Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau (23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French actress, singer, screenwriter, and director. She made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She began playing small roles in films in 1949 and eventually achieved prominence as the star of Lift to the Scaffold (UK)/Elevator to the Gallows (USA) (1958), directed by Louis Malle, and Jules et Jim (1962), directed by François Truffaut. Most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continued to appear in films until her death in 2017, at the age of 89. Moreau was the recipient of a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for individual performances, and several lifetime awards.

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A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Longing for a baby, a stripper pursues another man in order to make her boyfriend jealous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Claude Brialy  •  Anna Karina  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Marie Dubois

Longing for a baby, a stripper pursues another man in order to make her boyfriend jealous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Claude Brialy  •  Anna Karina  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Marie Dubois

Love & Confusions (1997)

Amour et confusions is a French film which was released in 1997. It stars Patrick Braoudé, Kristin Scott Thomas and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Braoudé
CAST:  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Patrick Braoudé  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi

Amour et confusions is a French film which was released in 1997. It stars Patrick Braoudé, Kristin Scott Thomas and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Braoudé
CAST:  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Patrick Braoudé  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

The culmination of Orson Welles’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s robustly funny and ultimately tragic antihero, Sir John Falstaff; the often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  John Gielgud

The culmination of Orson Welles’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s robustly funny and ultimately tragic antihero, Sir John Falstaff; the often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  John Gielgud

Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Celestine has a new job as a chambermaid for the quirky M. Monteil, his wife and her father. When the father dies, Celestine decides to quit her job and leave, but when a young girl is raped and murdered, Celestine believes that the Monteils' groundskeeper, Joseph, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Buñuel
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Georges Géret  •  Daniel Ivernel  •  Françoise Lugagne

Celestine has a new job as a chambermaid for the quirky M. Monteil, his wife and her father. When the father dies, Celestine decides to quit her job and leave, but when a young girl is raped and murdered, Celestine believes that the Monteils' groundskeeper, Joseph, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Buñuel
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Georges Géret  •  Daniel Ivernel  •  Françoise Lugagne

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Georges Poujouly  •  Yori Bertin

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Georges Poujouly  •  Yori Bertin

Jules and Jim (1962)

OriginalClassic

In the carefree days before World War I, introverted Austrian author Jules strikes up a friendship with the exuberant Frenchman Jim. Both men fall for the impulsive and beautiful Catherine, but it's Jules who wins her hand. After the war, Jim visits Jules, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Oskar Werner  •  Henri Serre  •  Marie Dubois

In the carefree days before World War I, introverted Austrian author Jules strikes up a friendship with the exuberant Frenchman Jim. Both men fall for the impulsive and beautiful Catherine, but it's Jules who wins her hand. After the war, Jim visits Jules, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Oskar Werner  •  Henri Serre  •  Marie Dubois

The Adolescent (1979)

Crude

The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by sexual frankness, Marie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeanne Moreau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Francis Huster  •  Laetitia Chauveau  •  Edith Clever

The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by sexual frankness, Marie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeanne Moreau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Francis Huster  •  Laetitia Chauveau  •  Edith Clever

Time to Leave (2005)

Romain, 31, a gay photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing death, he pushes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Ozon
CAST:  Melvil Poupaud  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi  •  Daniel Duval

Romain, 31, a gay photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing death, he pushes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Ozon
CAST:  Melvil Poupaud  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi  •  Daniel Duval

Dangerous Liaisons (1959)

Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Vadim
CAST:  Gérard Philipe  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Jeanne Valérie  •  Annette Stroyberg

Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Vadim
CAST:  Gérard Philipe  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Jeanne Valérie  •  Annette Stroyberg

Mr. Klein (1976)

Paris, France, 1942, during the Nazi occupation. Robert Klein, a successful art dealer who benefits from the misfortunes of those who are ruthlessly persecuted, discovers by chance that there is another Robert Klein, apparently a Jewish man; someone with whom he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Jean Bouise

Paris, France, 1942, during the Nazi occupation. Robert Klein, a successful art dealer who benefits from the misfortunes of those who are ruthlessly persecuted, discovers by chance that there is another Robert Klein, apparently a Jewish man; someone with whom he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Jean Bouise

La Femme Nikita (1990)

Action-packedDramaticThrillingFast paced

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  Marc Duret  •  Patrick Fontana  •  Alain Lathière

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  Marc Duret  •  Patrick Fontana  •  Alain Lathière

The 400 Blows (1959)

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Léaud  •  Claire Maurier  •  Albert Rémy  •  Georges Flamant

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Léaud  •  Claire Maurier  •  Albert Rémy  •  Georges Flamant

The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Jean-Claude Brialy  •  Charles Denner  •  Claude Rich

Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Jean-Claude Brialy  •  Charles Denner  •  Claude Rich

The Immortal Story (1968)

An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Orson Welles  •  Roger Coggio  •  Norman Eshley

An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Orson Welles  •  Roger Coggio  •  Norman Eshley

The Proprietor (1996)

Adrienne Mark (Jeanne Moreau) is the most acclaimed French novelist of her generation, whose best known work, Je M'Appelle France, was an international best-seller made into an award-winning French film (and a disastrous Americanized remake). Adrienne is living in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ismail Merchant
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Sean Young  •  Sam Waterston  •  Christopher Cazenove

Adrienne Mark (Jeanne Moreau) is the most acclaimed French novelist of her generation, whose best known work, Je M'Appelle France, was an international best-seller made into an award-winning French film (and a disastrous Americanized remake). Adrienne is living in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ismail Merchant
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Sean Young  •  Sam Waterston  •  Christopher Cazenove

The Train (1964)

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Suzanne Flon

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Suzanne Flon

The Trial (1962)

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Romy Schneider  •  Orson Welles

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Romy Schneider  •  Orson Welles

Until the End of the World (1991)

Epic

Set in 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law Dr. Farber, an American who is being chased by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Solveig Dommartin  •  William Hurt  •  Tom Waits  •  Chick Ortega

Set in 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law Dr. Farber, an American who is being chased by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Solveig Dommartin  •  William Hurt  •  Tom Waits  •  Chick Ortega

Querelle (1982)

A handsome Belgian sailor on shore leave in the port of Brest, who is also a drug-smuggler and murderer, embarks upon a voyage of highly charged and violent homosexual self-discovery that will change him forever from the man he once was.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rainer Werner Fassbinder
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Franco Nero  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Laurent Malet

A handsome Belgian sailor on shore leave in the port of Brest, who is also a drug-smuggler and murderer, embarks upon a voyage of highly charged and violent homosexual self-discovery that will change him forever from the man he once was.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rainer Werner Fassbinder
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Franco Nero  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Laurent Malet

The Last Tycoon (1976)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Tony Curtis  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Jeanne Moreau

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Tony Curtis  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Jeanne Moreau
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