François Truffaut Net Worth

François Truffaut Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

François Truffaut Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

François Roland Truffaut (French: [tʁyfo]; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement.
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Date Of BirthFebruary 6, 1932, Paris, France
DiedOctober 21, 1984, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nanterre, France
Place Of BirthParis, France
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionWriter, Director, Producer
SpouseMadeleine Morgenstern (m. 1957–1965)
ChildrenEva Truffaut, Laura Truffaut, Joséphine Truffaut
AwardsCésar Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film
Star SignAquarius
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)$75,000
1Well, to put it bluntly, isn't there a certain incompatibility between the terms cinema and Britain?
2[Reviewing Scarface (1932) in 1954] This isn't literature. It may be dance or poetry. It is certainly cinema.
3Like Fellini, I think that the "noble" film is the trap of traps, the sneakiest swindle in the industry. For a real film-maker, nothing could be more boring to make than a "Bridge On The River Kwai" - scenes set inside office alternating with discussions between old fogies and some action scenes usually filmed by another crew. Rubbish, traps for fools, Oscar machines.
4[In a 1973 interview] {Eric] Rohmer is the best French director now. He became famous very late compared to the rest of us, but for 15 years he's been behind us all the time. He's influenced us from behind for a long time.
5The talent of Godard goes toward a destructive object. Like Picasso, to whom he's compared very often, he destroys what he does; the act of creation is destructive. I like to work in tradition, in the constructive tradition.
6[on Michelangelo Antonioni] Antonioni is the only important director I have nothing good to say about. He bores me; he's so solemn and humorless.
7[in "le Monde", Paris, 1962] The thing which gives me the courage to keep going is that in the cinema industry one does not feel isolated. Solitude is one of the greatest problems facing other artists such as abstract painters and musicians.
8[in 1964, on Edvin Laine's Tuntematon sotilas (1955)] It has to be one of the best anti-war movies.
9[on Jean-Pierre Léaud] The most interesting actor of his generation. There are actors who are interesting even if they merely stand in front of a door; Léaud is one of them.
10Cinema is an improvement on life.
11When I first saw Citizen Kane (1941), I was certain that never in my life had I loved a person the way I loved that film.
12I make films that I would like to have seen when I was a young man.
13One looks at films differently when one is a director or a critic. For example, though I have always loved Citizen Kane (1941), I loved it in different ways at different stages of my career. When I saw it as a critic, I particularly admired the way the story is told: the fact that one is rarely permitted to see the person who interviews all the characters, the fact that chronology is not respected, things like that. As a director I cared more about technique: all the scenes are shot in a single take and do not use reverse cutting; in most scenes you hear the soundtrack before you see the corresponding images - that reflects Orson Welles' radio training, etc. Behaving like the ordinary spectator, one uses a film as if it were a drug; he is dazed by the motion and doesn't try to analyze. A critic, on the other hand, is forced to write summaries of films in 15 lines. That forces one to apprehend the structure of a film and to rationalize his liking for it.
14Originally, I didn't like [John Ford]--because of his material: for example, the comic secondary characters, the brutality, the male-female relationships typified by the man's slapping the woman on the backside. But eventually I came to understand that he had achieved an absolute uniformity of technical expertise. And his technique is the more admirable for being unobtrusive: His camera is invisible; his staging is perfect; he maintains a smoothness of surface in which no one scene is allowed to become more important than any other. Such mastery is possible only after one has made an enormous number of films. Questions of quality aside, John Ford is the Georges Simenon of directors.
15Taste is a result of a thousand distastes.
16Some day I'll make a film that critics will like. When I have money to waste.
17Film lovers are sick people.
18I have always preferred the reflect of the life to life itself
19Is the cinema more important than life ?
20Sometimes I force myself. In the case of Bed & Board (1970) I laid down certain laws for myself. Henri Langlois, who loved Stolen Kisses (1968), said to me, 'Now you have to get Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claude Jade married.'
21Claude Jade and Jean-Pierre Léaud are my contemporaries.
1He had two of his films nominated for the same Golden Globe in the Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film category in 1969, a rare occasion. Stolen Kisses (1968) and The Bride Wore Black (1968) competed against each other and both failed to win the award.
2The teenage Truffaut was involved in juvenile petty theft, incidences of violence defiance of authority, and disciplinary incarceration.
3After the war, Truffaut was a devoted cinephile and viewed as many as twenty films each week, keeping a diary on his movie going.
4Truffaut enlisted in the French army in December, 1950, hoping to be assigned to the film branch of the army, but he was ordered first to Germany and then to Indochina as an artilleryman. An unhappy Truffaut deserted twice and was assigned first to a military stockade and later to an asylum. His actions caused him to be dishonorably discharged in 1952.
5Truffaut was an only child who saw little of his working parents during childhood. His maternal grandfather was a great influence on him and is responsible for the director's love of books.
6Truffaut's first review for Cahiers du Cinema was for "Sudden Fear" in 1953.
7Acknowledges he had a very unhappy childhood, which is reflected in his films.
8Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011).
9He died two days before Oskar Werner, whom he directed in two of the Werner's most celebrated films - Jules and Jim (1962) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966). Truffaut was age 52 and Werner was age 62.
10Directed 2 actresses to Oscar nominations: Valentina Cortese (Best Supporting Actress, Day for Night (1973)) and Isabelle Adjani (Best Actress, The Story of Adele H (1975)).
11Profiled in "Encyclopedia of French Film Directors" by Philippe Rege (Scarecrow Press).
12Sold la Cause du people (The Peoples' Cause) "revolutionary propaganda" to uphold the cause of freedom of expression on the streets of Paris (June 20th 1970). He had Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir for company.
13Had a falling out with Jean-Luc Godard after he came to believe that Godard put down the work of others to raise the regard of his own.
14Was Warren Beatty's first choice to direct Bonnie and Clyde (1967) but Truffaut turned it down.
15Father, with Madeleine Morgenstern, of two girls named Laura (b. January 22th 1959) and Eva (b. June 29th 1961).
16Son of Jeanine de Montferrand. François was raised by his maternal grandparents.
17Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962.
18He was a big Alfred Hitchcock fan and defined him as his master.
19Was rumored to be a contender to direct The Stunt Man (1980), and to have used elements from that film's source, the Paul Brodeur novel of the same name, in the story of Day for Night (1973), but he strenuously denied these rumors in correspondence published after his death, claiming that inspiration had come instead from Singin' in the Rain (1952), (1963), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952).
20Was voted the 27th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. He is the highest ranking director on this list who was a film critic before he became a filmmaker.
21When director Sergei Parajanov was imprisoned by the Soviet government, Truffaut signed a petition for his release.
22Birth of his daughter Joséphine with companion Fanny Ardant (September 28th 1983). Partner with Fanny (1981-1984).
23Picked up a hitchhiker once and started a conversation about movies. When it turned out the man had too little knowledge about this subject to participate, Truffaut insisted on him leaving the car.
24Fiancé of Claude Jade (1968).
25In 1968, two years after the book "Hitchcock, Truffaut," Alfred Hitchcock hired Truffaut's star Claude Jade (Stolen Kisses (1968) [Baisers Volés], Bed & Board (1970), and Love on the Run (1979)) for Topaz (1969).
26Buried in the "Montmartre" cemetery Paris, France.


