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Truffaut

As the Nouvelle Vague film movement modified cinema’s traditional approaches, it highlighted alongside its actors, a new celebrity figure: the director. François Truffaut, one of the Nouvelle Vague’s leading filmmakers, thus became the Pygmalion of a whole generation of upcoming actors and actresses such as Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade and Bernadette Lafont while he discovered and launched Nathalie Baye as well as Fanny Ardant. François Truffaut loved women he turned into actresses or actresses he turned into his women. A seducer, he fell in love with Claude Jade whom he decided not to marry shortly after he had proposed, Jeanne Moreau, Marie-France Pisier, Fanny Ardant - his last partner -  and even Catherine Deneuve who was at the origin of one of his harshest depressions. To him, actresses incarnated cinema and the director who detested sexual scenes had found a way of making love with his muses simply by filming them - ‘Cinema is the art of getting pretty women do pretty things’.

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François Truffaut by Pierre Zucca, 1968
François Truffaut by Pierre Zucca, 1968
Portrait of François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud by Richard Avedon, 1971
Portrait of François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud by Richard Avedon, 1971
Jean Cocteau, François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, Cannes, 1959
Jean Cocteau, François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, Cannes, 1959
Henri Langlois by Enrico Sarsini
Henri Langlois by Enrico Sarsini
François Truffaut and Fanny Ardant on the set of Vivement Dimanche, 1983
François Truffaut and Fanny Ardant on the set of Vivement Dimanche, 1983
Isabelle Adjani in L'histoire d'Adèle H directed by François Truffaut, 1975
Isabelle Adjani in L'histoire d'Adèle H directed by François Truffaut, 1975
Claude Jade, Jean-Pierre Léaud on the set of Baisers volés directed by François Truffaut, 1968
Claude Jade, Jean-Pierre Léaud on the set of Baisers volés directed by François Truffaut, 1968
Gerard Depardieu and François Truffaut on the set of La femme d'à coté, 1981
Gerard Depardieu and François Truffaut on the set of La femme d'à coté, 1981
Jeanne Moreau by Marilu Parolini in La mariée était en noir directed by François Truffaut, 1968
Jeanne Moreau by Marilu Parolini in La mariée était en noir directed by François Truffaut, 1968
Henri Langlois and François Truffaut by Michel Wolfender
Henri Langlois and François Truffaut by Michel Wolfender
François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier on the set of L'amour à Vingt ans / Antoine et Colette, 1962
François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier on the set of L'amour à Vingt ans / Antoine et Colette, 1962
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marie-France Pisier and François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier on the set of L'amour à Vingt ans / Antoine et Colette, 1962
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marie-France Pisier and François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier on the set of L'amour à Vingt ans / Antoine et Colette, 1962
François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier, 1966
François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier, 1966
Alfred Hitchcock receiving the Legion of Honor from Henri Langlois by Eustache Cardenas, 1971
Alfred Hitchcock receiving the Legion of Honor from Henri Langlois by Eustache Cardenas, 1971
François Truffaut and Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, 1966
François Truffaut and Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, 1966
Nathalie Baye in La chambre verte directed by François Truffaut, 1978
Nathalie Baye in La chambre verte directed by François Truffaut, 1978
François Truffaut, Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda by Philippe Le Tellier, Venise, 1966
François Truffaut, Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda by Philippe Le Tellier, Venise, 1966
Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Leaud and François Truffaut by Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1969
Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Leaud and François Truffaut by Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1969
Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, directed by François Truffaut, 1966
Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, directed by François Truffaut, 1966
Julie Christie and François Truffaut by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, 1966
Julie Christie and François Truffaut by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, 1966
Françoise Dorleac in La peau douce directed by François Truffaut, 1961
