- Grand-Jouan, Jacques
- (Jacques Jean-Lucien Grand-Jouan / October 5, 1949, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France - )At age sixteen, he worked in a factory but left a year later to attend acting courses at the Nantes Conservatory (1965-1966) and then the National Center of the Rue Blanche (1967). After being an assistant to stage directors and actors Jean Piat and Jacques Mauclair at the Théâtre Gramont (1968-1969), he made his film debut as an assistant director (1972 L'Etrangleur, Paul Vecchiali, shot in 1970). Producer Pierre Braunberger financed his first film, a medium-length (L'Autre). A former resident of the Villa Medici in Rome (1974-1976), he authored a novel (1990 Dieu un Voleur!, Editions L'Ere Libre) and a play (Un Aller-Simple pour Phénix, Editions Fondation Beaumarchais). He appeared as an actor in several movies, including Parade (Jacques Tati, France / Sweden, 1974), Un Bruit qui court (Daniel Laloux, Jean-Pierre Sentier, 1983), Thank You Satan (André Farwagi, 1989), and Le Coup suprême (Jean-Pierre Sentier).Filmography◘ L'Autre (medium-length; also screenwriter, actor)◘ Défense de jouer (also screenwriter, dialogist, producer, actor; unreleased)1974 ◘ Solveig et le Violon turc (also co-screenwriter, producer, actor; unreleased)1979 ◘ Rue du Pied-de-Grue / USA: Street of the Crane's Foot (also screenwriter, dialogist, co-producer; France / Belgium)◘ Les Carnets d'un Buveur (also screenwriter; unfinished)◘ Debout les Crabes, la Mer monte! (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, co-producer)2006 ◘ Lucifer et moi (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; shot in 2006)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.