 1971.
47Festival tribute at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, France. [1999]
48Has been romantically involved with Louis Malle, Lee Marvin, fashion designer Pierre Cardin and Greek actor Thodoros Roubanis.
49Has been a close friend of major literary figures, like Jean Cocteau, Jean Genet, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin and Marguerite Duras.
50Considered by Orson Welles as "the greatest actress in the world".
51Made her debut as an opera director with an Opera National de Paris production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila" ( September 2001).
52She is the first woman to enter the Academie des Beaux-Arts of Paris (January 2001).
53Made her debut as a stage director with a Geneva and Paris production of Margaret Edson's "Wit" (April 2000).
54Walked off the set of the TV series ER (1994) (January 2000).
55Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#76). [1995]
56Orson Welles is the first person Moreau spoke to about directing and the only one who wasn't protective about it.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Trial1962Marika Burstner
Eva1962Eve Olivier
Jules and Jim1962Catherine
A Woman Is a Woman1961Woman in Bar (uncredited)
La Notte1961Lidia
Le dialogue des Carmélites1960Mère Marie de l'Incarnation
Moderato cantabile1960Anne Desbarèdes
5 Branded Women1960Ljuba
Les liaisons dangereuses1959Juliette de Merteuil
The 400 Blows1959Woman with dog (as Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau)
The Lovers1958Jeanne Tournier
Back to the Wall1958Gloria Decrey
Elevator to the Gallows1958Florence Carala
Échec au porteur1958Jacqueline Tourieu
Trois jours à vivre1957Jeanne Fortin
L'étrange Monsieur Steve1957Florence
Demoniac1957Agnès Vanaux
Jusqu'au dernier1957Gina
Le salaire du péché1956Angèle Ribot
Hi-Jack Highway1955Alice
M'sieur la Caille1955Fernande
The Doctors1955Marianne Déjazet
La reine Margot1954Marguerite de Valois, "La Reine Margot" Queen Margot
The Bed1954Jeanne Plisson (segment "Billet de logement, Le")
Les intrigantes1954Mona Rémi
Touchez Pas au Grisbi1954Josy
Julietta1953Rosie Facibey
Inside a Girls' Dormitory1953Julie - la serveuse
Dr. Schweitzer1952Marie Winter
L'homme de ma vie1952Suzanne Dubreuil
Pigalle-Saint-Germain-des-Prés1950La môme Pâquerette
Three Sinners1950Martine Annequin
Dernier amour1949Michèle
Le talent de mes amis2015La grand-mère de Thibault
Le tourbillon de Jeanne2013TV SeriesMarguerite / Madeleine / Marthe / ...
Gebo et l'ombre2012Candidinha
Une Estonienne à Paris2012Frida
Al Alamayn2012ShortVoiceover La Vivre
La mauvaise rencontre2011TV MovieGaby
Bouquet final2011TV MovieMarie
Kérity, la maison des contes2009Éléonore (voice)
La guerre des fils de la lumière contre les fils des ténèbres2009
Visage2009Jeanne
Carmel2009voice
Château en Suède2008TV MovieAgathe Falsen
Everywhere at Once2008Narrator
Collection Fred Vargas2008TV SeriesJosette
One Day You'll Understand2008Rivka
Disengagement2007Françoise
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence2007The old woman / Herself (segment "Trois Minutes")
Roméo et Juliette2006Laurence
La contessa di Castiglione2006TV MoviePrincipessa Sisi Altieri
Sortie de clown2006Short
Les rois maudits2005TV Mini-SeriesMahaut d'Artois
Go West2005Novinar
Time to Leave2005Laura
Akoibon2005Madame Paule
Otograph2005ShortJeanne Moreau
Les parents terribles2003/ITV MovieLeo
Cet amour-là2001Marguerite Duras
Zaïde, un petit air de vengeance2001TV MovieAnna Shermann
Lisa2001Lisa (old)
Les misérables2000TV Mini-SeriesMère Innocente
Il manoscritto del principe2000Alessandra Wolf (Licy)
Balzac: A Passionate Life1999TV MovieCharlotte-Laure
Ever After: A Cinderella Story1998Grande Dame
Un amour de sorcière1997Eglantine
Amour & confusions1997Libra
The Proprietor1996Adrienne Mark
I Love You, I Love You Not1996Nana
Catherine the Great1996TV MovieElizabeth
Al di là delle nuvole1995Friend
One Hundred and One Nights1995La première ex-épouse de M. Cinéma
Belle Époque1995TV Mini-SeriesRécitante / Narrator
Screen One1993TV SeriesAngelique
Je m'appelle Victor1993Rose
Screen Two1993TV SeriesLili
À demain1992Tete
The Absence1992Writer's Wife
La nuit de l'océan1992Hélène Sauveterre
Map of the Human Heart1992Sister Banville
The Lover1992Narrator (French and English version) / Récitante (voice)
To meteoro vima tou pelargou1991The Woman
Until the End of the World1991Edith Farber
