- Stévenin, Jean-François
- (April 23, 1944, Lons-le-Saulnier, Jura, France - )A movie buff since his childhood, he graduated from the HEC (a business school) when he met François Truffaut, who hired him as a trainee assistant director on La Sirène du Mississippi / La mia droga si chiama Julie / USA: Mississippi Mermaid in 1969 (he already landed a job of second assistant director to Alain Cavalier the previous year: La Chamade / USA: Heartbeat, also actor, France / Italy). While working as an assistant to François Truffaut (1970 Domicile conjugal / Non drammatizziamo . . . è solo questione di corna! / UK: Bed and Board / USA: Bed & Board, France / Italy; 1973 La Nuit américaine / Effetto notte / USA: Day for Night, France / Italy), Jacques Rivette (1971 Out 1: Noli me tangere, also actor), and Barbet Schroeder (1976 Maîtresse / UK and USA: Mistress), he began performing supporting roles. From 1969 (L'Enfant sauvage / UK: The Wild Boy / USA: The Wild Child, François Truffaut) to 2008 (The Limits of Control, Jim Jarmusch), he played in more than 140 films and TV movies, including the three he directed.Filmography1978 ◘ Passe-Montagne (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, actor)1986 ◘ Double Messieurs (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, actor; shot in 1984)2002 ◘ Mischka (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor; shot in 2000)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.