Jean Seberg

Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress who lived half her life in France. She appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, The Mouse That Roared, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples. She was also one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her targeting was a well-documented retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. Seberg died at the age of 40 in Paris, with police ruling her death a probable suicide. Romain Gary, Seberg's second husband, called a press conference shortly after her death where he publicly blamed the FBI's campaign against Seberg for her deteriorating mental health. Gary claimed that Seberg "became psychotic" after the media reported a false story that the FBI planted about her becoming pregnant with a Black Panther's child in 1970. Romain Gary stated that Seberg had repeatedly attempted suicide on the anniversary of the child's death, August 25.

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Airport (1970)

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Dean Martin  •  Jean Seberg  •  Jacqueline Bisset

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Dean Martin  •  Jean Seberg  •  Jacqueline Bisset

Breathless (1960)

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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he attempts to persuade a girl to run away to Italy with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Jean Seberg  •  Daniel Boulanger  •  Jean-Pierre Melville

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he attempts to persuade a girl to run away to Italy with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Jean Seberg  •  Daniel Boulanger  •  Jean-Pierre Melville

The Mouse That Roared (1959)

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick decides that the only way to get out of their economic woes is to declare war on the United States, lose and accept foreign aid. They send an invasion force (in chain mail, armed with bows and arrows) to New York and they arrive during a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Jean Seberg  •  William Hartnell  •  David Kossoff

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick decides that the only way to get out of their economic woes is to declare war on the United States, lose and accept foreign aid. They send an invasion force (in chain mail, armed with bows and arrows) to New York and they arrive during a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Jean Seberg  •  William Hartnell  •  David Kossoff

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Cecile is a decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father, Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Mylène Demongeot

Cecile is a decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father, Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Mylène Demongeot

Saint Joan (1957)

Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Widmark  •  Richard Todd  •  Adolf Wohlbrück

Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Widmark  •  Richard Todd  •  Adolf Wohlbrück

A Fine Madness (1966)

A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jean Seberg  •  Colleen Dewhurst

A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jean Seberg  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Lilith (1964)

Vincent Bruce, a war veteran, begins working as an occupational therapist at Poplar Lodge, a private psychiatric facility for wealthy people where he meets Lilith Arthur, a charming young woman suffering from schizophrenia, whose fragile beauty captivates all who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Jean Seberg  •  Peter Fonda  •  Kim Hunter

Vincent Bruce, a war veteran, begins working as an occupational therapist at Poplar Lodge, a private psychiatric facility for wealthy people where he meets Lilith Arthur, a charming young woman suffering from schizophrenia, whose fragile beauty captivates all who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Jean Seberg  •  Peter Fonda  •  Kim Hunter

Moment to Moment (1966)

When an erring wife's supposedly dead lover turns up an amnesiac, it's her unsuspecting shrink husband who's enlisted to get those memories back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Sean Garrison  •  Arthur Hill  •  Honor Blackman

When an erring wife's supposedly dead lover turns up an amnesiac, it's her unsuspecting shrink husband who's enlisted to get those memories back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Sean Garrison  •  Arthur Hill  •  Honor Blackman

Five Day Lover (1961)

Claire is a young mother and married to Georges, but she is also having an affair with bachelor Antoine, who is being kept by her good friend Madeleine, a wealthy fashion designer. But the meetings at Antoine's apartment, five afternoons a week, come to a halt when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Micheline Presle  •  François Périer

Claire is a young mother and married to Georges, but she is also having an affair with bachelor Antoine, who is being kept by her good friend Madeleine, a wealthy fashion designer. But the meetings at Antoine's apartment, five afternoons a week, come to a halt when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Micheline Presle  •  François Périer

Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

Nick Romano lives in a poor tenement building on the south side of Chicago with his well-meaning but drug-addicted mother, Nellie. She encourages him to pursue his piano-playing talent in hopes that it will bring him a better life. Nellie's neighbors, like the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Burl Ives  •  Shelley Winters  •  James Darren  •  Jean Seberg

Nick Romano lives in a poor tenement building on the south side of Chicago with his well-meaning but drug-addicted mother, Nellie. She encourages him to pursue his piano-playing talent in hopes that it will bring him a better life. Nellie's neighbors, like the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Burl Ives  •  Shelley Winters  •  James Darren  •  Jean Seberg

In the French Style (1963)

A young American art student must decide whether to stay in Paris with her boyfriend or go back to the U.S. when her wealthy father arrives to bring her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Parrish
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Stanley Baker  •  Philippe Forquet  •  Addison Powell

