French Academy Awards winners and nominees

by angelwizzard666 | created - 12 Sep 2013 | updated - 09 Mar 2018 | Public

1. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

Nominated for Best Actress - The Story of Adele H. (1975) Nominated for Best Actress - Camille Claudel (1988)

2. Anouk Aimée

Actress | Un homme et une femme

The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in The Lovers of Verona (1949). During the 1950s and 1960s she made various films, including Montparnasse 19 (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960), but only Lola (1961) , Jacques Demy, and A Man and a Woman (1966) Claude ...

Nominated for Best Actress - A Man and a Woman (1966)

3. Nicolas Aithadi

Visual_effects | Guardians of the Galaxy

Nicolas Aithadi was born on April 23, 1972 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. He is known for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

Nominated for Best Visual Effects - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

4. Henri Alekan

Cinematographer | Der Himmel über Berlin

Henri Alekan was born on February 10, 1909 in Paris, France as Henri Albert Alakan. He is known for his work on Wings of Desire (1987), Roman Holiday (1953) and La Truite (The Trout) (1982). He was married to Nadia Starcevic. He died on June 15, 2001 in Auxerre, Yonne, France.

Nominated for Best Cinematography - Roman Holiday (1953)

5. Jean-Jacques Annaud

Director | Der Name der Rose

Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire (1981), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Lover (1992), Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and Wolf Totem (2015). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César Awards, ...

Won for Best Foreign Language Film - Black and White in Color (1976)

6. Vincent Arnardi

Sound_department | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Vincent Arnardi was born on July 10, 1957 in Hyères, Var, France. He is known for his work on Amélie (2001), The City of Lost Children (1995) and Micmacs (2009).

Nominated for Best Sound Mixing - Amélie (2001)

7. Leo Arnaud

Soundtrack | Balls of Fury

Performed on a recording of "Bugler's Dream." The Cleveland Symphonic Winds performed the piece on its album, "Stars & Stripes: Marches, Fanfares & Wind Band Spectaculars" and Arnaud flew from Hollywood, California to Cleveland to play percussion on the recording. Famed wind ensemble conductor and ...

Nominated for Best Adaptation or Treatment Score - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

8. Jacques Audiard

Writer | De rouille et d'os

Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the ...

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - A Prophet (2009)

9. Selim Azzazi

Producer | Ennemis intérieurs

Selim Azzazi is known for his work on Ennemis intérieurs (2016), Micmacs (2009) and Babylon A.D. (2008).

Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film - Ennemis intérieurs (2016)

10. Lionel Bailliu

Writer | Squash

Lionel Bailliu is a writer and director, known for Squash (2002), Fair Play (2006) and Microsnake (2000).

Nominated for Best Live Action Short - Squash (2002)

11. Christophe Barratier

Writer | Les choristes

Christophe Barratier was born on June 17, 1963 in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a producer and writer, known for The Chorus (2004), Paris 36 (2008) and War of the Buttons (2011).

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - The Chorus (2004) Nominated for Best Original Song - The Chorus (2004)

12. Marie-Christine Barrault

Actress | Marie Curie, une femme honorable

Marie-Christine Barrault was born on March 21, 1944 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Marie Curie, une femme honorable (1991), My Night at Maud's (1969) and Cousin cousine (1975).

Nominated for Best Actress - Cousin, cousine (1975)

Nominated for Best Art Direction - The Longest Day (1962)

14. Gabriel Béchir

Set_decorator | Target

Nominated for Best Art Direction - The Longest Day (1962)

15. Jean-Jacques Beineix

Director | 37°2 le matin

A rabid movie fan when he was young, Jean-Jacques Beineix first studied medicine before entering the movie business. During the seventies, he became an established assistant director, working with Claude Berri, René Clément, Claude Zidi and even Jerry Lewis. But, like many assistants, Beineix's ...

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - Betty Blue (1986)

16. Bérénice Bejo

Actress | The Artist

Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film ...

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress - The Artist (2011)

17. Robert Benmussa

Producer | The Ghost Writer

Robert Benmussa is a producer and actor, known for The Ghost Writer (2010), The Pianist (2002) and Bitter Moon (1992).

Nominated for Best Picture - The Pianist (2002)

Nominated for Best Art Direction - Vatel (2000)

19. Claude Berri

Writer | Jean de Florette

Claude Berri was born on July 1, 1934 in Paris, France as Claude Berel Langmann. He was a producer and actor, known for Jean de Florette (1986), The Two of Us (1967) and Hunting and Gathering (2007). He was married to Anne-Marie Rassam and Sylvie Gautrelet. He died on January 12, 2009 in Paris.

