Leos Carax

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Birthday
22, 1960
Birthplace
Suresnes, France
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Suresnes, France

About

Recognized for his work on such 1980s and 1990s films as Boy Meets Girl, Pola X, and Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, this French director also had a career as an actor, appearing in a 1980s film version of Shakespeare's King Lear as well as in the 2007 movie Mr. Lonely.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he directed a 1980 short titled Strangulation Blues.

Trivia

He frequently worked with actor Denis Lavant and Director of Photography Jean-Yves Escoffier.

Family Life

Born Alexandre Oscar Dupont, he grew up on the outskirts of Paris, France, as the son of a French father and an American mother.

Associated With

He directed actress Juliette Binoche in the 1986 film Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood).