François Truffaut

1932 - 1984

François Truffaut

François Roland Truffaut (UK: TROO-foh, TRUUF-oh, US: troo-FOH; French: [fʁɑ̃swa ʁɔlɑ̃ tʁyfo]; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Truffaut has received more than 1,634,836 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular film director.

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  • 68

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Among film directors, François Truffaut ranks 24 out of 1,305Before him are Martin Scorsese, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, and Pedro Almodóvar. After him are Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Fritz Lang, George Lucas, John Ford, and Agnès Varda.

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Among people born in 1932, François Truffaut ranks 9Before him are Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Cash, Jacques Chirac, Omar Sharif, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Miloš Forman. After him are John Williams, Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Dian Fossey, and Glenn Gould. Among people deceased in 1984, François Truffaut ranks 6Before him are Michel Foucault, Richard Burton, Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, and Paul Dirac. After him are Johnny Weissmuller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Ed Gein, Ray Kroc, Marvin Gaye, and Martin Niemöller.

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Among people born in France, François Truffaut ranks 210 out of 4,109Before him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Gilles de Rais (1405), Jean Racine (1639), Charlotte Corday (1768), Louis VIII of France (1187), and Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619). After him are Georges Cuvier (1769), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Philip III of France (1245), Honoré Daumier (1808), Charles Fourier (1772), and Catherine Deneuve (1943).


Among film directors born in France, François Truffaut ranks 4Before him are Roman Polanski (1933), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), and Georges Méliès (1861). After him are Jacques Tati (1907), Claude Chabrol (1930), Roger Vadim (1928), Alain Resnais (1922), William Wyler (1902), Éric Rohmer (1920), Luc Besson (1959), and Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943).

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