Won for Best Live Action Short - The Chicken (1965) Nominated for Best Picture - Tess (1979)

20. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

Won for Best Supporting Actress - The English Patient (1996) Nominated for Best Actress - Chocolat (2000)

21. Anne-Sophie Bion

Editor | The Artist

Anne-Sophie Bion is known for her work on The Artist (2011), Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008) and Micmacs (2009).

Nominated for Best Film Editing - The Artist (2011)

22. Pierre Bismuth

Writer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Pierre Bismuth is a London-based artist who helped develop the story with French director Michael Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, which Kaufman took over and turned into the brilliant screenplay "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

23. Bertrand Blier

Writer | Trop belle pour toi

Bertrand Blier was born on March 14, 1939 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is a writer and director, known for Too Beautiful for You (1989), The Clink of Ice (2010) and 1, 2, 3, Freeze (1993).

Won for Best Foreign Language Film - Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

24. Noëlle Boisson

Editor | L'ours

Noëlle Boisson was born on December 1, 1944 in France. She is an editor and actress, known for The Bear (1988), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) and Two Brothers (2004).

Nominated for Best Film Editing - The Bear (1988)

25. Aline Bonetto

Production_designer | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Aline Bonetto is a production designer and set decorator, known for Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004) and Wonder Woman (2017).

Nominated for Best Art Direction - Amélie (2001) Nominated for Best Art Direction - A Very Long Engagement (2004)

26. Mathilde Bonnefoy

Editor | Lola rennt

Mathilde Bonnefoy was born on March 11, 1972 in Paris, France. She is an editor and director, known for Run Lola Run (1998), Citizenfour (2014) and The International (2009).

Won for Best Documentary - Feature - Citizenfour (2014)

27. Françoise Bonnot

Editor | Missing

Françoise Bonnot was born on August 17, 1939 in Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. She was an editor and actress, known for Missing (1982), Z (1969) and The Tenant (1976). She was married to Henri Verneuil. She died on June 9, 2018 in Paris, France.

Won for Best Editing - Z (1969)

28. Rachid Bouchareb

Director | Cheb

Rachid Bouchareb was born on September 1, 1959 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Cheb (1991), Little Senegal (2000) and Days of Glory (2006).

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - Days of Glory (2006) Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - Outside the Law (2010)

29. Daniel Boulanger

Writer | L'homme de Rio

Daniel Boulanger was born on January 24, 1922 in Compiègne, Oise, France as Daniel Michel Auguste Boulanger. He was a writer and actor, known for That Man from Rio (1964), The Joker (1960) and Breathless (1960). He died on September 27, 2014 in Paris, France.

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - The Man from Rio (1964)

30. Pierre Boulle

Writer | The Bridge on the River Kwai

Pierre Boulle was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963), that were both made into award-winning films.

He was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captured and subjected to two ...

Won for Best Adapted Screenplay - The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

31. Ludovic Bource

Composer | The Artist

Ludovic Bource is known for his work on The Artist (2011), OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) and House Arrest (2018).

Nominated for Best Original Score - The Artist (2011)

32. Jean Bourgoin

Cinematographer | The Longest Day

Oscar-winning French cinematographer (The Longest Day (1962)). He did some of his best work in the 1950's, creating evocative visuals for Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle (1958) and for Black Orpheus (1959), directed by Marcel Camus.

Won for Best Cinematography - The Longest Day (1962)

33. Serge Bourguignon

Director | Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray

Serge Bourguignon was born on September 3, 1928 in Maignelay-Montigny, Oise, Picardie, France as Serge Edouard Albert Bourguignon. He is a director and writer, known for Sundays and Cybèle (1962), Le sourire (1960) and Two Weeks in September (1967).

Won for Best Foreign Language Film - Sundays and Cybele (1962) Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay - Sundays and Cybele (1962)

34. Charles Boyer

Actor | Gaslight

Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was L'homme du large (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations ...

Nominated for Best Actor - Conquest (1937) Nominated for Best Actor - Algiers (1938) Nominated for Best Actor - Gaslight (1944) Nominated for Best Actor - Fanny (1961)

35. François Boyer

Writer | Jeux interdits

François Boyer was born in 1920 in Sézanne, Marne, France. He was a writer and actor, known for Forbidden Games (1952), Forbidden Priests (1973) and The Scheming Women (1954). He died on May 24, 2003 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France.