A young American art student must decide whether to stay in Paris with her boyfriend or go back to the U.S. when her wealthy father arrives to bring her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Parrish
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Stanley Baker  •  Philippe Forquet  •  Addison Powell

The Big Delirium (1975)

A young peasant named Pierre makes friends with John and his sister Sonia, young bourgeoisie, who invite him to their home. Pierre soon falls in love with Emily, John's mistress. After the death of the father of his hosts, he has the idea of ​​transforming their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Berry
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Yves Beneyton  •  Pierre Blaise  •  Stefania Casini

A young peasant named Pierre makes friends with John and his sister Sonia, young bourgeoisie, who invite him to their home. Pierre soon falls in love with Emily, John's mistress. After the death of the father of his hosts, he has the idea of ​​transforming their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Berry
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Yves Beneyton  •  Pierre Blaise  •  Stefania Casini

Pendulum (1969)

On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  George Peppard  •  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Kiley  •  Charles McGraw

On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  George Peppard  •  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Kiley  •  Charles McGraw

Camorra (1972)

The fast career of a young Neapolitan among contraband, gambling dens, bribes and illegality. He will upgrade its rank till the maximum level of the "Family".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pasquale Squitieri
CAST:  Fabio Testi  •  Jean Seberg  •  Raymond Pellegrin  •  Ugo D'Alessio

The fast career of a young Neapolitan among contraband, gambling dens, bribes and illegality. He will upgrade its rank till the maximum level of the "Family".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pasquale Squitieri
CAST:  Fabio Testi  •  Jean Seberg  •  Raymond Pellegrin  •  Ugo D'Alessio

The Assassination (1972)

Darien, a left-wing police informant, is forced to lure his old friend Sadiel to Paris, allegedly to film a television special about the Third World. Sadiel, the exiled leader of a North African state, is being hunted by the ruthless Colonel Kassar, who will stop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Boisset
CAST:  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Jean Seberg  •  Gian Maria Volonté

Darien, a left-wing police informant, is forced to lure his old friend Sadiel to Paris, allegedly to film a television special about the Third World. Sadiel, the exiled leader of a North African state, is being hunted by the ruthless Colonel Kassar, who will stop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Boisset
CAST:  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Jean Seberg  •  Gian Maria Volonté

White Horses of Summer (1975)

The marital problems of an American couple come to a head while visiting southern Italy with their impressionable young son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raimondo Del Balzo
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Frederick Stafford  •  Renato Cestiè  •  Alberto Terracina

The marital problems of an American couple come to a head while visiting southern Italy with their impressionable young son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raimondo Del Balzo
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Frederick Stafford  •  Renato Cestiè  •  Alberto Terracina

Line of Demarcation (1966)

It is based on upon the memoir Mémoires d'un agent secret de la France libre et La Ligne de démarcation by Gilbert Renault under his pseudonym Colonel Rémy. A small village in the Jura is split by the river Loue which creates the line of demarcation between Nazi ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Daniel Gélin  •  Reinhard Kolldehoff

It is based on upon the memoir Mémoires d'un agent secret de la France libre et La Ligne de démarcation by Gilbert Renault under his pseudonym Colonel Rémy. A small village in the Jura is split by the river Loue which creates the line of demarcation between Nazi ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Daniel Gélin  •  Reinhard Kolldehoff

Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)

The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Michel Bouquet  •  Christian Marquand  •  Claude Chabrol

The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Michel Bouquet  •  Christian Marquand  •  Claude Chabrol

Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)

This documentary, hosted by actor Burgess Meredith, explores the life and career of movie director Otto Preminger, whose body of work includes such memorable films as Anatomy of a Murder, Exodus, Laura, Forever Amber, Advise and Consent, In Harm's Way, The Moon Is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Valerie A. Robins
CAST:  Otto Preminger  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Saul Bass  •  Peter Bogdanovich

This documentary, hosted by actor Burgess Meredith, explores the life and career of movie director Otto Preminger, whose body of work includes such memorable films as Anatomy of a Murder, Exodus, Laura, Forever Amber, Advise and Consent, In Harm's Way, The Moon Is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Valerie A. Robins
CAST:  Otto Preminger  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Saul Bass  •  Peter Bogdanovich

Eruption (1962)

In Congo during the revolution, an Italian journalist is in love with the wife of a Belgian businessman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Bennati
CAST:  Gabriele Ferzetti  •  Jean Seberg  •  Carla Bizzari  •  Bachir Touré

In Congo during the revolution, an Italian journalist is in love with the wife of a Belgian businessman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Bennati
CAST:  Gabriele Ferzetti  •  Jean Seberg  •  Carla Bizzari  •  Bachir Touré
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