Belle Époque1995TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Little Thief1988original scenario
The Man Who Loved Women1983first story
Confidentially Yours1983adaptation - dialogue
Breathless1983story "A Bout De Souffle"
The Woman Next Door1981original scenario
Le dernier métro1980dialogue / scenario
Love on the Run1979scenario
The Green Room1978screenplay
The Man Who Loved Women1977
Small Change1976original scenario
The Story of Adele H1975screenplay
Day for Night1973screenplay
Une belle fille comme moi1972adaptation and dialogue
Two English Girls1971adaptation & dialogue
Bed & Board1970scenario and dialogue
The Wild Child1970scenario, adaptation and dialogue
Mississippi Mermaid1969adaptation and dialogue
Stolen Kisses1968scenario and dialogue
The Bride Wore Black1968adaptation and dialogue
Fahrenheit 4511966screenplay
Mata Hari, agent H211964dialogue / screenplay - as F. Truffaut
The Soft Skin1964original scenario - as F. Truffaut
Antoine and Colette1962Short writer
Love at Twenty1962segment "Antoine et Colette"
Une grosse tête1962dialogue
Jules and Jim1962adaptation and dialogue
Me faire ça à moi1961uncredited
Une histoire d'eau1961Short
The Army Game1960adaptation and dialogue
Shoot the Piano Player1960adaptation - as F. Truffaut / dialogue
The 400 Blows1959adaptation - as F. Truffaut / scenario
Les surmenés1958Short writer
Les mistons1957Short scenario - uncredited
Une visite1955Short