The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea1991Lady M
Anna Karamazoff1991Woman
La femme fardée1990Le Doria
Alberto Express1990La baronne
L'ami Giono: Ennemonde1990TV MovieEnnemonde Girard
La Femme Nikita1990Amande
Jour après jour1989Janine Weisman
Le miraculé1987Sabine, dite 'La Major'
Le tiroir secret1986-1987TV Mini-SeriesVivi
Shades of Darkness1986TV SeriesMadame Exe
Sauve-toi, Lola1986Marie-Aude Schneider
Le paltoquet1986The Brothel-Keeper
Vicious Circle1985TV MovieInes
Parade of Stars1983TV MovieSarah Bernhardt
L'intoxe1983TV MovieMarie-Pierre
L'arbre1982TV MovieCamille
La Truite (The Trout)1982Lou Rambert
Querelle1982Lysiane
Mille milliards de dollars1982Mme Benoît-Lambert
Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid1981Lili Marlene
Heat of Desire1981Hélène - la mère de Caroline, une aventurière
Chansons souvenirs1980Short
The Last Tycoon1976Didi
Mr. Klein1976Florence
Lumiere1976Sarah
Arena1976TV Series documentaryLulu
Hu-Man1975Sylvana
French Provincial1975Berthe - une lingère
Saint, martyr et poète1975TV Movie
Le jardin qui bascule1975Maria
Creezy1974Renee Vibert
Going Places1974Jeanne Pirolle
Je t'aime1974Elisa Boussac
La chevauchée sur le lac de Constance1974TV Movie
Joanna Francesa1973Joana
Absences répétées1972La voix de la nostalgie (voice)
Nathalie Granger1972Other Woman
Chère Louise1972Louise
L'humeur vagabonde1972Myriam Bingeot
Côté cour, côté champs1971ShortLady with little dog (uncredited)
Comptes à rebours1971Madeleine
The Deep1970Ruth Warriner
The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir1970TV MovieLa chanteuse / The Singer (segment "Quand l'amour meurt")
Monte Walsh1970Martine Bernard
Le corps de Diane1969Diane Vallier
Great Catherine1968Catherine
The Immortal Story1968TV MovieVirginie Ducrot
The Bride Wore Black1968Julie Kohler
The Sailor from Gibraltar1967Anna
The Oldest Profession1967Mimi (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
Mademoiselle1966Mademoiselle
Chimes at Midnight1965Doll Tearsheet
Viva Maria!1965Maria Fitzgerald O'Malley aka Maria II
Mata Hari, agent H211964Mata Hari Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
The Yellow Rolls-Royce1964Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton
The Train1964Christine
Diary of a Chambermaid1964Céléstine
The Victors1963French Woman
Banana Peel1963Cathy / Mme Volney
The Fire Within1963Eva
Bay of Angels1963Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Violette2013performer: "Aimer"
Le Skylab2011performer: "Ni trop tôt ni trop tard"
Tres días2008performer: "Le Tourbillon"
Lisa2001performer: "L'Homme D'Amour"
Itan enas isyhos thanatos1986performer: "India Song"
Querelle1982performer: "Each Man Kills The Things He Loves" uncredited, "Men Are At Peace" / writer: "Young And Joyful Bandit"
The Adolescent1979lyrics: "L'Adolescente" / performer: "L'Adolescente"
Le jardin qui bascule1975performer: "Pour Toi" / writer: "Pour Toi"
Absences répétées1972"Absences Répétées"
Alex in Wonderland1970performer: "Le vrai scandale", "Le reve est la" / writer: "Le vrai scandale", "Le reve est la"
The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir1970TV Movie performer: "Quand l'amour meurt"
Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks1969TV Series documentary short performer - 1 episode
Masculin Féminin1966performer: "J'ai la mémoire qui flanche" - uncredited
Viva Maria!1965performer: "Paris Paris Paris", "Ah Les P'tites Femmes De Paris", "Maria Maria"
Jules and Jim1962performer: "Le Tourbillon"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lillian Gish1983Documentary
The Adolescent1979
Lumiere1976

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La petite prairie aux bouleaux2003writer
The Adolescent1979writer
Lumiere1976

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go West2005associate producer
Lillian Gish1983Documentary producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absences répétées1972singer: theme song

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Attila2001TV Movie stage director: opera

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baden Baden2016thanks
Jean Genet, le contre-exemplaire2010TV Movie documentary thanks
The String2009thanks
Samsara2001special thanks
Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël?1996thanks
François Truffaut: Portraits volés1993Documentary thanks
