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Jean-Claude Carrière Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Colombières-sur-Orb, Hérault, France
Birth NameJean-Claude François Carrière

Mini Bio (1)

Jean-Claude Carrière was born on September 19, 1931 in Colombières-sur-Orb, Hérault, France as Jean-Claude François Carrière. He is a writer and actor, known for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and Happy Anniversary (1962).

Trade Mark (3)

Often co-writes his scripts with his directors
Often collaborates with Luis Buñuel, Louis Malle and Milos Forman
Often collaborates with Volker Schlöndorff , Jacques Deray and Pierre Étaix

Trivia (4)

Ancient president of La Femis
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981
Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (writers branch) in 2006.
He was friends with Delphine Seyrig. They got to know each other when he wrote the play "L'Aide-mémoire" for her. He later brought Luis Buñuel to see her acting on stage. This lead the director to cast the actress in The Milky Way (1969) and then in The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972).

Personal Quotes (3)

If you want fame, and a beautiful statue made of yourself, don't be a screenwriter. The writer disappears. He works in the shade.
[on Luis Buñuel] He said he worked with me because he understood my voice. Everything I said was nonsense, but at least he understood.
[accepting his Honorary Oscar] I would like to say something about the fact that this Oscar goes to a screenwriter. I'm very happy of this, because very often screenwriters are forgotten, or ignored. They are like shadows passing through the history of cinema. Their names do not appear in the reviews. Very sad. But still, they are filmmakers. That's why tonight I'd like to share this priceless little statue with all my colleagues, the ones I know, the ones I don't know, from all over the world. So we all thank you.

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