Françoise Dorleac in La peau douce directed by François Truffaut, 1961
Jean-Pierre Léaud and François Truffaut by Jack Garofalo, Cannes,  1968
Jean-Pierre Léaud and François Truffaut by Jack Garofalo, Cannes, 1968
François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier, 1966
François Truffaut by Philippe Le Tellier, 1966
François Truffaut by Jack Garofalo, Cannes,  1968
François Truffaut by Jack Garofalo, Cannes, 1968
Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut by Philippe Halsman, 1962
Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut by Philippe Halsman, 1962
Marie-France Pisier and François Truffaut by Jean-Claude Sauer, 1962
Marie-France Pisier and François Truffaut by Jean-Claude Sauer, 1962
Oskar Werner and Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, directed by François Truffaut, 1966
Oskar Werner and Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, directed by François Truffaut, 1966
Robert Bresson and François Truffaut at Cannes 1967
Robert Bresson and François Truffaut at Cannes 1967
Claude lelouch, Claude Berri and François Truffaut by Jack Garofalo, Cannes,  1968
Claude lelouch, Claude Berri and François Truffaut by Jack Garofalo, Cannes, 1968
François Truffaut by Manuel Litran, 1980
François Truffaut by Manuel Litran, 1980
François Truffaut and Catherine Deneuve by Yann Gamblin, New-York, 1980
François Truffaut and Catherine Deneuve by Yann Gamblin, New-York, 1980
Fanny Ardant and François Truffaut by Jean-Claude Deutsch on the set of La femme d'à côté, 1981
Fanny Ardant and François Truffaut by Jean-Claude Deutsch on the set of La femme d'à côté, 1981
 François Truffaut and Fanny Ardant by Jean-Claude Deutsch on the set of La femme d'à côté, 1981
François Truffaut and Fanny Ardant by Jean-Claude Deutsch on the set of La femme d'à côté, 1981
Claude Chabrol by Raymond Cauchetier, 1962
Claude Chabrol by Raymond Cauchetier, 1962
François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
François Truffaut directs Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo La sirène du Mississipi, 1969
François Truffaut directs Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo La sirène du Mississipi, 1969
Bulle Ogier and Jacques Rivette by Pierre Zucca on the set of L'Amour fou, 1969
Bulle Ogier and Jacques Rivette by Pierre Zucca on the set of L'Amour fou, 1969
Jean-Paul Belmondo and director François Truffaut on the set of La sirène du Mississipi, 1969
Jean-Paul Belmondo and director François Truffaut on the set of La sirène du Mississipi, 1969
Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Louis Malle and Roman Polanski hold a press conference during a most turbulent Cannes Film Festival. May, 1968
Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Louis Malle and Roman Polanski hold a press conference during a most turbulent Cannes Film Festival. May, 1968
George Delerue, 1974
George Delerue, 1974
Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, directed by François Truffaut, 1966
Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer on the set of Farenheit 451, directed by François Truffaut, 1966
François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois on the set of Tirez sur le pianiste, 1960
Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois on the set of Tirez sur le pianiste, 1960
François Truffaut directing Jean-Pierre Léaud in Domicile conjugal, 1970
François Truffaut directing Jean-Pierre Léaud in Domicile conjugal, 1970
Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock by Philippe Halsman, 1962
Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock by Philippe Halsman, 1962
Jeanne Moreau and François Truffaut, 1959
Jeanne Moreau and François Truffaut, 1959
Jacqueline Bisset, New York Mayor John Lindsay, Lillian Gish and Francois Truffaut for the New York Film Festival premiere of La nuit américaine, 1973
Jacqueline Bisset, New York Mayor John Lindsay, Lillian Gish and Francois Truffaut for the New York Film Festival premiere of La nuit américaine, 1973
Isabelle Adjani and François Truffaut on the set of L'histoire d'Adèle H, 1975
Isabelle Adjani and François Truffaut on the set of L'histoire d'Adèle H, 1975
François Truffaut on the set of L'argent de poche, 1976
François Truffaut on the set of L'argent de poche, 1976
Jean-Pierre Aumont and François Truffaut on the set of La nuit américaine, 1973
Jean-Pierre Aumont and François Truffaut on the set of La nuit américaine, 1973
Bernadette Laffont, André Dussolier and François Truffaut on the set of Une belle fille comme moi, 1972
Bernadette Laffont, André Dussolier and François Truffaut on the set of Une belle fille comme moi, 1972
Charles Denner and François Truffaut on thé set of Une belle fille comme moi, 1972
Charles Denner and François Truffaut on thé set of Une belle fille comme moi, 1972