The 400 Blows1959thanks - as Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles2014DocumentaryHerself
Un voyageur2013DocumentaryHerself
Thé ou café2000-2012TV SeriesHerself
Close Up2012DocumentaryHerself
Lullaby to My Father2012DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
C à vous2010TV SeriesHerself
Bulles de Vian2009TV MovieHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2004-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Ich will nicht wissen, wer ich bin - Heiner Müller2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Il était une fois...2008TV Series documentaryHerself
La nuit des Césars1976-2008TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - César d'Honneur / Herself - César d'honneur / ...
On n'est pas couché2008TV SeriesHerself
Jeanne M. - Côté cour, côté coeur2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Vivement dimanche2002-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Main Guest
La fête de la chanson française2008TV SeriesHerself
The 2007 European Film Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
En aparté2004-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Jour de fête2007TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow2006TV SpecialHerself
Ceremonia de apertura - 54º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2006TV MovieHerself
Estravagario2006TV SeriesHerself
Miradas 22006TV Series documentaryHerself
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde2003-2005TV SeriesHerself
20h10 pétantes2005TV SeriesHerself
Histoire(s) d'Elle2005TV Movie documentary
Tout le monde en parle2000-2005TV SeriesHerself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2005TV Series shortHerself
Druga strana Wellesa2005DocumentaryHerself
French Beauty2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ashes and Snow2005DocumentaryFrench Narrator (voice)
François Truffaut, une autobiographie2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Passions of Louis Malle2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Inside the Actors Studio2002-2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest Audience / Herself
XVII premios Goya2003TV SpecialHerself - Accepting the Award for 'The Pianist'
Des mots de minuit2003TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Danse avec la vie2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Greats2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit2002TV Series documentaryHerself
La nuit des Molières2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Genesys2001Video Game documentaryRécitante / Narrator
Orson Welles en el país de Don Quijote2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Für mich gab's nur noch Fassbinder2000DocumentaryHerself
Él. Buñuel visto por sus colaboradores2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comme au cinéma1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Caiga quien caiga1998TV SeriesHerself
Ruby1998TV SeriesHerself
Nulle part ailleurs1997-1998TV SeriesHerself
Lignes de mire1997TV SeriesHerself
Bouillon de culture1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Le cercle de minuit1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHerself
Un siècle d'écrivains1996TV Series documentaryRécitante / Narrator
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful1996TV Special documentaryHerself
About Jeanne Moreau1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Mademoiselle Moreau1995TV Movie documentary
To Make a Film Is to Be Alive1995DocumentaryHerself
The World of Jacques Demy1995DocumentaryHerself
Peter Przygodda, Schnittmeister1993DocumentaryHerself
The Full Wax1993TV SeriesHerself
Le divan1993TV Series documentaryHerself
Le temps et la chambre1992TV MovieHerself / Voix off (voice)
Double jeu1991TV SeriesHerself
With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
Au coeur de Nikita (The Making of Nikita)1990Video documentary shortHerself
Undergångens arkitektur1989DocumentaryNarrator (French version) (voice)
7 sur 71988TV SeriesHerself
Hôtel Terminus1988DocumentaryNarrator
Calling the Shots1988DocumentaryHerself
Muy personal1988TV SeriesHerself
Remake1987Herself
Mardi cinéma1982-1986TV Series documentaryHerself
Cinéma cinémas1986TV Series documentaryHerself
François Simon: La présence1986DocumentaryHerself
Vivement Truffaut1985TV Movie documentaryRécitante / Narrator / Herself / ...
