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Louis Malle

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director / Camera Operator / Cinematographer / Actor | * 10/30/1932 († 63, 11/23/1995) | Thumeries, Nord (France)
Louis Marie Malle (French: [lwi mal]; 30 October 1932 – 23 November 1995) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. His film Le Monde du silence won the Palme d'Or in 1956 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957, although he was not credited at the ceremony; the award was instead presented to the film's co-director Jacques Cousteau. Later in his career he was nominated multiple times for Academy Awards. Malle is also one of only four directors to have won the Golden Lion twice. Malle worked in both French cinema and Hollywood, and he produced both French and English language films. His most famous films include the crime film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958), the World War II drama Lacombe, Lucien (1974), the romantic crime film Atlantic City (1980), the comedy-drama My Dinner with Andre (1981), and the autobiographical film Au Revoir les Enfants (1987). ()
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Louis Marie Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. His film Le Monde du silence won the Palme d'Or in 1956 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957, although he was not credited at the ceremony with the award instead being presented to the film's co-director Jacques Cousteau. Later in his career he was nominated multiple times for Academy Awards. Malle is also one of the few directors to have won the Golden Lion multiple times.Malle worked in both French cinema and Hollywood, and he produced both French and English language films. His most famous films include the crime film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958), the World War II drama Lacombe, Lucien (1974), the romantic crime film Atlantic City (1980), the comedy-drama My Dinner with Andre (1981), and the autobiographical film Au Revoir les Enfants (1987).Malle was born into a wealthy industrialist family in Thumeries, Nord, France. He initially studied political science at Sciences Po before turning to film studies at IDHEC instead.He worked as the co-director and cameraman to Jacques Cousteau on the documentary The Silent World (1956), which won an Oscar and the Palme d'Or at the 1956 Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival respectively. He assisted Robert Bresson on A Man Escaped (French title: Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut, 1956) before making his first feature, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud in 1957 (Elevator to the Gallows). A taut thriller featuring an original score by Miles Davis, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud made an international film star of Jeanne Moreau, at the time a leading stage actress of the Comédie-Française. Malle was 24 years old.Malle's The Lovers (Les Amants, 1958), which also starred Moreau, caused major controversy due to its sexual content, leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case regarding the legal definition of obscenity. Malle is sometimes associated with the nouvelle vague movement. Malle's work does not directly fit in with or correspond to the auteurist theories that apply to the work of Godard, Truffaut, Chabrol, Rohmer and others, and he had nothing whatsoever to do with the Cahiers du cinéma. However, it does exemplify many of the characteristics of the movement, such as using natural light and shooting on location, and his film Zazie dans le Métro ("Zazie in the Metro," 1960, an adaptation of the Raymond Queneau novel) inspired Truffaut to write an enthusiastic letter to Malle.In 1968 Malle visited India and made a seven-part documentary series L'Inde fantôme: Reflexions sur un voyage and a documentary film Calcutta, which was released in cinemas. Concentrating on real India, its rituals and festivities, Malle fell afoul of the Indian government, which disliked his portrayal of the country, in its fascination with the pre-modern, and consequently banned the BBC from filming in India for several years. Malle later claimed his documentary on India was his favorite film.Malle later moved to the United States and continued to direct there. Just as his earlier films such as The Lovers helped popularize French films in the United States, My Dinner with Andre was at the forefront of the rise of American independent cinema in the 1980s.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Louis Malle

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Palme d'Or 2x Louis Delluc Prize BAFTA Award for Best Film United Nations Awards 2x Golden Lion National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director 2x BAFTA Award for Best Direction Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film César Award for Best Director César Award for Best Film 2x David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director César Award for Best Writing BAFTA Fellowship European Film Award for Best Screenwriter British Academy of Film and Television Arts César Awards Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay 2x BAFTA Award for Best Film United Nations Awards 3x BAFTA Award for Best Direction 2x National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Golden Globe Award for Best Director César Award for Best Writing César Award for Best Film 2x David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film César Award for Best Director 2x BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay BAFTA Fellowship European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Director European Film Award for Best Screenwriter

