French filmmaker who directed Man in the Teach and Monsieur Hire, the last mentioned earning him popularity on the 1989 Cannes Film Celebration. He began producing films at age group 15 and examined on the French Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Research. He was also a cartoonist who drew for the mag Pilote. He and his wife had been photographed together on the French Golf Open up in 2002. His effect on American artwork house movie theater was in comparison to that of reputed Spanish movie director Pedro Almodovar.