Le café de nuit de Van Gogh1985TV Short documentaryCommentary (voice)
Cinema 31984TV SeriesHerself
Àngel Casas Show1984TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHerself
Arena1982-1984TV Series documentaryHerself
Jean-Louis Barrault, un homme de théâtre1983DocumentaryHerself
Lillian Gish1983DocumentaryHerself - Interviewer
The Wizard of Babylon1982DocumentaryHerself
Le grand échiquier1982TV SeriesHerself
Stars1980TV SeriesHerself
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentaryHerself
Palmarès1979TV SeriesHerself
Profession: comédien1979TV Movie documentaryHerself
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHerself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1978-1979TV SeriesHerself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Director
Today1976TV SeriesHerself
Apropos Film1975TV Series documentaryHerself
Une légende une vie: Citizen Welles1974TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1974TV SeriesHerself
Top à...1974TV SeriesHerself
Omnibus1973TV Series documentaryHerself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972TV Series documentaryHerself
Vive le cinéma1972TV Series documentaryHerself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Alex in Wonderland1970Herself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Discorama1968-1970TV SeriesHerself
Monsieur Cinéma1969-1970TV SeriesHerself
Paris aktuell1970TV Series documentaryHerself
Langlois1970DocumentaryHerself
Portrait: Orson Welles1968TV Short documentaryHerself
Dim Dam Dom1965-1967TV SeriesHerself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHerself
Les Chansons de Jeanne Moreau1966TV Movie documentaryHerself - Musician
Reflets de Cannes1958-1966TV Series documentaryHerself
Grand écran1965TV Series documentaryHerself
Cinq colonnes à la une1959-1965TV SeriesHerself
Cinépanorama1956-1962TV Series documentaryHerself
Matisse ou Le talent de bonheur1960Documentary shortRécitante / Narrator (voice)
La joie de vivre1958TV SeriesHerself - Main guest
Avignon, bastion de Provence1951DocumentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary post-production
Etienne Daho, un itinéraire pop moderne2015DocumentaryReciter of a poem by Genet
Orson Welles, autopsie d'une légende2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
François Truffaut l'insoumis2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-19892013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen2012
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Guillaume Depardieu - Es ist die Hölle!2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Deux de la Vague2010DocumentaryHerself
Looking for Truffaut2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Spisok korabley2008DocumentaryLysiane
Génération duo2008TV MovieHerself
Welles Angels2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHerself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hoge bomen: Pioniers2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialHerself
Mamy Scopitone - L'âge d'or du clip2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself
Forestil dig2004Documentary shortVirginie Ducrot
Go West, Young Man!2003DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Les 13 vies du chat Lelouch2002TV Movie documentaryHerself / Elle-même dans le scopitone de la chanson 'Où vas-ty Mathilde?'
Histoires de festival2002TV ShortHerself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress (segment "Femme Fatale")
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - The Wild Child1996TV Movie documentary
Orson Welles: The One-Man Band1995Documentary segment "The Deep"
François Truffaut: Portraits volés1993DocumentaryHerself
World Cinema1973TV SeriesHerself - Subject
The Car That Became a Star1965Documentary shortThe Marchioness of Frinton

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France60 years of cinema.