Nominated for Best Story - Forbidden Games (1952)

36. Philippe de Broca

Director | L'homme de Rio

Philippe de Broca born in 1933 worked as an assistant for Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut ( "Les 400 coups" aka "The 400 blows" ). From 1960 to 2004 he directed over 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful adventure movies such as "That Man from Rio" (L'Homme de Rio) in ...

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - The Man from Rio (1964)

37. Didier Brunner

Producer | Les triplettes de Belleville

Didier Brunner is a producer, known for The Triplets of Belleville (2003), Ernest & Celestine (2012) and The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997).

Nominated for Best Animated Feature - Ernest and Celestine (2013)

38. Victor Caire

Director | Garden Party

Graduated from MoPA in France.

Nominated for Best Animated Short Film - Garden Party (2017)

39. Marcel Camus

Director | Orfeu Negro

The work of Marcel Camus is characterized by a lyricism which, although central to his fine films of the 1950s and 60s - Fugitive in Saigon (1957), Black Orpheus (1959) and Love in the Night (1968) - later deteriorated into superficial sentimentality. Camus was a professor of painting and sculpture...

Won for Best Foreign Language Film - Black Orpheus (1959)

40. Laurent Cantet

Director | Entre les murs

Laurent Cantet was born on June 15, 1961 in Melle, Deux-Sevres, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Class (2008), Human Resources (1999) and Return to Ithaca (2014).

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - The Class (2008)

41. Christian Carion

Director | Joyeux Noël

Christian Carion was born in a family of farmers in the North of France. Despite nursing a passion for films since he was 13, he travels a scientific path. After passing his baccalauréat, he joins an engineering school affiliated to the french ministry of agriculture, thus answering his family's ...

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - Joyeux Noël (2005)

42. Leslie Caron

Actress | Gigi

Born in the suburbs of Paris, France, Leslie Caron is an actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her into the movies for the film An American in Paris (1951). Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili (1953) and Gigi (1958). Most recently Caron has appeared in British TV series The Durrells in ...

Nominated for Best Actress - Lili (1953) Nominated for Best Actress - The L-Shaped Room (1962)

43. Jean-Claude Carrière

Writer | The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Jean-Claude Carrière was born on September 19, 1931 in Colombières-sur-Orb, Hérault, France as Jean-Claude François Carrière. He is a writer and actor, known for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and Happy Anniversary (1962).

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay - That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay - The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

44. Stephane Ceretti

Visual_effects | Doctor Strange

Native of France and a Canadian citizen, Stephane Ceretti started in the VFX industry at Buf Compagnie in Paris in the late nineties. He began working on Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin and numerous commercials before moving into VFX Supervision on Tarsem Singh's The Cell.

Stephane has been ...

Nominated for Best Visual Effects - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - A Cage of Nightingales (1945)

46. Benoît Charest

Composer | Les triplettes de Belleville

Benoît Charest was born in 1964 in Canada. He is known for his work on The Triplets of Belleville (2003), Upside Down (2012) and Route 132 (2010).

Nominated for Best Original Song - The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

47. Nicolas Chartier

Producer | The Hurt Locker

Nicolas Chartier is a producer, known for The Hurt Locker (2008), The Whistleblower (2010) and Colossal (2016).

Won for Best Picture - The Hurt Locker (2008)

48. Maurice Chevalier

Soundtrack | The Love Parade

Maurice Chevalier's first working job was as an acrobat, until a serious accident ended that career. He turned his talents to singing and acting, and made several short films in France. During World War I he enlisted in the French army. He was wounded in battle, captured and placed in a POW camp by...

Nominated for Best Actor - The Love Parade (1929) Nominated for Best Actor - The Big Pond (1930)

49. Sylvain Chomet

Director | Les triplettes de Belleville

Sylvain Chomet was born on November 10, 1963 in Maisons-Laffitte, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines, Île-de-France], France. He is a director and writer, known for The Triplets of Belleville (2003), The Illusionist (2010) and The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997).

Nominated for Best Animated Short - The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997) Nominated for Best Animated Feature - The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Nominated for Best Original Song - The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Nominated for Best Animated Feature - The Illusionist (2010)

50. René Clair

Writer | Le silence est d'or

René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Man About Town (1947), The Grand Maneuver (1955) and Beauties of the Night (1952). He was married to Bronia Clair. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - The Gates of Paris (1957)

51. René Clément

Director | Bataille du rail

René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails (1946), Forbidden Games (1952) and The Day and the Hour (1963). He was later almost forgotten as a director. He...