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Movies with Louis Malle as Actor(17)

as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2018 Jeanne Moreau: Free Spirit
as Self (archive footage)2016 Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown
as Self (archiveFootage)2015 Louis Malle, le rebelle
as Gentleman1992 La Vie de Bohème
as Narrator1985 God's Country
as himself1984 The Road to Bresson
as Reader - Melies Catalogue (voice)1982 Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
as himself1982 Hollywood’s Children
as Himself (uncredited)1975 The Lion Roars Again
as Jésus1969 A Very Curious Girl
as Narrator (voice)1969 Calcutta

TV Shows/Series with Louis Malle as Actor(3)

as himself1971 Samedi soir
as Himself - Narrator1969 Phantom India
as himself1959 Discorama

Movies with Louis Malle as Crew(61)

Writing/Original Story2010 Elevator to the Gallows
Directing/Director1994 Vanya on 42nd Street
Directing/Director1992 Damage
Production/Producer1992 Damage
Directing/Director1990 May Fools
Production/Producer1990 May Fools
Writing/Screenplay1990 May Fools
Directing/Director1987 Au Revoir les Enfants
Production/Producer1987 Au Revoir les Enfants
Writing/Screenplay1987 Au Revoir les Enfants
Crew/Cinematography1986 ...And the Pursuit of Happiness
Directing/Director1986 ...And the Pursuit of Happiness
Production/Producer1986 ...And the Pursuit of Happiness
Directing/Director1985 Alamo Bay
Production/Producer1985 Alamo Bay
Camera/Director of Photography1985 God's Country
Directing/Director1985 God's Country
Directing/Director1984 Crackers
Directing/Director1981 My Dinner with Andre
Directing/Director1980 Atlantic City
Directing/Director1978 Pretty Baby
Production/Producer1978 Pretty Baby
Writing/Story1978 Pretty Baby
Directing/Director1975 Black Moon
Writing/Writer1975 Black Moon
Directing/Director1974 Place de la République
Directing/Director1974 Lacombe, Lucien
Production/Producer1974 Lacombe, Lucien
Writing/Writer1974 Lacombe, Lucien
Directing/Director1974 A Human Condition
Directing/Director1971 Murmur of the Heart
Writing/Writer1971 Murmur of the Heart
Directing/Director1969 Calcutta
Writing/Writer1969 Calcutta
Directing/Director1968 Spirits of the Dead
Writing/Adaptation1968 Spirits of the Dead
Writing/Writer1968 Spirits of the Dead
Directing/Director1967 The Thief of Paris
Writing/Screenplay1967 The Thief of Paris
Production/Producer1966 Young Törless
Directing/Director1965 Viva Maria!
Writing/Screenplay1965 Viva Maria!
Directing/Director1963 The Fire Within
Writing/Screenplay1963 The Fire Within
Camera/Director of Photography1962 Vive Le Tour!
Directing/Director1962 Vive Le Tour!
Writing/Writer1962 Vive Le Tour!
Directing/Director1962 A Very Private Affair
Writing/Writer1962 A Very Private Affair
Directing/Director1960 Zazie dans le Métro
Production/Producer1960 Zazie dans le Métro
Writing/Screenplay1960 Zazie dans le Métro
Directing/Director1958 Elevator to the Gallows
Writing/Screenplay1958 Elevator to the Gallows
Directing/Director1958 The Lovers
Camera/Director of Photography1956 The Silent World
Directing/Director1956 The Silent World
Camera/Director of Photography1955 Station 307
Directing/Director1955 Station 307
Writing/Writer1955 Station 307
Directing/Director1954 Crazeologie

TV Shows/Series with Louis Malle as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1969 Phantom India
Writing/Writer1969 Phantom India

Full Name: Louis Malle
Citizenship: France
Born: Sunday, 10/30 1932 (October) in Thumeries, Nord (France)
Died: Thursday, 11/23 1995 (November) in Beverly Hills (aged: 63)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: French (FR, native language)
Educated at: Institut des hautes études cinématographiques, La Fémis, Sciences Po
Spouses (current/former): Anne-Marie Deschodt, Candice Bergen
Related to: Xavier Malle
Influenced by/Role models: Miles Davis, society
Other names for Louis Malle (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"루이 말"
Louis Malle frequently works together with these people:
Suzanne Baron (14x, Crew)
James Bruce (6x, Crew)
Kenout Peltier (6x, Crew)
Wallace Shawn (5x, Actor)
Henri Decaë (5x, Crew)
Vincent Malle (5x, Crew)
Ghislain Uhry (5x, Crew)
Marcel Marceau (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28461, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 10/02/2021