Confidentially Yours1983
The Woman Next Door1981
Le dernier métro1980
Love on the Run1979
The Green Room1978
The Man Who Loved Women1977
Small Change1976
The Story of Adele H1975
Day for Night1973
Une belle fille comme moi1972
Two English Girls1971
Bed & Board1970
The Wild Child1970
Mississippi Mermaid1969
Stolen Kisses1968
The Bride Wore Black1968
Fahrenheit 4511966
The Soft Skin1964
Antoine and Colette1962Short
Love at Twenty1962segment "Antoine et Colette"
Jules and Jim1962
Los 4 Golpes1962Short
Une histoire d'eau1961Short co-director
The Army Game1960co-director
Shoot the Piano Player1960
The 400 Blows1959
Les mistons1957Short
Une visite1955Short


Confidentially Yours1983producer - uncredited
The Woman Next Door1981producer
Le dernier métro1980producer - uncredited
Love on the Run1979producer
The Green Room1978producer
The Man Who Loved Women1977producer - uncredited
Small Change1976producer - uncredited
Ce gamin, là1976Documentary producer
Bed & Board1970producer - uncredited
L'Enfance Nue1968producer
Stolen Kisses1968producer - uncredited
Jules and Jim1962producer - uncredited
Le scarabée d'or1961Short producer
The Army Game1960producer
Testament of Orpheus1960associate producer - uncredited
The 400 Blows1959producer - uncredited
Anna la bonne1958Short producer


The Green Room1978Julien Davenne
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977Claude Lacombe (as Francois Truffaut)
The Man Who Loved Women1977Man at Funeral (uncredited)
Small Change1976Martine's Father (uncredited)
The Story of Adele H1975Officer (uncredited)
Day for Night1973Ferrand, le réalisateur
Une belle fille comme moi1972Un journaliste (voice, uncredited)
Two English Girls1971Récitant / Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Bed & Board1970Le marchand de journaux (voice, uncredited)
The Wild Child1970Le Dr Jean Itard
The Soft Skin1964Le pompiste (voice, uncredited)
Los 4 Golpes1962ShortEl Asasino (The Assassin)
The Army Game1960Le taulard passionné de lecture (uncredited)
The 400 Blows1959Man in Funfair (uncredited)
La sonate à Kreutzer1956
Le coup du berger1956ShortUn invité à la fête (uncredited)


Love at Twenty1962"La Chanson de Prévert", "Air Orchestral Suite N° 3"


Skip the Youth2015Short special thanks
In Memoriam Bernadette Lafont2014Documentary dedicatee
The Drain2013Short special thanks
The Last Anarchist2012Short thanks
Shoot the Scriptwriter2010Short thanks
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'2001Video documentary in memory of
Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest'2000Video documentary short special thanks
Bossa Nova2000dedicatee
L'Île mystérieuse de l'Oncle Ernest2000Video Game thanks
Le fabuleux voyage de l'Oncle Ernest1999Video Game thanks
The Waiter1997special thanks
Wings of Desire1987dedicatee - as François