2005Stanislavsky PrizeMoscow International Film Festival
2003Honorary Golden PalmCannes Film Festival
2003Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2001Hand PrintingPusan International Film Festival· Hsiao-Hsien Hou
· Sang-ok Shin
· Eun-hie Choi
2000Honorary Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film Festival
1999Distinguished Achievement AwardHamptons International Film Festival
1997Lifetime Achievement AwardEuropean Film Awards
1997Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
1996Academy FellowshipBAFTA Awards
1995Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France
1994International AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1992CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actress (Meilleure actrice)La vieille qui marchait dans la mer (1991)
1992Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
1990BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
1988Officer of the Order of Arts and LettersOrder of Arts and Letters, France
1967BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActressViva Maria! (1965)
1964Best ActressKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalLe journal d'une femme de chambre (1964)
1962Diploma of MeritJussi AwardsForeign ActressLa notte (1961)
1961Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)Le dialogue des Carmélites (1960)
1960Best ActressCannes Film FestivalModerato cantabile (1960)
1958New Cinema AwardVenice Film FestivalBest ActressLes amants (1958)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActressUne Estonienne à Paris (2012)
1988CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actress (Meilleure actrice)Le miraculé (1987)
1987CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Supporting Actress (Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle)Le paltoquet (1986)
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongQuerelle (1982)· Peer Raben (music)
1979Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalL'adolescente (1979)
1979Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureL'adolescente (1979)
1976Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureLumière (1976)
1976Golden CharybdisTaormina International Film FestivalLumière (1976)
1963BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActressJules et Jim (1962)

TitleSalary
La vieille qui marchait dans la mer (1991)$400,000
Viva Maria! (1965)$200,000
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)$70,000
The Train (1964)$60,000
Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964)$50,000

#Quote
1(On Roger Vadim in a 1983 interview) He's very charming, but he was very nervous on the set because co-star Ferard Philipe (who died soon afterwards) was very ill.
2(On Burt Lancaster after filming "The Train") Before he can pick up an ashtray, he discusses the motivation for an hour or two. You want to say just pick up the ashtray and shut up! (In 1983 Moreau thinks her remarks were unfair to Lancaster.)
3(On Jean-Luc Godard in a 1983 interview) I asked for him as the director of "Eva." He signed the contract and was paid some money; he was supposed to deliver a first draft in four weeks time. He eventually sent it - in a one page letter! The producers screamed, 'Where did you get that crazy bum?' So, then I recommended Joe Losey
4(On Peter Brook in a 1983 interview) His approach is sometimes quite frightening because he reaches that part of you he wants to be sensitive - and it opens up incredible things.
5(On Ranier Werner Fassbinder in a 1984 interview) It was his ex-wife that told me he wanted me to be in the film. The picture was done in 24 days. Immediately, when I was on the set, I could feel his willpower. He was perfect in terms of creativity!
6(On Martin Ritt in 1983) That was a different experience for me. He would cover everything - closeups, medium shots, long shots, very few tracking shots. It took ages and ages to make a sequence, and I was used to working with people who did a sequence - and covered four pages - in one movement. So, I learned a new way of shooting.
7(On Michaelangelo Antonioni in 1983) He was a whole different experience. He doesn't speak at all to he actors. We filmed at night. I couldn't understand why we should be down on the set - but the result was good.
8(On Joseph Losey in 1983) I love the way he films; it's very personal, very brilliant.
9(On Luis Bunuel in 1983) I called him my Spanish father. He said, 'If you had been my daughter, I'd have tied you up and kept you behind bars.'
10(On Orson Welles in 1983) He transformed a town square in Spain into a Chinese marketplace. To me, that's what film is about - magic!
11[on Luis Bunuel]: I consider him my Spanish father, and I called him that. We met simply because of box-office considerations - he didn't know what actress he wanted for "Le Journal D'Une Femme De Chambre", and the producers offered me. We met in an apartment in St. Tropez and enjoyed so much being together that we also had dinner. He was a fantastic person.
12I do not think that for human beings the physical beauty is totally separated from inner beauty. Your mood shows on your face. That is something that comes from the inside. If you're in a good mood there is something different about your complexion, the light in your eyes, your mouth doesn't droop. There is energy coming out of you.
13I always have the impression that I am in the midst of becoming. Even if it's my death that's becoming. It's in process. It's not over.
14When I've finished with my movie career, I may not own any snack bars, but at least I will have made the movies I wanted to make.
15Whenever I have doubts about the reactions of a character, I find her a place in mythology.
16Lee Marvin is more male than anyone I have ever acted with. He is the greatest man's man I have ever met and that includes all the European stars I have worked with.
