- Audiard, Jacques
- (April 30, 1952, Paris, France - )The son of screenwriter, dialogue author, and director Michel Audiard, he studied letters and philosophy at the Sorbonne thinking of teaching but was soon drawn to cinema as an assistant editor (1976 Le Locataire / The Tenant, Roman Polanski, France / USA; 1977 Le Passé simple / USA: Replay, Michel Drach; 1978 Judith Therpauve, Patrice Chéreau). He collaborated three times on scripts written by his father (1974 Bons Baisers . . . à Lundi, Michel Audiard; 1981 Le Professionnel / USA: The Professional, Georges Lautner; 1983 Mortelle Randonnée / UK: Deadly Run / USA: Deadly Circu't, Claude Miller) before becoming himself a full-fledged screenwriter. He wrote or co-authored the scripts and sometimes dialogues of about fifteen films, including Réveillon chez Bob (Denys Granier-Deferre, 1984), Poussière d'Ange (Edouard Niermans, 1987), Fréquence Meurtre (Elisabeth Rappeneau, 1988), Baxter (Jérôme Boivin, 1989), and Vénus Beauté (Institut) / UK: Venus Beauty Salon / USA: Venus Beauty Institute (Tonie Marshall, 1999). He made his debut behind the camera in 1993.Filmography1994 ◘ Regarde les Hommes tomber / UK and USA: See How They Fall (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)1996 ◘ Un Héros très discret / UK and USA: A Self-◘ Made Hero (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)1998 ◘ Norme française (short; also screenwriter)2001 ◘ Sur mes Lèvres / UK and USA: Read My Lips (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)2005 ◘ De battre mon Coeur s'est arrêté / UK and USA: The Beat That My Heart Skipped (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.