Won for Best Foreign Language Film - The Walls of Malapaga (1949) Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - Gervaise (1956)

52. Maurice Cloche

Director | Monsieur Vincent

Maurice Cloche was born on June 17, 1907 in Commercy, Meuse, France. He was a director and writer, known for Monsieur Vincent (1947), Cage of Girls (1949) and Born of Unknown Father (1950). He died on March 20, 1990 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.

Won for Best Foreign Language Film - Monsieur Vincent (1947)

53. Ghislain Cloquet

Cinematographer | Tess

Ghislain Cloquet was born on April 18, 1924 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium as Ghislain Pierre Cloquet. He is known for his work on Tess (1979), Love and Death (1975) and Le Trou (1960). He was married to Sophie Becker. He died on November 2, 1981 in Montainville, Yvelines, France.

Won for Best Cinematography - Tess (1979)

54. Henri-Georges Clouzot

Writer | Le salaire de la peur

Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau (1943) banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to ...

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - The Truth (1960)

55. Pierre Coffin

Actor | Despicable Me 2

Pierre Coffin was born on March 15, 1967 in France. He is an actor and director, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015) and Despicable Me (2010).

Nominated for Best Animated Feature - Despicable Me 2 (2013)

56. Claudette Colbert

Actress | It Happened One Night

One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Emilie Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Saint Mandé, France where her father owned a bakery at 57, rue de la République (now Avenue Général de Gaulle). The family moved to the United States when she was three. As Claudette ...

Won for Best Actress - It happened one night (1934) Nominated for Best Actress - Private Worlds (1935) Nominated for Best Actress - Since you went away (1944)

57. Martial Corneville

Make_up_department | 101 Dalmatians

Nominated for Best Makeup - Albert Nobbs (2011)

58. Costa-Gavras

Director | Missing

Costa-Gavras was born on February 12, 1933 in Loutra-Iraias, Greece as Konstantinos Gavras. He is a director and writer, known for Missing (1982), Z (1969) and Amen. (2002). He has been married to Michèle Ray-Gavras since 1968. They have two children.

Nominated for Best Picture - Z (1969) Nominated for Best Director - Z (1969) Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay - Z (1969) Won for Best Foreign Language Film - Z (1969) Won for Best Adapted Screenplay - Missing (1982)

59. Marion Cotillard

Actress | La môme

Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton.

Raised in Orléans, France, she made her ...

Won for Best Actress - La Vie en Rose (2007) Nominated for Best Actress - Two Days, One Night (2014)

60. Bruno Coulais

Composer | Les choristes

Bruno Coulais was born on January 13, 1954 in Paris, France. He is a composer, known for The Chorus (2004), Coraline (2009) and Winged Migration (2001).

Nominated for Best Original Song - The Chorus (2004)

61. Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Producer | Le monde sans soleil

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac (Gironde) in France. He entered the naval academy in 1930, was graduated and became a gunnery officer. Then, while he was training to be a pilot, a serious car accident ended his aviation career. In order to rehabilitate his ...

Won for Best Documentary Feature - The Silent World (1956) Won for Best Documentary Feature - World Without Sun (1964)

62. Raoul Coutard

Director | Hoa-Binh

Raoul Coutard was born on September 16, 1924 in Paris, France. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Hoa Binh (1970), Pierrot le Fou (1965) and Jules and Jim (1962). He died on November 8, 2016 in Labenne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - Hoa-Binh (1970)

63. Jean d'Eaubonne

Art_director | Charade

Jean d'Eaubonne was born on March 8, 1903 in Talence, Gironde, France as Jean Piston d'Eaubonne. He was a production designer and art director, known for Charade (1963), La Ronde (1950) and Traumschöne Nacht (1952). He died in 1971 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Nominated for Best Art Direction - La Ronde (1950)

64. Marcello Danon

Producer | The Birdcage

Bulgarian Danon was educated in Paris and first worked in filmmaking as a scriptwriter and production manager.

Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay - La Cage aux Folles (1978)

65. Rosine Delamare

Costume_designer | The Day of the Jackal

Sister of actress Lise Delamare

Nominated foe Best Costume Design - The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)

66. Bruno Delbonnel

Cinematographer | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Bruno Delbonnel was born in 1957 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is known for his work on A Very Long Engagement (2004), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Amélie (2001).

