- Richard, Jean-Louis
- (Jean Marius Richard / May 17, 1927, Paris, France - )Having trained at the Ecole de la Rue Blanche and at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art, he was hired by Louis Jouvet and worked as a stage actor and director. In 1959, his new friend François Truffaut introduced him to Pierre Grimblat, who produced the first movie he directed, an Eddie Constantine vehicle. From 1959 (A Bout de Souffle / UK: By a Tether / UK and USA: Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard ) to 2003 (Mauvais Esprit / Mala leche, Patrick Alessandrin), he played supporting roles in more than sixty movies and TV productions, including Je t'aime, je t'aime (Alain Resnais, 1968), Le Dernier Métro / UK and USA: The Last Metro (François Truffaut, 1980), La Vie est un Roman / USA: Life Is a Bed of Roses (Alain Resnais, 1983), and Vivement Dimanche! / UK: Finally, Sunday / USA: Confidentially Yours (François Truffaut, 1984). He collaborated as a co-screenwriter on several movies (1964 La Peau douce / Angustia / USA: The Soft Skin, François Truffaut; 1966 Farenheit 451 , François Truffaut, UK; 1968 La Mariée était en noir / La sposa in nero / UK and USA: The Bride Wore Black, François Truffaut, France / Italy; 1973 La Nuit américaine / Effetto notte / UK: The American Night / USA: A Day for a Night, François Truffaut, France / Italy; Emmanuelle, Just Jaeckin; 1975 Le Mâle du Siècle / USA: Male of the Century, Claude Berri; C'est dur pour tout le Monde, Christian Gion; 1990 Le Provincial, Christian Gion, shot in 1988; 1995 L'Année Juliette, Philippe Le Guay; 1997 Post coïtum Animal triste / US video: After Sex, Brigitte Rouan). He was married to actress Jeanne Moreau (1949-1951).Filmography1962 ◘ Bonne Chance, Charlie (with Jean Aurel as technical adviser; also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)1965 ◘ Mata-Hari, Agent H21 / Mata-Hari, agente segreto H21 (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)1969 ◘ Le Corps de Diane / Telo Diany (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Czechoslovakia)1985 ◘ Le Déclic / USA: The Turn-On (co-director with Bob Rafelson; also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.