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Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau is one of today's most distinguished motion picture actors. She made her stage and screen debut in 1948 in her native France. American audiences first saw her in two films directed by Louis Malle, Elevator to the Gallows (also known as Frantic) and The Lovers. Through the sixties she worked with such celebrated directors as Michaelangelo Antonioni (La Notte), Joseph Losey (Eva,), Orson Welles (The Trial and Chimes at Midnight) and Louis Buñuel (Diary of a Chambermaid).

Moreau's most memorable movies, however, were those she made with Francois Truffaut including Jules et Jim and The Bride Wore Black.

She starred with Brigitte Bardot in Viva Maria! and with Burt Lancaster in The Train, directed by John Frankenheimer.

In the '70s Moreau made a cluster of American movies including Monte Walsh, and The Last Tycoon with Robert De Niro. She turned director with the well received feature films Lumière and L'Adolescente, and in 1984 she directed a documentary about Lilian Gish.

Moreau has also appeared in The Summer House and Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Jeanne Moreau Facts

BirthdayJanuary 23, 1928 (95)
BirthplaceParis, France

Selected Filmography

The Train
Chimes at Midnight
The Essential Jacques Demy
The Last Tycoon
La Notte
Jules and Jim
Monte Walsh
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