Jeanne Moreau Biography

Birthday: 1928-01-23
Place of Birth: Paris, France Mini Biography When people ga
Wiki Biography: When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie Française in her 20s. She had appeared in B-movie thrillers with Jean Gabin and Ascenseur was in that genre. The technicians at the film lab went to the producer after seeing the first week of dailies for Ascenseur and said: "You must not let Malle destroy Jeanne Moreau". Malle explained: "She was lit only by the windows of the Champs Elysées. That had never been done. Cameramen would have forced her to wear a lot of make-up and they would put a lot of light on her, because, supposedly, her face was not photogenic". This lack of artifice revealed Moreau's "essential qualities: she could be almost ugly and then ten seconds later she would turn her face and would be incredibly attractive. But she would be herself". Moreau has told interviewers that the characters she played were not her. But even the most famous film critic of his generation, Roger Ebert, thinks that she is a lot like her most enduring role, Catherine in François Truffaut's Jules and Jim (1962). Behind those eyes and that enigmatic smile is a woman with a mind. In a review of "Screen Two: The Clothes in the Wardrobe (#9.1)" (1993) Ebert wrote: "Jeanne Moreau has been a treasure of the movies for 35 years... Here, playing a flamboyant woman who nevertheless keeps her real thoughts closely guarded, she brings about a final scene of poetic justice as perfect as it is unexpected". Moreau made her debut as a director in Lumiere (1976) -- also writing the script and playing Sarah, an actress the same age as Moreau whose romances are often with directors for the duration of making a film. She made several films with Malle. Still active in international cinema, Moreau presided over the jury of the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Victors 1963 Drama
The Yellow Rolls-Royce 1965 Drama, Romance, Comedy
Viva Maria! Maria II 1965 Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Querelle 1982 Drama
Le paltoquet The Brothel-Keeper 1986 Crime, Drama
Sauve-toi, Lola Marie-Aude Schneider 1986 Drama
Le miraculé Sabine, dite 'La Major' 1987 Comedy
Jour après jour Janine Weisman 1989
Alberto Express The baronness 1990 Comedy
La femme fardée Le Doria 1990 Comedy
The Architecture of Doom 1991
Anna Karamazoff Woman 1991 Drama
To meteoro vima tou pelargou The Woman 1991 Drama, Romance
La nuit de l'océan Hélène Sauveterre 1992 Drama
À demain Tete 1992 Drama
Map of the Human Heart 1993
Je m'appelle Victor Rose 1993 Comedy, Drama
A Foreign Field Angelique 1993
The Summer House Lili 1993 Comedy
The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea Lady M 1995 Comedy
The Absence Writer's Wife 1995 Drama
Al di là delle nuvole Friend 1995 Drama, Romance
The Proprietor 1996 Drama
Amour & confusions Libra 1997 Comedy
Un amour de sorcière Eglantine 1997 Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
I Love You, I Love You Not 1997 Drama, Romance
Ever After: A Cinderella Story Grande Dame 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Il manoscritto del principe Alessandra Wolf 2000 Biography
Lisa Lisa 2001 Drama, Romance
Cet amour-là Marguerite Duras 2002 Drama
Time to Leave Laura 2005 Drama
Go West Novinar 2006 Comedy, Drama
Roméo et Juliette Laurence 2006 Drama
Everywhere at Once Narrator 2008 Biography, Drama
One Day You'll Understand Rivka 2008 Drama
Visage Jeanne 2009 Comedy, Drama
Disengagement Françoise 2009 Drama
Kérity, la maison des contes Éléonore 2010 Animation, Family
The Last Tycoon 2012 0
O Gebo e a Sombra Candidinha 2012 Drama
Une Estonienne à Paris Frida 2012 Drama