A Lithuanian-born writer and two-time receiver of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, he’s most widely known for such French-language functions as Les racines du ciel (1956) and La vie devant soi (1975). He also had written the screenplay for the 1962 film, The Longest Time. He was created in Vilnius, Lithuania, and, at age fourteen, shifted to Great, France. He offered as a fight pilot in Globe War II; afterwards, he became a member of the French diplomatic corps. He aimed and co-wrote a 1971 film known as Eliminate. He was wedded to celebrity Jean Seberg from 1962 until 1970. John Wayne starred in his WWII epic, The Longest Time.