Nominated for Best Cinematography - Amélie (2001) Nominated for Best Cinematography - A Very Long Engagement (2004) Nominated for Best Cinematography - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Nominated for Best Cinematography - Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Nominated for Best Cinematography - Darkest Hour (2017)

67. Georges Delerue

Composer | Platoon

Georges Delerue was born on March 12, 1925 in Roubaix, Nord, France as Georges Henri Jean-Baptiste Delerue. He was a composer, known for Platoon (1986), Twins (1988) and The Day of the Dolphin (1973). He was married to Micheline Gautron. He died on March 20, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Nominated for Best Original Score - Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Nominated for Best Original Dramatic Score - The Day of the Dolphin (1973) Nominated for Best Original Score - Julia (1977) Nominated for Best Original Score - Agnes of God (1985)

68. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (...

Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay - Before Sunset (2004) Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay - Before Midnight (2013)

69. Richard Dembo

Writer | La diagonale du fou

Richard Dembo was born on May 24, 1948 in Paris, France. He was a writer and director, known for Dangerous Moves (1984), Nina's House (2005) and L'instinct de l'ange (1993). He died on November 11, 2004 in Paris.

Won for Best Foreign Language Film - Dangerous Moves (1984)

70. Jacques Demy

Director | Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Une Chambre en Ville (1982) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). He was married to Agnès Varda. He died on October 27, 1990 in Paris, France.

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Nominated for Best Original Song - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Nominated for Best Original Score - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Nominated for Best Adaptation or Treatment Score - The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

71. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | 8 femmes

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue (1963). But her breakthrough ...

Nominated for Best Actress - Indochine (1992)

72. Gérard Depardieu

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along ...

Nominated for Best Actor - Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

73. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

Nominated for Best Original Score - The Queen (2006) Nominated for Best Original Score - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Nominated for Best Original Score - Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Nominated for Best Original Score - The King's Speech (2010) Nominated for Best Original Score - Argo (2012) Nominated for Best Original Score - Philomena (2013) Won for Best Original Score - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Nominated for Best Original Score - The Imitation Game (2014) Won for Best Original Score - The Shape of Water (2017)

74. Christian Dior

Costume_department | Stazione Termini

Christian Dior was born on January 21, 1905 in Granville, Manche, France. He is known for his work on Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953), Man About Town (1947) and Libel (1959). He died on October 23, 1957 in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy.

Nominated for Best Costume Design - Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

75. Jean-Pierre Dorléac

Costume_designer | Quantum Leap

The diversified costumes of designer Jean-Pierre Dorléac have enlightened audiences worldwide with their visual concept of the 18th and 19th centuries; provided them with an accurate and honest visual history of this century and our present day; and propelled them into the futuristic galaxies of ...

Nominated for Best Costume Design - Somewhere in Time (1980)

76. Bastien Dubois

Director | Cargo Cult

Bastien Dubois is a director and writer, known for Cargo Cult (2013), Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2010) and Portraits de voyages Japon: Hôjô Jutsu (2013).

Nominated for Best Animated Short Film - Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2009)

Nominated for Best Art Direction - Midnight in Paris (2011)

78. Jean-Louis Ducarme

Sound_department | The Exorcist

Jean-Louis Ducarme is known for his work on The Exorcist (1973), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) and Sorcerer (1977).

Nominated for Best Sound Mixing - Sorcerer (1977)

79. Jean Dujardin

Actor | The Artist

In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille (1999). This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end ...

Won for Best Actor - The Artist (2011)

80. Eric Dupont

Producer | Ave Maria

Eric Dupont is known for his work on Ave Maria (2015), Eiffel and Mai Tai.

Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film - Ave Maria (2015)

81. Marguerite Duras

Writer | Le camion

Ms. Duras was born in southern Vietnam and lost her father at age 4. The family savings of 20 years bought the family a small plot in Cambodia, but everything was lost in a single season's flooding. The disaster killed her mother as a result. After high school in Saigon, Ms. Duras left Indochina to...

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - Hiroshima, My Love (1959)

82. Robert Enrico

Director | Le vieux fusil

Robert Enrico studied in Toulon and then in Paris where he graduated from Lycée Voltaire. He later enrolled in the famous film school IDHEC where he specialized in editing and directing. Until 1956 he was an active member of the Sorbonne's mediaeval group "Les Théophiliens". From 1956 to 1959 he ...

