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Truffaut, Francois

Born: 1932 AD
Died: 1984 AD, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Film Director, Producers


1932 - Born in Paris on the 6th of February.  

1953 - Truffaut came to filmmaking only after an early career as one of the most outspoken film critics in France, writing for Bazin's Cahiers du cinéma.

1957 - On the 29th of October, he married Madeleine Morgenstern at the city hall in Paris.

1959 - Truffaut was judged Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for his brilliant The 400 Blows. 

1973 - Production of Day for Night won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

1965 - He and Morgenstern divorced.
1984 - Died on the 21st of October, buried in the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.


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