Ces chers disparus: Françoise Dorléac1984TV Short documentaryHimself
Apostrophes1979-1984TV SeriesHimself
La nuit des Césars1977-1984TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - César du meilleur réalisateur - César du meilleur scénario original ou adaptation
La leçon de cinéma: François Truffaut1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le grand échiquier1982TV SeriesHimself
Ciné parade1982TV Series documentaryHimself
Les nouveaux rendez-vous1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1977-1979TV SeriesHimself
Monsieur Cinéma1978TV SeriesHimself
Francois Truffaut1977TV MovieHimself
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
I'm a Stranger Here Myself1975DocumentaryHimself
Omnibus1973TV Series documentaryHimself
Vive le cinéma1972TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinéastes de notre temps1964-1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Carl Th. Dreyer1966Documentary shortHimself
Bibliothèque de poche1966TV SeriesHimself
Pariser Journal1966TV Series documentaryHimself
Auskunft über Jean Renoir1965TV Movie documentaryHimself
Reflets de Cannes1959-1964TV Series documentaryHimself
À tout prendre1963Himself (uncredited)
The Merv Griffin Show1963TV SeriesHimself
Les échos du cinéma1961TV Series shortHimself
Cinépanorama1959-1960TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Cinéphiles de notre temps2012TV Series documentaryHimself
To Be... A Classic2012Video documentary shortHimself (archives)
À voir absolument: 1963-1973 Dix années aux Cahiers du Cinéma2011DocumentaryHimself
The Story of Film: An Odyssey2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Il était une fois...2006-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesClaude Lacombe
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema 1954-19672010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deux de la Vague2010DocumentaryHimself
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer2009DocumentaryHimself
Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad2009Video documentary short
Uuden aallon jäljillä2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Looking for Truffaut2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
682008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hitchcock et la nouvelle vague2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Multilingual Murder: A Conversation Between Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut2006Video documentary shortHimself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialHimself
François Truffaut, une autobiographie2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le fantôme d'Henri Langlois2004DocumentaryHimself
The Dreamers2003Himself (uncredited)
On Location to Bed and Board2003Video documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinema Sex Politics: Bertolucci Makes 'The Dreamers'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Histoires de festival2002TV ShortHimself
Roberto Rossellini: Frammenti e battute2000DocumentaryHimself
Reputations1999TV Series documentaryHimself
François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - The Wild Child1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The World of Jacques Demy1995DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Citizen Langlois1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
François Truffaut: Portraits volés1993DocumentaryHimself
Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vivement Truffaut1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
La nuit des Césars1985TV Series documentaryIn Memoriam
F comme François1985Documentary shortHimself
Il était une fois: Le gala de l'union des artistes1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nunca es tarde2017TV SeriesHimself
Vadim Mister Cool2016TV MovieHimself
Le Fossoyeur de Films2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Duels2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Cuéntame2016TV SeriesHimself
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - director
François Truffaut l'insoumis2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le chercheur inquiet2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Un voyageur2013DocumentaryHimself
Isabelle Adjani, 2 ou 3 choses qu'on ne sait pas d'elle...2013TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1984Special AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
1981CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Film (Meilleur film)Le dernier métro (1980)
1981CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Director (Meilleur réalisateur)Le dernier métro (1980)
1981CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Screenplay, Original or Adaptation (Meilleur scénario, dialogue ou adaptation)Le dernier métro (1980)
1981Luchino Visconti AwardDavid di Donatello AwardsFor his whole works as a director and movie critic.
1974BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionLa nuit américaine (1973)
1974Critics AwardFrench Syndicate of Cinema CriticsBest FilmLa nuit américaine (1973)
1974NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorLa nuit américaine (1973)
1974NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorLa nuit américaine (1973)
1970NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorBaisers volés (1968)
1969Critics AwardFrench Syndicate of Cinema CriticsBest FilmBaisers volés (1968)
1968Prix Louis DellucPrix Louis DellucBaisers volés (1968)
1965BodilBodil AwardsBest European Film (Bedste europæiske film)La peau douce (1964)
1963BodilBodil AwardsBest European Film (Bedste europæiske film)Jules et Jim (1962)
1963Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Jules et Jim (1962)
1962Best DirectorMar del Plata Film FestivalJules et Jim (1962)
1961Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Director (Mejor Director Extranjero)Les quatre cents coups (1959)
1960BodilBodil AwardsBest European Film (Bedste europæiske film)Les quatre cents coups (1959)
1960Critics AwardFrench Syndicate of Cinema CriticsBest FilmLes quatre cents coups (1959)
1959Best DirectorCannes Film FestivalLes quatre cents coups (1959)
1959OCIC AwardCannes Film FestivalLes quatre cents coups (1959)

Nominated Awards

1989CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Screenplay, Original or Adaptation (Meilleur scénario, original ou adaptation)La petite voleuse (1988)
1984BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmVivement dimanche! (1983)
1984CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Director (Meilleur réalisateur)Vivement dimanche! (1983)
1981Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Le dernier métro (1980)
1979BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorClose Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorLa nuit américaine (1973)
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayLa nuit américaine (1973)
1974Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)La nuit américaine (1973)
1973Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureLa nuit américaine (1973)
1969EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureLa mariée était en noir (1968)
1967HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationFahrenheit 451 (1966)
1966Golden LionVenice Film FestivalFahrenheit 451 (1966)
1964Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLa peau douce (1964)
1961BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film from any SourceLes quatre cents coups (1959)
1960OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the ScreenLes quatre cents coups (1959)
1959Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLes quatre cents coups (1959)

2nd Place Awards

1969NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayBaisers volés (1968)

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