François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau by Raymond Cauchetier on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau by Raymond Cauchetier on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
François Truffaut and Roberto Rossellini, 1950s
François Truffaut and Roberto Rossellini, 1950s
François Truffaut with his first wife Madeleine Morgenstern and Laura Truffaut, 1960s
François Truffaut with his first wife Madeleine Morgenstern and Laura Truffaut, 1960s
Nathalie Baye and François Truffaut on the set of La chambre verte, 1978
Nathalie Baye and François Truffaut on the set of La chambre verte, 1978
Christiane Rochefort, Jean Rouch, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard and Henri Attal, 1968
Christiane Rochefort, Jean Rouch, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard and Henri Attal, 1968
Jean-Pierre Leaud, Madeleine Morgenstern, François Truffaut and Jean Cocteau, Cannes, 1959
Jean-Pierre Leaud, Madeleine Morgenstern, François Truffaut and Jean Cocteau, Cannes, 1959
Jean-Pierre Léaud by Raymond Cauchetier in Baisers volés directed by François Truffaut, 1968
Jean-Pierre Léaud by Raymond Cauchetier in Baisers volés directed by François Truffaut, 1968
Isabelle Adjani and François Truffaut on the set of L'histoire d'Adèle H, 1975
Isabelle Adjani and François Truffaut on the set of L'histoire d'Adèle H, 1975
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jacqueline Bisset and François Truffaut in La nuit américaine, 1973
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jacqueline Bisset and François Truffaut in La nuit américaine, 1973
Jean-Pierre Léaud and Jacqueline Bisset  in La nuit américaine directed by François Truffaut, 1973
Jean-Pierre Léaud and Jacqueline Bisset in La nuit américaine directed by François Truffaut, 1973
Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy, 1960s
Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy, 1960s
Catherine Deneuve, François Truffaut, Gerard Depardieu and John Travolta by Ron Galella, 1980
Catherine Deneuve, François Truffaut, Gerard Depardieu and John Travolta by Ron Galella, 1980
Jean-Pierre Léaud and François Truffaut in La nuit américaine, 1973
Jean-Pierre Léaud and François Truffaut in La nuit américaine, 1973
François Truffaut, 1961
François Truffaut, 1961
Claire Maurier, Jean Cocteau, François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy and Edward G. Robinson, Cannes, 1959
Claire Maurier, Jean Cocteau, François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy and Edward G. Robinson, Cannes, 1959
George Delerue and François Truffaut, 1970s
George Delerue and François Truffaut, 1970s
Delphine Seyrig and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Baisers volés directed by François Truffaut, 1968
Delphine Seyrig and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Baisers volés directed by François Truffaut, 1968
François Truffaut  and Isabelle Adjani on the set of L'histoire d'Adèle H, 1975
François Truffaut and Isabelle Adjani on the set of L'histoire d'Adèle H, 1975
Jacques Demy and François Truffaut on the set of Peau d'âne, 1970
Jacques Demy and François Truffaut on the set of Peau d'âne, 1970
François Truffaut and Jean-François Stévenin in La nuit américaine, 1973
François Truffaut and Jean-François Stévenin in La nuit américaine, 1973
François Truffaut directing Claude Jade in Domicile conjugal, 1970
François Truffaut directing Claude Jade in Domicile conjugal, 1970
Jean-François Stévenin, François Truffaut and Nathalie Baye in La nuit américaine, 1973
Jean-François Stévenin, François Truffaut and Nathalie Baye in La nuit américaine, 1973
Jean-Pierre Leaud and Dani on the set of La nuit américaine directed by François Truffaut, 1973
Jean-Pierre Leaud and Dani on the set of La nuit américaine directed by François Truffaut, 1973
Raoul Coutard and François Truffaut on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
Raoul Coutard and François Truffaut on the set of Jules et Jim, 1962
Delphine Seyrig in L'Année dernière à Marienbad directed by Alain Resnais, 1961
Delphine Seyrig in L'Année dernière à Marienbad directed by Alain Resnais, 1961
Catherine Deneuve in La sirène du Mississipi directed by François Truffaut, 1969
Catherine Deneuve in La sirène du Mississipi directed by François Truffaut, 1969
François  Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Leaud and Cinemateque director Henri Langlois, on the set of Baisers volés, 1968. Photo by Raymond Cauchetier
François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Leaud and Cinemateque director Henri Langlois, on the set of Baisers volés, 1968. Photo by Raymond Cauchetier
François  Truffaut and puppet friend meet the Eclair CM3 by Raymond Cauchetier, 1960s
François Truffaut and puppet friend meet the Eclair CM3 by Raymond Cauchetier, 1960s
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