Won for Best Live Action Short Film - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)

83. Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Director | Mustang

In 2011 Ergüven was invited to attend the Cannes Film Festivals Atelier to help develop her project, The Kings. While there she met fellow director Alice Winocour who was there to develop her first feature film Augustine. After Ergüven was unable to find financing for her film Winocour suggested ...

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film - Mustang (2015)

84. Jacques Ertaud

Director | Maria Vandamme

Jacques Ertaud was born on November 18, 1924 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Maria Vandamme (1989), Le prix du silence (1989) and Les rendez-vous de l'été (1966). He died on November 18, 1995 in Paris.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature - The Link and the Chain (1963)

85. Pierre Étaix

Actor | Yoyo

Pierre Étaix was born on November 23, 1928 in Roanne, Loire, France as Pierre Léon Étaix. He was an actor and writer, known for Yoyo (1965), As Long as You've Got Your Health (1966) and The Suitor (1962). He was married to Odile Crepin and Annie Fratellini. He died on October 14, 2016 in Paris, ...

Won for Best Live Action Short - Heureux Anniversaire (1962)

Nominated for Best Makeup - Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Nominated for Best Animated Feature - A Cat in Paris (2010)

88. Julien Féret

Producer | La lampe au beurre de yak

Julien Féret is an actor and producer, known for Butter Lamp (2013), And Then We Danced (2019) and Le fils de quelqu'un (2017).

Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film - Butter Lamp (2014)

89. Didier Flamand

Director | La vis

Didier Flamand was born on March 12, 1947. He is an actor and director, known for The Screw (1993), The Chorus (2004) and The Crimson Rivers (2000).

Nominated for Best Live Action Short - The Screw (1993)

90. Madeline Fontaine

Costume_designer | Jackie

Madeline Fontaine is known for her work on Jackie (2016), A Very Long Engagement (2004) and Amélie (2001).

Nominated for Best Costume Design - Jackie (2016)

91. Robert Fraisse

Cinematographer | Enemy at the Gates

Robert Fraisse was born in 1940 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Enemy at the Gates (2001), Ronin (1998) and Babylon A.D. (2008).

Nominated for Best Cinematography - The Lover (1992)

92. Marc Frédérix

Art_department | Moonraker

Marc Frédérix is known for his work on Moonraker (1979), Love and Death (1975) and Is Paris Burning? (1966).

Nominated for Best Art Direction - Is Paris burning ? (1966)

Nominated for Best Animated Feature - A Cat in Paris (2010)

94. Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau

Director | Le ciel et la boue

Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau was born on March 10, 1923 in Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes, France. He was a director and writer, known for Le ciel et la boue (1961), La forêt sacrée (1954) and Only One New York (1964). He died on October 22, 1997.

Won for Best Documentary Feature - Sky Above and Mud Beneath (1961)

95. Alexandre Gavras

Actor | Tueur de petits poissons

Alexandre Gavras was born on August 23, 1969 in Paris, France. He is a producer and actor, known for Tueur de petits poissons (1998), Custody (2017) and Just Before Losing Everything (2013).

Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film - Avant que de tout perdre (2013)

96. Hubert de Givenchy

Costume_department | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Hubert de Givenchy was born on February 21, 1927 in Beauvais, Oise, France as Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy. He is known for his work on Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Funny Face (1957) and How to Steal a Million (1966). He died on March 10, 2018 in Paris, France.

Nominated for Best Costume Design - Funny Face (1957)

97. Michel Gondry

Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

98. Gabriel Grapperon

Director | Garden Party

Gabriel Grapperon is a director and writer, known for Garden Party (2017), Last Minute Twists (2014) and Locked Up (2014).

Nominated for Best Animated Short Film - Garden Party (2017)

99. Marcel Grignon

Cinematographer | Paris brûle-t-il?

Marcel Grignon was born on November 9, 1914 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Is Paris Burning? (1966), Greed in the Sun (1964) and OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965). He died on June 6, 1990 in Paris.

Nominated for Best Cinematography - Is Paris burning ? (1966)

100. Jean Gruault

Writer | Mon oncle d'Amérique

Jean Gruault was born on August 3, 1924 in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France as Jean Valery Gruault. He was a writer and actor, known for My American Uncle (1980), Jules and Jim (1962) and The Story of Adele H (1975). He was married to Ginette Geslot. He died on June 8, 2015 ...

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)



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