17If I get concerned with what kind of part I would like to play, I would then start to wonder what roles would be good for me, good for my career, pleasing for the public. Life does not invite this choice and neither should films.
18Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me. Even if they changed later when they were aging, at the time we first met - and I was usually five or six years older than they were - they wanted to know about women. I was grateful, because I wanted to know about women, too.
19Each time I come to New York, it's like meeting again someone I love.
20One should never say, "When I was young . . . "
21Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.
22Age does not automatically bring wisdom. It might bring you knowledge, but wisdom is not a cold cream that you rub in each night and then wake up smarter in the morning.
23Life is an accomplishment. Each moment has a meaning and you must use it. Life is given to you like a flat piece of land and everything has to be done. I hope that when I'm finished, my piece of land will be a beautiful garden.
24In making dinner for a friend, don't forget the love.
25They will write "Amant de Jules and Jim (1962)" on my gravestone when I go.
26[speaking in 1965] People who wanted to be nice about my looks always would say, "You remind me so much of Bette Davis". Very nice, except I can't stand Bette Davis.
27I was never interested in existentialism, because of [Jean-Paul Sartre's] famous phrase, "Hell is the others". For me, this is a crazy idea. For me, hell is one's self.
28I never come out of a film the same as I went in. Each time I discover new capacities for feelings and emotions I never knew I had.
29Love is like the soup, the first spoonfuls are too hot, the last ones too cold.
30You have to know cold to appreciate warmth.
31For me it's not possible to forget, and I don't understand people who, when the love is ended, can bury the other person in hatred or oblivion. For me, a man I have loved becomes a kind of brother.
32Passion is jealous. Passion goes up and down. Love is consistent. Fidelity, that's what love is about. Compassion, you give even more than you receive. That's what love is about. I'd hate to still be a victim of passion - I would think, God! I've lived all these years and I've learned nothing?
33When you live in terror and segregation you can't create art.
34Life is just a lot of interesting landscapes and one makes one's own geography.
35Like every human being I have everything in me - the best and the worst.
36One's soul is like a vast unexplored country.
37I'm not measured. I'm not lukewarm. It's not always easy to live with for me.
38Acting is transmitting life.
39If you don't give a damn, men look at you.
40To act is to move. It is that power to move that gives me real happiness.
41I never use the word "career", it's a journalistic term. I can't separate creation from life.
42I've always been ambitious, but not competitive.
43I'm a passionate woman who falls in love very easily.
44Making a film is like life aboard ship, except that every day is an emergency.
45Every night, I go over what I did in the day, in ethical or moral terms.
46I'm intelligent, but I'm not intellectual.
47Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, protects you from age.
48I've never worried about age. If you're extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows. Life doesn't end at 30. To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?
49Everything I have I have wanted.
50I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent.
51The love, suffering, and happiness I experience in life appear in my movies, become an integral part of them. When I see a film after I've made it, I see my own life before me.
52I decided my glass would always be half full, never half empty.
53The public sees me too much as they see me in films where I'm always playing unorthodox characters.
54Movies influence people once you get successful, and people give importance through you to the characters you do. I refused parts showing aging women getting drunk and suicidal. I know it exists, but I refuse to give that image of women; it's not my task to show the worst side of what can happen to them. I want to be an upper, not a downer.
55We have so many words for states of the mind, and so few for states of the body.
56Making films is no longer a way of acting, it is a way of life.
57I am open to what is irrational. I open doors to intuition, because rationality is really death.
58While you work, while you create, you have doubts, and this is essential.
59I am a woman with absolutely no sense of nostalgia
60At the beginning of my career, I was seeking something traditional, strict; just to prove to my father that being an actress is not being a whore.
61Don't take care of yourself because you want to stop time. Do it for self-respect. It's an incredible gift, the energy of life. You don't have to be a wreck. You don't have to be sick. One's aim in life should be to die in good health. Just like a candle that burns out.The life you had is nothing. It is the life you have that is important.Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.
62Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
63I've worked hard. I'm passionate and my world is cinema, acting, theater, creativity, art, painting, books, music, sculpture, landscapes, movements of people in the streets. Everything.
64While I'm doing the role, I'm the part. I'm the person. But once I'm finished I'm me.

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