Jean-Pierre Melville, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean-Pierre Melville

French film director

Date of Birth: 20-Oct-1917

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 02-Aug-1973

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director, film producer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Jean-Pierre Melville

  • Jean-Pierre Melville (French: [m?lvil]; born Jean-Pierre Grumbach; 20 October 1917 – 2 August 1973) was a French filmmaker. While with the French Resistance during World War II, he adopted the nom de guerre Melville as a tribute to his favorite American author, Herman Melville.
  • He kept it as his stage name once the war was over.
  • Spiritual father of the French New Wave, he influenced the new generation of filmmakers in Asia (John Woo, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Takeshi Kitano), in Europe (Aki Kaurismäki, Rainer Werner Fassbinder), and in America (Michael Mann, Walter Hill, Quentin Tarantino, William Friedkin, Jim Jarmusch).

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