Jean-Pierre Melville

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 10/20/1917 († 55, 08/02/1973) | Paris, France
Jean-Pierre Melville (French: [mɛlvil]; born Jean-Pierre Grumbach; 20 October 1917 – 2 August 1973) was a French filmmaker. While with the French Resistance during World War II, he adopted the nom de guerre Melville as a tribute to his favorite American author, Herman Melville. He kept it as his stage name once the war was over. Spiritual father of the French New Wave, he influenced the new generation of filmmakers in Asia (John Woo, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Takeshi Kitano), in Europe (Aki Kaurismäki, Rainer Werner Fassbinder), and in America (Michael Mann, Walter Hill, Quentin Tarantino, William Friedkin, Jim Jarmusch). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Movies with Jean-Pierre Melville as Actor(9)

as Himself (archive footage)2018 Lino Ventura, la part intime
as himself2008 Code Name: Melville
as Georges Mandel1963 Bluebeard
as Parvulesco the Writer1960 Breathless
as Moreau1959 Two Men in Manhattan
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1956 Bob le Flambeur

TV Shows/Series with Jean-Pierre Melville as Actor(1)

Movies with Jean-Pierre Melville as Crew(38)

Writing/Screenplay2003 The Good Thief
Directing/Director1972 Un Flic
Writing/Writer1972 Un Flic
Directing/Director1970 Le Cercle Rouge
Writing/Screenplay1970 Le Cercle Rouge
Editing/Editor1970 Le Cercle Rouge
Directing/Director1969 Army of Shadows
Writing/Screenplay1969 Army of Shadows
Directing/Director1967 Le Samouraï
Writing/Screenplay1967 Le Samouraï
Writing/Writer1966 Le Deuxième souffle
Directing/Director1966 Le Deuxième souffle
Directing/Director1963 Magnet of Doom
Writing/Dialogue1963 Magnet of Doom
Writing/Screenplay1963 Magnet of Doom
Directing/Director1962 Le Doulos
Writing/Screenplay1962 Le Doulos
Directing/Director1961 Léon Morin, Priest
Writing/Writer1961 Léon Morin, Priest
Directing/Director1959 Two Men in Manhattan
Writing/Writer1959 Two Men in Manhattan
Directing/Director1956 Bob le Flambeur
Production/Producer1956 Bob le Flambeur
Writing/Writer1956 Bob le Flambeur
Directing/Director1953 When You Read This Letter
Production/Producer1953 When You Read This Letter
Directing/Director1950 Les Enfants Terribles
Production/Producer1950 Les Enfants Terribles
Writing/Writer1950 Les Enfants Terribles
Art/Production Design1950 Les Enfants Terribles
Directing/Director1949 Le Silence de la Mer
Writing/Adaptation1949 Le Silence de la Mer
Writing/Writer1949 Le Silence de la Mer
Production/Executive Producer1949 Le Silence de la Mer
Editing/Editor1949 Le Silence de la Mer
Directing/Director1946 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown
Production/Producer1946 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown

Citizenship: France
Born: Saturday, 10/20 1917 (October) in Paris
Died: Thursday, 08/02 1973 (August) in Paris (aged: 55)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: French (FR)
Siblings: Jacques Grumbach
Other names for Jean-Pierre Melville (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jean-Pierre Grumbach"
Jean-Pierre Melville frequently works together with these people:
Henri Decaë (8x, Crew)
Monique Bonnot (8x, Crew)
Alain Delon (5x, Actor)
Gérard Courant (5x, Crew)
Jean-Paul Belmondo (4x, Actor)
Lino Ventura (4x, Actor)
Jacques Carrère (4x, Crew)
Martial Solal (4x, Crew)
François Chalais (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:509686, Added: 10/05/2018, Last updated: 02/10/2020