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Jean-Claude Carrière Biography

  • Profession: Screenwriter
  • Born: Sep 17, 1931
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Jean-Claude Carrière has worked as a cartoonist, novelist, actor, and director, but more importantly established himself as one of France's foremost screenwriters. Beginning his film career with director [[Performer~P22184~Pierre Etaix~pierreetaix]], Carrière went on to collaborate with the likes of [[Performer~P90166~Milos Forman~milosforman]], [[Performer~P87524~Jacques Deray~jacquesderay]], [[Performer~P91804~Jean-Luc Godard~jeanlucgodard]], [[Performer~P110226~Volker Schlondorff~volkerschlöndorff]], [[Performer~P87022~Philippe de Broca~philippedebroca]], and [[Performer~P113717~Bertrand Tavernier~bertrandtavernier]]. His most fruitful professional association was with [[Performer~P83516~Luis Buñuel~luisbuñuel]]; his scripts for [[Performer~P83516~Buñuel~luisbuñuel]]'s [[Feature~V13950~The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie~thediscreetcharmofthebourgeoisie]] (1972) and [[Feature~V49269~That Obscure Object of Desire~thatobscureobjectofdesire]] (1977) earned him Academy Award nominations. Still another Oscar nomination came his way for his work on [[Performer~P96903~Philip Kaufman~philipkaufman]]'s [[Feature~V51668~The Unbearable Lightness of Being~theunbearablelightnessofbeing]]. Carrière's own directorial career thus far consists of a 1968 short subject and the 1985 feature [[Feature~V120889~L'Unique~lunique]]. As an actor, he has appeared in [[Performer~P83516~Buñuel~luisbuñuel]]'s [[Feature~V13628~Diary of a Chambermaid~diaryofachambermaid]] and [[Feature~V32683~The Milky Way~lavoielactée]], as well as the 1994 feature [[Feature~V132316~Night and the Moment~thenightandthemoment]]. Also in 1994, Jean-Claude Carrière published his autobiography, The Secret Language of Film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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